Handwork - Herbal Self Care Bag
In the class you will learn basic embroidery stitches and how to translate a drawing of a herb into an embroidery, some basic sewing on the machine all the while talking about how to better look after ourselves and each other.
Teacher: Elizabeth Barnett
Workshop Duration: Full Day
Description: The Herbal Self Care bag is a gift to yourself and your health. Using Elizabeth’s herb garden cuttings we will make white on black embroideries of herbs that are used in kitchen garden medicine - Chamomile for calm, Mint for digestion or Motherwort for menstrual periods. We will sew up these bags on sewing machines and talk about what nurturing things we could fill them with, be it your knitting project, beauty products, book of poetry or your whatever your joy may be.
Materials to bring: There will be a materials fee of $22 which includes everything you need to complete your bag:
1 x Black 100% linen (30cm x 135cm),
1 x Boston Fall linen for channel strips (15 x 40cm approx)
1 x Indigo dyed organic cotton for the lining (30cm x 70cm)
1 x skein 100% cotton Japanese sashiko thread,
1m x linen ribbon,
1 x embroidery needle.
A 20cm bamboo hoop can be added on for $6.
Takeaway: Students will begin a beautiful embroidered bag that they can take home and fill with projects, treasures or gift to a loved one. I want this class to be slow and nurturing, not only in the making of the bag but in the consideration of self care and kitchen gardens.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Prerequisites: This class is for anyone and everyone with an interest in learning embroidery, chatting about gardens and herbs and a love of making.
Homework: If people are bringing their own fabric I would suggest to precut the fabric to size if possible. See dimensions above.