Stitch with Me in Switzerland Next April

I'm going to teach a 4-day seminar in Switzerland, April 12 - 15, 2018 for the Texartacademy.
 

Deutch

Möchtest du verstehen, WIE DU DEINE INTUITION FÜR PROJEKTE MIT NADEL UND FADEN BRAUCHEN KANNST?

and here:

zum workshop von christine mauersberger  

In Italiano

Vuoi scoprire come trasferire LE TUE INTUIZIONI IN PROGETTI DI CUCITO?

Swiss textile artist, Marlis Egger, is the founder and organizer of Texartacademy and has a well-established track record for creating textile-based retreats. Look at the website here

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WHERE?

The location couldn't easier if you live in Italy, Germany, or Switzerland (or the UK!) 
Mugena (Alto Malcantone) is situated at an altitude of 840 m, well away from the hustle and bustle of the city and is particularely suitable for people who are looking for a quiet, relaxing place to stay.

The Hotel Il Castagno offers unique rooms. All are well-furnished and airy. The surroundings (there are lots of chestnut trees) invite you for short and longer walks.

 We will spend 4 days stitching, eating good food, taking in the mountain air and views, and delve into Discovering a Mindful Stitching Practice.  For more information and to enroll, please click HERE.

Summer stitching any chance I get

I began stitching on an old piece of linen during my flight to Quebec to install my work for the Biennale du Lin (see here).  @June 12th.

The blue lines on the fabric were intended for embroidery to create a pillow top for a chair and davenport set. 

Nevertheless, I stitch what comes to mind and then let it go.
The fabric is approximately 36 inches long and 17 inches wide.

Here are a series of photos in process of this little work.

Enjoy!

I began by drawing a tear-drop shape on the back of the fabric and then stitched from the back-side.

Front 

Back

Thinking I may rip out this section and re-stitch, or maybe not.

Continued to stitch during our drive to Cincinnati to visit and held it up to the sunlight. 
 

Amid a week filled with having a 10 yard dumpster delivered so that G and I could clean the basement with the help of strong adult nephews.
 still managed to throw in a few stitches every evening

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I'll decide whether to fill in more shapes with french knots to make it all black and make other decisions once it's completely stitched. 

Hope you are finding something good to do with your hands or eyes or mind or body. 
Enjoy!

Workshop Announcement for April 2018 in Switzerland

I'm teaching a workshop at in Switzerland
April 12 - 15, 2018.
 

Discovering a Mindful Stitching Practice

Collection of stitching on leaves and on fabric
Christine

You will be guided through exercises to translate what you see, think, or dream into hand stitched work.The workshop has been designed with the textile artist in mind.

(if you are in the USA, you would fly to Zurich, then take a plane to Lugano, Switzerland). 

And it's only a 1 hour bus ride to Milan.

What is TexArtAcademy?
Founded and expertly organized by Marlis Egger, It's an International meeting point for quilters and textile artists and offers 4-day creative seminars.


Where? 
In the Italian part of Switzerland in a Hotel located high in the mountains,
Hotel Il Castagno, CH-6939 Mugena/TI

And I'm told it's an hour's bus ride to Milan, or Lake Como
(if you prefer...think George Clooney's villa)

Who has taught there?
Dorothy Caldwell, Dijanne Cevaal, Jette Clover, Linda Colsh, Ruth Issett, Cherilyn Martin, Sandra Meech, Alicia Merrett, Melanie Testa, Els van Baarle