Saturday dates, 10.30pm-12pm
Mindful stitching with Mary Broddle
Saturday 9th December
1.5 hour class
Ford & Guy, 96 Chilwell Road Beeston, NG9 1ES
In a world where genuine connections can sometimes feel elusive, we invite you to join us for a unique embroidery experience that fosters wellbeing and community building.
Inspired by traditional Japanese and Indian techniques, Mindful Stitching is about the process of hand embroidery rather than an overall design.
Letting your needle and thread move through the fabric without overthinking its path, doodle in stitch. There is no right or wrong way to do it. The calming effect this has is a form of mindfulness, aiding relaxation and reducing stress.
Sewing has brought groups of people together throughout history and is a fabulous way to feel connected, whether you are an introvert or extrovert. Embroidery is creative pastime for all ages and you don’t need to see a crinoline lady on a hankie anywhere!
Can I do this class?
This class is for people who want to take time for themselves, connect with their innate creativity (we all have some, even if buried deep) and enjoy the process of stitching together.
It is suitable for complete beginners and experienced stitcher alike. I will show you how to use speciality threads and needles and give you tuition an tips for whatever stage of your embroidery journey you are at.
- Teas, coffees and cakes (please let us know of any dietary requirements upon booking).
- All tools and materials.
What do I need to bring?
About Mary Broddle
From Engineer to Embroidery Entrepreneur
I had a successful 20 year career in Rail Engineering. But my worsening health meant I reached a point where I had to accept I couldn’t keep going as I was and I left my job, not long before Lockdown. I took stock of my skills and established Mary Broddle Embroidery, which allows me a flexible route to work. I have been a passionate embroiderer for 20 years specialising in traditional hand embroidery techniques, even going on courses with the Royal School of Needlework tutors.
Embroidery has helped me cope with chronic illness and increasing disability, being housebound and changing circumstances beyond my control. That is why I am passionate about sharing that skill and its benefits with as many people as possible.
If you would like to ask any questions about this workshop, please use the contact form here and we will get back to you.