Upcoming Workshops:

Check out the parent/child workshops at The Lab For Hands-On Learning!


Knock It Off Patterning (April 23, 2017)

This workshop covers making your own pattern from a piece of clothing you love- while keeping your clothes in one piece.

(Knocking off a pattern means copying it. That’s why copy cat designs are called knock-offs. :))

Pricing and Registration

$65 for early birds and $85 for latecomers.

Early and late prices

Most of us wear variations on the same types of clothes. Maybe the shirt sleeves are longer or the pant legs are wider, but once we’ve found pieces that work for us, we tend to wear them again and again. That’s because they work! Making a pattern from a well-loved piece means that you can re-use the shape you love with a whole different fabric. And using thrift store material means it will be fabulous, sustainable, AND economical.
Don’t worry if you’ve never made a pattern before. You got this. You are way more capable than you think.

What you’ll get:

This three-hour workshop in the Altadena hills includes homemade snacks and beverages, comfy sofas, access to all of my professional making/painting/sewing equipment, and the benefit of 30 years of costume experience. Plus, you also get the loving attention of Lucy the dog!

Other workshops in the series:

Classes are the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1-4 PM unless otherwise noted.

Not Your Mama’s Craft Class (May 21, 2017)

Get Your Stretch On- Alter Your Stretchy Clothes (June 18, 2017)

Fast and Dirty Alterations- Alter Your Clothes TV Style (July 16, 2017)

Knock It Off and Make Your Own Pattern (August 20, 2017)

I also offer individual classes. Let’s talk!

And for the bold of heart…

Staple Drape Your Own Designs

Staple draping is sculpting on the body, using repurposed fabric, a stapler, staples and scissors. It’s a fun, fast and sustainable way to create shapes. You can do this if you’ve never sewn a seam, or if you sew all the time and want a fresh way to create your textile art.

For the philosophy of staple draping and the importance of DIY, go to https://www.youtube.com/user/alaurabrody/videos

To see staple draping as a performance, go to http://vimeo.com/15717235 .

Staple draping pictures are at http://www.pinterest.com/dreamsbymachine/staple-drapings/

And to find Instructables on making your own mobility art, go to http://www.instructables.com/member/a.laura.brody/


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