American Sewing Guild Convention, New York City

American Sewing Guild in NYC July 27 - 31st, 2023 At the end of July, Cochenille will be in New York City at the American Sewing Guild conference (July 27th – 31st). Susan is teaching and both she and Dottie...Read More

Garment Designer Top: African Influence

Recently, I oversaw a project at Mesa College in San Diego, which involved a partnership between our Fashion students, the Mesa African Art collection, and Visions Art Museum in San Diego Liberty Station. There were several aspects to the project,...Read More
Upcycle Project

Up-Cycling and Creativity with Fashion and Garment Designer

Up-Cycling: From Sweatshirts to Fashion - Getting Sustainable As we all know, the movement for a sustainable world plays a growing importance in our day to day life. As a result, I’m becoming more aware of what I keep, and...Read More

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...Read More

Origins of Fabric

Origins of Fabric The Origins of Fabric, a lecture by Susan Lazear, Professor of Fashion, Mesa College