Welcome to

Academy of Stitch at Galli Creative

One of the oldest forms of crafts created is stitch. It began with a bone needle and a strip of hide sewn thru animal skins to offer protection from the environment. Later on plants were used and weaving techniques were employed to make fishing nets, clothing, quilts, carrying bags and more. Over the centuries stitch evolved into specific crafts — fine sewing, crochet, needlework, embroidery, and stitch as a form of resist on cloth as we find with Shibori (tie dye).

Today Stitch is a term that means “all of the above” — everything from stitching for surface design to ultra fine embroidery work. 

Hand felted and stitched seascape rocks by Jean Littlejohn
Orinui hand stitched fabric, indigo dyed, Arimatsu, Japan.

Galli Creative is proud to offer some of the finest stitch workshops available taught by renowned artists including Jan Beaney, Jean Littlejohn, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Alison Holt, Patti Medaris Culea and as well communities of craftspeople such as the Shibori artists of Arimatsu and Narumi in Japan.

Artists in the series not only employ a variety of skilled stitch methods in these workshops, but often employ some advanced mixed media approaches as well such as silk painted backgrounds, beading, soluble fabrics and discharge methods.

Please have a look below at some of the stitch workshops we have on offer.

Whether you are looking to enhance your skills as a doll maker, add a bit of texture or dimensionality to your textile art, or want to explore luscious landscapes and cosmic realities with advanced stitch-work in embroidery, you are sure to find something that will appeal to you.

Academy of Stitch at Galli Creative is a wonderful resource as well for encaustic artists and other creative people who desire to move beyond traditional boundaries of art and employ a variety of techniques in their work.

Free motion Embroidery on Soluble fabric by Jan Beaney

Embroidery / Stitch Related Offerings