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Tambour Beading Workshop Saturday 6 November 2010

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Tambor_beading_2006_email_Karen Torrisi, a professional Tambour Beader will be delivery this exciting beading class. Karen Torrisi was awarded the Australian prize for the 2009 Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery. Tambour Beading is a hand beading technique performed with a hook in a holder. This holds a shortened French Cornelli needle, and is used to bead onto fabric that is stretched over a frame.

Samples and demonstration of the art of Tambour Beading are done in French Haute Couture Embroidery at Lesage in Paris. This is the technique used to embellish couture garments for the fashion industry in Paris.

This technique is rarely practiced outside of the Paris workrooms. The Sewing Room will be conducting introductory workshops to the art of Tambour Beading on the Saturday 6 November 2010. In this workshop you will learn to stretch your fabric onto a tapestry frame and the technique of creating a chain stitch.

There are only a few place still available for these exciting Tambour Beading Workshops please contact us via email penelopeleonard@thesewingroom.com.au

Written by Penelope Leonard

October 12th, 2010 at 6:06 am

Fashion Illustration Workshop Saturday 30 October 2010 10am to 4pm

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Contemporary Fashion IllustrationCome along to a Fashion Illustration Workshop with Grant Cowan, illustrator of the gorgeous book “Dreaming of Dior ” by Charlotte Smith. This weekend workshop offers a fun and relaxed environment where you learn the basics of fashion drawing. He walks students through the fundamentals of creating a beautiful Fashion Illustration. In this one day workshop you learn the basics of fashion drawing. This is a 5 hour workshop with an hour for lunch to explore the areas cafe scene.

1 X 5 hour class – with an hour break for lunch

$ 125

Bring with you: 2B pencils, sharpener, rubber, A4 art quality paper and your choice of coloured pencils, paints, pastels or charcoal.

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8 Week Shortcourse starts Wednesday 3 November 2010 6pm to 8pm.

Join Grant Cowan’s 8 week shortcourse where students are introduced to the fundamentals of fashion drawing, its applications in contemporary fashion and a range of rendering techniques. You will explore the proportions of a Fashion figure vs the human body and discuss the anatomy of the human body and its relation to a fashion illustration, anatomical study and observational sketching. Using “life drawing” techniques (centre line, shoulder and hip axis etc) students will draw guidelines on photographic fashion plates in preparation for creating individual fashion figures. And you will look at side view & positions of guidelines in rear view of fashion figure and stylised features of the female fashion figure, drawing a range of fashion poses and garment styles.

8 x 2 hour session

$ 400

Required Equipment: Set of 6 marker pens, 2B pencil, 0.2 & 0.04 Black Artline Pen, set of 12 Aquarelle colour pencils, rubber, sharpener, A3 bleed proof pad.

Written by Penelope Leonard

October 12th, 2010 at 6:01 am

Learn to Sew Thursday 21st October 2010 6pm to 9pm

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Introduction to Sewing

Start Thursday evening 21st October from 6pm to 9pm 100_6322
8 Weeks
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of sewing in a hands-on learning environment. Students will complete Sewing Class 1 to 5 over the eight week program. Aspects of construction such as cutting, laying, fusing, yokes, pockets, waistbands, fastenings will be explored and you will create a fabulous range of item from a sling bag to a basic skirt and shirt. Students will use domestic Bernina/Bernette sewing machines and apply professional finishes to their garments.

Or do a one off class

Sewing Class 1: The Machine & Basic Functions
1 x 3 hour session
Thursday 21 October 2010 6pm to 9pm

Sewing Class 2: Sling Bag
1 x 3 hour session
Thursday 28 October 2010 6pm to 9pm
 

Sewing Class 3: Zippers, Casings & Buttonholes
1 x 3 hour session
Saturday 16 October 2010 2pm to 5pm
Thursday 4 November 2010 6pm to 9pm

Sewing Class 4: Sewing the basic skirt
2 x 3 hour session
Thursday 14 & 21 October 2010 6pm to 9pm
Thursday & Saturday 21 & 23 October 2010 2pm to 5pm

Sewing Class 5: Sewing the basic shirt
3 x 3 hour session
Thursday 28 October, 4 & 11 November 2010 6pm to 9pm
Thursday 25 November, 2 & 9 December 2010 6pm to 9pm

Sewing Class 6: Simple Dress
3 x 3 hour session
Thursday 28 October, 4 & 11 November 2010 6pm to 9pm
Thursday 18 & 25 November, 2 December 2010 6pm to 9pm

For more information regarding classes you can call Penelope on 0432 688 536 or email bookings@thesewingroom.com.au

 

Written by Penelope Leonard

October 12th, 2010 at 5:56 am