Sew Slow, quick quick slow
Saturday 29th February 2020
Slow Sewing....taking it sewley ...oops I mean slowly.....
So often as life is, my pupils are in a rush.
Most recently we've coincidentally had a few opportunities to slow it down a little and it's just been so enjoyable, I thought it was worth sharing...
In this fast world consider this.....
It's about stitching a slow sewing project by hand.
It's about hand embroidering a sampler for fun.
It's about hand appliqueing a design to a quilt top.
It's about all types of sewing handwork.
It's about taking the time to pause and reflect on what you're sewing
Have you ever attended a sewing class? They can be really fun. You make a few friends, you learn something new, and you go home fulfilled. On the downside ~ you have to pack up your sewing machine, sewing supplies, plus a ton of fabric. There's usually a little prep work before attending the class. I don't know about you, but after I've attended a class I usually deposit everything in my sewing room and then redistribute things a day later. It takes a few days to get it all sorted out and by then I've lost some of my class Mojo.
What if all you needed was a small basket
that was always ready to go. In it there is a square of fabric fitted into an embroidery hoop, a couple of needles, some thread, and a pair of scissors.
That's what I mean about slow sewing. It takes up very little space and the supplies easily fit into a small basket.
Slow Sewing is about more than just sewing...