SPONTANEOUS HAND-STITCHING


  • Maiwa Loft #6-1666 Johnston St Vancouver, BC Canada

With Christine Mauersberger

$295 [Includes a $30 Lab fee] Class limit 14. Sep 21, 22 (Thu, Fri) 10am-4pm

There is something enchanting about hand-stitching. Something that draws us in to the point where we can almost feel the vitality of the person who created the sewn marks. 

This workshop will connect students with the vitality of thier own hand-stitch. 

In this two-day workshop Christine will guide students through exercises for spontaneous hand-stitched work. Students will rely on their own intuition to work freely, learning to trace relationships between what they see and think and the marks they make on paper—and in stitch.

Christine will introduce inspirational excercises for creating new ideas in stitch. Students are encouraged to bring a small sampling (1 to 3) of their own stitched items to share with the group. 

The workshop will also include examples of hand-stitching techniques in powerpoint presentation, books, and samples. We will discuss hand-sewing tools and how to find the materials that feel best in your own hands.

Christine joins us from Ohio, USA. 

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Christine Mauesberger is an artist who uses textiles, found materials, eco-dyeing, and mark-making (both drawn and stitched) to create pieces that range from small and intimate to room-sized installations. Her work is featured in private and public collections, includ­ing Southwest General Hospital and Metrohealth Medical System in Cleveland, Ohio. She has been published in Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art, Claire Wellesley Smith, Batsford Press, 2015, and Second Skin: Choosing and Caring for Textiles and Cloth­ing, India Flint, Murdoch Books, 2011, and in the 2016 updated edition of The Encyclopedia of Embroidery Techniques, Quarto Press, as well as various print and online publications. Her installations have been included at the Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery in Material Puls­es: 8 Viewpoints, Rooms to Let: CLE, among others. She has been the recipient of numer­ous fellowships and grants, including the Ohio Arts Council Award of Individual Excellence, a $20,000 Creative Workforce Fellowship, and a Windgate Craft Artist Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. She lives and creates in her native Cleveland, Ohio, less than ten miles away from the Slovak civic club where her parents went dancing every Saturday night when she was growing up. www.christinemauersberger.com