Stitching

Slow Stitching

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After seeing it mentioned on several blogs and Pinterest, I decided to look into the idea of slow stitching.  I was able to get a copy of Claire Wellesley-Smith’s book and have enjoyed every page and photo.  For me, slow stitching means relaxing, process over product, being mindful of the stitches, free form, practice becoming habit.

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I gathered a scrap of fabric, some threads and began to stitch.  The timer on my phone is set for 20 minutes and I try to clear my mind, concentrate on the stitches and colors.  Right now I’ve been adding stitches daily and I’ll slow down when I decide I want a break.

Enjoy your day!

~  Janet

 

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