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Mindfulness Stitching Techniques

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Let's Learn Together

Have you ever tried slow or mindful stitching?


It's a creative textile method that lets you use needle and thread to make art, like painting or sculpting. And the best part? It's a great mindfulness activity that can help you relax and be present. 

Slow stitching is the perfect way to take a break from your busy life and create something beautiful with your hands. You can use recycled garments to make your creations sustainable, and it's a great way to hold on to the past while breathing new life into something old. 

If you want to try slow stitching, use these videos as inspiration. They were made as part of the 'Sew What?' mindful stitch programme, but the concepts and techniques can easily be adapted for any mindful stitch project you fancy. Previous experience is optional, and no great can almost start right away.

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Gathering Your Stash

Prepare by selecting your materials, equipment and mindset.

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Design & Stitch

Learn how to:

  • Prepare your fabric

  • Sketch your design

  • Add your design to your fabric

  • Stitch

  • Examples

Embroidery Thread

Split Embroidery Thread

Embroidery thread might be your thread of choice as it can be very inexpensive, easily found in thrift shops and supermarkets, and often given to charity stores and donated.

If you've never used it before, don't worry it's a piece of cake.

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Design Ideas

This video is focused on creating ribbon designs, but the concepts can be easily adapted to inspire any stitch project you have in mind.


Becoming Mindful

Stitch to unfolding luxury by enjoying this exclusive background music.

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You're Beautiful

Wondering what you want to say and stitch yourself?

Wondering if you're even worth the effort?

Let Ellen Carr inspire you to start your slow stitch adventure.

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Needle Threading

Threading a needle takes some know-how and practice to avoid becoming a hurdle to creativity.

Learn how with this friendly beginner's guide.


How To Stitch Letters

The ability to construct letters through stitch can expand expression options. Using Lorina Bulwer's methodology, it's easy.

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