Creativity with a Pieced-Fabric Approach to Garment Design

If you follow fashion, you will see that one of the current trends is clothing created using multiple fabrics. Here at Cochenille, we find this incredibly exciting, as it offers all forms of creativity, from choosing the fabrics, to planning...Read More

Mixed Media Garment with Handwoven Cloth

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
Blackbird Fabric Showing Scale

Shopping for Fabric Online? Here are Some Tips!

Are you interested in learning some tips for shopping for fabric online? Recently, and particularly because of the pandemic, shopping for fabric online is the new 'norm' in this crazy world. Below we share a list of things to consider...Read More
Found Object Printing

Creativity at your Fingertips During the Pandemic with Found Object Printing and Garment Designer

One of my favorite textile arts is surface design. I adore anything to do with fabric, but creating my own fabric has to top my list of having fun. This past weekend I was prepping to teach a class at...Read More