(above: Sampling of 'embroidery from the natural world' stitched by me; Felicia's hand-quilting; barn embroidery by Elizabeth Barnett.)
I'm very excited to tell you about Slow Stitching in the Barn, a new Craft Sessions retreat to be held in March next year.
The traditional September Craft Sessions retreat sells out so quickly each year that Felicia wanted to hold something similar but different - Slow Stitching in the Barn, as you might imagine, will focus purely on stitches with some drawing and painting too.
In Felicia's own words:
"... where I came to was that I really wanted the opportunity to dive deep into a particular discipline or craft for a whole weekend. I wanted us to have more time to have a deeper focus in one area. Once I got started on this train of thought, the ideas kept flowing. More topics, and more crafts, and more special events where we come together to connect and focus."
This special retreat will feature workshops in hand-quilting, embroidery both traditional and free-form, and some drawing and painting if you want to, all held at this beautiful place.
I'll be teaching, together with The Craft Sessions' Felicia Semple and artist Elizabeth Barnett.
We will be offering some specially designed projects including a hand-quilted piece, needlebooks, project bags, samplers, embroidered garments and watercolour painting, and all the materials will be provided.
There's also a giveaway running on the Craft Sessions blog - an embroidery parcel consisting of a hoop, linen and beautiful threads. Just click here to leave a comment and enter.
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I would absolutely love to see you at Slow Stitching in the Barn - I think it's going to be quite special.
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