The Art of Slow Stitching – Sunday 21st April 2024 – 4pm to 6pm


Join me on a journey into the world of slow stitching, immersive workshop designed for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Unleash your creativity as you learn the timeless art of stitching, transforming fabric into a canvas of intricate designs.

You want to try something relaxing and meditative, Slow Stitching is an amazing art to look at.


  • Date: Sunday 21st April 2024
  • Time: 4pm to 6pm
  • Location: The Orangerie, Butler Gardens, 16 Patricks, Street, Kilkenny.
  • Materials: All materials and tools provided; just bring your enthusiasm!
  • Light refreshment Provided – Tea/Coffee/Water and some biscuits
  • Cost: €35
  • Limited Spaces: Reserve your spot now for an intimate and enriching experience.

Why Attend:

  • Discover a therapeutic and meditative craft
  • Connect with like-minded individuals
  • Unleash your artistic expression in a friendly environment
  • Take home a beautiful handcrafted sampler and newfound skills

How to Register:

Join us for a day of creativity, camaraderie, and the joy of bringing beautiful designs to life. Let the thread guide your imagination – reserve your spot today by clicking on the Add to Cart button.

A non refundable deposit is to be paid on booking, thank you.

Look forward to seeing you there.

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The Art of Slow Stitching – Sunday 21st April 2024 – 4pm to 6pm

Discover the Art of Slow Stitching – A Creative Journey with Needle, Thread & Fabric,


Hand stitching has been documented back to the stone age over 20,000 years ago, where they used animal bone for the needle and sinews to sew the skins together.

Handcrafted Sewing Technique:

  • Slow stitching is a hand-sewing technique that emphasizes a mindful and deliberate approach to the process.

Mindful Stitching:

  • It involves a slower and more contemplative pace, encouraging practitioners to be present and mindful while creating.

Connection to Materials:

  • Slow stitching often involves a strong connection to materials, for the purpose of this workshop, we will be using a circular materials and refashioned fabrics, preventing them from going to landfill.

Sustainable Practice:

  • It aligns with the principles of sustainability, promoting the use of eco-friendly materials and reducing the environmental impact of fast fashion, and preventing materials from going to landfill and looking at our waste within the sewing room.

Artistic Expression:

  • Slow stitching is seen as a form of artistic expression, allowing individuals to create unique and personalised textile pieces.

Therapeutic Benefits:

  • Practitioners often find therapeutic benefits in slow stitching, as the process can be calming and meditative.

Embracing Imperfections:

  • Unlike mass-produced, flawless items, slow stitching embraces imperfections, viewing them as part of the beauty and uniqueness of the handmade piece.

Promotion of Slower Living:

  • Slow stitching is part of the broader slow living movement, encouraging a more intentional and unhurried lifestyle.

Diverse Techniques:

  • It encompasses various stitching techniques, such as embroidery, hand quilting, and other forms of decorative hand sewing.

Cultivation of Patience:

  • Practitioners often cultivate patience through the slow and deliberate nature of the stitching process.

Community and Sharing:

  • Slow stitching can foster a sense of community, with enthusiasts sharing their creations, techniques, and experiences with one another.

Benefits of Slow Stitching:

Mindfulness and Relaxation:

  • Engaging in slow stitching promotes a sense of mindfulness, encouraging individuals to focus on the present moment and find relaxation in the process.
  • Stress Reduction:
    • The slow and rhythmic nature of stitching can have a calming effect, helping to reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Creativity and Self-Expression:
    • Slow stitching allows for creative expression, enabling individuals to explore their artistic side and create unique, personalised pieces.
  • Connection to Craftsmanship:
    • It fosters a connection to craftsmanship and the handmade, promoting an appreciation for the skills involved in creating textile art.
  • Sustainable Living:
    • Slow stitching aligns with sustainable living practices by emphasizing the use of eco-friendly materials and discouraging the throwaway culture associated with fast fashion.
  • Sense of Accomplishment:
    • Completing a slow stitching project can provide a profound sense of accomplishment, as individuals witness the tangible results of their time and effort.
  • Social Connection:
    • Slow stitching can be a social activity, creating opportunities for like-minded individuals to connect, share ideas, and build a sense of community.

Who it is for:

Art Enthusiasts:

  • Individuals who appreciate artistic expression and enjoy working with their hands may find slow stitching to be a fulfilling and creative outlet.

Those Seeking Mindfulness:

  • People looking for activities that promote mindfulness and relaxation can benefit from the slow and intentional nature of stitching.

Crafters and DIY Enthusiasts:

  • Anyone with an interest in crafts and do-it-yourself projects may find slow stitching to be a rewarding and enjoyable hobby.


  • Those who are environmentally conscious and seek sustainable practices in their lifestyle may be drawn to slow stitching as a way to contribute to a more eco-friendly approach to textiles.

Individuals Managing Stress:

  • Slow stitching can be therapeutic for individuals dealing with stress or seeking a meditative activity to unwind and refocus.

Community-Driven Individuals:

  • People who value community and social connection may appreciate the opportunity to engage with others who share an interest in slow stitching.

Join us for a day of creativity, camaraderie, and the joy of bringing beautiful designs to life. Let the thread guide your imagination – reserve your spot today!