Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Vaune Pierce and Cindy Foose in Santa Barbara, August 23-25, 2013

Join Vaune and Cindy for the
Artisan Academy - a weekend
of construction techniques
       You can check out the brochure at

     As we have traveled around the country teaching for various SAGA Chapters, we hear over and over again that you all are not confident enough in your construction techniques to submit the Artisan level projects in the Artisan Program.  We have talked at length about what we could do to change that, and the Artisan Academy was born!

     This weekend is a notebook format, and we will focus on each technique so that you are confidant in your construction skills.  You do not have to be enrolled in the Artisan Program!  The focus is on the techniques required for the construction area of the Artisan level, but these techniques are used in quality construction, so whether your focus is the Artisan Program or perfecting your construction techniques for your personal sewing, the Artisan Academy will fit the bill.

Vaune and Cindy will each teach 6 hours of classes that will cover construction techniques:
Attaching smocked yoke to piping
French Seams
Set in Gathered Sleeve
Set in Eased Sleeve
Attach Peter Pan Collar
Corded Bias Piping
Bias Neck Binding
Continuous Bound Placket
Buttons and Buttonholes
Hand Stitched Hem
Manipulate Smocking into a Shape

We will also cover writing and graphing smocking directions.

     To make this weekend even better, it is being held at a retreat house in the hills of Santa Barbara.  If it is clear, you can look out at the Pacific Ocean and see the Channel Islands!  Quiet and relaxing, this is the perfect spot for a sewing retreat.  You arrive Friday afternoon and finish Sunday afternoon, but you have the option of staying over Sunday night if you want to take some extra time to stitch, relax, or explore!

     Everything is included in the cost except for transportation. 
                 covers Class Fee, Kit Fee, Room and Meals

All the information is included in the brochure.  You can also find it at www.vaune.com under the Newsletters link at the top of the page.  If you have questions, feel free to email me (vaune@vaune.com) or call at 805-529-5005.

    We hope to see you there!

Happy Stitching,