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August 2019

Cochenille New Mexico Retreat 2019

August 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - August 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Casa Del Gavilan, Cimarron, NM 87714 United States + Google Map

Cochenille New Mexico Retreat 2019 Cimarron, New Mexico August 8th - 11th 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 love. The goal of our retreat this year will focus on working with the mixing of fabrication; your choice of yarn arts (knit, crochet, handweaving) with commercial fabrics. The result will be…

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Variations on a Theme

August 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
GoToMeeting, CA United States

  Just as music has variations to a theme, so can we, using Garment Designer. In this webinar, you will learn how to take one pattern and apply different variations to it to create multiple looks. This is an ideal approach for anyone who has a garment they love, and want more mileage from. The inspiration garment for this webinar comes from Italy. Webinars are 60 to 70 minute classes, to include lecture, Q & A with software designer and professor…

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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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Working with the Extras Menu

September 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States

Working with the Extras Menu Increase your knowledge of Garment Designer to add style, functionality or advance your pattern skills. Learn how to apply Collars, Cuffs, Pockets, Edgings and Generic Shapes to your patterns. For those who have not yet attended, a webinar is a 60 to 70 minute online class to include Lecture, Question & Answer and PDF Handouts for personal use. Webinars need a minimum of three participants to host. If we do not meet this minimum the webinar…

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Smarty Pants – Patterning Atypical Pants with Garment Designer

September 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Smarty Pants - Patterning Atypical Pants with Garment Designer In this Webinar Susan will show you how to think outside of the box while patterning non-traditional pants in Garment Designer. Learn new and creative ways to achieve "funky" styles when patterning in Garment Designer with Professor of Fashion Design and owner of Cochenille, Susan Lazear, as your guide. Leggings without side seams, bohemian style pants and other atypical bottom variations will be discussed. For those who have not yet attended, a webinar…

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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 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 @ 8:00 am - February 23 @ 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 @ 8:00 am - March 1 @ 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    

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