Working with the Extras Menu

Working with the Extras Menu

Working with the Extras Menu

Increase your knowledge of Garment Designer to add style, functionality or advance your pattern skills. Learn how to apply Collars, Cuffs, Pockets, Edgings and Generic Shapes to your 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.

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.

Variations on a Theme

Variations on a Theme

 

Just as music has variations to a theme, so can we, using Garment Designer. In this webinar, you will learn how to take one pattern and apply different variations to it to create multiple looks. This is an ideal approach for anyone who has a garment they love, and want more mileage from. The inspiration garment for this webinar comes from Italy.

Webinars are 60 to 70 minute classes, to include lecture, Q & A with software designer and professor of fashion Susan Lazear and a PDF handout from the class for personal use. If you have never attended a webinar before and would like more information on what is involved, please feel free to contact us.

Can’t make it to the scheduled time? We will have a webinar video 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.

***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.

If you’d like to take a class with Susan in-person, she will be
teaching classes at STITCHES Salt Lake and STITCHES SoCal. Please see our events page for more information.

 

The Cochenille Lyon, France Fashion and Design Retreat

The Cochenille Lyon, France Fashion and Design Retreat

This year we have a unique opportunity as we have partnered with a French company called Label Graine to offer a workshop at their location in Valsonne, France, near Lyon. This company digitally prints fabrics and has recently redesigned a portion of their space to suit workshops for designers, students, or others who want to involve digital printing in their creative life. Our retreat will combine four days exploring Lyon for its silk history, fashion, art, and of course, its food. As the culinary capital of France, you will love the food as well as the wine.

Please download the required registration form and brochure from the link below:

Lyon 2019 Registration Form and Flyer

To send in a deposit to hold your spot on this retreat, please go to:

https://shop.cochenille.com/products/lyon-deposit

To send in the remaining balance for this retreat, please go to: https://shop.cochenille.com/products/lyon-final-balance

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!
Variations on a Theme

Variations on a Theme

Variations on a Theme

Just as music has variations to a theme, so can we, using Garment Designer. In this webinar, you will learn how to take one pattern and apply different variations to it to create multiple looks. This is an ideal approach for anyone who has a garment they love, and want more mileage from. The inspiration garment for this webinar comes from Italy.

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.

 

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