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Stitch Therapy

This workshop explores using fiber art as a method for personal awareness and healing.

This workshop is designed as a type of personal meditation using fiber art. Hand stitching is a slow process and requires your attention in order to create accurate stitches but also allows your thoughts to drift back and forth from the colors to the texture to the sound of the thread as it is pulled through the fabric. I often find myself thinking about my day or my family or a memory that has been triggered by the colors of thread or miscellaneous materials Iā€™m using. I take this opportunity of spontaneous thoughts and memories to guide my choices in color, texture, and other materials and trust that as I meditate on my choices the finished piece of art will emerge as it should.


In this self-paced workshop I give a list of supplies both needed and optional. I have also created kits to go along with this workshop and they are available in my online store and my studio in Livonia, Michigan.


Your Instructor


Kelly Darke, ATR, M.Ed., BFA
Kelly Darke, ATR, M.Ed., BFA

I am an artist and a registered art therapist. I use art on a daily basis as my own self-care. Self-care is not selfish or a luxury, it is necessary for us to be our best selves and necessary for us to be able to care for ourselves and our family. Using art for self-care is the intentional action of making art to reduce stress or to decrease anxiety, to distract yourself from pain (physical or emotional), and to feel joy. I always come back to my art as a way of managing my emotional health ā€“ it is a constant process.

Mindful Art Center is my art therapy office and art studio located in Livonia, Michigan. I provide art therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults to reduce anxiety and depression, and to develop coping skills.


Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
Forever
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

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