Shop Stitches

East Meets West: Simple Shapes, Great Design


Cost includes 6 hours of class.

With Susan Lazear.

Sept 12, 2:00-4:00pm CDT;
Sept 18, 2:00-4:00pm CDT;
Sept 19, 2:00-4:00pm CDT

This class will teach students to develop patterns for three garments based on simple shapes enhanced with unique details. Students will study and employ the Asian design aesthetic of simplicity, layering, and design detail. This process relates to all garment makers, whether you knit, crochet, weave, and/or sew!

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.

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This class will focus on skills used to develop simple yet unique garments following the Asian design aesthetic of simplicity, layering and design detail. Students will begin by studying Japanese design (past and present) and then move on to develop several garments for themselves using their personal body proportions. They will build a mini mood board, and create three garments/patterns with a rectangular foundation. Then, they will learn how to add to this foundation through use of space-planning, additional details, creative fabric/knit decisions, and more.

Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
None other than a willingness to explore garment design.

Supply List:
• Sketch pad
• Pencil
• Graph paper,
• Paper scissors
• Scotch tape or glue stick
• Measuring tape
• Sampling material according to textile medium of choice (e.g. yarn, fabric)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Mary W.
Great Design Class Regardless of Your Skill Level

If you want to learn how to design from an accomplished designer, with an impressive resume, TAKE THIS CLASS! Whether you sew, weave, crochet, knit, or have some other art form, the skills you learn will apply. This class literally changed my life. I went from wondering how to design for myself to actually doing it. The teacher and designer, Susan Lazear, creates a safe space for any student regardless of skill level. Whether you are already a designer and want to sharpen your skills or you are just getting started, you will learn so much from this class.