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Fashion Design With Jamie Lau (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:30am -12:30pm

Join fashion designer and Britex Fabrics guest blogger Jamie Lau for a two-hour interactive workshop on fashion design. This inspirational and creative fashion design course will introduce you to the principles of fashion design, including basic fashion drawing techniques, creating mood boards for color selection, and fabric awareness. Students will have access to croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, and markers for sketching. In addition, students will also create inspirational mood boards using magazine tears, fabric swatches, and collage. This course is open to students, aspiring fashion designers, stylists, fashionistas, and seamstresses alike. The fee for this workshop is $25, and all materials are included.
Space is limited, and TICKETS will sell out.






About the Instructor:
Jamie Lau is a designer, sewing instructor, fashion writer, and native San Franciscan. A self-taught seamstress consistently inspired by her love of dresses, Jamie infuses a playful nostalgia into her work by transforming simple silhouettes into fashion forward frocks sewn from traditional Japanese prints, luxurious brocades, handwoven ikats, and her own textile designs. In addition to designing her clothing line Jamie Lau Designs, she guest blogs and teaches workshops for Britex Fabrics. Jamie is also the author of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern and is a sewing instructor at New York's Textile Arts Center. After ten plus years of living in New York, Jamie relocated her design studio to San Francisco.

 

 

SOLD OUT

Warp X Weft Textile 101

Saturday, September 10, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm

Be a textile know-it-all! In this class we'll detail the process from fiber to textile, show you loads of samples and dig into the terminology that will deeply improve your experience whether you are a textile lover already or needing a little help on a new venture. We'll start by demystifying the major fiber types through a step-by-step introduction to cotton, wool, silk, linen and their man-made counterparts. Next, we'll discuss woven fabrics vs. knit fabrics and how each of these are constructed. During the class you'll put together a useful swatch kit to reference in the future whenever a refresher is desired. This workshop is perfect for anyone wanting to improve their knowledge of textiles no matter the trade.

 


About Instructor Geana Sieburger is a former Marketing Director of Britex Fabrics and instigator of Pop-up Britex. She was the Assistant Buyer of Britex Fabrics for four years after graduating from California College of the Arts inhe owner of GDS Cloth Goods, a sewing and design studio highlighting her deep appreciation for fibers, textiles and design. Geana has partnered with local restaurants and small businesses to design custom wears, including collaborations with The Interval, The Mill and Dandelion Chocolate. The fee for this workshop is $25. All materials are included.

 

 

TICKETS $25

Britex Fabrics Presents: PROJKT Maiden Lane Featuring Designers from Project Runway and UNder the Gunn

Friday September 23, 7:00pm-9:30pm

Britex Fabrics presents: "PROJKT Maiden Lane" A Fall Fashion Show Featuring: Emily Payne, Richard Hallmarq, Kini Zamora (Project Runway) and Rey Ortiz (Under the Gunn) With San Francisco ARTist: Michael Covington (collaborative pieces with Emily Payne) Custom Masks by L.V.M. and DJ Keith Kraft Sponsored by: Myla' Cor Martinis, Caffe' Central & Goorin Brothers Hats!.

Special Giveaways and a Designer PopUp Shop!

 

 

TICKETS $15 - $30
General Admission & VIP Tickets SOLD OUT
Standing Room Only Tickets Available

Fashion Design With Jamie Lau

Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm

Join fashion designer and Britex Fabrics guest blogger Jamie Lau for a two-hour interactive workshop on fashion design. This inspirational and creative fashion design course will introduce you to the principles of fashion design, including basic fashion drawing techniques, creating mood boards for color selection, and fabric awareness. Students will have access to croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, and markers for sketching. In addition, students will also create inspirational mood boards using magazine tears, fabric swatches, and collage. This course is open to students, aspiring fashion designers, stylists, fashionistas, and seamstresses alike. Space is limited.

 

 

About the Instructor:
Jamie Lau is a designer, sewing instructor, fashion writer, and native San Franciscan. A self-taught seamstress consistently inspired by her love of dresses, Jamie infuses a playful nostalgia into her work by transforming simple silhouettes into fashion forward frocks sewn from traditional Japanese prints, luxurious brocades, handwoven ikats, and her own textile designs. In addition to designing her clothing line Jamie Lau Designs, she guest blogs and teaches workshops for Britex Fabrics. Jamie is also the author of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern and is a sewing instructor at New York's Textile Arts Center. After ten plus years of living in New York, Jamie relocated her design studio to San Francisco.

 

 

TICKETS $30

Warp X Weft Textile 101

Saturday, October 1, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm

Be a textile know-it-all! In this class we'll detail the process from fiber to textile, show you loads of samples and dig into the terminology that will deeply improve your experience whether you are a textile lover already or needing a little help on a new venture. We'll start by demystifying the major fiber types through a step-by-step introduction to cotton, wool, silk, linen and their man-made counterparts. Next, we'll discuss woven fabrics vs. knit fabrics and how each of these are constructed. During the class you'll put together a useful swatch kit to reference in the future whenever a refresher is desired. This workshop is perfect for anyone wanting to improve their knowledge of textiles no matter the trade.

 

 

About Instructor:
Geana Sieburger is a former Marketing Director of Britex Fabrics and instigator of Pop-up Britex. She was the Assistant Buyer of Britex Fabrics for four years after graduating from California College of the Arts inhe owner of GDS Cloth Goods, a sewing and design studio highlighting her deep appreciation for fibers, textiles and design. Geana has partnered with local restaurants and small businesses to design custom wears, including collaborations with The Interval, The Mill and Dandelion Chocolate. The fee for this workshop is $25. All materials are included.

 

 

TICKETS $25

Hand Sewing 101 SOLD OUT

Saturday, October 8, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm


Learn basic hand sewing techniques to banish your fears of stitching by hand, by hand sewing expert, Natalie, who is also the Britex Fabrics third floor Notions Manager and Buyer. This beginner-level class will cover the essentials, from tools and materials to all the most common sewing stitches. All supplies provided. No previous sewing experience required. Limited Tickets Available.

 

About the Instructor
Natalie is the manager and buyer for the notions department. Sewing is a huge part of who she is, as she’s been sewing since she was three, when her mother first put a needle in thread in her hands. Natalie specializes in creating clothing, especially reproductions of historical costume. She enjoys being around the creative staff and customers at Britex, and in her spare time, she likes visiting the DeYoung for textile and fashion exhibitions.

SOLD OUT
TICKETS $25

Fashion Design With Jamie Lau

Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm

Join fashion designer and Britex Fabrics guest blogger Jamie Lau for a two-hour interactive workshop on fashion design. This inspirational and creative fashion design course will introduce you to the principles of fashion design, including basic fashion drawing techniques, creating mood boards for color selection, and fabric awareness. Students will have access to croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, and markers for sketching. In addition, students will also create inspirational mood boards using magazine tears, fabric swatches, and collage. This course is open to students, aspiring fashion designers, stylists, fashionistas, and seamstresses alike. The fee for this workshop is $30, and all materials are included. Space is limited, and TICKETS will sell out.

 

About the Instructor:
Jamie Lau is a designer, sewing instructor, fashion writer, and native San Franciscan. A self-taught seamstress consistently inspired by her love of dresses, Jamie infuses a playful nostalgia into her work by transforming simple silhouettes into fashion forward frocks sewn from traditional Japanese prints, luxurious brocades, handwoven ikats, and her own textile designs. In addition to designing her clothing line Jamie Lau Designs, she guest blogs and teaches workshops for Britex Fabrics. Jamie is also the author of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern and is a sewing instructor at New York's Textile Arts Center. After ten plus years of living in New York, Jamie relocated her design studio to San Francisco.

 

TICKETS $30

Fashion Design With Jamie Lau

Saturday, November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm

Join fashion designer and Britex Fabrics guest blogger Jamie Lau for a two-hour interactive workshop on fashion design. This inspirational and creative fashion design course will introduce you to the principles of fashion design, including basic fashion drawing techniques, creating mood boards for color selection, and fabric awareness. Students will have access to croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, and markers for sketching. In addition, students will also create inspirational mood boards using magazine tears, fabric swatches, and collage. This course is open to students, aspiring fashion designers, stylists, fashionistas, and seamstresses alike. The fee for this workshop is $30, and all materials are included. Space is limited, and TICKETS will sell out.

 

 

About the Instructor:
Jamie Lau is a designer, sewing instructor, fashion writer, and native San Franciscan. A self-taught seamstress consistently inspired by her love of dresses, Jamie infuses a playful nostalgia into her work by transforming simple silhouettes into fashion forward frocks sewn from traditional Japanese prints, luxurious brocades, handwoven ikats, and her own textile designs. In addition to designing her clothing line Jamie Lau Designs, she guest blogs and teaches workshops for Britex Fabrics. Jamie is also the author of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern and is a sewing instructor at New York's Textile Arts Center. After ten plus years of living in New York, Jamie relocated her design studio to San Francisco.

 

TICKETS $30

Hand Sewing 101 With Hand Sewing Expert Natalie

Saturday, November 19, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm

 

Learn basic hand sewing techniques to banish your fears of stitching by hand, by hand sewing expert, Natalie, who is also the Britex Fabrics third floor Notions Manager and Buyer. This beginner-level class will cover the essentials, from tools and materials to all the most common sewing stitches. All supplies provided. No previous sewing experience required. Limited Tickets Available.

 

About the Instructor
Natalie is the manager and buyer for the notions department. Sewing is a huge part of who she is, as she’s been sewing since she was three, when her mother first put a needle in thread in her hands. Natalie specializes in creating clothing, especially reproductions of historical costume. She enjoys being around the creative staff and customers at Britex, and in her spare time, she likes visiting the DeYoung for textile and fashion exhibitions.

 

TICKETS $30

Fashion Design With Jamie Lau

Saturday, December 3, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm

Join fashion designer and Britex Fabrics guest blogger Jamie Lau for a two-hour interactive workshop on fashion design. This inspirational and creative fashion design course will introduce you to the principles of fashion design, including basic fashion drawing techniques, creating mood boards for color selection, and fabric awareness. Students will have access to croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, and markers for sketching. In addition, students will also create inspirational mood boards using magazine tears, fabric swatches, and collage. This course is open to students, aspiring fashion designers, stylists, fashionistas, and seamstresses alike. The fee for this workshop is $30, and all materials are included. Space is limited, and TICKETS will sell out.

 

 

About the Instructor
Jamie Lau is a designer, sewing instructor, fashion writer, and native San Franciscan. A self-taught seamstress consistently inspired by her love of dresses, Jamie infuses a playful nostalgia into her work by transforming simple silhouettes into fashion forward frocks sewn from traditional Japanese prints, luxurious brocades, handwoven ikats, and her own textile designs. In addition to designing her clothing line Jamie Lau Designs, she guest blogs and teaches workshops for Britex Fabrics. Jamie is also the author of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern and is a sewing instructor at New York's Textile Arts Center. After ten plus years of living in New York, Jamie relocated her design studio to San Francisco.

 

 

TICKETS $30

Hand Sewing 101 With Hand Sewing Expert Natalie

Saturday, December 17, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm

 

Learn basic hand sewing techniques to banish your fears of stitching by hand, by hand sewing expert, Natalie, who is also the Britex Fabrics third floor Notions Manager and Buyer. This beginner-level class will cover the essentials, from tools and materials to all the most common sewing stitches. All supplies provided. No previous sewing experience required. Limited Tickets Available.

 

About the Instructor

Natalie is the manager and buyer for the notions department. Sewing is a huge part of who she is, as she’s been sewing since she was three, when her mother first put a needle in thread in her hands. Natalie specializes in creating clothing, especially reproductions of historical costume. She enjoys being around the creative staff and customers at Britex, and in her spare time, she likes visiting the DeYoung for textile and fashion exhibitions.

 

TICKETS $30