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.

Working with the Extras Menu in Garment Designer

Working with the Extras Menu in Garment Designer

Working with the Extras Menu in Garment Designer

Working with the Extras Menu in Garment Designer can add so much to your patterning experience.

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. 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

Stitches West 2018

Stitches West 2018

Stitches West 2018

Stitches West 2018 in Santa Clara is a show not to be missed. This year Cochenille will be vending as well as hosting classes!

Cochenille will be vending at Stitches West 2018 in Santa Clara, CA February 23-25th at Booth #408 and we will also be hosting classes! Shop our show specials and register for our 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 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 2018. If you are attending the show, don’t miss this oppurtunity to enjoy one of her classes.

Combining Knits with Fabrics 

Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm – 5:00 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 out of a fleece, wool,or other fabric, and plan knit sleeves and a collar or scarf to go with it. Students will measure each other, draft a pattern, then plan the use of yarn and stitch pattern to coordinate with the fabric. If you bring he fabric, you can use your lunch hour to find the perfect yarn in the market place. Various design concepts and combination techniques will be discussed in the class.

Think Proportional…for Garment Design 

Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This class focuses on a design philosophy which will teach you to look at garments and translate them to your own proportions. Learn to analyze and translate what you see in knitting patterns, fashion magazines, and online to your personal shape and proportions. Students will measure each other and work with a pattern (provided) to understand logical changes. Then knitters, sewers, weavers and multi-crafters can adapt the process and garments that work with their proportions.

 

Cross-pollinating Techniques

Sunday, February 25th, 2018 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Expand your knitting repertoire by borrowing from the sewing world. Learn how to knit pin tucks, hung hems, various bindings/edgings, casings, zipper ideas, embellishments, etc. Make your knitting unique, learn how to combine and apply these techniques. Soon you’ll be adding unique details to all your knit projects.

To view more details & register for classes go to: http://www.knittinguniverse.com/teacher/teacher_details/view/86/8370/Susan_Lazear/

Can’t make it to Stitches West to attend a class? See our webstore for a list of our downloadable webinars and live webinars

We hope to see you there!

The Cochenille Team

info@cochenille.com

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Garment Designer Software Workshop: In Process

Garment Designer Software Workshop: In Process

Garment Designer Software Workshop is in full swing! Here are some of the group, on Day 1… working.

Our audience had been asking for some hands-on creativity with sewing, so this
year, we are built a day of sewing into our Fall workshop retreat. The location
was in San Marcos, CA.

We used the store windows of Europe as our inspiration. Susan shared her
many inspirational images, and used them as our kickstart for designing garments with Garment Designer, and then sewing samples of the various techniques.

We focused on taking key measurements, analyzing garments in order to build patterns, and software basics.

Garment Designer pattern design software
Amy’s project (in front)
Garment Designer pattern drafting software
Anna, hard at work.
Garment Designer Pattern Eco Dye Style

Garment Designer Pattern Eco Dye Style

Garment Designer Pattern Eco Dye Style

Garment Designer Pattern Eco Dye Style was created with our upcoming Batwing sleeve! Here at Cochenille, I’m working on a group of new styles (Style Set 3) for Garment Designer. At the same time, I’m teaching a new course at Mesa College; Textile Design. I decided to combine the two as I test new styles.

The Pattern

Here we have a style I’m working on; a Batwing sleeve. My inspiration came from the costumes at a recent Ballet performance I attended. The ballerinas wore a batwing style sleeve with an extended cuff, scrunched up their lower arm.

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Garment Designer Pattern for Batwing sleeve

To the left is my initial write of the style. I’ll extend the sleeve when I cut the garment.

 

 

 

I printed a test pattern, then taped it together. This I laid on the fabric and once I understood the shape, I began to lay out my various plants on the fabric. began to lay out my various plants down in place.

The Layout

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Positioning my pattern for layout purposes.
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Arranging the plant materials using the pattern as a guide.
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Various plants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next step was to roll the fabric up, and tie it tightly. Then, it is put in a pot of simmering water. A rusted pot was put in for good measure to assist in heightening the color of the plants on the fabric.

Into the Pot

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Rolling all into a tube.
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The ‘sausage’, rolled and tied.
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Into the dye pot

 

 

 

 

 

 

After about one hour, the fabric come out, and is untied, and unrolled. Many plants (but not all) transferred their color to the fabric.

Revealing the Fabric

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Fabric fresh out of the pot.
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Revealing the color upon unrolling.
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Fabric, eco-dyed

 

 

 

 

 

 

My fabric is ready… now time to get the garment cut out and sewn.

Susan.. Cochenille

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Fabric, after washing and drying.

To learn more about Eco Dyeing, check out India Flint’s website.

http://www.indiaflint.com/

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