Sampler: Paper, Fiber & Stitch

Sampler: Paper, Fiber & Stitch
Workshop with Crystal Cawley of The Hundred Dresses Project

Installation at Waynflete School, Portland, Maine, fall 2016 Friday, June 7, 2019
9:30 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.
$50 class fee

Traditional embroidered samplers display the makers’ repertoire of stitches and their design and lettering skills. This sampler workshop is a place to explore the possibilities of combining paper with textiles to create unique tactile work. Think of hybrids and cross-pollination – how can materials and methods be combined and adapted to become more than the sum of their parts? Activities and demonstrations will include laminating paper and fabric together, how to adapt hand stitching for paper, spinning paper thread, and more as time and interest allow. Participants will be encouraged to investigate demonstrated techniques and materials on their own, to make personal connections for their own work.