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2012 Sewing and Fashion Events and Workshops

“Dragons, Nagas, and Creatures of the Deep,” at The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C. ( February 3– January 6, 2013).
“Fashion, A-Z: Highlights from the Collection of The Museum at FIT, Part One,” The Museum at FIT, New York City (through May 8).
“The Art of the Anatolian Kilim: Highlights from the McCoy Jones Collection,” Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s de Young Museum, San Francisco, California (through June 10).
The Sewing & Stitchery Expo 2012, Puyallup, Washington (March 1-4).
“Dragons, Nagas, and Creatures of the Deep,” at The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C. ( February 3– January 6, 2013).

“Dragons, Nagas, and Creatures of the Deep,” at The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C. ( February 3– January 6, 2013).

Photo: TextileMuseum.org

Sewing Workshops, Retreats, and Conferences

  • Original Sewing & Quilt Expo (multiple dates and locations). A variety of classes, presentations, hands-on studios, all centered on quilting, sewing, embroidery, embellishment, and other needle arts. Expos will be held at several locations during spring 2012:
    February 23-25—The Lakeland Center, Lakeland, Florida
    March 22-24—Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, Illinois
    March 29-31—I-X Center, Cleveland, Ohio
    April 12-14—DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts.
  • The Sewing and Stitchery Expo, Puyallup, Washington (March 1-4). Offers more than 100 educational seminars and workshops for sewers and quilters and 400-plus exhibitors and venders, several style shows, and free demos. SewExpo.com.
  • Moulage workshop with Kenneth D. King. Janie’s Sewing Corner, Cleveland, Ohio (April 20-22). Kenneth will instruct students in the creation of a moulage—the foundation of the couture pattern drafting system. Cost: $500. JaniesSewingCorner.com.
  • Nancy’s Notions Sewing Weekend, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (May 3-5). Three days of sewing instruction, seminars, shopping, and hands-on projects at Nancy’s Notions. NancysNotions.com.
  • Conference of Northern California Handweavers, Oakland, California (May 18-20). Offers classes and workshops in a variety of disciplines and techniques, including weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, basketry, braiding, and more. A marketplace of sewing vendors will be onsite with their wares. The program also includes a fashion show, fiber artist galleries, and exhibitions. CNCH.org.
  • Palmer/Pletsch East Fit Workshop, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (June 7-10). Taught by Palmer/Pletsch Certified sewing instructor Pamela Leggett, the four-day Fit workshop teaches fitting techniques and provides each participant with a personal body map they can use to alter fashion patterns. PalmerPletsch.com.
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Comments (2)

brbrcat brbrcat writes: For those who will be in Paris February 9 - 12, the annual stitching fair is on then .It's called L'aiguille en Fete and well worth a visit .
Posted: 7:37 am on January 11th

LauraSews LauraSews writes: Can hardly wait for the Sewing and Stitchery Expo, March 1-4th. I've been to every one except the first one. Love it!!!
Posted: 1:16 am on January 11th

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