THREADS & NEEDLES

For as low as $100 a month you can be part of those interactive workshops, 24 hours a month 6 hours a week. Reserve your seat as soon as possible. Some scholarships will be available on need bases only.

For as low as $100 a month you can be part of those interactive workshops, 24 hours a month 6 hours a week. Reserve your seat as soon as possible. Some scholarships will be available on need bases only.

Instructors:

Regina Bohn is a dynamic professional Dress and Pattern Maker, Sewing Instructor and Business owner with 40 years of experience. Regina had her own public CT TV series called “A Time to Sew”.

Catherine Cazes-Wiley, is a French Fashion Designer, a Milliner, Director at Tinaliah “the One who perseveres” and Instructor at Tinaliah Designs Co-op.

Acknowledgements

  • Threads & Needles program has received the 2018 Yale Dwight Hall Social Innovation Lab Award which is providing mentorship from Yale Center for Innovative Thinking, the TSAI Center.

  • The project is funded by The Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, of The City of New Haven Arts, Culture & Tourism Neighborhood grant program.

  • We also want to acknowledge Tinaliah Director Catherine, for the countless hours of volunteer work put in for this project to come to life.

Date: 05/11/19-12/11/19 twice a week, 3 hours each time

Location: The green room/workshop in Makehaven, 770 Chapel Street, New Haven CT 06515, in the basement. Elevator is available at the end of the hallway. Buzzer is set up at the entrance on the left side of the glass door.  

Transportation is fairly easy as many buses serve the downtown area and classes are scheduled in lesser snow season. Bus stop is across the Street.


Program composition

A series of interactive sewing workshops will be lead in three categories: Alteration Know How & 4 Business, Intermediate: A summer outfit, Intermediate: A coat. 

1- Alteration know how and alteration for business. Learn about different textile and about the industry (the good and the bad). Discover how to repair your own clothes and the ones of your family and friends or how to start a small alteration business. A 5 weeks course $125. More details available after short interview.

2- Intermediate Sewing making a summer outfit with mini fashion/trunk show. Course starts with taking measurements, making a toile (a muslin mock-up) learning many sewing techniques and steps along the way until garment is completed to perfect fit. A 6 weeks course $175. More details available after short interview.

3- Intermediate Sewing making a coat with special event at the end. A 16 weeks course studying textile add-ons such as appliqué, embroidery, beading, batiking, silk screening, ribbon flower and so much more in addition to the many technical sewing steps (measurement for toile, pattern adjustment to fit, hems, cuffs, lining, hood etc..) necessary for the construction of the coat. $400. More details available after short interview.

If interested please contact immediately. Scholarship students do not need to wait, but need to apply to be listed and save their spot aasp. cathcazes@gmail.com