Monday, September 20, 2010

Accessory Design: Cochenille Retreat

Here are some shots of our Retreat members designing accessory items. We used Garment Designer to design hats. Below you can see some of our inspiration, and then students working on patterns. ,

Here is Sherry, working on planning the fabric combination for a tote. We used Garment Designer and the Couture Totes add-on to develop our patterns. Couture Totes is a software add-on to Garment Designer (or a stand-alone program) that has twelve totes modeled after clothing styles.

Fabric and Bead Shopping in San Diego Old Town

Last weekend we held the annual Cochenille Design Retreat. We spent Friday exploring the fabric and bead stores.
Below, see a couple of shots of Spirit of the Cloth fabric Store, and the Shepherdess (bead and yarn).

Spirit of Cloth
2802 Juan Street
San Diego, CA 92110-2762
(619) 295-2802

Here is Maria at the Shepherdess, caught in the bead area.
2802 Juan Street, #18
San Diego, CA 92110-2762
(619) 297-4110