Stitching As Drawing

June 24, 2018 – July 7, 2018

Susan Brandeis

This workshop explores ways to capture the spontaneity and gestures of drawing through hand and machine stitching in the creation of drawings on cloth. Students will experiment with optical mixing, color effects, cross-hatching, stippling, contouring, detailing, shading, gradations, gestural marks and scribbling. You will work at large and small scale, layering marks, and building texture. The emphasis of the class is on individual experimentation and development of a personal stitched mark vocabulary. The ability to execute basic hand stitches and operate a sewing machine is helpful. Open to all skill levels.


Susan Brandeis is a distinguished professor emerita following a 35-year teaching career at North Carolina State University’s College of Design, where she was a member of the University’s Academy of Outstanding Teachers. Her artwork has been pictured in leading publications, exhibited throughout the world, and represented in numerous collections, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian.

Susan Brandeis

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
  • $439
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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