Enrollment for Spring 2022 opens March 16, 2022!

April 11 – May 10, 2021– Five Mondays from 11 am – 3 pm 

(Spring 2022 Course Dates: April 11; April 18; April 25; May 2 andMay 9.)

Cost TBD (For 2020-2021 it was $135.04 for WA resident price including campus fees)

NOTE: LWTech requires students to be Covid vaccinated.  Mask mandate may also be required.

Embroider, Embellish & Enrich

Learn techniques to enhance any fabric project!

Try out various surface design methods, such as hand embroidery; machine embroidery; block printing on fabric; Tsukeneko inks; textile paints; oil paintsticks; resist painting, discharge dyeing; couching; collage; fusing; silk dyeing; block printing, bobbin work; fabric collage; color blending with sheer fabrics; metallic thread embroidery; and beading.

Fashion, Quilts, and Fiber Art

  • What you make is up to you! Instructor will give expert guidance.
  • A different surface design demonstration and opportunity to make a sample each session.
  • Open to all skill levels- beginning to advanced.

Relax and play with fabric and textiles while earning 1 credit!

  • Hand Embroidery
  • Machine Embroidery
  • Fabric Painting
  • Dyeing
  • Batik
  • Beading
  • Block Printing
  • Felting
  • Anything you can think of to make the surface of fabric unique!

Surface Design Lab: Course SEW116  Item # 8490 Spring 2021

Earns 1 college credit each quarter!

Adjunct Professor Christina Fairley Erickson brings a unique skill set to Lake Washington Institute of Technology‘s Sewing Lab.

To Register for Christina’s LW Tech Surface Design Lab Course:

NOTE: Due to a state-wide community college software change, registration for Spring 2022 is now closed until March 16, 2022.  After that date, the process (below) will be updated to match the new software instructions.

First – Enroll as a LWTech student at https://www.lwtech.edu/admissions/new-students/

Scroll down to click “Apply Today!” under “2 Apply”.  (If you are only applying for Sewing classes, you do not need an admission coach.) Go through the process to “Set Up My Web Admissions Account” to get your Student ID number.

Once you have your Student ID (SID#) register at https://webapps.lwtech.edu/wts/webreg/waci221.html

Enter your SID and PIN and choose Spring 2022

Then follow the instructions, inputting the Course/ Item Number Below:

Surface Design Lab Course ID: SEW 116:  Item Number: 8490

Problems or Questions with Registration?  Contact the Admissions & Registration office at (425) 739-8104 

or Contact Christina for more info or assistance!

Student coloring her machine sketched flower with inks

Machine sketched iris by Christina Fairley Erickson

Skirt made by student Kimberlee Tolentino with stages of the moon around the hemline painted in class.

Green Sea Turtle on dyed background by Christina Fairley Erickson