Sheers Workshop – Cancelled

This workshop has had to be cancelled this year.  Check in next year to see if it will be run at a future time.

Venue: Vogue School of Sewing, Epsom, Auckland

Time: 12.30p.m. – 3.00p.m

Learn lots of tips and techniques on how to to sew these gorgeous fabrics.

Our tutor, Margaret, has owned and tutored at the Vogue School of Sewing since 1997. She is a lovely person and a highly experienced teacher. The workshop is held in Margaret’s Studio in Epsom.

The class is small (maximum of 7) to ensure everyone gets plenty of help.

The cost is $85 per person, which includes for each student:

  • the use of a sewing machine (one per student)
  • a prepared kit
  • set of notes
  • tea and coffee.

Expressions of interest should be made to Diane, email her at parton.a@xtra.co.nz and we will send out a registration form closer to the date of the workshop.

Sewing time will still be on at Highbury House (9.30am-12) for those not involved in this Workshop.

Sewing sheer/delicate fabrics Workshop – Saturday 7 November 2015

Venue: Vogue School of Sewing, Epsom, Auckland

Time: 12.30p.m. – 3.00p.m

Learn lots of tips and techniques on how to to sew these gorgeous fabrics.

Our tutor, Margaret, has owned and tutored at the Vogue School of Sewing since 1997. She is a lovely person and a highly experienced teacher. The workshop is held in Margaret’s Studio in Epsom.

The class is small (maximum of 7) to ensure everyone gets plenty of help.

The cost is $85 per person, which includes for each student:

  • the use of a sewing machine (one per student)
  • a prepared kit
  • set of notes
  • tea and coffee.

Expressions of interest should be made to Diane, email her at parton.a@xtra.co.nz and we will send out a registration form closer to the date of the workshop.

Sewing time will still be on at Highbury House (9.30am-12) for those not involved in this Workshop.

Newsflash : Wearable Technologies and Smart Textiles Symposium 14 October 2015

Group member, Leslie G, thought we might be interested in participating in this local event:

WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES AND SMART TEXTILES SYMPOSIUM WED 14 OCTOBER 2015

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AUT University’s Textile and Design Lab is hosting New Zealand’s first public symposium on Wearable Technologies and Smart Textiles, also referred to as e-Textiles. Keynote speakers are Dr Oscar Tomico from the Technical University in Eindhoven, Holland, and Genevieve Dion from Drexel University, USA, both of whom are experienced researchers and practitioners in this rapidly growing field. The programme also includes presenters from New Zealand industry, academic researchers and postgraduate students. The symposium focuses on emergent research in nano-fibre applications, responsive textiles and integrated electronics for the wider wearable technologies sector.

Date: Wed 14 October 2015

Time: 9 am – 5 pm

Venue: Auckland University of Technology, Theatre WG 308, Level 3, Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG Building), Governor Fitzroy Place, Auckland City

Registration fees: $145; Full time students $40 (refreshments and lunch included)

Register here at Eventfinda

For further information about events and programmes at the Textile and Design Lab at AUT University, including workshops making felt on the FeltLoom machine see here.

 

 

 

Mary’s day at the Tailoring Workshop

I found it very rewarding – no pictures though as it was full-on the entire day.

It was beneficial to actually put into practice methods I had seen in sewing magazines – the technique for sewing lapels expertly the first time for instance with precision where the pieces meet.

We did welt pockets with a flap – I normally use the Palmer Pletsch method but this was quicker and not so bulky.

The methods taught were industry standard practices.

Margaret (the teacher) has good quality sewing machines (Pfaff) and the small class size enabled all of us to get individual attention.

Tailoring Techniques Workshop – 1 August 2015

Venue: Vogue School of Sewing, Epsom, Auckland

Time: 9.00a.m. – 3.00p.m

We’ll learn to sew beautiful bound buttonholes, pockets, shoulder headings and shoulder pads, collars, interfacings, pad stitching and linings etc.

Our tutor, Margaret, has owned and tutored at the Vogue School of Sewing since 1997. She is a lovely person and a highly experienced teacher. The workshop is held in Margaret’s Studio in Epsom.

The class is small (maximum of 7) to ensure everyone gets plenty of help.

The cost is $120 per person, which includes for each student:

  • the use of a sewing machine (one per student)
  • a prepared kit
  • set of notes
  • tea and coffee.

There will be a lunch break for ½ hour and you will need to bring your own lunch.

This class is now fully booked. See  the “Workshops” page for other upcoming workshops this year.