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One Vest… Twenty Verses

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Anita Mayer in studio

Anita Mayer in studio

Interested in the many ways one simple garment can become an expression of your own personal creativity? Join members of the Textile Surface Design Guild at the Galt Museum to explore the answer to that question with Anita Luvera Mayer, a Washington state Textile Artist who will give a lecture/trunk show demonstrating how to transform one simple vest pattern into unique and individual garments by using a variety of surface design techniques. The techniques to be discussed include stamping, discharging, weaving, cutting, applique and many more. Samples of the techniques will be on view for those attending the event.

Anita Luvera Mayer was introduced to looms and weaving by her mother-in-law and following six years of self-study, experimentation and selling, Anita turned her focus to garments in 1972. Anita’s fiber art now includes a wide range of surface design and embellishment as a result of her seven years of study in embroidery and design at the Gail Harker Creative Design Center. Her work has been included in national and international shows and she gives lectures and workshops throughout the United States and Canada. She has published three books and three monographs and is a frequent contributor to national magazines. More information about Anita can be found at her website:

The clothing designed and worn by Anita relates to ethnic garments of other cultures and are constructed from simple shapes with each piece considered an investment in clothing because of its timelessness and wear ability.Anita believes there should be something magical and unique about what is worn each day and she wants to share this concept of clothing with others.

Earlier Event: April 11
Blackfoot Language Class
Later Event: April 13
Spring Decorations