Hand Embroidery Workshop

Learn hand stitching techniques at this beginners sewing class


Valeria Ramirez
Sydney Community College

Sydney Community College

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5 hours 1 to 12 label $136 - $159 ($159 per student when you book for 1 student, $144 for 2 students, $136 for 3+ students)


Learn hand stitching in Sydney with this sewing class. The soul is fed by needle and thread.

Take time out for yourself to explore the meditative and healing qualities of hand stitching. Work with artist and designer Lorna Murray and learn how to draw with stitch. Indulge in the joy and beauty of embroidery while drinking tea from cups and saucers.

This workshop is an opportunity to connect with yourself and a space to enjoy the company of others who share a love for stitching.
Each lesson we will be able to slow down, work in stillness and celebrate the act of making. The final outcome may vary depending upon your intention.
You may wish to create a very personal cloth purse, a needle pouch, a textile doll, a series of small talismans, a sampler or other cloth panel.

If you want to learn hand stitching in Sydney, then this course is for you.

Course content

  • Learning new hand-stitching techniques and the art of mindfulness while making
  • Learning basic practical skills such as: sewing a button, sewing a hem, mending
  • Completing your stitched panel and creating a very personal item, such as a cloth purse, a needle pouch, a textile doll, a series of small talismans, a sampler or other cloth panel

Please bring to class

  • Various size (hand) sewing needles
  • Various coloured embroidery threads, woollen threads, crochet threads and machine threads
  • Scissors
  • Unpicker
  • Various natural fibre fabric pieces (roughly A3 size) (plain and printed) ... (Consider aesthetics by selecting your fabrics carefully. Think about the sorts of colours, patterns, weights and textures that you wish to work with. Examples of natural fibre fabrics are: linen, cotton, silk, wool, rayon). You could even bring in garments you wish to sew onto – such as a shirt or skirt!
  • 1 x metre cotton cloth to be used as your backing cloth
  • Large embroidery hoop
  • Cup and saucer for drinking tea

Outcomes

By the end of this course you will have:

  • learnt some beautiful hand stitching techniques
  • crafted a beautiful piece of their own
  • learnt the art of slow stitch as a form of mindfulness and relaxation

Other information

  • Please wear covered in shoes
  • All our sewing courses are limited to 12 places (10 places in the city venue), which enables the tutor to give each student plenty of one-to-one guidance and instruction

 


Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform and fully refund you, so please watch your email/SMS 1 day prior to the class

 



Aside from this class, Sydney Community College also has the following coming up:


Suitable for

This workshop is suitable for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

Sydney Community College - 91 York St Sydney

Your teacher
Valeria Ramirez

Valeria Ramirez


Valeria is a Fashion designer. Her passion for clothes was born when realising that they can be used as a media to express and communicate our unique persona.

She is the founder of Yogitown, a label inspired by yogic philosophy, which intention is to share a message of peace and compassion, using ethical clothing as the instrument for advocacy of the rights of freedom and happiness of all habitants on this planet. Valeria called herself as a fashion revolutionary, she hosts clothing swaps, where recycle, up-cycle, mending and caring for our garments is encouraged. Currently, She uses embroidery techniques to create craftivism.

She is a qualified yoga teacher, however, she doesn’t teach yoga she practice calm and patience in her sewing classes, she understands that everyone has a different rhythm for learning a new skill.




Your host
Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

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Sydney Community College is a social enterprise with a mission to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.

Our mission is to enrich lives, to strengthen adult individuals and to build communities through innovative high quality continuing education and training.

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