The next workshop is planned for Saturday, Jan. 10th. The workshop will be held in the training classroom at the Keller Williams building (3430 Toringdon Way, Suite 101, Charlotte, NC) from 9am-12pm. Plan to come and begin the new year with a fun learning/sewing time and fellowship with others while stitching on these precious gowns. The workshop will be a continuation of working on the gowns and will begin with learning a simple technique to attach the bias bands to the neck. Members can bring the gowns that they began at the first workshop. New attendees can bring along a gown that has the sleeves set in and is pleated but not yet smocked. There will be pre-constructed kits available to Dogwood members at no charge or available to non-members for a small fee to cover the cost of the supplies.
After bias bands are attached, the workshop will continue with instructions and demonstrations on how to make pintucks and corded pintucks, both straight as well as scalloped. Smocking can be completed at your leisure after the gown has been finished.
These workshops are open to anyone in the community that wishes to learn and/or improve their heirloom sewing techniques (basic sewing knowledge required!). All techniques learned can be used in other heirloom sewing. For SAGA Dogwood chapter members (must have paid local and national membership with current ID#) the workshop is offered at no cost. For SAGA members (current SAGA ID#) that are not members of the Dogwood chapter, the workshop will cost $10. For all other participants, the cost will be $20. Reservations are REQUIRED for this workshop for planning purposes as well as to allow entrance into the (locked) building on Saturday morning. Once you’ve made your reservation, you will receive an email with the list of supplies needed for the workshop.
This is an exciting opportunity for anyone desiring to improve their heirloom sewing skills from as well as learn new ones (from a seasoned teacher) while providing sweet gowns for the Wee Care project in our community. Non-SAGA members can choose to donate these gowns themselves, return them to the Dogwood chapter for donation, or keep them for future reference.
To make your reservation for the workshop, please email Kathy at email@example.com no later than Jan. 2, 2015.
Hoping everyone enjoys a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!