Cochenille Design Studio

Convergence 2020

Handweavers Guild of America – Convergence 2020

Cochenille Design Studio will be vending and hosting classes at Convergence 2020

Save the Date! This international fiber art experience will take place in Knoxville, Tennessee July 24 – 27, 2020.

Susan Lazear, owner of Cochenille Design Studio, will be teaching, “Prototyping Garments and Measurements and Patterns”

Please check back to this page, more information about Convergence® Knoxville 2020 and our classes will be available in the future.

 

Sewing & Stitchery Expo 2020

Sewing & Stitchery Expo 2020

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

 

 

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 or Cochenille, has a great class schedule lined up for the whole weekend.

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 2020. You can view her STITCHES West class schedule below:

Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

1426 Easy This hands-on class is designed for people who want a refresher on the use of Garment Designer and Stitch Painter software or for those who want to test drive to determine if computer design may work for them.

In the morning we will walk through the use of Garment Designer to show you how to create patterns for sweaters — bottom-up, sideways, top-down — in any gauge or stitch pattern. Sewists will add hems, facings, and seams to their designs.

Learn how to tweak patterns for fashion, style, or fit.

In the afternoon, we will move to Stitch Painter, a grid-based software program (perfect for knitting, crochet, beading, etc), where you will learn how to design colored charts on a grid, using repeat modes, pre-determined palettes, etc. We will explore some of the more advanced features such as designing with symbols, importing a photograph, building motif libraries, etc.

If you are test driving, you must pre-arrange a digital download through Cochenille.com, Please email info@cochenulle.com. You will be able to use the software for the day; Windows or Macintosh compatible.

Saturday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Why not add mixed-media techniques to your creative repertoire? Learn to combine knit or crochet with commercial fabrics. Using hand-techniques, you will make samples that can be used along with your knit and crochet swatches in a garment or accessory.We will sample joining techniques, cut-and-sew our knits, add edgings, finishings, etc. and discuss knitting and crochet techniques for finishing your designs beautifully. Mixed Media is simple when you have the right techniques!Note: Basic sewing skills required. Susan will also discuss machine sewing techniques, so bring your own machine if you’d like to try them in class.

2019 Fall Garment Designer Workshop – Dress it Up!

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 we will be keeping the garment style simple so we can explore the use of extra details such as pockets, collars, bands etc. to create a design that is unique to you.

Software creator and Professor of Fashion, Susan Lazear, will be pulling inspiration from current fashions and trends to help guide you as you use Garment Designer to create a new custom garment.

We will also be taking a day to explore some design inspiration and shopping around San Diego.

Warmest Regards!

-Cochenille Team

info@cochenille.com
www.cochenille.com
(858) 259-1698
Mon-Thu 12 p.m – 5 p.m. PT

STITCHES Salt Lake 2019

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, crocheters, weavers, AND sewers, quilters, and others interested in all things yarn AND fabric. This is going to be an exciting show for Cochenille, as many of our users are multi-crafters.

We will be hosting classes and have special show pricing available on software, design aids, and webinars and more!

Susan Lazear has taught fashion and design workshops around the world and now she will be teaching at STITCHES Salt Lake 2019. If you are attending the show, don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy one of her 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 teaches 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.

These classes are being hosted in-person at the STITCHES Salt Lake 2019 Convention so if you are in the area we’d love for you to join us!

For more information on Susan’s classes you can go to her STITCHES Salt Lake Teacher Page.

 


Moving into the Electronic Age: Designing Knits or Sewn Clothing on your Computer
Wednesday October 2nd 2019 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Wednesday 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 

This hands-on class is designed for people who want a refresher on the use of Garment Designer and Stitch Painter software or for those who want to test drive to determine if computer design may work for them.

In the morning we will walk through the use of Garment Designer to show you how to create patterns for sweaters — bottom-up, sideways, top-down — in any gauge or stitch pattern. Sewists will add hems, facings, and seams to their designs. Learn how to tweak patterns for fashion, style, or fit.

In the afternoon, we will move to Stitch Painter, a grid-based software program (perfect for knitting, crochet, beading, etc), where you will learn how to design colored charts on a grid, using repeat modes, pre-determined palettes, etc. We will explore some of the more advanced features such as designing with symbols, importing a photograph, building motif libraries, etc.

You will be able to use the software for the day; Windows or Macintosh compatible. If you are test driving the software, you can email stephanie@cochenille.com to pre-arrange a digital download which she will send out two weeks prior to the scheduled class.

Sewing Techniques for Combining Yarn Crafts with Fabric
Saturday, October 5th 2019 at 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Why not add mixed-media techniques to your creative repertoire? Learn to combine knit or crochet with commercial fabrics. Using sewing machines, sergers, and hand-techniques, students will make samples that can be used along with your knit and crochet swatches in a garment or accessory.

We will sample joining techniques, cut-and-sew our knits, add edgings, finishings, etc. and discuss knitting and crochet techniques for finishing your designs beautifully. Mixed Media is simple when you have the right techniques!

Note: Basic sewing skills and comfort with a sewing machine required. Machines will be provided for use in class.


Please email us at info@cochenille.com if you have any questions.

We hope to see you at this exciting NEW show in Salt Lake!

Cochenille Team

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