Slow Stitch - Mindful and contemplative textile art - Claire Wellesley-Smith
Discover a new simpler, slower way to stitch beautiful textile art.
Work by Claire Wellesley-Smith, alongside pieces by other international artists, demonstrates how a less-is-more approach can produce stunning textile art that is more personal and meaningful.
Ideas for working with local materials, repurposing old textiles, natural dyeing and using hand-stitch and other traditional techniques can bring a more thoughtful approach to your textile practice.
Practical projects such as stitch journals, mapping local walks in stitch and found objects, and working with others will inspire those looking to reconnect with their craft, local culture and heritage.
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.