2012 Sewing and Fashion Events and Workshops
Design Outside the Lines retreat with Marcy Tilton and Diane Ericson, Sisters, Oregon (June 17-21). A four-day workshop for sewers and fiber artists of all skill levels offering a combination of classes and hands-on studio time. Location: 5 Pine Lodge, Sisters, Oregon. Cost: $1,645. MarcyTilton.com.
TNNA Summer NeedleArts Market, Columbus, Ohio (June 23-25). The National NeedleArts Association’s summer tradeshow for needle art professionals offers classes and seminars, direct access to suppliers and designers, networking opportunities, and the latest trends. TNNA.org.
Palmer/Pletsch Be Your Own Designer – Pattern Drafting, Portland, Oregon (July 5-9). Learn how to draft your own bodice, sleeve, and skirt block and tissue fit it to perfection, and practice flat pattern drafting at half scale. PalmerPletsch.com.
Sandra Betzina’s San Francisco Sewing Retreat (July 15-22). Five full seminar days focused on pattern selection for figure flattery, a personal fit formula, pattern alteration, and more. Stay at the Marine’s Memorial Club in San Francisco. Cost: $2,440 - $3,100. PowerSewing.com.
Sit-and-Sew with Susan Khalje and Kenneth D. King (August 2-5). Susan and Kenneth share their expertise on fit, pattern alteration, tailoring and couture construction, and design over four days in Manhattan. Class size is limited to 15 students, so register early. Cost: $750. SusanKhalje.com.
American Sewing Guild Annual Conference, Houston, Texas (August 16 – 20). Workshops, seminars, and lectures tailored to a wide variety of sewing interests and every level of sewing skill. The vendor hall is not to be missed! Cost: $475 (members); $575 (non-members) until July 2. ASG.org.
“Dragons, Nagas, and Creatures of the Deep,” at The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C. ( February 3– January 6, 2013).
Stephani Miller, associate editor
Posted on Jan 4th, 2012 in sewing, design, online extras, quilting, textiles, Sewing retreats, needle arts, hand weaving, fashion exhibitions, sewing workshops, sewing tours