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November 2016

Garment Designer Nuno Felt Retreat

November 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am - November 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Susan’s Home San Marcos, CA 92078 United States
$250

Garment Designer Nuno Felt Retreat Garment Designer Nuno Felt Retreat will be Cochenille's annual fall design workshop. The workshop involves designing a pattern in Garment Designer with the specific purpose of adding engineered Nuno felt sections to the end result. We are pleased to have as our guest, Italian Fashion Designer, Lisbeth Wahl. She will join us to share her knowledge of Nuno Felting. The goal of the workshop is to show Garment Designer users how they can push their projects to the…

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April 2017

Spring Garment Designer Workshop

April 21, 2017 - April 23, 2017
San Marcos, CA San Marcos, CA 92078 United States + Google Map
$250

  We are pleased to announce our Spring workshop. Thank you to our audience for providing feedback! This year our workshop will take place April 21st to 23rd. This Garment Designer workshop will focus on projects related to creating coordinate garments i.e. designing pieces that can be worn together. We will also take a look at the Lagenlook, which translated into English means "layered look". The workshop will be two days of hands-on computer work with Garment Designer, and one…

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June 2017

Italy Food & Fashion Retreat 2017

June 14, 2017 - June 23, 2017
Verona, Italy Verona, Verona Italy + Google Map
$1600

We are trying something new this year; combining Fashion and Food into one retreat. The dates will be from June 14th (arrival day with dinner in evening), through June 22nd (depart on June 23rd). Most details of the agenda have been decided and will include cooking classes, visits to food and wine businesses, fashion visits to Venice, museums, knitting mill, and related, plus a workshop or two to get your creative juices rolling. We are holding the three apartments in center Verona now,…

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September 2017

Annual New Mexico Garment Designer Workshop

September 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - September 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Casa del Galvin, Cimarron, NM United States

Annual New Mexico Garment Designer Workshop September 22-24th, 2017 Cimarron, New Mexico Book by August 15th for the Early Bird Special of $250! We are continuing our tradition of truly retreating in an amazing location and spending focus time with Garment Designer. So, we return to Cimarron, New Mexico and the 100-year old inn we have grown to love. Our retreat this year will focus on borrowing fit and style details from existing favorite garments and then moving forward from…

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October 2017

Lecture & Workshop: Indigo & Shibori Dyeing techniques

October 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Salvation Army, El Sobrante, CA 4600 Appian Way, El Sobrante, California 94803, 4600 Appian Way
El Sobrante, California 94803 United States
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Lecture & Workshop: Indigo & Shibori Dyeing techniques Lecture & Workshop: Indigo & Shibori Dyeing techniques hosted by The Machine Knitters Guild of the San Francisco Bay Area and Cochenille Design Studio owner and designer, Susan Lazear. She will be sharing the inspiration that she found during her travels in Japan. In the morning there will be a lecture on Indigo. In the afternoon, there will be a workshop with indigo dying using some of the Japanese Shibori techniques that we saw in…

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November 2017

American Sewing Guild Inland Empire General Meeting With Susan Lazear

November 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altavita Village, 21233 Lemay Drive
Riverside, California 92518 United States
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American Sewing Guild Inland Empire General Meeting With Susan Lazear American Sewing Guild Inland Empire is hosting a general meeting with Susan Lazear as their guest. Susan, the owner and creator of Cochenille Design Studio, is also an avid textile artist, enthusiast and historian and will be giving a tour of fabrics including their history and usage. To Reserve a seat: Please email or send Name ___________________________ To: jmil1108@verizon.net Or Jayne Miller, 1108 E Pennsylvania, Redlands, CA 92374 Download the meeting…

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March 2018

Garment Designer Spring Retreat 2018

March 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Susan’s Home, San Marcos, CA 92078 United States

CANCELED Thank you for your interest. Please email us at info@cochenille.com to be put on our email list for when we reschedule this workshop!

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June 2018

2018 Italy Food and Fashion Retreat

June 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - June 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Verona, Italy Verona, Verona Italy
$1600

2018 Italy Fashion and Food Retreat As of May 2015, we still have room in this retreat! Contact us for more info! We are combining Fashion and Food for our 2018 Italy retreat. The dates will be from June 14th 2018 (arrival day with dinner in evening), through the morning June 23rd. It will be a great mixture of fashion, food and creativity. As many of you know, Susan has been going to Verona Italy for the past 12 years, and…

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November 2018

2018 Fall Garment Designer Workshop – Working With Knits

November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - November 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
San Marcos, CA, San Marcos, CA 92078 United States

2018 Fall Garment Designer Workshop Working With Knits San Marcos, CA This workshop has been postponed until Spring 2019, the date is TBD. If you would like to be put on our "interested" list, please contact info@cochenille.com. The goal of our Garment Designer Fall retreat this year will focus on working with the design of knits, either hand, machine, or commercial fabrics. How should one change the pattern? How does the fabric or yarn direct you? Learn more about adjusting…

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February 2019

Stitches West 2019

February 21 @ 9:00 am - February 24 @ 4:30 pm
Santa Clara Convention Center Hyatt Regency, 5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054 United States
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Stitches West 2019 in Santa Clara is one of the year must-go conventions. Last year we had such a great time that Cochenille will be returning to vend and host classes! Cochenille will be vending at Stitches West 2019 in Santa Clara, CA February 21-24th, Booth# 507. We will have show special pricing on our products and live demos.  Be sure to register for our classes as well as Susan Lazear, creator and owner or Cochenille, has a great class schedule lined…

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