Computer Patterning and Design Software for Sewing and Knitting and Other Textile Arts
Author: Susan Lazear
Susan Lazear is the owner of Cochenille Design Studio. She oversees the design and development of the software created by the company. She is also a Professor of Fashion at San Diego Mesa College, and she herself is a practitioner of textile arts, as she designs, sews, knits, etc. Susan is also an author of books and articles related to fashion, design and the textile arts.
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Currently at Cochenille, we have challenged our users to create a mixed media garment which involves some combination of fabric/yarn/embellishment, etc. So, I am going to share the design process for a garment that suits this type of challenge. Hopefully...Read More
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This online fabric shopping resource list in PDF is a compilation of lots of explorations over time. With the help of some of our Cochenille users, and Dottie Richey in particular, we have compiled a list to share. Many of...Read More