With Christine Mauersberger
$395 [Includes $40 lab fee] Class limit 14. Sept 23-25 (Sat-Mon) 10am-4pm.
This workshop is based on Christine’s studio practice, in which she uses drawing as a tool that informs an intuitive style of hand-stitching. The workshop has been designed with the textile artist in mind.
The class begins by focusing on how we can use free-form drawing to open our minds to our creative selves. The exercises help us to see in new ways and free us from restrictive thoughts. The exercises will flow from drawing to the creation of individual, small, hand-stitched works. We draw in the form of intuitive doodling on paper and translate those marks in stitch.
Christine will present ideas and methods through samples, books, and music. This session is intended for those seeking a more mindful stitching practice.
Students are encouraged to bring a small sampling (1 to 3) of their own stitched items to share with the group to help each of us gain a sense of community, sharing, and mutual respect.
The workshop will also include examples of hand-stitching techniques in powerpoint presentations, books, and samples. We will discuss hand-sewing tools and how you can find the materials that feel best in your own hands.
Christine Mauersberger 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