Exploring Printing and Stitching with Anita Luvera Mayer

  • Saturday, November 02, 2019
  • Sunday, November 03, 2019
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, November 02, 2019, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, November 03, 2019, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (PST)
  • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI110219AM
  • 7

Registration

  • $216 Tuition + $50 Materials Fee
  • $166 Tuition + $50 Materials Fee

Cancellation requests received 14 days or less before the workshop start date will not be eligible for a refund or credit.

To register and pay off-line, please call the registrar at (206) 842-4475 x216 or come into BARN.
Registration is closed

Participants in this workshop will complete a reference notebook of samples of a wide range of printing onto fabric and a series of contemporary methods of using embroidery as surface design.

The printing techniques will include mono printing, making various types of stamps, making and using stencils, sun printing, foam stamps, and a number of additional methods to make fabric unique.

The samples of embroidery will include feather stitch, French knots, bullion knot, variations of the chain stitch, raised chain band, kantha stitch, Chinese knot and more. 

The instructor will provide all supplies for printing along with fabrics, needles and threads for the embroidery. This workshop is to explore some of the simple but creative methods to change the surface of fabric.

Students need to bring the following materials to class:

  • Scissors for Fabric and paper.
  • Apron and gloves
  • Three-ring 2-3" binder
  • Thirty clear plastic protector sheets
  • Pen and paper for note-taking
  • Optional: Thimble


Details:

  • Please note that for this class, cancellation requests received 14 days or less before the workshop start date will not be eligible for a refund or credit.
  • A materials fee of $50 is included in the price of class. The Instructor will provide all materials for printing and stitching.
  • Skill Level: Universal - Beginners to Experienced Students.
  • Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.



Instructor Bio:

Anita Luvera Mayer was introduced to looms and weaving by her mother-in-law, a well-known Seattle weaving instructor.  Clothing designed and worn by Anita always relates to ethnic garments with the finishes and embellishments done by hand.  Her work has been included in national and international shows and one-woman retrospectives. 

Her garment “Rags to Riches” was selected from  6000 entries for inclusion in the Fiber Arts Design Book #7. In addition, Anita’s series “Mantles for Women: Rites of Passage”, a collection of six garments, was  the focus of an exhibition “Life Passages: Women, Dress and Culture” at the Beach Museum at Kansas State University.  This series has been donated to the university by Ms. Mayer and the collection will be integrated into the courses in the Women’s Studies Program. 


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