Textiles & Quilting

Embroidery for Mindfulness Taster Session

From: £20.00

8 november, 13 December 2022



Join this taster session to experience the relaxing activity of hand embroidery.  Workshops are stand-alone, so book as many as you like.


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Come along and learn hand embroidery and discover how it can be used as a creative tool for mindfulness and relaxation.  In each session you’ll explore different embroidery stitches and techniques with guidance from textile artist Helen Walsh. There will also be lots of opportunities to enjoy the social aspect of stitching too, either working quietly together or enjoying a good chat!  These are stand alone workshops, so you can dip in and out of the programme, or book them all.  The plan is to cover the following each month, but Helen is always flexible to respond to your embroidery needs:

August: Adornments, adding beads, buttons and sequins
September: Reverse Applique, layering and cutting through
October: All about applique and different methods of building up fabrics
November: Couching, applying threads (and more) to the surface of your embroidery
December: A Bit of Sparkle, working with metallic threads

As part of our Wellness Through Creativity programme, during the workshop refreshments will be served and you are welcome to stay on in the house to carry on your stitching, read, walk the grounds or just relax until 1pm.

No previous experience is necessary.

About the Day

Embroidery for Mindfulness will run 10am until 12.30pm with an interval of tea, coffee and cakes.  You are welcome to stay and soak up the atmosphere of Shambellie until 1pm – continue stitching, bring a book, walk the grounds or just relax.

Essential Information

Basic materials will be provided, but if you’d like to bring your own fabric or threads then please do!

The workshop takes place in the Ground Floor Drawing Room.  There is a flight of stairs from the main entrance with a stair lift.

Please note our cancellation policy.

Your Tutor

Your Tutor

Helen Walsh

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Helen Walsh is an Artist and Creative Practitioner specialising in drawing and textiles, in particular embroidery. She is continually fascinated by the natural world and our connection to it. She is particularly interested in birds and their feathers and uses them as symbols in her work to explore the human desire to transcend. Choosing to work predominantly with natural fibres such as silk and linen Helen finds herself consistently drawn to traditional textile skills such as embroidery, knitting and dyeing and enjoys the connections with the often forgotten makers of the past that working this way gives her. Helen is a skilled and experienced workshop leader and works on a variety of community and education based arts projects working with a diverse range of people in a variety of settings. Helen’s aim is to enable people to unlock and explore their creativity.

If you have answered yes and would like to discuss your requirements then please get in touch.