Creative Contemporary Slow Stitching Class

Learn to create unique textile pieces with the slow stitching technique



3.5 hours Class size 3 to 12     label $80 - $90 ($90 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $80 for 3+ guests)

Creative slow stitching is all about creating new works from recycled fabrics. It allows you to slow down and take pleasure in simple stitches and processes.

Are you looking to try out a new hands-on creative hobby that will get you to make something beautiful from scratch? In this fun creative embroidery workshop, you'll experience the joy of simple crafting from traditions and learn to express yourself using fabric, needle and thread.

There are templates to follow or you might already have an idea or might not necessarily have a plan but with a more meditative approach to creating beautiful new stitched items.

We'll begin the workshop exploring the different types of stitches then start creating your piece.

As you stitch you will make dozens of small choices, such as choosing fabrics, a stitch, a thread, a colour, the thickness of the thread, the size and spacing of the stitches, and so on. Through these small personal decisions, you express yourself.

You will go home with your hand-stitched piece, skills to embellish your clothes, and more.

This relaxing class is set in the Blue Mountains, Lady Bird Studio / Karinya which has expansive views over a valley of trees. The property backs onto the national park.

Please note: The workshop will only go ahead if there are two or more participants - anyone booked will be moved to a new date that suits them.


Knowledge required
The workshop is for beginners or anyone with some experience.
 
What you'll get
You will take home your work to finish with some newfound skills!

Plus leave with an embroidery kit including:
  • Embroidery hoop
  • A choice of fabric offcuts to work with
  • Thread to work with (up to 10 colours)
  • Needle

Printed instructions to take home.

Morning or afternoon tea is also provided depending on the session.
What to bring
Enthusiasm and ideas.
 
Location

Wentworth Falls, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher can also travel within 100 kms of Wentworth Falls for private classes

Your teacher
Fran Cane
Fran Cane
(Lady Bird Design)

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Fran is an artist; an educator, neither overshadows, they simply entwine and enrich one another.

At a young age Fran discovered the value of creating art in her daily life. The act of art helped          Fran express her identity.  The process of developing an idea, especially with jewellery, seeing          that idea come to completion by Fran's own hand filled her with satisfaction and accomplishment.  Fran began to see how creating art helped other aspects of my life and learning.

Fran is inspired by nature, patterns, form and texture. Each created piece portrays a slice of life, a perspective of the world in which we all live. Her mediums span painting and jewellery to collage and stitching. They all bring joy, though not everything turns out how she envisaged.

In particular Fran sees the unique design and individually handcrafted nature of bespoke jewellery as an ornamental way of extending personal self-expression. During the creative process, she is mindful that someone will be wearing the piece and it will come alive only when it finds its owner.

Fran is most comfortable in the studio classroom teaching art than in any other place or endeavour. It fills her soul to help others learn by exposing them to tools, materials and techniques of Fran's trade and then develop their skills and confidence in the creative medium.

Through support, conversation and laughter, I set a welcoming scene of free expression.

Ladybird Design Creative Studio is the culmination of creating a life around my passions of art, jewellery and teaching. It frees Fran to take a piece of silver, blank canvas or paper, turn it into a beautiful thing and share it with the world every day. Fran believes now more than ever that pursuing one’s passions makes life more colourful and vibrant, gives us pleasure and purpose, but most of all it reminds us of who we are.

Fran would love to share the joy of creating and making with you.

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Joanne Jul 2022


Wow, this was a relaxing creative experience. I was able to use some skills I already had (cross stitch) and learn new skills like applique, plus new stitches. Fran is very creative as well as bringing creativity out in others. She provides the materials, including fabrics and threads, as well the supporting you to develop your ideas. I thorough enjoyed learning and combining skills, and creating a beautiful project. It isn't finished but I definitely got a good start.

Textiles workshop review by Joanne

Kate Jul 2022


I loved having the company of other women and we shared ideas and comraderie as well as learning new skills. As usual Fran is patient and diligent in her prep and her explanations.
I loved my experience and look forward to coming again. Not finished yet and Im glad to have some work to do at home

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