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Susan Lazear
Susan Lazear is a Professor of Fashion at Mesa College in San Diego where she teachers various fashion courses including Textiles, Patternmaking, Textile Design, Clothing Construction and Fashion History. Susan designs wearable art, mixed media clothing (e.g. sewing and knitting) and is a computer graphic artist. In addition to her teaching she combines her skills in the creation of a line of software for knitters, sewers and textile artists under the Cochenille Design Studio name. She has taught fashion and design workshops around the world.


STITCHES West 2018 Classes
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Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5380 Intermediate Combining Fabrics with Knit and Crochet Learn how to combine a fabric with yarn to create a mixed-media project. This hands-on class will teach you how to measure and create a square-armhole-style garment. Bring fleece, wool, or other fabric of similar weight. We will plan knit or crochet sleeves and a collar or scarf to complete it. Students will measure each other, draft their pattern, then combine yarn and stitch pattern (knit or crochet) to coordinate with the fabric. Various design concepts and combination techniques will be discussed in class.
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Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3148 Intermediate Think Proportional...for Garment Design This class focuses on a design philosophy which will teach you to look at garments and translate them to your own proportions. Learn to analyze and translate what you see in knitting patterns, fashion magazines, and online to your personal shape and proportions. Students will measure each other and work with a pattern (provided) to understand logical changes. Then knitters, sewers, weavers and multi-crafters can adapt the process and garments that work with their proportions.
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Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5010 Intermediate Cross-pollinating Techniques Expand your knitting repertoire by borrowing from the sewing world. Learn how to knit pin tucks, hung hems, various bindings/edgings, casings, zipper ideas, embellishments, etc. Make your knitting unique, learn how to combine and apply these techniques. Soon you'll be adding unique details to all your knit projects.