Cochenille Design Studio
Garment Designer Nuno Felt Retreat

Garment Designer Nuno Felt Retreat

Garment Designer Nuno Felt Retreat

Garment Designer Nuno Felt Retreat will be Cochenille’s annual fall design workshop. The workshop involves designing a pattern in Garment Designer with the specific purpose of adding engineered Nuno felt sections to the end result. We are pleased to have as our guest, Italian Fashion Designer, Lisbeth Wahl. She will join us to share her knowledge of Nuno Felting.

lisbeth wahl demonstrating nuno felting

The goal of the workshop is to show Garment Designer users how they can push their projects to the fullest. We will combine our software created patterns with engineered felted highlights. Create your own wearable art. Don’t worry if you are new to Nuno Felt. Lisbeth is an amazing teacher and we are delighted to have her join us this year.

Please click on the following links to view and download the Retreat Brochure and Registration.

Retreat Brochure Fall 2016
Retreat Registration Fall 2016

To learn more about Lisbeth Wahl, please visit her website
www.lisbethwahl.com

We look forward to you joining us!

Garment Designer Software Workshop-New Mexico

Garment Designer Software Workshop-New Mexico

Garment Designer Software Workshop-New Mexico

Garment Designer Software Workshop-New Mexico! Next week, a group of Cochenille users will be spending concentrated time in this 100 year old Inn, in Cimarron, New Mexico. We take over the Inn, set up computers, and away we go with learning Garment Designer! Our focus this year includes learning how to measure clothing accurately, so we can reproduce the patterns we want in Garment Designer.

Garment Designer Software Workshop-New Mexico
Site of our workshop, Casa del Gavilan near Cimarron, New Mexico.

Students will learn more about their software, how to input measurements, choose styles, edit patterns, and simply enjoy a fun and relaxed learning environment.  It doesn’t get much better than that!

 

Casa del Gavilan

Garment Designer, Stitch Painter Software Down Under

Garment Designer, Stitch Painter Software Down Under

Regards from the land of down under!

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting with a group of women in Christchurch, New Zealand and walking through the paces with both Garment Designer and Stitch Painter software programs. We covered a lot in our four hours together including the functions of both programs as well as measuring one’s body measuring ready-to-wear to learn about the clothing we like, and general design.

Shona Shofield hosted the event (shona@feltandfibre.co.nz). You can see her in the center back row.

New Zealand Garment Designer and Stitch Painter software presentation
New Zealand ladies at the Cochenille Design Studio software presentation in Christchurch.

Garment Designer Software Workshop: In Process

Garment Designer Software Workshop: In Process

Garment Designer Software Workshop is in full swing! Here are some of the group, on Day 1… working.

Our audience had been asking for some hands-on creativity with sewing, so this
year, we are built a day of sewing into our Fall workshop retreat. The location
was in San Marcos, CA.

We used the store windows of Europe as our inspiration. Susan shared her
many inspirational images, and used them as our kickstart for designing garments with Garment Designer, and then sewing samples of the various techniques.

We focused on taking key measurements, analyzing garments in order to build patterns, and software basics.

Garment Designer pattern design software
Amy’s project (in front)
Garment Designer pattern drafting software
Anna, hard at work.
Winter Garment Designer Workshop

Winter Garment Designer Workshop

Winter Garment Designer Workshop

Winter Garment Designer Workshop will focus on using Garment Designer software. Whether you sew or knit, you will love how easy the software is to use. Push your creativity by learning how to think outside of the box. Or, if you don’t own the program, test-drive it to see if it suits your needs.

Susan Lazear is the owner of Cochenille Design Studio and the designer of Garment Designer’s software. She is a Professor of Fashion at San Diego Mesa College where she teaches various design, computer, and pattern making courses.

Susan is hosting this workshop in her home, and thus registration is limited to eight people. We will assist people in securing hotel reservations in the area, so please contact Melisa for information. If you would like a room-mate, she can help with that as well.

If you would like to join us please download the flier and registration form. We look forward to seeing you!

Cochenille Design Studio
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Encinitas, CA 92023

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