Jacket Workshop, Final Call

Workshop Jacket

I don’t often get a chance to give the jacket making workshop I just gave to the ASCH Conference in Southern California, in the north east.  Since I’ve taught this workshop in this area for many years, there are fewer opportunities to offer it.  I spoke with Steve McKenzie from the Arts Workshop at the Newark Museum yesterday, and he said there were still some openings in the workshop, it isn’t too late to sign up.

This is a terrific class for anyone, not just handweavers, to get into sewing clothing, I guide you through the process step by step, starting with a basic jacket which is drafted to fit your body.  At the Newark Museum, we are able to do the class over four days, instead of three, to ensure participants will finish.

So if you live anywhere within driving distance of the Newark Museum in northern NJ, this is a great opportunity to take this class, I don’t have another one on the calendar in this area in  the next couple years.  The goal here is to get you sewing again, or even just sewing, if you are new to this skill.  All the information is below.  The museum has a number of Bernina sewing machines, so no need to drag a machine to Newark.  Parking is safe, the museum is beautiful, the cafe delicious, and the studios are well equipped.  And there is plenty of public transportation from NYC.

If you have already taken this workshop with me, and are looking for “what next”, I encourage you to take the workshop again, and this time, bring your own pattern and work out a muslin for your next sewing adventure.

Sewing 101: Garment Construction – Making a Simple
Unlined Jacket
with Daryl Lancaster

This is the perfect class for anyone who feels “sewing challenged.” Participants make a well-fitted jacket using an instructor-provided pattern and store bought, handwoven, or felted fabric. Making the jacket is an easy way to learn the basics of sewing and garment construction.
Students who have taken the class before may bring their own pattern. Sewing machines provided.

All Levels
Four Days, Friday through Monday, March 20 – 23,
10 am to 5 pm
Members $290; Non-members $320; Materials $30


California Day Three

groupYippee!  Everyone finished their jackets, except for a few hours of handwork, and I’ve never been so proud of a class.  They all posed for a group shot and  and all the jackets are beautiful.  Carl was the one male in the class and his black jacket is fabulous.  The structure was a blue on black diamond pattern.

The keynote speaker tonight was Loretta Oliver, a wonderful weaver/feltmaker.  She showed some beautiful work, talked about her creative adventures, and left us all inspired.  Then it was Shop ’till you drop at the vendor hall.  I was able to find a shallow damask boat shuttle from Glimakra, Thanks Sally for the recommendation.