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Stitches West 2018

February 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Stitches West 2018

Stitches West 2018 in Santa Clara is a show not to be missed. This year Cochenille will be vending as well as hosting classes!

Cochenille will be vending at Stitches West 2018 in Santa Clara, CA February 23-25th at Booth #408 and we will also be hosting classes! Shop our show specials and register for our classes!

In addition to being the owner and Creative Director of Cochenille Design Studio, Susan Lazear is a Professor of Fashion at Mesa College in San Diego where she teachers various fashion courses including Textiles, Patternmaking, Textile Design, Clothing Construction and Fashion History. Susan designs wearable art, mixed media clothing (e.g. sewing and knitting) and is a computer graphic artist.

She has taught fashion and design workshops around the world and now she will be teaching at Stitches West 2018. If you are attending the show, don’t miss this oppurtunity to enjoy one of her classes.

Combining Knits with Fabrics 

Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn how to combine a fabric with yarn to create a mixed media project. This hands-on class will teach you how to measure and create a square-armhole style garment out of a fleece, wool,or other fabric, and plan knit sleeves and a collar or scarf to go with it. Students will measure each other, draft a pattern, then plan the use of yarn and stitch pattern to coordinate with the fabric. If you bring he fabric, you can use your lunch hour to find the perfect yarn in the market place. Various design concepts and combination techniques will be discussed in the class.

Think Proportional…for Garment Design 

Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This class focuses on a design philosophy which will teach you to look at garments and translate them to your own proportions. Learn to analyze and translate what you see in knitting patterns, fashion magazines, and online to your personal shape and proportions. Students will measure each other and work with a pattern (provided) to understand logical changes. Then knitters, sewers, weavers and multi-crafters can adapt the process and garments that work with their proportions.


Cross-pollinating Techniques

Sunday, February 25th, 2018 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Expand your knitting repertoire by borrowing from the sewing world. Learn how to knit pin tucks, hung hems, various bindings/edgings, casings, zipper ideas, embellishments, etc. Make your knitting unique, learn how to combine and apply these techniques. Soon you’ll be adding unique details to all your knit projects.

To view more details & register for classes go to: http://www.knittinguniverse.com/teacher/teacher_details/view/86/8370/Susan_Lazear/

Can’t make it to Stitches West to attend a class? See our webstore for a list of our downloadable webinars and live webinars

We hope to see you there!

The Cochenille Team







February 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am
February 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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Santa Clara Convention Center Hyatt Regency
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054 United States
(408) 748-7000


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