Stitches West 2020

Stitches West 2020

We are pleased to announce that Cochenille will be returning to Santa Clara for STITCHES West 2020 for another weekend full of excitement (and shopping!)

Cochenille will be vending at STITCHES West 2020 in Santa Clara, CA February 20th -23rd, Booth# 308. 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 of 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 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.

She has taught fashion and design workshops around the world and now she will be teaching at STITCHES West 2020. You can view her STITCHES West class schedule below:

Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm – 5:00 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.

If you are test driving, you must pre-arrange a digital download through Cochenille.com, Please email info@cochenulle.com. You will be able to use the software for the day; Windows or Macintosh compatible.

Saturday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Why not add mixed-media techniques to your creative repertoire? Learn to combine knit or crochet with commercial fabrics. Using hand-techniques, you 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 required. Susan will also discuss machine sewing techniques, so bring your own machine if you’d like to try them in class.

 

 

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!
Stitches West Santa Clara, CA 2017

Stitches West Santa Clara, CA 2017

Stitches West Santa Clara, CA 2017

Stitches West Santa Clara, CA 2017 will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center Hyatt Regency Hotel. Come visit Cochenille Design Studio at our booth in the Marketplace. We will be offering Show and Bundle Specials.

STITCHES is a fiber experience for knitters and crocheters. It includes classes on topics from design to finishing with every topic in between. The STITCHES Market is a shopping experience you won’t want to miss with vendors who come from across the United States and around the world to display the latest yarns and gadgets sure to inspire your creativity. The one-hour market sessions are designed to give you a taste of a topic to see if you want to pursue it further, and the free demonstrations and book signings occur for your enjoyment.

Marketplace hours are as follows:

Thursday February 23rd      5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (registered attendees only)
Friday February 24th         10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday February 25th     10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday February 26th       10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Download and print our Stitches West 2017 Postcard to get $3 off Marketplace admission!
CLICK HERE 4 POSTCARD

For any questions please call or email.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Susan, Melisa & Teresa
Cochenille Design Studio
www.cochenille.com
(858) 259-1698

Stitches West

Stitches West

Cochenille Designer Studio will be at Stitches West. This is a fiber experience for knitters and crocheters. It includes classes on topics from design to finishing with every topic in between. The STITCHES Market is a shopping experience you won’t want to miss and that is hwere you will find us!

Be sure to come visit us!  We will be in booth # 619

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