Monday, February 28, 2011

Anita Luvera Mayer coming to the UP of Michigan


Anita Mayer a weaving and fiber legend is coming to the UP June 20-25 for Northern Wefts 2011, the Midwest Weavers Conference to be held in Hancock Michigan at Finlandia University.

Anita will be teaching a Pre conference workshop PC103 ‘Double Weave Tapestry Pillows’, this workshop you will learn to weave a tubular double weave that creates a woven frame for the tapestry in the top layer, with the bottom layer being the pillow back. She will focus on transforming a photo/picture into a color study in tapestry weaving.

Anita has traveled all over the world and has taught at many conferences and has produced 5 books. She believes that there should be something magical and unique about what is worn each day and shares her concept of clothing with others in her workshops. Her mini session MN 804 ‘Wear that Handwoven with Style’ will address how to accessorize and wear clothing in order to present oneself in the best possible manner. She will show how to look taller, shorter or slimmer by how you dress not changing your body. She will be showing the style of garments that work best with various body shapes.

In Her one day workshop MX503 ‘Kimono Kaper’ Anita will size a basic kimono to fit you and explore the ways to design a variety of wearable garments from one basic shape. You will design your own pattern and actually be able to try on the instructor’s kimono wardrobe. Anita won first place in the 2010 Convergence in New Mexico with her garment 'Winter Snow'.

We are working her hard at this conference as she is also offering a class in beading MN906 ‘Beaded Heart Pin’. Participants will complete a fabric heart shaped pin featuring a beaded edge and beaded fringe. Anita has also agreed to judge our guild exhibit. We are looking forward to welcoming Anita to our beautiful area for Northern Wefts 2011.

Join Anita for one of her classes and experience learning something new from one of the best.

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