Threaditation

Threaditation is the act of hand stitching in order to find a relaxed state of mind as in meditation.

Stitchers have known for ages that working with ones hands in a tactile and rhythmic way is relaxing, Threaditation is a process of deepening that and learning to be able to reach a zen state whenever you pick up your stitching tools. We support this with a variety of other relaxing and supportive practices that you can easily copy when stitching at home.

Right now you can experience Threaditation for yourself, or with a friend by taking our introductory workshop. No stitching experience is needed but if you are a more experienced stitcher there is still much here for you. As you stitch, all your troubles will melt away and a lovely daisy like flower will bloom in your hands. As our introductory workshop, it includes a handout with reusable pattern, fabric, threads, a needle and a 4 inch hoop. You will want to bring a pencil and a small pair of scissors to snip threads.

This sample is mounted permanently into the hoop in which it was worked, but there are many other ways to use the embroidery when it is complete. There are also many variations that can be made from this pattern as your Threaditation practice deepens, if you desire it.

The details:

Workshop requires about 2 hours and includes materials as listed above. The project will not usually be fully completed at the time but all needed instructions to finish as shown will be provided. The cost is $25.00 per person when given at the Shoppe. Now taking bookings for masked and socially distanced sessions with individuals or small groups.

In order to support you in this wonderful and beneficial practice we have established a Facebook group. It is a place to post photos, share experiences and in general bring some more compassion and empathy into our world. Even if you don’t take our workshop (and we hope you do) join the group. If you are still reading we at the very least have your curiosity and it may even inspire you.

If you are curious about other forms of hand stitching, or simply don’t have access to a machine at home, check the No Machine Needed page for some other hand done workshops that may interest you.