3 Day Workshop
October 23-25, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Christine Mauersberger
Eco-prints are created by layering wool scarves or paper with local leaves. Then bundled together, tightly bound and boiled in water. This process creates a permanent transfer of pigment from the leaves to the material. No external dyes, inks or paints are used in eco printing. All color and pattern come from the plants themselves. Days one and 2 will be spent eco printing on wool scarves and paper. Day 3 will be spent hand-stitching on our eco printed scarves and paper. Participants will take a short hike or bring wind fallen leaves to the studio. Each participant will be able to print several scarves, up to 4 each.
Students should wear comfortable clothes and sturdy walking shoes.
Christine Mauersberger is known for her hand-stitched work that evokes singular moments in time. She uses the form of the humble stitch as a tool for inward as well as an outward expression of her inner life and as a message to the external world. The workshop is based on her own studio practice in which she uses photographs, drawing, and thinking as a tool to inform an intuitive style of hand stitching. You will be guided through exercises to translate what you see, think, or dream into hand stitched work.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 12:00 PM on October 22, limited to 12 registrations
AGES: Adults & Teens 16+
$40, paid to the instructor on the first day of class.
MATERIALS TO BRING TO THE WORKSHOP:
1. Embroidery floss, thread, or perle cotton. Bring what you like to use. It can be 6 strand embroidery floss or perle cotton. Please bring what you feel most comfortable using.
2. Embroidery needles, pins, and a pin cushion. I always find myself returning to the same needles and perhaps you do too. Make sure that the floss, thread, or perle cotton you use will fit into the needle’s eye.
3. Scissors, embroidery scissors are nice for snipping small threads.
4. Embroidery Hoop, bring if you use one. Size of hoop depends on your comfort. I generally use a 7” to 10” depending on what I’m doing.
Maybe you don’t use a hoop in your own stitching practice, and that is OK.
Sometimes I do not either.
5. Sketchbook and pens/pencils
Bring a sketchbook or loose paper, some pens and pencils. We will be doodling.
NOTE: the following items are not required, but are a suggestion- I usually travel with a “daily carry”: a glue stick, tape, small watercolor kit (or crayons), pencil sharpener, and a small notebook.
Must know a few basic stitches. Running stitch and French knots are good.
The Inn at Lynden will have special room rates available for workshop participants. Please call the Inn at 360-746-8597 for reservations and let them know you are part of the workshop. More information about the Inn can be found at www.innatlynden.com
- ECO PRINTING ON SCARVES, PAPER AND HAND STITCHING
October 23, 2019 - October 25, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Alley Workshop
The Alley Workshop at the Jansen Art Center is located in the SW corner of the lower floor: