Upcoming Classes:

Coming this winter:

Knock It Off Patternmaking and Alter Clothes Like A Pro at Glendale Community College’s Garfield campus.


Not Your Mama’s Craft Class, September 17, 2017

In Not Your Mama’s Craft Class, we’ll break down the specialty project of your choice into simple, do-able steps!
Have you ever wanted to make a costume, a mask, a stuffed animal, a slipcover, or maybe even a 20′ tall dinosaur, but just didn’t know where to start? In this workshop I will show you how to break your project down into simple, basic steps that you can make happen. You’ll look like a pro and save yourself a lot of time and wasted effort!

Pricing and Registration:

$65 for early birds and $85 for latecomers.

Early and late prices

What you’ll get:

This three-hour workshop in the Altadena hills includes light 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!

Coming up:

New staple draping for kids with Homeschool Coaches this fall

Not Your Mama’s Craft Class (September 17, 2017)

Get Your Stretch On- Alter Your Stretchy Clothes (October 15, 2017)

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

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

Politics of Pockets (every 3-4 months)

I also offer construction classes and one-on-one instruction.

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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