Anita Luvera Mayer Workshops Jan. 18 & 19, 2014

A Luvera in pink vestVested Interest (One Day Workshop – January 18, 2014)

This workshop will present an overview of a variety of vests and the things to consider in selecting one that works best for your body and your life style including length, garment shape, and fabric weight.

This lecture/demonstration will cover a range of topics including weaving with sewing thread, recycling shoelaces, lining methods, making vests reversible, modular knitting and more.

Everyone will receive a basic vest pattern, learn how to size it and will have the opportunity to try on various vests that accommodate a range of body sizes along with patterns to copy.  Inspiration will be provided through books, ethnic examples and the instructor’s collection of unique vests.

Location to be determined

$100 deposit requested

Cost for both days:  approx.. $150, not including $35 lab fee (assuming 15 students per day minimum)

Student Supply List:


Enough paper to copy several short vests and one long vest

(plain brown wrapping paper works well or anything similar)

Marking pen

Please wear clothing in one color ( i.e. jeans/turtle neck, skirt/ top, slacks/top) which is very helpful when trying on the vests

Lab fee:  $5.00

A Luvera back turkey brown vestEmbellishing the Surface (One Day Workshop – January 19, 2014)

A one day hands-on exploration of simple, yet dramatic, ways to individualize clothing and accessories using mirrors, creative stitchery, innovative beading, braids and wrapped rings.  Each participant will complete a reference notebook of samples.  The instructor’s wardrobe and textiles featuring these embellishments will be available for examination.

Maximum number of participants:  20

Skill level:                       All levels

Lab fee:                          $30.00 U.S.

Student supply list:


Additional lamp for lighting if desired

Sewing needles

Large eyed tapestry needle

Crochet hook….fine and medium if you crochet

One set of double pointed knitting needles…mid-size if you knit

2” wide three ring binder with thirty clear protector sheets

Thimble optional

More Information:  Programs [at] Blacksheep [dot] org

$100 deposit check to: Black Sheep Handweaver’s Guild, ℅ Gloria Miller 383 Green Ridge Dr. #3, Daly City, Ca. 94014 (please notify by email when sending check)  Also, please put your contact information (including email) in the envelope at which we will be able to send you workshop updates in a timely fashion.