Lecture:  Wearing Your Art 


Patricia Zimmer creates some of the most stunningly beautiful and colorful fabric designs available on Spoonflower. She will share her artistic paper cutting and fabric fusing process that she has developed which enables her to create unique patterns and ultimately an unexpected alternative artform. She will also share successes, failures and learning experiences of owning a creative company. Garments, made from various fabrics in her fabric line, “Green Lotus Fabric Designs” will be modeled during the presentation.


Roosevelt Room – Q-80

Free for members; $5 guests at door



Workshop:  Designing Fabric With Art


Join Patricia Zimmer for a hands-on experience of creating your own exciting designs. We will look closely at Patricia’s paper patterns. There is a choice of two samples to work with. With this, learn the five step preparation process that starts with drawing, inking, painting areas that will be the front, then cutting. Next backings can be added. We will then take a look at how a completed design can be manipulated on a computer during a photoshop demonstration using simple techniques. Some techniques including changing colors, warping layers, and adding outside elements will be shown. This art can be saved as a digital file ready to be printed for art wearable materials.


Activity Room – E-46

1:30 to 4:30 PM   3 hour workshop

Class size: 25 students

$55 members, $70 guests