Mindful Stitching workshop, The Creative Space, Tuesday, 12. March 2019

"Lauri is an excellent facilitator, extremely knowledgeable, creating just the right atmosphere for the day"
“Thank you Lauri for your time and guidance. It was a pleasure.”
A day of mindful stitching; give yourself permission to relax and pursue something you enjoy, or try something new.
Mindful Stitching workshop
The day will involve a playful exploration of hand embroidery, supported by mindful practices, as a different way to be mindful. On this day we will work with inchies or twinchies - sewing onto pieces of fabric or paper that are one or two inches square. This non-threatening size allows you to approach the day with a sense of playfulness and curiosity. Together we can explore various possibilities involving hand embroidery or stitching, before giving yourself time to develop your own ideas, which may focus on one inchie, or include several.
All materials are provided, however, if you have some lovely fabrics, threads or paper to use please bring them with you.
The day will follow a simple schedule of playful stitching and creating inchies, supported by reminders to be mindful as you sew. The day will be punctuated with refreshment breaks and a lunch break. Please bring your own lunch as this is not provided.The aim of the day is to be mindful within a gentle activity. If you have a finished project to take home this is a bonus!
We will follow roughly this schedule, but can adjust timings slightly to suit ourselves on the day.
10.00 – welcome, settle & introductions 10.30 – playful stitching 11.30 – refreshments 12.00 – mindful sewing 13.00 – lunch break (please bring your own food) 14.00 – mindful sewing 15.00 – refreshments 15.30 – mindful sewing 16.45 – sharing & close 17.00 - depart
Who Can Attend 
This session is suitable for beginners to mindfulness and sewing as well as the more experienced in either area. I invite everyone to put aside their previous knowledge and experience (or lack of it!) and engage a Beginner’s Mind.
NB, please bring your own lunch as this is not provided as part of the day.
The facilitator for this session is Dr. Lauri Bower
Lauri has 30 years' experience of meditation practice and 15 years of running and organising retreats. She began teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses in 2013, which expanded into Mindfulness and Creativity retreats, workshops and courses in 2015. She completed a Ph.D. in Mindfulness in 2014. To date, over 300 people have completed mindfulness courses with Lauri.  She has always engaged with creative pursuits in sewing, dressmaking, embroidery, calligraphy, jewellery and bookbinding and since 2012 has been exploring how the practice of mindfulness informs her poetry writing. She regularly posts poems to her blog and and her creative work to Instagram. She has handmade books for sale on Etsy.
What do I need to bring? 
All materials are provided, however, if you have some lovely fabrics, threads or paper to use please bring them with bring your own lunch. Refreshments are provided.
What further information will I receive?  
You will receive a confirmation email once you have booked a place with full details of the workshop and a reminder from Eventbrite 48 hours before the workshop takes place. Please save the date and time once you have booked.
What is your cancellation policy?   
If you cancel your booking at least 7 days before the start of the course we will refund your full workshop fee minus a £10 administration fee. If you cancel your booking less than 7 days before the start of the course we will issue a 50% refund of the workshop fee. Once the workshop has started no refunds will be issued.
If the organiser cancels the workshop you will be refunded in full.
Do you have any other questions about the Mindful Stitching workshop? If so I’ll be happy to help. Please contact: lauribower@

Tuesday, 12. March 2019, The Creative Space, Mindful Stitching workshop

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