Mindful Making | Punch Needle Embroidery

September 2021 marks the launch of Jameel Arts Centre’s Mindful Making sessions, which are designed to bring to the forefront the art of old-fashioned hands-on making, with benefits ranging from a slow-down in pace and the single pointed concentration characteristic of meditation, to the creative and now-rare sensory stimulation our daily lives often lack.

Kicking off the Mindful Making series of workshops is Ti Seymour, leading a series of two one-off beginner-level sessions inspired by Pacita Abad’s textile-rich artworks, wherein participants have the opportunity to create their own colourful wall hanging to take home.

The first session, taking place on Saturday September 25, focusses on the trapunto  embroidery technique.

Equally inspired by Pacita Abad’s work, specifically her vibrant underwater abstract scenes, this second second session, which takes place on Saturday October 16, is centered around the meditative craft and art form of punch needle embroidery, offering participants the opportunity to experiment and create a study of colour using an Oxford punch needle tool and a variety of colourful yarns. 

This workshop will be led in English. Pre-booking is encouraged as spots are limited. To book your spot, click here.

This Art Jameel programme is part of an ongoing series that looks at the intersection between art and wellness.

Ti Seymour

Contemporary rug hooking teacher, Ti Seymour, has been enamoured with Fiber Art since 2012.  She is an Ontario Hooking Craft Guild rug hooking teacher and an Oxford punch needle embroidery instructor, and is currently enrolled in a Fiber Art programme specialising in rug hooking. Ti’s creative multi-medium classes are intended to be fun and open to all artistic abilities.

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