A September Weekend with Diane Ericson

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MORNING SESSION 10 AM – Noon, Open to All
Diane’s Creative Primer: Building New Design

Diane will use her closet of creative, remodeled garments in a trunk show and powerpoint that will inspire your sewing and expand your design toolbox. Her session includes ideas, tips and tricks to flatter all body types. Join us and get started revisioning your wardrobe with a fabulous new fall top. This session is for both the seasoned sewer and a beginner excited to stitch up a more creative style.

Diane will be offering items for sale after the morning session.

LUNCH & WORKSHOP, Noon – 4 PM, Registration Required by Sept 2
The Re-Fashioned Shirt
Ready to hit the refresh button on YOUR closet?! Innovative design takes thinking in new ways….lets get that to happen. As a pattern designer and artist, Diane will get you cutting into a new way of creating…. you’ll learn how to address shape and fit as you redesign, add new buttons and combine your favorite pieces with an artistic eye. We’ll transform men’s shirts into fall tunics. You can combine cottons, linens with knit tee shirts. Working on a dressform, Diane will demonstrate her favorite draping methods and sewing tricks. You’ll learn how to combine knits and wovens with creative draping and sewing patterns. Bring garments to cut up, your sewing box, imagination and join in a day of creative fun and transformation!

SUPPLIES to bring:

  • 1-3 garments to cut up and remake: Men’s shirts, tee shirt knits and woven can be combined. At least one printed knit tee to cut for trim. I like at least one stripe or print tee. (You may bring a collection that can work together: like 3 striped linen shirts and a contrasting tee shirt for trim.)
  • Other trims, zippers or buttons you’d like to use.
  • Sewing pins, scissors, tape measure, 10-15 safety pins, thread, hand stitching needle for basting and seam ripper.
  • 1/2 yd of fusible knit interfacing (light or dark to go with your fabrics) I like knit interfacing for its flexibility and weight, even on wovens.
  • Dressform for draping if you have one (optional)

CLASS FEE: ASG member: $45, non-ASG member: $65

Saturday workshop is full.  

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ALL DAY SESSION 10 AM – 4 PM, Registration Required by Sept 2
The Art of Surface Design

This class will get you comfortable with a variety of fabric printing techniques and products. In class, you’ll develop the basic techniques for printing on a variety of fabrics including sheers, knits and wovens. Diane will bring an inspiring collection of samples. You’ll explore surface design with these easy and versatile products. We’ll use Jacquard Fabric Paints and Dye Na Flow (a dye-like pigment for brush painting). With her expertise, Diane will guide you in creating distinctive fabric design using stencils. You’ll learn easy ways to get beautiful results as you explore your own style.

SUPPLIES to bring:

  • Design ideas and images you want to influence your printing
  • Fabrics and Garments to print
  • To make samples: A collection of fabric squares (8”x12” to 14”x18”) in different fabrics, textures and colors
  • Suggested fabrics: twill/denim, linen, cottons, silk organza, knits and blends.
  • A ceramic plate (dinner size) for a paint palette (or 2 smaller ones)
  • Paint shirt or apron
  • 1-2 paint rags
  • Curves and rulers for drawing

Diane will supply a collection of stencils to print with, an assortment of pens and fabric crayons, tools for rubbings and mono printing.

Class Fee: ASG member: $65, non-ASG member: $85
Kit Fee (payable to Diane at class): $20
Includes: Fabric paints and Dye Na Flow, 1 fabric pen, a small stencil from Diane’s collection, brushes and sponges, a handout.

You must be a member of the American Sewing Guild (ASG) and logged in to this site to register at ASG Member fees.
Other chapter members contact Patty for registration information.

CLASS FEE: ASG member: $45, non-ASG member: $65

Sunday workshop is full.  

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