Webinar – Smarty Pants- Patterning Atypical Pants with Garment Designer

Webinar – Smarty Pants- Patterning Atypical Pants with Garment Designer

Webinar – Smarty Pants- Patterning Atypical Pants with Garment Designer

Saturday, April 25th, 4 p.m. Pacific Time
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 Design Studio, Susan Lazear, as your guide. Leggings without side seams, bohemian style-pants and other atypical bottom variations will be discussed. You will be inspired!

Webinars are 60 to 70 minute classes. They include:

  • A handout prior to the lecture
  • The online class with a full lecture and demonstration.
  • The ability to ask questions and get answers (Live webinar only)
  • A PDF copy of the PowerPoint after the class (for personal use only)
  • The ability to view a recording of the webinar for 72 hours after the webinar

If you have never attended a webinar before and would like more information on what is involved, please feel free to contact us.

*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.

Can’t make it to the scheduled time? No worries! Sign up and watch it later.

We will have the webinars 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 to review for three days after the webinar is hosted, and you will still receive the handouts. You will still receive all handouts.

Webinar – How Body Measurements Affect Your Pattern – NEW!!

Webinar – How Body Measurements Affect Your Pattern – NEW!!

How Body Measurements Affect Your Pattern – NEW!!

Saturday, April 18th, 10 a.m. Pacific Time

A little knowledge up front goes a long way to fit and great looking clothing. In this lecture/demonstration, you will learn how to take meaningful and accurate body measurements. Then, we will take it one step further to discuss which parts of a pattern (whether knit or sewn) are impacted by proper and improper measurements. You will gain a greater understanding of why some patterns work and others don’t, and you can apply your knowledge to correct patterns, based on your measurements before you even cut the fabric or cast on stitches.

Webinars are 60 to 70 minute classes. They include:

  • A handout prior to the lecture
  • The online class with a full lecture and demonstration.
  • The ability to ask questions and get answers (Live webinar only)
  • A PDF copy of the PowerPoint after the class (for personal use only)
  • The ability to view a recording of the webinar for 72 hours after the webinar

If you have never attended a webinar before and would like more information on what is involved, please feel free to contact us.

*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.

Can’t make it to the scheduled time? No worries! Sign up and watch it later.

We will have the webinars 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 to review for three days after the webinar is hosted, and you will still receive the handouts. You will still receive all handouts.

Webinar – Domino Design: Working Creatively with Fabrication and Styles

Webinar – Domino Design: Working Creatively with Fabrication and Styles

Webinar – Domino Design: Working Creatively with Fabrication and Styles

 

Domino Design is an approach to clothing design whereby fabric and pattern design are used in a manner that allows you to build garments that mix and match. Learn the basics of this approach as well as how to design coordinates. For knitting, sewing, or combinations. Garment Designer will be used to demonstrate the different ways of planning pieced garments, design process for proportions, coordinates, etc. The information is generic to using commercial patterns as well.

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 will be cancelled two days prior, so be sure to register early.

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

Can’t make it to the scheduled time? No worries! Sign up and watch it later.

We will have the webinars 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 to review for three days after the webinar is hosted, and you will still receive the handouts. You will still receive all handouts.

STITCHES SoCal 2019

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 Combining YarnCrafts with Fabric
Thursday, November 14th 2019 9 a.m – 12 p.m

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.

Moving into the Electronic Age: Designing Knits or SewnClothing on your Computer
Sunday, November 17th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 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.

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

We are thrilled to be able to attend other great STITCHES events in 2019. You can also find us at STITCHES Midwest 2019 and STITCHES Salt Lake 2019.

 

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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