Sewing: Garments with Ethnic Prints | Sept 15-17, 2017

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Sewing: Garments with Ethnic Prints | Sept 15-17, 2017

180.00

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Instructor: Tisha Thorne

$286 - $476 TOTAL WORKSHOP COST
($180 tuition + $30 materials fee + $76-266 lodging & meals package of choice)

Students will sew a skirt and matching clutch using vibrant, ethnic prints provided by the instructor. Additional class information coming soon! 

Loaner sewing machines are available on a first-come, first served basis. Please indicate your request to borrow a sewing machine during registration. Check-in for the workshop begins at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15. 

An additional materials fee of $30 will be collected at check-in. Materials include pattern and 3 yards of ethnic fabric. Sewing kits with basic supplies will also be available for use during the class.

Class Level: Multi-Level

Class Prerequisites: Beginners are welcome, but experience using a sewing machine is required. A 90-minute Sewing 101 introductory class will be offered from 3:30-5:00 p.m. on September 15 to build knowledge and skill of how to operate a sewing machine and how to use sewing notions safely, including how to operate, thread and bob sewing machines; how to use several sewing notions safely; how to cut fabric; how to pin several layers of fabric; how to cut out a patterns; and sewing terminology. This class is an additional $20 and is required for beginners.

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Tisha Thorne, of Tisha's Sewing Studio, is a Washington, D.C. textile artist and sewing instructor who has been commissioned to design costumes and garments for museums and community outreach programs. In 2014, Tisha began a partnership with Cecily Stewart Habimana to share their love of sewing to men, women and children in the D.C. Metropolitan area. Last year, they taught over 1,000 students in Sip and Sew DC events--many of their students sewing for the first time. Tisha has also led sewing classes at Howard University Hospital, Hancock Fabrics, Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Center and other community centers within the metropolitan area.

Tisha is the co-author of Family Literacy Projects: On A Budget with the National Children’s Museum. She traveled extensively in the country to teach educators how to make props, costumes, and backdrops with recycled items. Her stated mission is to teach the world to sew, one stitch at a time.


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