September- November  –  Seven Mondays from 12 noon – 3 pm

Fall 2019 Course Dates: Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct 7, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 18, Nov 25  

Only $132.66 (2019-2020 WA resident price includes campus fees + optional $20. supply fee payable in class to instructor)

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 # 8470 Fall 2019

Earns 1 college credit each quarter!

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

To Register for any of Christina’s LW Tech Sewing Lab Courses:

First – Enroll as a LWTech student at https://www.lwtech.edu/admissions/new-students/  -Scroll down below “Don’t Need an Admissions Coach” and Click Apply for Admissions Online.

Once you have your Student ID (SID#) register at https://webapps.lwtech.edu/wts/webreg/waci221.html Choose Fall 2019 and enter the Course number

(Surface Design = SEW116  Course # 8470)

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