Stitched Resist – Digital Demonstration Class • February 3

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Wednesday, February 3,  1 – 2:30 pm CST, with Ceci Lewis

Demo Class Description:

This demonstration-style workshop is for dyers and surface designers who are interested in exploring the use of stitched resists to create pattern and texture on cloth. Hand and machine methods that create visual rhythm on cloth will be demonstrated. These methods can be used in hot or cold process dye pots, with synthetic or natural dyes, on any type of fabric. Consideration of how the different dye types, various fiber and weave constructions, and how the chosen method affects outcome will be covered. Common sewing tools and materials will be used in these demonstrations. Some previous experience dyeing cloth is recommended, as the focus will be on the resist processes and how they work with dyed cloth. Supplies are not required to register for this course.

What do you need to be prepared for class?

  • Computer or laptop, with a reliable internet connection
  • The Zoom application. You will receive a Zoom link in an automated email after you register (separate from your purchase confirmation email). Please make sure you know how to use Zoom (click here to view a video tutorial).

Instructor Bio:

Ceci Lewis has been an artist, photographer, quilter, and garment sewer more than fifty years, with indigo and other natural dyes – and imagery using the human figure–prominent in her work. Utilizing and teaching sustainable practices – along with exploring the narrative – is her specialty. She has cultivated a rainbow of natural dye colors in her postage stamp sized yard and shared natural dyeing with more than a thousand children in the metro area. Lewis served a lead artist in collaboration with Penumbra Theatre, Textile Center, and many talented quilters for the “Black Nativity”. Her quilt, New World, is part of the Minnesota History Center’s permanent collection.

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Withdrawal Policy for Digital Workshops

There are no refunds for Digital DEMONSTRATION classes.

DEMO Class

$25, $20, $15, $10, $5