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Fashion Design With Jamie Lau SOLD OUT

Saturday, July 30, 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, 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.

 

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Warp X Weft Textile 101 SOLD OUT

Saturday August 13, 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 $20. All materials are included.

 

 

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Scraps to Embellishments SOLD OUT

Saturday, August 20, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm

From Scraps to Embellishments: How to stimulate creativity and minimize waste. Utilizing yardage to create unique details. A demonstration and hands on experience of using left over materials from fashion or home decor projects to create gorgeous decorative accents, such as flowers, leaves, and headbands. Participants will learn the couching technique, and ways to use yarn and various stitches during the creative process. Leaves, Flowers, Headbands and more!

 

 

About the Instructor:
Elina Davenport is a San Francisco based accessory designer, who specializes in hats and scarves. She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, an avid knitter, crocheter and sewer, and she launched her Millinery shop, Alternative Design Studio - ADS Hats in 1994 in the Mission District of San Francisco. Elina designs and creates hats and scarves from reclaimed materials. She is inspired by street fashion and textiles from around the world. Currently, Elina is creating unique streetwear from recycled cashmere and other fabrics from her extensive textile collection under the brand Elinary.

 

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Fashion Design With Jamie Lau

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 $20, 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.

 

 

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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 $20. All materials are included.

 

 

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PROJKT Maiden Lane

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

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

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 $20. All materials are included.

 

 

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Hand Sewing 101

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.

 

TICKETS $25

Four Floors of Fabulous: Britex Fabrics FREE Tours

Every Other Saturday at 11am sharp | FREE

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This 25 minute tour starts on Maiden Lane with a bit of history that will knock your socks off. A quick walk through each of the four floors will give you the confidence and know-how to handle even the busiest Britex day. We'll show you where things are located, talk about our history and what's up our sleeves for the new year. Tours are led by expert Britex staff.


This is a fast paced tour so be sure to arrive early. Space is limited.

All Free Tours begin at 11am sharp. See you there!

 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

July 9, 2016

July 23, 2016

August 6, 2016

August 20, 2016

September 3, 2016

September 17, 2016

October 1, 2016

October 15, 2016

October 29, 2016

November 12, 2016

November 26, 2016

December 10, 2016

December 24, 2016

 

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Read a review of our tour here.