THREADS & NEEDLES
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” and worked as a Patternmaker and Seamstress for Neville Wisdom, local celebrity Designer.
Catherine Cazes-Wiley, is a French Fashion Designer, a Milliner, Director at Tinaliah “the One who perseveres” and Instructor at Tinaliah Designs Co-op.
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. More likely Wednesdays after-work and Sat mid-day upon consensus with students as applications and interviews come in.
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.
A series of interactive sewing workshops will be lead in three categories: Alteration Know How & 4 Business, Intermediate: A summer outfit or two, Intermediate: A coat reflecting the fabric of your life.
1- Alteration Know How & Alteration 4 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 with demonstrations on 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.
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Set up your interview. We are not taking beginner at this time. Pre-requisites include knowing basic sewing skills. Be prepare to bring two items you have made to show skills and quality of finish work at your interview. A pillow case or a simple pillow will do for the first workshop/ Alteration Know How & Alteration 4 Business. An apron or any garment you have made or a pillow with a zipper, and any technique that might includes patchwork, applique, or embroidery, for the last class Intermediate Sewing Coat project is appropriate.
If interested please contact immediately. Scholarship students do not need to wait, but need to apply to be listed and save their spot.
Call (203) 285-4357 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org