Meditative Stitching Mini Retreat - Friday, June 28th, 2024
Meditative Stitching Mini Retreat - Friday, June 28th, 2024
Meditative Stitching Mini Retreat - Friday, June 28th, 2024
Meditative Stitching Mini Retreat - Friday, June 28th, 2024
Meditative Stitching Mini Retreat - Friday, June 28th, 2024
Meditative Stitching Mini Retreat - Friday, June 28th, 2024
Meditative Stitching Mini Retreat - Friday, June 28th, 2024
Meditative Stitching Mini Retreat - Friday, June 28th, 2024
Meditative Stitching Mini Retreat - Friday, June 28th, 2024
Meditative Stitching Mini Retreat - Friday, June 28th, 2024

A Verb for Keeping Warm

Meditative Stitching Mini Retreat - Friday, June 28th, 2024

Sale price$140.00

Quantity:
4 units left

Instructor: Kristine Vejar

Do you ever feel stressed? Join Kristine in the transformative practice of meditative stitching. By feeling the thread running through your fingers and focusing on your breathing, meditiative stitching can be a very grounding experiencing leading to feeling more calm. 

This class will be spent largely in silence. We will have a colorful array of threads and fabrics to choose from. When you arrive, we will engage your intuition to select the type and colors of fabric and threads to use during this session. 

This process involves very little skill, you only to need to know (or learn) how to thread a needle. Kristine will demonstrate how to do running stitch, backstitch, satin stitch, and chain stitch. However, there is not right way to do this, simply stitch in whatever way and in whatever patterns come to mind. Kristine will set out an array of natural objects to inspire your stitching. 

Once you feel like the piece is "done" you can turn this piece of cloth into a wall hanging or place it upon your nightstand or your desk. You could also sew it into clothing, add it to a quilt, or turn it into a pillow.

Please email with questions. 

As part of class, you will receive:
+ 1/4 yard of one of the following options: Merchant & Mills Laundered Linen or Sally Fox organic cotton lawn
+ 6 hanks of Verb naturally-dyed threads (embroidery floss, sashiko thread, or combination there of)
+ 6 pieces of naturally dyed fabric ranging in sizes from 1" x 2" to 3" x 5" 

Please bring:
+ Embroidery and sashiko needles in a range of sizes
+ Small scissors

Optional additional items:
+ Embroidery hoop 
+ Needle threader
+ fabric marking tool
+ Notebook and pencil
+ You may want to stitch in our outside studio. To be comfortable, bring a sun hat, wear layers, and sunscreen.)

Date: Friday, June 28th, 2024
Time:
noon-2:30pm
Level:
Beginner

Cost: $140

This class registration is non-cancelable and non-returnable. This class, on this date, is transferable to another person. 

Kristine is the co-owner and founder of A Verb for Keeping Warm. She has written two books on the subject of natural dyeing: The Modern Natural Dyer and Journeys in Natural Dyeing. She adores nature and loves to cook, read, dye, make, and hang out with her pups, Callie and Jasper. Through having acute anxiety throughout her life, Kristine has enjoyed creating textiles and practicing meditation as a form of self care and comfort.