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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:
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.