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.

Using Symmetry in Garment Designer

Using Symmetry in Garment Designer

Using Symmetry in Garment Designer

Using Symmetry in Garment Designer is for all Garment Designer skill levels.

The Symmetry function in Garment Designer is a powerful feature to use when designing in Garment Designer. Susan will help you understand how to use symmetry effectively and creatively so that you can get the most out of this feature.

Susan Lazeae will be designing several Garments using asymmetry, such as criss-cross tops, you will be shown how to use the give/take symmetry feature to improve your fit and more!

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.

Holiday Sewing Time

It’s that time of year!

Make your family stockings using Garment Designer’s Holiday Collection Add-on, or the Stand-alone version of the software.

Time to think about making some new holiday decorations. Did you know that we here at Cochenille have a Holiday plug-in to Garment Designer? It is also available as a stand-alone program, meaning you do not need to own Garment Designer to run it. There are stockings (for people and animals), a bottle bag, various carriers for food, a tree skirt, and more.

I recently made holiday stockings for my son and his family. I chose the Stiletto shoe style for my daughter-in-law, an elf one for my granddaughter, and a standard stocking style for my son. I chose to use lightweight interior fabrics, in a somewhat darkened holiday palette.

Here you can see the stiletto pattern in Garment Designer.

The Stiletto pattern for a holiday stocking.

And here are the pattern pieces for all of the stockings. I spliced some of the patterns to allow me to have more fabrications involved.

My assortment of pattern pieces for holiday stockings using Garment Designer software.

These next few images will show you how I mixed and matched the fabrics within a given stocking.

The elf-style stocking, this one for my granddaughter.
Garment Designer’s Standard stocking, and look how you can dress it up!
The base of the stiletto stocking.

Then… on to the trims!

Lots of options for trims.

And I cut letters out of craft felt for the names.

Customizing the stockings with names.

Now… they hang every Christmas and My granddaughter can’t wait to see what’s in hers on Christmas morning.

Hanging in place, every year now.

and if you like, there are options for your dog or cat… Here is the Bone stocking pattern.

Make a stocking for the doggie in your world.

View our Holiday Collection video here: https://youtu.be/rmwZnaqMAqk

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: Working with the Extras Menu

Garment Designer: Working with the Extras Menu

Working with the Extras Menu

Friday, October 21st at 3 p.m. PDT

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. In Addition we will explore unique ways of using the symmetry function.

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