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September 2019

Machine Knitters Guild of the San Francisco Bay Area

September 14, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Montclair Presbyterian Church, 5701 Thornhill Drive
Oakland, california 94611
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Machine Knitters Guild of the San Francisco Bay Area Susan Lazear, owner of Cochenille Design Studio, will be sharing her tips and techniques with Guild members during the first session of the new Program Year. Susan will be teaching sewing techniques for combining yarn crafts with fabric. Why not add mixed-media techniques to your creative repertoire? Learn to combine knit or crochet with commercial fabrics!

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October 2019

STITCHES Salt Lake 2019

October 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S W Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 United States
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Cochenille at Stitches Salt Lake 2019 Save the Date!   Cochenille will be vending at STITCHES Salt Lake City, Utah October 2nd - 5th 2019. You can find at Booth # 405 This is the first STITCHES show to be hosted in Salt Lake and it will be a little different from the rest of the STITCHES events, as they are expanding the show to appeal to a multitude of crafters. STITCHES Salt Lake will have stimulating classes and shopping for ALL— knitters,…

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November 2019

2019 Fall Garment Designer Workshop – Dress it Up!

November 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - November 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
San Marcos, CA San Marcos, CA 92078 United States

2019 Fall Garment Designer Workshop Cochenille Design Studio is planning our annual Fall Workshop. Save the date for November 1st to 3rd San Marcos, California! If you are interested in this workshop please contact us at info@cochenille.com to have your name added to our interested list. You will receive updates and details pertaining to this workshop. The goal of our Garment Designer Fall retreat this year will focus on creating a simple pattern of your choice and dressing it up. For this workshop…

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November 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - November 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States

STITCHES SoCal 2019 SAVE THE DATE! Cochenille Design Studio will be vending and hosting classes at STITCHES November 14-17, 2019, Pasadena, CA. Cochenille will be hosting live demonstrations in the booth and we will have an array of show specials. Come visit and try the software out for yourself! Susan Lazear will be hosting two of her popular classes, please view the tentative schedule below. We will have more details, such as times, in the near future. Sewing Techniques for…

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February 2020

Stitches West 2020

February 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Clara Convention Center Hyatt Regency, 5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054 United States
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Stitches West 2020 We are pleased to announce that Cochenille will be returning to Santa Clara for STITCHES West 2020 for another weekend full of excitement (and shopping!) Cochenille will be vending at STITCHES West 2020 in Santa Clara, CA February 20th -23rd, Booth# 308. 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 of Cochenille, has a great class schedule lined up for…

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Sewing & Stitchery Expo 2020

February 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Avenue SW
Puyallup, WA 98371 United States
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Sewing & Stitchery Expo 2020 Save the Date for February 27 – March 1, 2020, Cochenille Design Studio and Susan Lazear will be coming to Puyallup, Washington to offer show specials, demonstrations and classes! Please come back to this event page for updates on where you can find us at the show and the schedule for Susan's fun and informative classes. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@cochenille.com    

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September 2020

Stitches At Home Class

September 5, 2020 - September 13, 2020

Don’t we all want to make our garments uniquely ours? That’s the essence of design, and you don’t have to have super powers to do it. You just need to learn basic skills and insights that allow you to see what it is that designers do. It’s a process that you can learn. Susan will walk you through a series of exercises that allow you to enhance the design awareness and skills that you already have (whether you realize it…

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October 2021

Garment Designer Retreat in New Mexico 2021

October 3, 2021 - October 7, 2021
Casa Del Gavilan, Cimarron, NM 87714 United States + Google Map

Cochenille New Mexico Retreat 2021 Cimarron, New Mexico October 3-7, 2021 Get the most out of your Garment Designer software at our Garment Designer Retreat in New Mexico and enjoy learning in a new environment. It is a fantastic experience, often repeated by attendees. 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 a 100-year old inn we have grown to…

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August 2023

New Mexico Garment Designer Workshop/Retreat

August 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - August 27, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Casa Del Gavilan Cimarron, NM 87714 United States + Google Map

August 23, 2023 - August 27th, 2023 Cimarron, New Mexico Currently, this workshop is full. Email us to be put on a pre-notify list for 2024. We are continuing our tradition of truly retreating in an amazing location and spending focused time with Garment Designer. So, we return to Cimarron, New Mexico and the 100-year-old inn we have grown to love. The goal of our retreat this year will focus on working with Garment Designer and the creation of patterns…

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October 2023

Design Retreat in Verona, Italy

October 11, 2023 @ 8:00 am - October 20, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Verona, Italy Verona, Verona Italy + Google Map

Italy Fashion, Craft, and Food Retreat Verona, Italy October 11-20, 2023 We have one remaining opening on this Retreat! Susan has been going to Verona since 2007 and has developed a sense for Italian fashion, food, and lifestyle. In fact, she has recently purchased a second home there and will host events at her apartment. Susan has established contacts with various artists, designers, stores, museums, and food-related businesses. This year, our 2023 retreat, centered in Verona, will include day-trips to…

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