Stitch Therapy

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Has it been that kind of day for you too? With the increasingly disturbing COVID-19 news and today’s dreary weather, I really needed a pick-me-up and some stitch therapy.

 

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I created these little stitching kits and have been mailing out to my students. It is my hope that they will enjoy this snail mail surprise and lean into their stitching practice as a way to get through these challenging times. Today, I gifted myself one.

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Sitting in my studio watching and listening to the heavy wind and rain, I chose a lemony yellow embroidery floss, stripped it down from 6 to 3 strands, and used both seed and running stitches to bring in some sunshine and texture!

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Shall we take it one stitch at a time? Wishing everyone light, love and creative energy to get through these difficult dark days.

SLOW SPIRITED HAND STITCHING WORKSHOP: Saturday, April 25th, 2020

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I am thrilled to announce my first “Slow Spirited Hand Stitching” Workshop of 2020!
Spring is on her way and it’s time to begin some seasonally inspired, slow spirited
hand stitching!

Join me on Saturday, April 25th, 2020 from 10:30am-3:30pm here in my home studio in Fairfield, CT for a slow hand stitching workshop.

In this workshop, first, I will demonstrate basic hand stitches with different fibers and guide you in creating a mini stitch sampler to keep as a reference. Next, we will move on to begin a sweet, hand-stitched piece that will become your interpretation of “Spring.” I will also demo one of my favorite a fabric painting techniques that you will want to try and include in your stitched “Spring” piece.

All workshop materials are included in the workshop fee. There will be a lovely selection of my beautiful natural and hand dyed fabrics and fibers available to use.

This will be such a relaxing day of slow hand stitching with like-minded creatives! There will be a table laden with healthy, yummy snacks and refreshing beverages to keep you happy and fueled! Should you require a special type of food due dietary or allergy restrictions, please feel free to bring it along.

The non-refundable workshop fee is $110.00 and can be paid in full using PayPal. This fee includes:
– 5 Hour group workshop
– All workshop materials
– Healthy snacks and beverages.

Please remember to bring:
– Reading glasses if you typically use them for close work.
– A small pair of sharp scissors for cutting threads and small scraps of fabric

Please make your full, non-refundable payment of $110.00 via PayPal, using dkrdu@aol.com.
​Upon receiving your payment, I will send you an email confirmation with my street address and other pertinent info. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at etduke44@gmail.com

I hope you will join me for this inspiring and fun workshop