StitchClub provides the basic skills and enthusiasm which can lead to a practical skill, a rewarding hobby, or even an exciting career … and most importantly to the satisfaction and fun of creating!
In StitchClubs we don’t just learn how to stitch, but also how to design, manipulate and make independently.
Not only will you know how to sew on a button and mend a seam – you can make a skirt, a cushion, a bag, a quilt or even a crazy critter… the list really is endless. The skill itself is just the start which opens a world of texture, colour and creating which can be highly addictive!
Sam began running StitchClubs in January 2008 with the aim of sharing her passion for making, creating and stitching. Working with others who share her understanding of the importance of keeping the skills and fun of making alive StitchClubs have resulted in some amazing and beautiful creations and some very happy people. She has since begun learning more about how Art and creating can provide therapeutic benefits and now has a PG Dip from Bath Spa University in Using Art as A Therapy particularly using the methodology devised by the amazing charity The Art Room.
Most classes are run by Sam Harvey, a practising textile artist who has been stitching and making things for as long as she can remember. Christina Verden runs the dressmaking clubs and other guest practitioners work in the studio from time to time. Clubs and workshops are usually run from our dedicated StitchClub studio, but if you are interested in running a workshop at your school, community centre or workplace, let us know and we will see what can be done.