Saturday, October 24th, 2015 from 10:30-12:30 PM | $25
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 little refresher is desired.
This workshop is perfect for anyone wanting to improve their knowledge of textiles no matter the trade. All materials are provided.
About the Instructor
Geana Sieburger is the owner of GDS Cloth Goods--a sewing and design studio highlighting her deep appreciation for textiles and design--and Ebb cloth coffee filters. Until recently, she was Marketing Director at Britex Fabrics. She was also Assistant Buyer at Britex for four years after graduating from California College of the Arts in 2007. These days she spends much of her time scheming new collaborations in her Oakland studio or teaching around the Bay Area. (photograph by Myleen Hollero)
Saturday, November 7th, 2015 from 10:30-12:30 PM | $25
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.
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 and guest blogging for Britex Fabrics, Jamie is also the author of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern and a sewing instructor at New York's Textile Arts Center. After ten plus years of living in New York, Jamie has recently relocated her design studio to San Francisco. Follow her blog and Instagram for the latest updates and inspirations.