18 Jetty Road
Largs Bay, SA 5016
Slow stitching is the art of hand sewing with mindfulness. Many handicrafts have now succumbed to our modern era ethos of being fast and efficient. Slow Stitching promotes the exact opposite. Taking time to connect with the fabrics and yarns whilst embracing the processes rather than outcomes revitalises creativity and offers therapeutic relaxation. In a society overwhelmed by 'screen time', who doesn't need more of this?
Suzanne is an experienced textile teacher with a passion for Japanese textiles and crafts. She has travelled frequently to Japan to add to her collection and learn techniques such as Sashiko & Boromono from local specialists.
In this 3 hour class, Suzanne combines the ancient art of Boromono with Chikuchiku. In Boromono, scraps of old fabric are repurposed in patchwork. The imperfections and random combinations are celebrated, an appreciation of beauty known as 'wabi sabi'.
Chikuchiku (the sound of the needle going through fabric) is a modern, more playful form of Sashiko stitching, where neat & even stitching is prized.
Suzanne will guide you through both techniques to create a delightful small purse.
* all materials and equipment are supplied
* guests are encouraged to bring along their own recycled button to use on their purse if desired.
* includes Kutumba's delicious Masala Chiyaa (vegan chai) & organic herbal tea as refreshment
* no sewing experience necessary
This workshop is suitable for adults. If you have children that would love this workshop, please pop an email to Joh at Kutumba (organiser details below) as we may be able to organise a workshop for young stitchers!
Questions? Please email Joh at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to attend, we would appreciate you letting us know promptly so that we can offer a space to another guest. We encourage you to offer your ticket to a friend or neighbour if something comes up.
We do not encourage bringing food into our gatherings. Local eateries Queenies Store and the Largs Pier Hotel are just a few doors down from Kutumba, so why not check them out for a bite to eat before hand? We are just a hop and a skip along Jetty Road from the beautiful foreshore and beach of Largs Bay.
Kutumba is bursting with ethical trade and handmade bags, jewellery, clothing and gifts made by skilled, aspiring artisans in Nepal and afar. Kutumba is passionate about sustaining traditional skills and supporting income generating social enterprises in disadvantaged communities. Kutumba hosts a variety of gatherings in their creative space in-store, to provide our Adelaide community with opportunities to connect through cooking and creating.