Workshop gives new life to pre-loved fabrics

Monday, 1 July 2019

A slow stitching workshop in Geelong this month will help you breathe new life into some of your favourite recycled, repurposed or vintage fabrics.

Textile artist, Lisa Mattock will lead the short workshop in Herne Hill next Wednesday, 10 July and introduce participants to the art of slow stitching.

According to Lisa, slow stitching centres around the “make do and mend” and “waste not, want not” ethos of days gone by.

It’s a nod to the generations that came before ours in which reusing and recycling were not only admirable, but necessary.

During the introductory workshop, participants will learn the simple, repetitive stitches that draw inspiration from the Japanese boro (mending) technique.

Working with a mixture of repurposed, recycled and vintage textiles provided by Lisa, workshop participants will use their new skills to make a sampler, which can later be made into a useful bag or cushion when they get home. No previous stitching experience is necessary.

The workshop, to be held on Wednesday 10 July 2019, is being held at and hosted by the Western Heights Uniting Church and supports a commitment to sustainable living.

Workshop places, at a cost of $95 per ticket, are limited to preserve individual attention. Book your seat online now.

For more information, contact Christina Rowntree, Theology and the Arts Ministry by phone on 9340 8813 or email (


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