Intro to Textile Design & Sewing

Textile Design Workshop: Wednesday, April 2nd from 7-10pm
Optional drop-in session for assistance in uploading your pattern to Spoonflower: Saturday, April 5th from 1-2pm
Sewing Workshop: Wednesday, April 24th from 7-10pm
$75 for members // $85 for non-members
CLICK HERE to sign up for this workshop

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PART 1: TEXTILE DESIGN
Learn the basics of designing print patterns for textiles with graphic designer Gail Swanlund. Gail will help you process any pattern inspiration (whether taken from a drawing, painting, photo, or created on a computer) into a design you’ll send to be printed onto Kona cotton by Spoonflower.

Students should bring a laptop with photoshop, illustrator, or indesign on it for the design portion of the class. (Email us if you have different design software that you’d like to use, or if you’d like to create your design entirely by hand.) If you want to draw or paint during class to make your design, please bring any necessary supplies to do so.

PART TWO: BASIC SEWING
Once you receive your fabric, Annie O’Malley will guide you in sewing a pillow cover. No sewing experience is necessary, but you’ll need to bring your own sewing machine, thread, and scissors. Pillow forms will be provided.

PLEASE NOTE!
In addition to the cost of the class, you can expect to pay about $20 (shipping inclusive) to have your fabric printed.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Gail Swanlund‘s work lives at the intersection of real world practice of graphic design and design as art form, with a deep respect for natural and supernatural systems.

Annie O’Malley is Machine Project’s sewing instructor-in-residence and an all-around lovely person.