In this course, which meets on ten Saturdays from September to May, we design and sew garments using four natural fibers (cotton, linen, wool and silk) to create four items for a complete outfit. Drafting simple patterns and sewing by hand gives us an opportunity for meditative work and a chance to center ourselves. Over the course of the year we experience different sewing techniques, plant dyeing, and embroidery as we create our own unique fabric for our garments.
Each class includes art and/or movement activities to accompany our handwork and bring enlivening impulses to each individual as well as the group.
Miho Suzuki is a co-director of the Fiber Craft Studio as well as the lead faculty for the Art of Clothing course and faculty in the Applied Arts Program. Miho brings many gifts – she learned at FIT, her background in clothing design and her love of plant-dyeing contribute to her valuable research at the studio.
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