Mending Beautifully and Sew Like a Girl

have come together to create

GatHER

A weekend to explore with needle, thread, paint and brush

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August 6-8, 2021 in Bath, Maine

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Join Elizabeth and Kimberly for a weekend of creating in the coastal community of Bath, Maine.

GatHER  with like minded women to create and connect.

You decide, would watercolor in a sketchbook or linen with needle and thread work best for you?

Some of the participants will be making Story Cloths , a beginning point to explore your personal narrative on linen with tiny stitches, and others will be learning basic skills to draw the world around us and add watercolors to the images.  With stitching, we will guide you through a weekend of learning embroidery techniques to use in creating your Story Cloth which can then be made into an origami bag or a wrap to be used on a chilly summer night. For the painting we will explore sketching and drawing over your watercolor images.

Beginning on Friday evening with a light meal and introduction, we will spend the next couple of days working with needle and thread on tissue linen and paint and pencil on watercolor paper, walking around our waterfront community to gatHER  inspiration, and enjoying wholesome and delicious meals in a wonderful refurbished Victorian right in the heart of Bath, ME.

Above all, we want to make sure you feel refreshed when you leave. Through retreat, creative practice, good food, and new connections, there will be a wonderful balance of inspiration, rest and rejuvenation.

Some of the highlights...

~Instruction on hand stitching and painting

~Creating your own Story Cloth

~Find inspiration and provocations from the surrounding environment

~Abundant  materials for working with will be supplied

~Indulge in healthy, delicious food and drink

~Morning yoga for those who want

~Film screenings

~Evening gatherings over wine or tea

~Leave the weekend feeling refilled, refreshed, relaxed

All participants will be required to show proof of being vaccinated for Covid 19 upon registration.

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