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A Slow Stitching Workshop

Slow Stitching - Be inspired by texture and colour to create unique textiles pieces with hand stitching.

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The term Slow Stitching is a relatively new term - but its practice is ancient

Hand stitching has been used in many cultures such as the Japanese Boro, Indian Kantha, hand stitched quilts, making and mending clothing and textiles. We are now connecting with these old traditions to create beautiful works.

Explore this slow stitching process where we reuse fabrics and clothes. We will explore texture, stitch and colour to create new old-look textile pieces, which could be, an art piece, a stitch journal, a bag or even an item of clothing.

The workshop covers

What you will need

Uses for Slow Stitching

Sourcing and choosing your fabrics

How to create 10 different stitches

Working with colour

Choosing your fabric

Creating stitched circles

Putting in a zip and making a loop

Layering fabric

Finding Inspiration and Working with your Ideas



Your Instructor


Ruth Woods
Ruth Woods

Ruth trained as a clothing designer in the UK, working with textiles and fashion warehouses. When she came to Australia she graduated from Box Hill TAFE with a Visual Arts Diploma and then completed a Bachelor of Adult Learning and Development at Monash University.

She has taught art and crafts at a tertiary level and also through community education programs, some in very remote areas. She strongly believes in the need to facilitate opportunities for creative workshops in rural and regional communities. She knows first hand that people in these areas often don't often get the chance to participate in events like these, and being able to explore creativity in a supportive, safe space is an essential part of life.

Her interest in teaching, craft and supporting regional areas were the perfect foundation for what is now this wonderful crafty community. And now briningg online workshops means everyone can access what she teaches.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase please contact us.

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