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OM Deadline and DIY Classes

By alaurabrody - On Jul 29 - In Re*Do Staple Draping - With 0 Comment

OM Deadline and DIY Classes

Coming right up! Submit your artwork that re-imagines disability as opulent and powerful to Opulent Mobility 2019 by July 31st. In August, I’m teaching classes at Glendale Community College, Wingwalker Brewing, and [...] Read More

And now…Paper Bags as Pattern Paper

By alaurabrody - On Apr 05 - In Re*Do Staple Draping, Re*Make Mobility, Re*Making Artists, Re*Mode Wearables - With 0 Comment

And now…Paper Bags as Pattern Paper

This past week was difficult, and I don’t feel right about sharing some of the events without asking the folks involved first. So: I offer a repost instead. Why use paper bags as pattern paper? A. It’s [...] Read More

Dissection: Pattern Making Tools and Tips

By alaurabrody - On Feb 01 - In Re*Do Staple Draping, Re*Mode Wearables - With 0 Comment

Dissection: Pattern Making Tools and Tips

I love the spiked pattern wheel most of all.

Dissection: Truing it All Up

By alaurabrody - On Jan 25 - In Re*Do Staple Draping, Re*Mode Wearables - With 0 Comment

Dissection: Truing it All Up

Notches are like road signs to a pattern maker. They tell us where to stop and pay attention.

Dissection: Busts on Paper

By alaurabrody - On Dec 30 - In Re*Do Staple Draping, Re*Mode Wearables - With 1 Comment

Dissection: Busts on Paper

If you use someone's very expensive fabric scissors on paper, expect a screaming fit.

Dissection: Pattern Jargon

By alaurabrody - On Nov 17 - In Re*Do Staple Draping, Re*Mode Wearables - With 2 Comments

Dissection: Pattern Jargon

Unfortunately, it's kind of like Sherlock Holmes explaining his methods to Watson. It's obvious once you get the details. You will get it immediately, and then you'll think it's childsplay.

Dissecting: Paper Bag Patterns

By alaurabrody - On Oct 20 - In Re*Do Staple Draping, Re*Making Artists, Re*Mode Wearables - With 0 Comment

Dissecting: Paper Bag Patterns

My inspiration can't wait for me to drive to the store to get paper.

Dissecting Knitwear- Dismantling the Coverstitch

By alaurabrody - On Oct 05 - In Re*Do Staple Draping, Re*Mode Wearables - With 1 Comment

Dissecting Knitwear- Dismantling the Coverstitch

"Ideally, there's a single thread that you can pull to unchain everything at one fell swoop. In the real world it just doesn't work out that way."

Staple Draping classes for the City of Pasadena!

By alaurabrody - On Mar 01 - In Re*Do Staple Draping, Re*Making Artists, Re*Mode Wearables - With 1 Comment

Staple Draping classes for the City of Pasadena!

The staple draping classes have finally found a home! The City of Pasadena’s recreation department graciously offered me 2 staple draping class slots this spring. There’s 4 classes in each series. [...] Read More

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