Nurture your creativity
Join our Making Zen Online Retreat
24 - 28 October 2022
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Craft a Life You Love
A WHOLISTIC APPROACH TO CREATIVITY
An online retreat for stitchers with a wholistic approach to creativity
Discover new processes, improve your technique and get inspired with a wholistic approach that nurtures your well being.
Empowering you to CRAFT a life you love.
Say yes to your creativity
You've got the materials, and you can't wait to use them!
- Make dedicated time for yourself to create and overcome procrastination
- Learn new techniques to improve your stitching
- Develop practices that stimulate new ideas and creativity
- Achieve Zen through the creative process which brings clarity and peace of mind
You can have all these things without feeling overwhelmed. The best part: it can be simple.
20+ ARTISTS over 5 days will teach you methods you can use to get creative and find that exquisite feeling of Zen.
Get out of that Creative Rut
Too often as creatives we get stuck in a creative rut....
The Making Zen Online Retreat offers many different workshops and solutions to allow you to try new ideas and open you up for inspiration.
Make some 'Me Time'
Why is it that creating gets put at the bottom of our 'to do' list?
We all know and feel the benefits of when we sit down and create, and this Online Retreat provides the incentive to make some well deserved 'Me Time.'
Learn New Techniques
How often have you seen something on Instagram that looks easy, but when you tried it yourself you realised it was harder than you thought?
Don't worry, we've all been there! The workshops show you step by step how to create gorgeous things.
Visible Mending with Needlelace Technique
Translating Nature into Thread Art - with Free Motion Embroidery
Explore the Meditative Art of Block Printing
Ali Baecker | 3 Dotted Penguins
Printing with String
A Creative Approach to Visible Mending in Practice
Creative Goldwork: Precious Imperfections
Heidi Iverson | Honeyfolk Clothing
Mindful Circular Weaving
Jen Duffin | Nova Mercury
Kiku Sashiko Pouch
Kate Ward | Zen Stitching
Creating Textile Art Collages from Vintage/Recycled Fabrics
Make a Textured Cloth Book
Dr. Mend's Surgery
Receive live advice, ideas, comfort, and mendication Rx for your holes & stains.
Creating a Fabric Scrap Bird Collage
How to Marble Fabric
Geri Berman | Geri in Stitches
Create Textile Baskets from Recycled Materials
Ruth Woods | Craft School Oz
The Chain Stitch: Connecting With Heritage And Other Cultures Through Embroidery
Sarah Pedlow | ThreadWritten
May Your Floating Squares Flow
Sherri Lynn Wood
Pocketed Books with Botanical Prints
Stitching and Wishing Happiness
Using and Reusing Lace
Meet your summit host
Hi, I'm Kate!
I'm a textile artist with a love of travelling and the esoteric. Everything has the potential to become a new creative project, and because of this my house is literally scattered with these ideas.
My goal is to empower you and give you permission to get creative, helping you to CRAFT a life you love.
Love letters from past attendees
Comments in response to Making Zen Online Retreat in October 2022
"Making Zen is not to be missed! Whatever your level of expertise - from beginner to expert, you will learn a lot & be inspired to try all sorts of new techniques & projects. Kate Ward is exceptional at pulling together a terrific group of teachers to spur us onwards! Thank you Kate!"
"Thank you so much for the amazing Zen Online Retreat. The timing was perfect for me and helped me deal with a stressful week. It provided me with so many ideas and encouraged me to make everyday. Thank you, I can’t wait to watch everything available on the All Access Pass and find pockets of creativity everyday."
"My second Zen retreat and I can't wait for the next one - I'm in awe of the quality of presenters.
Thank you Kate for making this retreat so enjoyable."
More love letters from past attendees
Comments in response to Making Zen Online Retreat in May, 2022
"I spend a lot of time sewing alone and it was a fantastic experience to be part of a focused week in a community of people from around the world. We watched the same videos, played with techniques and shared the results. Thank you Kate."
"Thanks a lot for keeping creativity flowing! I must say that joining has changed a world for me. As an experienced knitter with a big inner Monk I enjoyed discovering so many new techniques and seeing that exactitude and thriving for perfection can hem my creative flow."
"I loved this experience so much! I’ve joined several artistic groups since COVID hit because I’ve been secluded at home (lung issues), and these groups have literally been life savers for me. The group of artists you put together, including yourself, have been top notch!
Buying the All Access Pass certainly has been worth it. I’ve been enjoying taking my time creating the various projects. "
Online Retreat Ends In...
It's time to...
- Start making time for yourself so that you can develop your creative ideas and satisfy those creative itches
- Get out of that creative rut and start making beautiful things you are proud of
- Conquer the fear of making a mistake and getting it wrong and learn the easy way to do things
- Get over that negative self talk that you are not creative and realize that it's all about having fun
- Stop doing things the hard way by trying to figure it out all by yourself - let us show you how!
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Pricing is as follows:
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$97 USD EARLY BIRD - available until midnight 23 October (Atlantic Daylight Time)
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Craft a Life you Love
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