I recently found out that one of my favorite sewing people will be in town next month! Linda Lee is the creative mind and owner of The Sewing Workshop, an independent pattern line that I've talked about many times. Linda has a great eye for fabric and design, and I always enjoy her teaching. Since one of my "intentions" for 2010 is to take care of me, I'll be taking February 1 off to take a class from Linda, followed by another event on February 2. This is a great opportunity for me since I don't think I'll have a chance to attend one of her Getaways this year.
The all day class is called Sewing Workshop Techniques, and it's described as "an opportunity not to be missed. Linda Lee has a firm grip on sewing trends, and while she is aware of today's more relaxed fashions, she also is superb at techniques that work and work well. Learn several of her methods that will improve, indeed, perfect, your garment stitching."
The next day I'm back at work but will be back for an evening presentations called Get the Lowdown on Her Upscale Fashions. OK, it's a trunk show, but I always enjoy the opportunity to view, fondle and try on Linda's samples.
I didn't want to push it too much so I will not be taking the third class, two hands-on sessions about making the Liberty Shirt:
Although I haven't made this one yet, I have the pattern and I'm already pretty familiar with it. I'd really like to make this one as part of a suit.
I realize New Mexico is a far destination for many of you, but if you're interested, contact Ann Silva's Sewing Center for more information and to sign up for these sessions. They aren't inexpensive but they'll be worth it.