Cochenille Design Studio
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.

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.

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

Webinar hosted in Pacific Time

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

LagenLook: Layered Fashions Using Garment Designer

LagenLook: Layered Fashions Using Garment Designer

LagenLook: Layered Fashions Using Garment Designer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lagenlook fashion has gained popularity worldwide for its versatility, comfort, and practicality. This webinar will explore the Lagenlook style 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.

Plan and pattern your next wardrobe with this fun and flattering layered style. To view some inspiration, take a look at our Lagenlook Pinterest board.

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.

We listened to your feedback and for this month 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 for three days after the webinar is hosted. You must sign up prior to the scheduled date.

Cochenille New Mexico Retreat 2019

Cochenille New Mexico Retreat 2019

Cimarron, New Mexico

August 8th – 11th

We are continuing our tradition of truly retreating in an amazing location and spending focus time with Garment Designer. So, we return to Cimarron, New Mexico and the a 100-year old inn we have grown to love.

The goal of our retreat this year will focus on working with the mixing of fabrication; your choice of yarn arts (knit, crochet, handweaving) with commercial fabrics. The result will be a completely unique result that can be classified as wearable art. Using Garment Designer, you will learn tricks and techniques in designing spliced garments, how to combine different mediums, judging fabrication, and other ‘need to know’ techniques. We encourage you to bring some fabrics and yarns (samples are fine) to use in the development of clothing. You should be able to design two or three complete garments.

Embellishment and trim techniques will also be discussed, and participants are welcome to bring their ideas to share as well.

Please download the flyer & registration form below to view more information on what we have planned, costs, and room information.

New Mexico Retreat  2019 Flyer & Registration Form

Please view the rooms available at the Casa del Gavilan Inn, rooms costs are not included in the price of registration.

The only rooms currently available are in the Guest House Suite. The two rooms of this suite adjoin through a bathroom with a bathtub and shower. The Miranda room has one queen bed while the Maxwell room has two single beds. If you are interested in sharing a room, please let us know! We can try to coordinate with another interested party.

Please see the room and rates at the link below.

https://casadelgavilan.com/rooms

To send in payment and reserve your spot for this retreat, please check out on our web store by using the following link:

https://shop.cochenille.com/products/new-mexico-retreat-2019

Optional Santa Fe Day (August 7th)- Cancelled

Besides the workshop days, there is an optional day of exploring fiber and art areas of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visits to include the following (please indicate your interests)

•Visits to Santa Fe Weaving Gallery (wearable art)

• Santa Fe International Folk Art Museum• Georgia O’Keefe Museum

• Back-Stage Tour of the Santa Fe Opera• Artist Studio

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