Cochenille Design Studio

Stitches West 2019

Stitches West 2019 in Santa Clara is one of the year must-go conventions. Last year we had such a great time that Cochenille will be returning to vend and host classes!

Cochenille will be vending at Stitches West 2019 in Santa Clara, CA February 21-24th, Booth# 507. 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 2019. If you are attending the show, don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy one of her classes. These classes are being hosted in-person at the Stitch West 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 West Teacher Page.

Combining Fabrics with Knit and Crochet 

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Thursday 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 
Learn how to combine a fabric with yarn to create a mixed-media project. This hands-on class will teach you how to measure and create a square-armhole-style garment. Bring fleece, wool, or other fabric of similar weight. We will plan knit or crochet sleeves and a collar or scarf to complete it. Students will measure each other, draft their pattern, then combine yarn and stitch pattern (knit or crochet) to coordinate with the fabric. Various design concepts and combination techniques will be discussed in class.

The Creative Process: From Inspiration to Planned Garment

Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
This workshop will take you through the creative process, from storyboarding ideas to developing a plan for a group of garments that work with your figure and your sense of style. No art background necessary! Learn how to ideate and create. You will develop an inspiration board of ideas, and then move on to plan the fabrication (knit, crocheted, or sewn), color story, styles, and fabrics/swatches for a group of garments. This is the process typically used to design a line of clothing.

It is all about Me!

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Through a series of exercises and activities Susan will help you determine what styles and which knit or crochet fabrics work with your figure, face, and lifestyle. Working through this process in a classroom filled with other real bodies is empowering. You’ll see beyond measurements, to proportion, and discover the magic of garment shape and line. We’ll explore a variety of topics that will help you make better design decisions and allow you to actually wear the garments you knit or crochet!
Stitch Painter: Symbols, Texture, & Pattern Panels

Stitch Painter: Symbols, Texture, & Pattern Panels

Stitch Painter: Symbols, Texture, & Pattern Panels

In this webinar, you will learn how to work with some of the specialty panels of Stitch Painter. Build your own symbols and use them in design, use the Textures panel to create the illusion of tweed yarns, or multi-colored prints, and explore the new Patterns panel for creative applications. The focus will be on symbol design as it pertains to knitting, crochet, stitchery, and other uses.

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.

Webinars  will be available to review for attendees who sign up prior to the scheduled webinar but are unable to attend at that time. The video will be completely unedited, directly from the webinar meeting. It will be available for three days after the webinar is hosted. You must sign up prior to the scheduled date.

2018 Fall Garment Designer Workshop – Working With Knits

2018 Fall Garment Designer Workshop

Working With Knits

San Marcos, CA

This workshop has been postponed until Spring 2019, the date is TBD. If you would like to be put on our “interested” list, please contact info@cochenille.com.

The goal of our Garment Designer Fall retreat this year will focus on working with the design of knits, either hand, machine, or commercial fabrics. How should one change the pattern? How does the fabric or yarn direct you? Learn more about adjusting patterns, as well as knitting and sewing techniques specific to garments and knits.

We will also be taking a day to explore some design inspiration and shopping in San Diego. Spots will be limited so that we can have a small class, so be sure to register early!

Download the .PDF brochure and registration form for more details by clicking on the link below:

GD SM Fall Workshop 18

You can purchase this workshop on our website:

https://shop.cochenille.com/products/fall-workshop-2018

If you have any questions, have trouble downloading or editing the form, please email stephanie@cochenille.com

Garment Designer: Knit Specific Functions

Garment Designer: Knit Specific Functions

Garment Designer: Knit Specific Functions

In the Garment Designer: Knit Specific Functions webinar Susan will be covering all things related to working with knitwear design: The design process, ease and fit with knits, generating output for knits, calculating yarn, reading the shaping instructions and more. If you are using Garment Designer to knit, this webinar will be of great value to you.

If you are interested in designing knitwear, please check out of Fall Garment Designer Knit Workshop in November.

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.

Moving from Garment Designer to Stitch Painter

Moving from Garment Designer to Stitch Painter

Moving from Garment Designer to Stitch Painter

Moving from Garment Designer to Stitch Painter webinar will show you how to create styles in Garment Designer and move them into Stitch Painter for stitch design work. Various techniques will be covered including top-down work, engineered designs, etc.

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.

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