Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art (Hardcover)

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The pleasures to be had from slowing down can be many, with connections to sustainability, simplicity, reflection, and tuning into traditional and other multicultural textile traditions.

Slow Stitch is a much-needed guide to adopting a less-is-more approach, valuing quality over quantity, and bringing a meaningful and thoughtful approach to textile practice.

Claire Wellesley-Smith introduces a range of ways in which you can slow your textile work down, including:

  • Using simple techniques inspired by traditional practice (including hand-stitch rhythms)
  • Reusing and re-inventing materials (reuse even old textile projects)
  • Limiting your equipment
  • Mending revisited (practical and decorative techniques)
  • Project ideas and resources that help towards making a more sustainable textile practice

Richly illustrated throughout, and showcasing work from the best textile artists who work in this way, this is a truly inspirational book for those looking to reconnect with their craft and to find a new way of working.

About the Author


Claire Wellesley-Smith is a textile artist living and working in Yorkshire, UK. She teaches extensively, working in adult education, schools, community-based projects, museums and galleries. Her workshops involve sustainable stitch, repurposed cloth, and traditional techniques. 

Product Details
ISBN: 9781849942997
ISBN-10: 1849942994
Publisher: Batsford
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2015
Pages: 128
Language: English