All virtual workshops will be recorded and participants will have access to them for 30 days.
Solve the Mystery of Fit! with Daryl Lancaster February 12 Virtual 2-2/12 hours starting at 10 AM MST.
Do you know the difference between design ease and wearing ease or semi- fitted and
very loose fitting garments (about 10″)? Did you know that commercial pattern companies and ready-to-wear designers don’t use the same industry standard measurements?
The mystery behind fitting and altering patterns is unfolded right before your eyes! A
lengthy discussion on using commercial patterns, taking proper measurements, grading
techniques, ease requirements and a tutorial on draping are all part of the agenda. A
must for anyone interested in sewing garments.
Deposit of $40 will be accepted at the December meeting or can be mailed to Betz Frederick. Final cost of workshop will be between $40-60. If you have any questions, email Betz at
Make Your Own Wearable Art Jacket with Suzi Click Saturday and Sunday February 19 & 20 in person from 10:30—4:00 MST. In person in the Mesa fire station community room.
You will make a jacket from one of 7 different patterns from your favorite ethnic or other
special textiles using Suzi Click’s method of coordinating textiles and trims by theme, pattern or color.
Deposit of $100 will be accepted at the December meeting or can be mailed to Betz Frederick. Cost will be between $100 and $150 for members, depending upon enrollment (an additional $30 for non-members). There is no materials fee and Suzi will supply some assorted smaller pieces of ethnic textiles that can be used for bands, cuffs, pockets or yokes. Most jackets require 2.5-3.5 yards of 45’ wide fabric and many need interfacing. If you would like lining, which is recommended on some, you can bring the lining or
buy from a nearby fabric store. Limited to 10 participants.
If you have any questions, email Betz at firstname.lastname@example.org You can see more of Suzi’s work here: http://www.powerofadornment.com/suzi-click-portfolio/
More to Come!
Intro to Card Weaving with Winnie Johnson Saturday March 19 in person 9-2 MST You learn to set up and thread the cards for weaving, as well as ways of tensioning, weaving, drafting and reading patterns.
Weave a Porch Stool with Sue Muldoon Saturday April 9 Virtual 2 hours starting at 10 AM MST.
Students will learn the basics of weaving the New England Porch Weave on a stool. You will wind up with a gorgeous natural reed stool and a new skills.
Almost Ikat with Bonnie Tarses April 23 Virtual 2 hours starting at 10 AM MST
You will learn all about Bonnie’s “tricks”–Turned Weft Ikat and Almost Ikat.