Cochenille Design Studio

2018 Italy Food and Fashion Retreat

2018 Italy Fashion and Food Retreat

As of May 2015, we still have room in this retreat! Contact us for more info!

We are combining Fashion and Food for our 2018 Italy retreat.

The dates will be from June 14th 2018 (arrival day with dinner in evening), through the morning June 23rd. It will be a great mixture of fashion, food and creativity.

As many of you know, Susan has been going to Verona Italy for the past 12
years, and has established a wonderful network of friends and businesses
related to fashion and food.
How would you like…

To learn how to make pasta from Nonna, the grandmother of the family who
owns a knitting mill we visit?

Travel to Milan to walk the Fashion District and each lunch at the Armani
Café?

Take a cooking class from the owner of a restaurant in the Lugana wine
region, and then after eating the lunch on his outdoor patio, learn create a
felted scarf under the guidance of a world-renown felter?

Visit a weaving establishment in Venice, where they still weave on
traditional Jacquard looms and you can watch the boats go by on the Grand
Canal.

Visit local fabric and yarn stores, and meet local Artisans.

Sit on Roman stones in an arena, from 4th century AD, as you watch the
world-famous opera production of Carmen.

This, and so much more… in our 2018 Food and Fashion Retreat in Italy.

The maximum group size will be seven people, so reserve your spot soon. A deposit of $500 is required to hold your place.

We hold a group of apartments in a Medieval building, in the center core
of Verona, and we must release those not needed by the end of this week.
Although we can still take participants after this week, housing will become
scattered around the city after we release the apartments, so if you are
interested and want the convenience of staying with the group in a central
location, please contact us by Friday, March 2nd, 2018. After that time, we will assist with
housing the best we can, using hotels and bed and breakfasts, or you can
secure your own space.

To learn more about our Italy Food Retreat and view the tentative schedule, please view the flier below:

Italy Retreat 2018

Download the registration form below:

Reservation-Form-Retreat 18

Webinar – LagenLook: Layered Fashions Using Garment Designer

Webinar – LagenLook: Layered Fashions Using Garment Designer

LagenLook: Layered Fashions Using Garment Designer

Lagenlook fashion has gained popularity worldwide for its versatility, comfort, and practicality. For our newest webinar we will be exploring the Lagenlook and how to best use Garment Designer patterning software to create layered looks.

This webinar will go over which type of layers work best, which garment components are ideal, Lagenlook styles to try for your body shape and most importantly how to make Lagenlook patterns on Garment Designer. The asymmetric elements, varying hemlines and unique style makes this look perfect for learning how to think out of the box and use different techniques on Garment Designer.

Copying a Favorite Garment

Copying a Favorite Garment

Copying a Favorite Garment

Copying a Favorite Garment webinar will show you how Garment Designer excels at allowing you to copy your favorite clothing. In this webinar, Susan will show you how to take a favorite garment, determine key measurements and then build it in Garment Designer. Discussion of fit, measurements and Garment Designer operations will be covered.

Copying a Favorite Garment webinar will show you the skills you need to turn that favorite outfit you have into your own 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. This is a live class and cannot be viewed later if purchased.

Webinars need a minimum of three participants to host. If we do not meet this minimum the webinar will be cancelled two days prior, so be sure to register early.

After registration, we will contact you with the meeting information.

Webinar hosted Pacific Time.

Creativ Festival

Creativ Festival

Since 1988, Creativ Festival is Canada’s largest DIY consumer show dedicated to the creative arts of sewing, knitting, beading, spinning, weaving, felting, quilting, crocheting, stitching, scrapbooking, crafting and other fibre, textile, needle and paper arts. 

Cochenille will be at booth #121, stop by for a chat!

Susan will be hosting the following seminars:

CHANGE IT UP! Learn how to use a favorite pattern as an anchor piece and change it up to create variations on a theme. Change the neckline, add a style feature, fashion it up or down. In the end, you have multiple patterns, each one a bit different, and all should become staples in your wardrobe. Students will work on some basic ideas presented in class to develop a mini collection of ideas to take home and execute.

1.5 Hour Seminar | Thurs 1:00 – 2:30 (Aviation C1)

PATTERN SOFTWARE … IS IT FOR YOU? Tired of all the pattern alterations? Maybe it is time to consider letting the computer aid you in obtaining patterns that are better suited to your proportions. This class will focus on a discussion of considerations one should make when working with software; what measurements are important, trouble fit areas, the use of master patterns, pattern editing for fit and creativity, etc. Learn how just possibly, computer software can be your ally. Garment Designer for Windows/ Mac will be used as the demonstration tool, but the same thought processes are necessary for other programs 1.5 Hour Seminar | Fri 9:00 – 10:30 (Aviation C1)

THE ASIAN AESTHETIC: CREATIVITY WITH SIMPLE SHAPES Japanese fashion designers have reinvented simple and traditional garment shapes for years. This lecture will inspire you with their creativity, and a discussion of how to go beyond the rectangle when building unique and fashionable garments. This class is suitable for pattern development for many textile arts. 1.5 Hour Seminar | Fri 1:00 – 2:30 (Aviation C1)

KNOCK-OFFS AND ADAPTATIONS The process of ‘knocking off’ and/or adapting a garment is really not that difficult. Susan will show you how to analyze photos, pictures and even actual garments to determine how one creates them, either by modifying existing patterns, or by creating your own with pattern design software. Learn how to analyze your fit preferences, determine the design details and translate these to a paper pattern. You will be amazed at how easy the process can be. Demonstration will be with paper patterns and Garment Designer software. For non-computer and computer people. 1.5 Hour Seminar | Sat 3:00 – 4:30 (Aviation C1)

For more info:

http://www.csnf.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/CFF17-brochure-web.pdf

From Fashion Windows to Actual Garments #1

From Fashion Windows to Actual Garments #1

From Fashion Windows to Actual Garments #1

From Fashion Windows to Actual Garments #1 webinar will walk through the process of interpreting fashions you see in store windows, online or elsewhere and building the pattern in Garment Designer. A series of different garments will be shown and used in this workshop. You will learn how to interpret and how to creatively use your software.

Learn some great Garment Designer tips and turn your window shopping experience into and actual garment! A series of different garments will be shown and used in this workshop. You will learn how to interpret and how to creatively use your software.

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. This is a live class and cannot be viewed later if purchased.

Webinars need a minimum of three participants to host. If we do not meet this minimum the webinar will be cancelled two days prior, so be sure to register early.

After registration, we will contact you with the meeting information.

Webinar hosted in Pacific Time

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