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Know Your Fabrics

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, happening 2 times

$35
Fabrics

Wednesday evenings 11 & 18 September – (this is a two-session class)

Cost: $35  (students who have taken it previously can re-take it for only $10)

To register for the class, please email Leimomi  with your name, a contact number and the name of the class you’d like to be in as the subject line.

Know Your Fabrics is an indispensable class for any sewer who wants to advance their knowledge of fabric, and improve their sewing through better fabric choices.

Which fabric is best for your project?  Which are hard and easy to work with?  How will fabric choice affect the sewing process, and how your project lasts?  What are the most environmentally friendly fabrics?  This class will answer all of these – and more.

Brocades, jacquards & damasks

Learn the characteristics and benefits of the different fibres that fabrics are made from, from natural fibres like wool, silk, and linen, through to the processed natural fibres, such as rayon (or is that viscose?), and finally the synthetic fibres, such as polyester, nylon, and acrylic.

We’ll also look at fabric weaves, covering the four basic types (plain tabby weave, twill weave, satin weave, and knits) as well as their variants.

Finally, learn how to identify fibre types by feel and burn tests.

Past students rave about this class, and how it has changed their perception of fabric, both for sewing and for wearing.

Suitable for all experience levels.

Materials: None, though students are encouraged to bring their own fabric samples for identification.

Cost: $35  (students who have taken it previously can re-take it for only $10)

To register for the class, please email Leimomi  with your name, a contact number and the name of the class you’d like to be in as the subject line.

Details

Date:
September 18
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
$35
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Organizer

Made Marion