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April 2016

Origins of Fabric

April 24, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Visions Art Museum, 2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
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$10

Origins of Fabric The Origins of Fabric, a lecture by Susan Lazear, Professor of Fashion, Mesa College

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May 2016

Textiles of Japan and History of Indigo

May 22, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Visions Art Museum, 2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
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$10

A lecture by Susan Lazear, Oner of Cochenille Design Studio and Professor of Fashion, Mesa College

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June 2016

Italy Food Retreat

June 14, 2016 - June 19, 2016
Verona, Italy, Verona, Verona Italy + Google Map
$875

Join Susan Lazear in Verona, Italy to discover incredbile food, wine, markets, and cuisine. If you are interested in exploring Italy in an intimate, get-involved way, then this is your opportunity! For five full days you will explore the region and experience life as a local. Enjoy wine, gastronomy, cooking and the art of northern Italian food. Experience tours outside of Verona, cooking demonstrations/classes, visit local businesses and historical/cultural sites. The maximum group size will be six people. These spots go quickly so please contact Melisa at your earliest convenience.…

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Italy Fashion Retreat 2016

June 20, 2016 - June 27, 2016
Verona, Italy, Verona, Verona Italy + Google Map
$1200

Susan Lazear has been going to Italy for the past nine years, and has developed a sense for the fashion and Italian lifestyle. She has also established contacts with various artists, shop owners, etc. This year, the retreat will be hosted in Verona, with one day-trip to either Venice or Milan (dependent upon the group’s interest). The Retreat begins at dinner time on June 20th (the day of arrival) and ends on June 27th. The maximum group size will be six people. These spots go quickly…

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August 2016

New Mexico Garment Designer Workshop Retreat

August 12, 2016 - August 16, 2016
Casa Del Gavilan, Cimarron, NM 87714 United States + Google Map
$325

New Mexico Garment Designer Workshop Retreat This year our Garment Designer Retreat in New Mexico is focusing on learning the art of measuring Ready-to-Wear and translating fashion to a Garment Designer pattern. Various other Garment Designer techniques will be covered as well. Optional Sante Fe Day (Aug 11th) $75 Cost: $325 (Early Bird Special of $300 if booked by May 31st) The dates will be: August 11th - Optional Santa Fe Day or Possible Drive through Artists Studios en route…

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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 + Google Map
$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 - April 23
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 - June 23
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 @ 10:00 am - September 24 @ 4:00 pm
Casa del Galvin, Cimarron, NM United States + Google Map

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 @ 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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