Up coming meeting and other announcements

Our April meeting will be on Saturday April 4 at the Unitarian Church. Our speaker for the month will be Donna Sullivan, and her topic will be sewing with handwovens. We will have a workshop the following day (Sunday) at EVFAC, in which we will be making a bog jacket from some handwoven, or similar fabric.
Donna's Class Description: The bog coat is a simple garment that can be made from whole cloth with no waste, and requires only two cut seams. The class will focus on how to cut and finish seams using hand woven fabric. I will teach at least three separate seam finish
techniques. You will also learn how to use interfacings in hand woven fabric and ways to bind the edge of the garment. All sewing can be done on other fabrics as well.
Donna has been teaching this class in Arizona to other weaving guilds. Her resume is as follows:
Associates Degree, Fashion Design, Chaffy Community College

Master’s Degree, School Administration, California State University, San Bernardino
Bachelor’s Degree, Anthropology, California State University, Fullerton

Teaching Experience:
Californian Public Schools, elementary, secondary, community college
American Sewing Guild Workshops
Local Quilt Shops - California
Sewing Expo, Chapman College
Private classes in Surface Design and Fitting and Alterations

Related Experience:
Custom Dress Making Business in California
Participant – Annual Fashion Show, Wearable Art Connection of Southern California
Participant – Tapestry of Talent, Fashion Show for The Common Thread
Participant - Redlands Quilt Show

Work is currently for sale at The Common Thread, Silver City, New Mexico

Bog Coat Materials List
Sewing machine, in working order and must know how to use (EVFAC has machines).
Sewing supplies
Note taking material
Measuring tape

Fabric – varies according to your size and what you want to make. If you are small 45” will go around you with some ease then 1 yd is sufficient. Otherwise bring 1 ½ to 2 yds of 45” +. Fabric may also be pieced if you have something you like. Extra fabric will be needed for the band and collar. One yard can be cut on the bias and pieced for a short jacket. A bog coat can be made from just about anything you like so just bring something you would want to wear as a jacket. Drapey fabrics look best on larger individuals. They are more forgiving. I will also have fabric available for sale if you wish.

Materials List for Seam Samples

1 yard of solid color cotton. No polyester.

We have room for more participants so contact me at sleebechtold@q.com or 505-466-4569

The next Tapestry Study Group meeting is March 21 at Evelyn Campbell's. Please contact her for time and directions, if you need them.

I am hard at work trying to get something off my loom, so I can start my tea towels. I hope that everyone else is farther than me!-Su