NaBloPoMo: Slow Stitching

Nov 01

I don’t know where I first saw Katrina Rodabaugh’s work, but I knew I wanted to take a workshop with her as soon as I saw her beautiful visible mending.

Last Sunday I woke early and wended my way to one of my favorite river towns, Hudson, to one of my favorite maker spaces, Drop Forge and Tool, where, at long last, I was able to stitch under Katrina’s tutelage.

The workshop began with an overview of resources, basic stitching lessons, and the loose instructions to stitch a tea quilt. Didn’t the class make some cool ones? Mine is the lower left corner one.

After a lunch break, we got into the nitty gritty of mending, and discussions about the slow fashion movement. I left the workshop feeling so inspired and excited, and super pleased with the mending I did and the new skills I acquired. If you have a chance to take a workshop with Katrina, don’t even hesitate!

P.S. I’m sure you can imagine all the things a person might say after neglecting her website since late January, so I’ll spare you my actually saying them.


  1. I’m also crazy about her work–and the way these look too!

    And yay! You blogged ! Never make excuses, just jump in. (my motto).

  2. Ditto! I’m always excited when I see a new email from her!!

  3. Sounds like a great day of stitching – good for you for doing that! And welcome back.

  4. The class looks so interesting. I’ve not heard of Katrina, but I’m signing up for her newsletter and look forward to learning more.

  5. Those look great, Beverly. And what fun — to learn from a true master!

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