Enrollment for Fall 2022 Open Now!

October 24 – December 5– Five Mondays from 11 am – 3 pm 

(Fall 2022 Course Dates: Oct 24; Nov 7; Nov 14; Nov 21; Dec 5.)

Cost for 2022-2023: $141.53 for WA resident price including campus fees per quarter. Please see https://www.lwtech.edu/admissions/tuition/ for non-resident or more details.

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 # 24145 Fall 2022

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:

First – Apply to Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) at https://www.lwtech.edu/admissions/get-started-at-lwtech/

Scroll down to 2. Apply and click on the “Apply Online” button.  (If you are only applying for sewing classes, you do not need an admission coach).  Create an account and go through the process of completing the Online Admissions Application. During the application process, you will choose the Term (Quarter) for which you are applying.

Once your application has been processed, you will receive a letter of admittance to LWTech.   The letter will include your new CTC Link ID.

Navigate to the Students section of the LWTech website and then on “Lionslink Powered by CTC Link.”  If you are a new student at LWTech, click on the “Student Account Activation” button to activate your CTC Link ID and set your new password.  When complete, return to the Lionslink page.

Now that your password is set, click on the “Classic View Login” button and then on the “Immunization Attestation” tile.  Enter your first dose information, then click the “+” sign.  Enter the second dose information, then select “yes,” “yes,” and “submit.”  When complete, return to the Lionslink page.

Click on the “Student View Login” button.  This where we add/drop classes, pay balances, see grades, etc.  Click on “Class Information” in the left navigation and then click “Class Search.”

In the Subject drop-down, select “Sewing” and under Course Number, enter “116.”  Click the “Search” button.

Click the > to expand the selection, and in the bottom right corner, click on “Add to Cart” and then “Enroll.”

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