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Slow Stitch and Breathe

Julia O’Connell
Monday 4 October 1:30pm - Tuesday 5 October 2021 4pm
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Tickets: Free, drop in during the session

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Drop-in for a relaxed stitch/mark making session led by textile artist Julia O’Connell, using found fabrics and home dyed threads. 

A FREE Drop-in Workshop on Mon 4 & Tue 5 Oct, 1.30pm - 4pm

Take some time for yourself and try out something new.

Julia O’Connell is a textile artist who follows the Slow textile movement with her practice. Mindful of zero waste, she creates stitched works/banners and quilts from sustainable materials including found, home dyed linen, cotton fabrics and gifted sewing ephemera. She leads Slow stitch and mark making workshops, teaching running stitch, encouraging quiet conversation, and breath work, supporting well-being and mental health. 

Recent work includes: Meanwhile - Shop Front Theatre, Small Scale City – Artspace, (Coventry), Visible Maker project warp speed - Textile Society of America Symposium, (Boston, US), Self Portrait - Mother/Service/Voice - Ice Floe Press, (Toronto, Canada). Stitching with Charles Dickens will be shown at Rome Art Week in October 2021. 

Julia was the creator and designer that led a team six local artists to create the coat for Godiva Awakes (Imagineer Productions) for the Cultural Olympiad, London 2012. She was Artist in Residence at The War Memorial Park, Coventry as part of their WW1 Commemorations.

Julia is also the producer for Theatre Absolute and the Shop Front Theatre in Coventry. 

Follow Julia on Instagram: @mamajulescov