SLOW STITCH WORKSHOP encouraging individuals to become more conscious about our environment

Posted 2 July 2019

SLOW STITCH WORKSHOP encouraging individuals to become more conscious about our environment

Artists, stitchers, crafters, environ-warriors and others this is for YOU…

Scientists warn the rate of extinction of species is rapidly increasing due to the changing climate and habitat loss. As artists of faith we are deeply concerned about the state of the planet. Through a range of art forms, we will express hope and commitment to act as wise stewards of Creation. Our first opportunity will be to engage in Slow Stitching.

Textile artist and business owner Lisa Mattock will guide us in simple, repetitive stitches that draw inspiration from the Japanese boro (mending) technique.

Working with a mixture of re-purposed, recycled, and vintage textiles, participants may choose to make bags, cushion covers or other items.

Lisa Mattock
Lisa Mattock
Lisa Mattock









Slow stitching centres around the “make do and mend” and “waste not, want not” ethos of yesteryear. It is a nod to the generations that came before ours in which reusing and recycling were necessary and admirable.

This is not a complicated process which relies on numerous fancy, perfectly executed stitches and fastidious neatness. Rather, we embrace the timeworn nature of our materials, and the individuality of our stitching methods. Simplicity is key. 

We are passionate fabric lovers, and we have a stash of “just because” pieces we’ve found along the way to prove it.We love to hunt at flea markets, charity stores and church fetes for the cloth treasures and embellishments we will repurpose. We can lose ourselves in the online world of instagram and etsy…  oh the possibilities…  

Workshop fee $95 (includes Starter Pack)

All materials as well as morning tea and vegetarian soup for lunch are provided (GF available)


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Wednesday 10 July 10am-4pm

Western Heights Uniting Church, 31 Douglass Street, Herne Hill


For more information and to reserve a place contact

Christina Rowntree, Theology and the Arts Ministry or (03) 9340 8813

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