Need one on one time?
I offer private sessions for mending, alterations, pattern making, draping (both staple draping and the regular kind), DIY dress forms, and trouble shooting your craft/wearable art projects. Contact me and we'll set this up!
$100 per hour gets you my undivided attention and 30 years of experience in making just about anything fabric based. Also get in touch if you have a small group interested in classes! (Rates based on group size.)
November 7, 5-7 PM
(First Sunday of the month)
Online via Zoom. Contact me for details. Free.
Let's have a Stitch Therapy session to work out whatever frustrations of the day by stabbing fabric with pins, needles, or seam rippers.
Repairs, embroidery, taking things apart- it doesn't matter. Bring whatever you want to work on and we'll catch up!
From Sharon Owens:
Someone clever once said
Women were not allowed pockets
In case they carried leaflets
To spread sedition
Which means unrest
To you & me
A grandiose word
So ladies, start sewing
Made of pockets & sedition
2 intensive classes are in the works and I am excited to share them with you! These sessions will be a serious boost to your technical skills, can kick start your professional specialty craft/costume making/ pattern making/design careers, and will definitely make you see materials and garment construction differently. I guarantee it.
Get in touch to know more about:
Wearable Art Intensive: from 2D - 3D
Starting from an historical portrait, we'll go through the process of breaking down a design into its component shapes, discuss the pros and cons of different materials, and build a wearable, working version of the portrait with things you already have in your own house.
These skills are in real demand in the entertainment industry, in the live event and themed entertainment world, and in advertisement of all kinds. This course will give you a real boost up for a potential career in these fields and/or in creating your own art.
The World Is My Fabric
We'll start with dissection- of clothes, that is! Breaking down a piece of clothing into its parts is one of the best ways to learn how things are constructed. But it won't stop there. We'll cover seaming and construction techniques, create multiple patterns (including how to knock off patterns without taking clothes apart), sew and finish several pieces, learn patterning techniques to re-design knitwear, and design a brand new item.
All of this will be made from clothing and/or housewares you already have on hand. It's sustainable redesign at its core. You'll learn immensely valuable skills and even kick start a design or construction career!
Each course will take 3 months each, meeting online once a week for 3 hours, and following up on lab work and weekly progress through a dedicated Facebook group and via email. Each course will also be recorded, so if you can't make the live sessions, you can get the information on your own time.