Have you ever wanted to understand what the different fabrics available are, how they sew, what they're used for? In a fashion design program, learning about textiles is an important component toward a degree, often costing thousands of dollars.
So we are condensing that knowledge into a two-day workshop to provide you with a fast course on fashion textiles. One day will be dedicated to woven fabrics and one day dedicated to stretch fabrics. You can choose to take one or both workshops.
Selecting the proper fabric and pattern for the garment you want to make
Using the correct thread, needles, and stitch length
Choosing the correct machine feet or serger stitch
Grainlines, bias, and drape.
and much more!
The whole workshop will be two sessions of 6 hours, during which you will be making your own fabric sample book that you can annotate and use as a fabric bible for all your projects and future workshops.
The woven textiles workshop will be taught by Jo-Anne Coleman. Ms Coleman has been teaching sewing and custom dressmaking for 30 years. She has experience in fashion design, tailoring, and couture sewing. Ms. Coleman ran Creative Styling -- a fabric boutique in the trendy village of Westport, ON for 15 years, where some of the best luxury fabrics were available to every-day sewers for high-end fashion.
The stretch textiles workshop will be taught by Susan Trott, owner and designer at TaggerWear Inc., which is a small, Ottawa-based, athletic wear manufacturing company. Ms Trott has 16 years experience working with all kinds of stretch fabric, for costuming, athletic garments, casual garments, and aquatic sports. Stretch garment construction involves different sewing techniques, and often different machines.
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