Friday & Saturday, September 7 – 8
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Visiting Instructor: Anita Luvera Mayer
This workshop presents methods for creating wearable, handwoven, contemporary garments constructed from simple shapes. The workshop also includes the style of garment, fit, color choices, suggested weaving fibers and pattern drafting along with methods of edge finishes, joinings, linings, and embellishments, including shisha mirrors, contemporary embroidery, cords, and beading and a joining stitch of faggottig. The instructor’s wardrobe of vests, kimonos, shawls, and tops will be available for participants to examine and try on with time to copy patterns. These garments do not involve tailoring or sewing skills and are for “real women” of various sizes who want to wear clothing that is stylish and comfortable.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
With over 50 years of creative experience, formal study, and extensive travel, Anita’s garments feature her signature color work and rich hand embroidery, beading, printing, and couched cord embellishments. Anita believes there should be something magical and unique about what is worn each day and wants to share this concept with others.
Anita’s work has been included in national and international shows and she presents lectures and workshops throughout the United States and Canada. She has published three books, three monographs, and is a frequent contributor to national magazines.
The clothing designed and worn by Anita is inspired by ethnic garments and simple shapes.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 15
AGES: Adults & Teens 16+
MATERIALS FEE: $30
MATERIALS TO BRING:
- tape measure
- black felt tip pen
- four yards of paper to copy patterns
- 2″ three ring binder with twenty or so clear protector sheets
- scissors for paper or fabric
- few straight pins
- crochet hook f, g, or h IF you crochet
- thimble optional
- Day 1
September 7, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Day 2
September 8, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Library Workshop
The Library Workshop at the Jansen Art Center is located in the SW corner of the second floor: