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Half-Moon in Taurus: Summer Stitch Meditation

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18+
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250
August 8, 2023
August 9, 2023
10:00 - 4:00
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Workshop Overview

About the Instructor(s)

The Taurus half-moon reminds us to accept change and seek equilibrium through reflection: what better time to put needle and thread to cloth and apply the simplest of stitch techniques as a meditation on the fullness of the season? Join textile artist Carolyn Hazel Drake for two days of stitch experiments to create a small sampler in a summer palette. You’ll have a wide range of natural materials to choose from, and Carolyn will demonstrate how simple techniques such as couching, needle weaving, and whipstitch applique can be varied and adapted to result in personal mark-making. Throughout, we’ll drink tea, share in a few simple meditations to stay grounded, and read and listen to passages on creativity and the bounty of the summer season by women writers including Maya Angelou and Mary Oliver.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Small, sharp scissors

• Sketchbook or journal

• Favorite pens / pencils

Optional:

• Your favorite hand-stitching supplies

• Embroidery thread or perle cotton

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Needle

• Thread

• Pins

• A fabric marking pen

• Batting

• Cotton/linen and wool scraps in a muted, natural summer palette

• A stitch guide

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