Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Costume College!

I love Costume College because not only do I get to hang out with my costuming friends and geek out about costuming all weekend, I get to take classes, too! And of course, no visit to the Los Angeles area would be complete without a visit to the garment district...(Note to self, bring a list!)

Here are the three classes I'm teaching:

Embellishing With Bead Embroidery
Embellishing garments and accessories with beads has been done for centuries. The tools are basic but the effects can be spectacular! Learn basic application stitches, couching, and an edge stitch. Kit includes practice fabric, beads, needles, thread, and a handout. Bring an embroidery hoop (at least 5" wide) if you have one, a few will be available in class to borrow.
Sportswear of the Edwardian Era
The Edwardian period was filled with outdoor activity for the modern woman and she needed practical yet fashionable clothing that reflected these new interests. Explore what types of activities came into vogue and what was worn. Some of the topics covered will be outdoor sportswear and the invention of the automobile.

Creating Ribbon Flowers
Ribbon flowers can be used to decorate many, many costume pieces from hats to shoes to purses. Learn how to make basic three dimensional ribbon flowers and add a little floral punch to your costume collection. We will start with a demo and a discussion of materials. The rest of class will be spent creating 2 different types of ribbon flowers and one set of leaves.

See the "Teaching Schedule" page for more information.

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