Designed with the textile artist in mind, this session is intended for those seeking a more mindful stitching practice.
Do you take walks and take inspirational photographs and wonder how to translate this into your stitching?
Would you like to understand how to use your intuitions for stitching projects?
Do you want to learn how to connect to your creative self to allow for your own vision to come forth in your work?
Christine Mauersberger is known for her hand-stitched work that evokes singular moments in time. She uses the form of the humble stitch as a tool for inward as well as outward expression of her inner life, and as a message to the external world. The workshop is based on her own studio practice in which she uses photographs, drawing, and thinking as tools to inform an intuitive style of hand-stitching. You will be guided through exercises to translate what you see, think, or dream into hand-stitched work.
Students are asked to bring a small sampling (2 to 4) of their own stitched items to share with the group to help each of us gain a sense of community, sharing, and mutual respect. We will discuss hand-sewing tools and how to find the materials that feel best in your own hands.