A Playful Pause

Apr 22 (Wed), 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Coordinated Universal Time ·Zoom

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Event Information

We invite you to celebrate creativity, self-care and connection with Heidi Parkes and Melanie Falick. Give yourself a pause. Take an hour to play, breathe and use your imagination with supplies you already have in your home. 

Our time together will include:

  • a brief introduction

  • hand yoga with Heidi Parkes

  • a creative project led by Heidi Parkes

  • special excerpts from the book Making a Life : Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Are Meant to Live, read aloud by author Melanie Falick

  • Q & A

  • closing

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All you need to bring is your curiosity and a few simple materials.

*fabric to sew on {this could include clothing, yardage, a dish towel, a scarf, a pillowcase, etc.}

*thread {Heidi will use DMC pearl cotton size 8, but any thread will work; options include crochet cotton, silk or linen thread, size 12 thread, sewing machine thread, embroidery floss or even thread from a small sewing repair kit}

*a needle that works with your thread

*scissors

{optional: an embroidery hoop, thimble, and a needle puller}

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Meet our Pause Leaders

Heidi Parkes

Heidi is a quilter, mender, and teacher living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Celebrating the hand is an essential component in Heidi’s clothing repairs and quilts - a way of slowing down, and adding value by adding time to a work of art. Heidi exhibits her quilts and mending in galleries and museums, and teaches internationally. Whether sharing her work on Instagram, Zoom, or in person, she instills a sense of improvisation, permission, gentleness, and reflectivity into the experience.

instagram: @heidi.parkes web site: heidiparkes.com

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Melanie Falick

Melanie is an independent writer, editor, and creative director--and a lifelong maker. She is the author, most recently, of Making a Life: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Are Meant to Live, named one of the best books of 2019 by Publishers Weekly. Making a Life is an inspiring, reassuring, reaffirming tome about the power of working by hand to give our lives authenticity, and meaning, a message that resonates ever so strongly during these challenging times.

instagram: @melaniefalick website: melaniefalick.com

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Let's ask ourselves: What message can we spread by making magic with our hands? 

Can't wait to see you on zoom!

xo

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