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Sewing, Textiles & Fiber Arts Workshops


Learn to Sew Basics

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If you’ve always wanted to learn to sew but didn’t know where to start, this weekend workshop will take you through all the sewing basics of how to use a sewing machine, proper pinning and use of tools, as well as how to layout a basic pattern.  We will be making three simple projects: an herbal heating bag, an infinity scarf and a tote bag. All three projects are perfect for the newbie sewist, as well great creative gifts.

One-on-one instruction will be given to each student. Sewing machines will be provided for the students.

Please follow this link to our Class Resources page for the required supplies and materials lists for our classes, as well as other important information.

Sat. & Sun., Oct. 13 & 14 - CLASS FULL, please see below for new dates!
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Room: 1520 - Click HERE for a campus map.
Register before Sept. 10: $148
Register after Sept. 10: $160
Register two or more: $145 each
plus $15 materials fee payable at registration

register online

 

 

Sat. & Sun., November 3 & 4 - NEW DATES!
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Room: 1520 - Click HERE for a campus map.
Register before Sept. 10: $148
Register after Sept. 10: $160
Register two or more: $145 each
plus $15 materials fee payable at registration

register online

Kiki Barrett - see bio and video link below



Learn to Sew Workshop - Simple Projects

 

 

Take your basic sewing skills to the next level! Knowing the basics, you will now learn to read, interpret, and successfully use a pattern, create a gathered waistband, put in a zipper (yes, you can!), complete box corners, and use interfacing and bias tape. Learn these important skills while completing two simple, guided projects. Students will complete one tote bag, and may then choose between PJ pants or shorts. The skills you’ll learn in this class will be part of many, many patterns and projects in your future, so this is a great opportunity to master the skills with expert guidance.

We provide lots of space to spread out, sewing machines, basic sewing tools, irons and ironing boards, great music and good company. You provide the fabric of your choice for the 2 projects. Before you buy any fabric, please read the Class Letter that is posted to the Class Resources web page for details about what types of fabric will work in these projects, what to bring, and other important class information.

This class is designed for those who have completed Learn to Sew Basics, or who have equivalent, basic sewing skills.

Please follow this link to our Class Resources page for the required supplies and materials lists for our classes, as well as other important information.

Sat. & Sun., Nov. 10 & 11
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Room: 1520 - Click HERE for a campus map.
Register before Sept. 10: $148
Register after Sept. 10: $160
Register 2 or more: $145 each
plus $15 materials fee payable at registration

register online

 

Kiki Barrett - see bio and video link below



Sewing Workshop

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Come meet up with other enthusiasts for this hands-on workshop for all sewing levels, from beginners to advanced! You provide the sewing projects of choice, and we provide a creative, supportive environment, skilled guidance and a spacious area for you to create in. Weekly tips and special tutorials help you grow your sewing skills and complete individual projects. Tutorials include reading and using a pattern, sewing French seams, fitting and alterations, proper clothing construction, zippers, etc.

Our classroom is a great space to create and sew, with Bernina sewing machines, large cutting tables, ironing boards and irons, as well as some basic sewing supplies.

Students need to bring the sewing project of choice, either in progress or to start in class.

Please follow this link to our Class Resources page for the required supplies and materials lists for our classes, as well as other important information.

4 Fri., Sept. 21 - Oct. 26
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Room: 1520
Register before Sept. 10: $195
Register after Sept. 10: $210

register online

 

 

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Kiki Barrett is a local designer and sewing instructor with a passion for helping others get past the fear and frustration of sewing with a sewing machine. She has shown ready-to-wear collections locally since 2013 and looks forward to continuing to grow as a designer and seamstress.

 

 



Custom Fabric Printing

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Have you ever wanted to create your own fabric, design your own print, or hand cut stencil and stamps for applying to fabric? In this weekend workshop students will design original motifs that become printed patterns on your own cotton yardage, or use existing stencils to start practicing the technique. Either way you can create your own custom hand-printed fabric, and mix your own colors!

Students will hand cut stamps and stencils to use with textile ink and thickened dye. Learn about color harmonies and making dye mixtures on your own.

This is a great class to take before the Learn to Sew workshop, or to make fabric to use for your own projects. All levels welcome.

Please go to our Class Resources page for the required supplies and materials lists for our classes, as well as other important information.

Sat. & Sun., March 16 & 17, 2019 - NEW DATES
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2005- Click HERE for a campus map.
Register before Sept. 10: $148
Register after Sept. 10: $155
Plus a $40 materials fee paid in class

 

register online

Victoria May received her MFA from San Jose State University where she studied Installation Art and Photography. She is based in Santa Cruz and teaches at many local colleges. In 2010 she received a Santa Cruz County Rydell Fellowship. Her work has been published in FiberArts and in the Princeton Architectural Press publication By Hand.


 


Intro to Surface Textile Design with Adobe Illustrator

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Learn to create detailed, professionally illustrated patterns for fabric using Adobe Illustrator. Whether you draw detailed designs by hand, want to create a fabric pattern from your photos or draw freehand using Illustrator's tools, this class will teach you how to get your pattern ready for fabric.

Illustrator is a large application and this is your chance to focus on Surface Textile Patterns to be printed on fabric. Techniques most useful for graphic artists & Surface Textile designers will be covered. Find out how to vectorize your pencil or ink drawings, add and control colors for related designs, trace and edit your design and turn it into a usable repeating pattern design for printing on yards of fabric. Learn where and how to print or license your surface textile pattern.

Bring a flash thumb drive and line drawings if desired.

This class will be taught on a Mac, but is adaptable to Windows.

COMING SOON!
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Room: 317 - Click HERE for a campus map.
Fee: $95

 


Alixandra Mullins
has been a professional media and graphic designer for over 10 years and has taught Digital Media at Gavilan and Cabrillo Colleges.



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