Mindful Sewing encourages sewers to forget about perfection and forget about the finished article. Instead, it encourages the idea of enjoying the process of sewing for sewing’s sake. It’s about the journey, not the destination. It isn’t about mending or making garments from a pattern. Neither is it about working towards a goal or a timeframe.
Mindful sewing is about using the needle and thread in the same way you’d use a paintbrush. It’s about creating art, about enjoying the process rather than worrying about the product. It does not matter if your stitching isn’t the best. The focus of mindful sewing is on the joy of creating. What the final product looks like isn’t relevant. If it’s got raw edges, so be it. If a few of the stitches are wonky, it doesn’t matter.
Mindful sewing is about letting your creative juices flow and just running with it. There are no hard and fast rules about what you need or what you should do
We are running a 3-session Mindful Sewing course for students who would like to explore this technique. Each session will last for 2 hours during which you will have the opportunity to learn some basic principles and explore your own creativity using fabrics, threads, buttons , lace and other haberdashery items.
We will provide all the fabric etc but if you have scraps or remnants of fabric do bring these along. If you have your own sewing scissors and needles please bring them but we can provide them if you don’t.
Date: Tuesday’s 12th, 19th & 26th March
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Broadway House
Here are some examples of Mindful Sewing:-