Thursday 08/01/2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 08/01/2019, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
*Crochet *Embroidery, Needlepoint, Surface Design *Knitting *Sewing-machine *Weaving Beading Color, Creativity Design Garment construction Skill-building basics Special techniques
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Moving into the Electronic Age: Designing Knits or Sewn Clothing on your Computer with Susan Lazear
This hands-on class is designed for people who want a refresher on the use of Garment Designer and Stitch Painter software or for those who want to test drive to determine if computer design may work for them.
In the morning we will walk through the use of Garment Designer to show you how to create patterns for sweaters -- bottom-up, sideways, top-down -- in any gauge or stitch pattern. Sewists will add hems, facings, and seams to their designs.
Learn how to tweak patterns for fashion, style, or fit.
In the afternoon, we will move to Stitch Painter, a grid-based software program (perfect for knitting, crochet, beading, etc), where you will learn how to design colored charts on a grid, using repeat modes, pre-determined palettes, etc. We will explore some of the more advanced features such as designing with symbols, importing a photograph, building motif libraries, etc.
If you are test driving, you must pre-arrange a digital download through Cochenille.com. You will be able to use the software for the day; Windows or Macintosh compatible.
__Portable computer and power strip.
__USB stick (for back-up, if problems with installation).