Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cochenille Design Retreat

Every year Cochenille Design Studio and Susan Lazear host a Design retreat. This year we will be back at the Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort, wonderful place. They gave us a room rate that is almost half there usual rate.

It will be September 10th to the 12th, 2010, If you have the weekend free and will need to relax after getting the school year started again. Join Us!

Day 1 Field Trip: San Diego Area Friday, Sept. 10th
Meet at 9:30 a.m. This day will involve exploring various studios, galleries and shops to get inspiration, and to pick up goodies (if you desire) to use in your projects. We will visit an assortment of the following: • Wearable Artist Studios• Fabric and Trim stores • Yarn Store(s) • Other related and inspiring venues

We did this 4 years ago and it was great, there were about 15 ladies and we visited so many local artist and great Art places in San Diego, that I didn't even know we had in the area! I look forward to driving around town with a good group of ladies.

Day 2 Accessory Design Susan Lazear Saturday, Sept. 11th
On this day, you will learn some of the basics of designing accessory items. In the a.m., Susan will show you how to draft patterns by hand or by computer (using Garment Designer) for purses, totes, hats, non-traditional scarves etc. She will also teach you the art of draping a contoured belt on a body. After lunch, students will choose one or two accessory items, and create patterns for these to use the following day.

Susan Lazear is a Professor of Fashion at Mesa College in San Diego. She teaches fashion courses in- cluding Patternmaking, Draping, and Textiles. Susan designs wearable art, and is a computer graphic artist. In addition to her teaching she writes books and articles for creative audiences. She combines her skills in the development of a line of software for the textile arts, developed under the Cochenille Design Studio name.

I learned a lot of what I know from her wonderful classes at San Diego Mesa College. You do not need to be an expert and because Susan is teaching Design principles you can apply them to either sewing or knitting. You don't have to own our software everything she does on the computer you will show you how to do it by hand. Plus you don't have to be an expert all projects will be step by step from start to finish!

Day 3 Construct and Embellish Linda Medina Sunday, Sept. 12th
Linda Medina will teach you various methods of constructing and embel- lishing (whether knit or sewn) accessory items. You will be exposed to a variety of techniques, and may choose which ones to incorporate into your project. In addition, you will be encouraged to make samples of multiple techniques so that you can later pull from them to develop further projects.

Linda Medina is an artist and designer. She has made custom and one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories for many years,and teaches needlework, sewing and knitting. Her knitwear designs have been in all of the major knitting magazines and many books. She introduced a line of knit and crochet patterns under “Medina Originals” in 2009 and plans to add cross stitch and nee- dlepoint designs in 2010. Linda’s work is included in the International Friendship Tapestry in Iceland, private collections, and is in the permanent collection of the White House.

These two wonderful ladies are ready and willing to show you how to make some wonderful accessories and how to make them stand out.

I'm the Admin to all of this - so if you have any questions or you want to Register or just would like more information. Call me: Sonia 858-259-1698 Mon - Thurs 9:30 to 4 PST.

Past Retreat Post


The Millennial Housewife said...

Hi there - thanks for stopping by The Millennial Housewife! I am a new follower of yours too! I have been wanting to learn how to sew - this will be a great resource! Can't wait to read more.

ModistaModesta said...

Thank you Millennial Housewife. The hardest thing about learning to sew - Is making time and doing it. Just like anything else. This 31DBBB is helping me organize myself so I hope to have a better more focused Blog!

Kelly said...

Hey Back!!! Wow, if I had money and lived in the States....this looks beautiful & sounds wonderful...

kathryn said...

The retreat you're going on looks wonderful! I live in Canada but go to a scrapbooking retreat in Michigan every fall with a great group of friends! We stay at an old Victorian Mansion catering to women who scrapbook. It's awesome.
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

Kathryn said...

Sonia I just posted after you today on 31DBBB. I am glad you are sticking with blogging - your site is lovely. I WISH I could sew, but I have friends and family to do my bidding (evil laugh here). Keep it up, your photos are lovely and you have a lot of great ideas to share!

Grandmother Crone said...

This sounds so wonderful. My daughter also has design degree and designs her own line. She is living in our home in Israel, but if she were visiting, she wouldn't miss this retreat.

BYW - ModistaModesta thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a heartfelt comment.

Grandmother Crone said...

Forgot to mention that, like The Millennial Housewife, I am going to take advantage of what your blog has to offer.

ModistaModesta said...

Kelly, we have several ladies that come from Toronto every other year or so. Money does seem to be the issue this year.

ModistaModesta said...

Kathryn, This is a retreat organized by the company I work for, I enjoy it. It might not happen this year for lack of participants but I hope it does I look forward to it.

A Scrapbooking retreat in an old Victorian sounds really nice. It's nice to just get away!

ModistaModesta said...

Grandmother Crone, I follow some designer from Israel, Does your daughter have a website? would love to see her work.


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