Introducing our new Slow Stitched Coasters Kit, developed in partnership with talented textile artist Rebekah Johnston. Rebekah creates quilted textiles that explore themes of emotional wellbeing. We've loved working together to create this lovely kit.
Suitable for adults, without prior experience of sewing, this project is designed to be sewn by hand. No sewing machine is required. The process of making this set of four linen coasters is intended to be calm, soothing and meditative. You may choose to sew your own design, or use Rebekah's.
The kit contains all the materials you need to make your very own slow stitched coasters which you can use in your home as a set of coasters or frame and display as a piece of artwork!
Choose from a natural or blue colour theme.
Beautiful linen, two contrasting cottons, a Milliner's needle and backing fabrics are sent to you in a sturdy, reusable cardboard carton.
Teaching is through an instructional video where you can sew along at your own pace, stop, start and listen again as often as you like.
Rebekah guides you gently through the following techniques:
- Constructing a quilt sandwich
- Approaches to composition
- Raw edge appliqué
- Binding with the back of the fabric
- Decorative stitch techniques
Each Slow Stitched Quilt Kit contains these items to help you create your lovely set of coasters.
- 35cm x 35cm linen backing fabric
- 30cm x 30cm linen top fabric
- 30cm x 30cm cotton wadding
- Scrap fabrics for appliqué shapes
- Perle cotton grey
- Perle cotton cream
You will also need pins, scissors (or rotary cutter and mat), means of marking fabric, like tailors chalk, a pencil or a fabric pen and safety pins.
This isn't a project with a time limit. It's designed so that you can pick it up when you like to fit with the rhythm of your life.
We are so pleased to be working with Rebekah on this initiative to help spread the benefits of slow stitching. For more information about Rebekah and our collaboration, please read our blog here.
You may also be interested in our Slow Stitched Mini Quilt Kit, which uses many of the same techniques to produce a mini quilt, for practical use in the home or for framing and putting on your wall!
Don't forget to share your finished coasters with us on Instagram using the hashtag #linenandstitch - we'd love to see them!
***Rebekah is running a "pay as you feel" workshop for people who have bought the Slow Stitched Coasters Kit on 1st April from 2pm-4pm GMT. If you're interested click this link to register - all donations go to Shelter, a UK based charity to support homeless people. ***