Slow Stitching with Shelly Sazama, October 12-13

Slow Stitching with Shelly Sazama, October 12-13



Treat yourself to two relaxing days of learning slow stitching in a kind, supportive environment making something beautiful and useful. In a world where we are constantly bombarded with technology and screens, let’s take a breath and slow down. You will be learning slow stitching while enjoying the process of needle and thread in a community of like-minded, creative individuals. We will be learning basic hand stitches and construction techniques with my indigo dyed fabrics, which are mostly vintage and repurposed pieces. Through the process, we end up making beautiful cloth pieces. 

We will begin with creating a small stitched cloth, such as a mug mat or bookmark, to learn the basic stitches. Then, we will expand into a second piece, learning additional stitches to piece and embellish. This larger cloth can be used as a wall hanging, a side table quilt or made into a pillow. 

At the end of class, you will have learned how to make beautifully stitched pieces to take home and enjoy. You will be able to use the techniques to continue to develop your practice.


  • Small scissors

  • Needles (embroidery and whatever you have)

  • Thread and embroidery floss

  • Pins

  • Journal/pen

  • Fabric - bring small bits of fabrics to add to your projects. An idea could be a purchased fabric that provokes a memory or a tattered apron or old shirt. (If you have these items, it is nice to have: ott light/work light with extension cord, beads, small bits of ribbons, yarn, pearl cotton thread, chair cushion). *please e-mail me with any class or supply questions:

MATERIALS FEE: $15, cash or check payable to Shelly Sazama at the start of the workshop. Included in materials fee is an assortment of Shelly’s hand-dyed indigo fabrics and threads, flannel for base fabric, felt needle holder, and her tools to use.


Shelly Sazama is an everyday maker and learner. She loves creativity and constantly challenges herself to better her artistic practice. She loves making journals, mixed media, watercolors, collage, hand stitching, quilting, leather works, metal works, indigo dying, gardening, cooking, photography and whatever is next. Shelly brings her warmth and enthusiasm to her teaching. A wife and mom living in Seattle, she prefers her life to be sprinkled with art, sunshine, beaches and laughter. “Art and creativity is part of my everyday life. It is my joy and my release. Sharing my creativity is one of my greatest pleasures.” – Shelly Sazama


REMEMBER MEMBERS: You get ten percent off this class! Use your discount code at checkout. To join, CLICK HERE.

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