Candace Kling Classes

PLEASE NOTE: These are all of the classes that Candace teaches; during a given session, we will offer a selection of the following.

RIBBON FLOWERS
1-day workshop
It’s always spring when you know how to make ribbon flowers. In this class, spectacular roses will bloom beneath your fingertips. You’ll learn to coax ribbon into a bounty of beautiful buds and blooms, with ruffled edges and pleated petals accented by gracefully dancing leaves.

FABRIC FLOWERS
1-day workshop
Open up a whole new realm of exploration for your ribbonwork bouquets with the introduction of luscious and luxurious fabrics. Add to your flower inventory with more buds, petals and leaves. Learn about the attributes of bias, the cult of selvedge, and the versatility of larger shaped petals and flowers. Watch as spectacular flowers reveal themselves through cutting, stitching, and shaping.

RIBBON TRIMS
1 and 2 day classes
In this hands-on class, students will create a myriad of samples: strip trimmings, edgings, and surface finishes: pleated, folded, pressed, gathered and stitched. Although the origin of some of these ribbonwork trims dates back to the 18th Century, their application is amply evident in today’s exuberant fashion pages. Candace brings to class her many boards of ribbonwork examples. Come and refresh your memory or learn it all for the very first time.

VINTAGE RUCHING 1 & 2
1-day workshop, 2-day workshop, or two 1-day workshops
Plain gathering and simple shirring? That’s just the beginning. Learn how Victorian seamstresses ruffled the ruffle, 1920’s milliners trimmed their hats with gauged ribbon, and how Parisian designers apply these skills today. Using ribbon and fabric, needle and thread, you will make samples of these and other techniques, from fancy edgings to surface designs. Pictures from Candace’s collection will give you a wealth of application ideas.

RIBBON COCKADES
2-day workshop
Marvel at the spectacular forms that ribbon can take! In this workshop, students will use pleated and interlaced grosgrain ribbon to create beautiful French hat decorations called cockades or cocardes. The namesake of the cockscomb, these centuries-old geometric ribbon forms were especially popular during both world wars in the 20th century. They are used as military insignia, award ribbons, shoe bows, jewelry, as well as hat, dress, and home furnishing decorations. In class, Candace will share handouts filled with fascinating motifs: rosettes, fans, wings, pin wheels, sunbursts, and even buzz saws. Students will make samples of basic folds, and lots of variations on the theme.

RIBBON FLATWORK & TAPEWORK
1-day workshop
As the name implies, flatwork is flat! These clever folded ribbon trimmings are ideally suited to adorn clothes, pillows, or quilts, and to survive the laundering process. Most popular as dress decorations in the 1860’s and lingerie, hat, and children’s clothes adornment in the 1920’s, these trims lend themselves to a variety of ribbons and bias tapes and a host of applications. Candace has devised a simple method of teaching these folded geometric forms in this hands-on workshop.

RIBBON PANSIES & FUCHSIAS
1-day workshop
You’ll start simple and learn pansy basics. Then we’ll add a second smaller ribbon to create a more complex and realistic version, the pansy with the fancy face. We’ll master that graceful dancer, the fuchsia and expand our fuchsia repertoire with a host of fanciful friends, each dressed differently, with square dance ruffles and pencil skirts and fancy dancing shoes. Use beautiful fabrics and multiple ribbons pieced together to create larger more spectacular versions.

RIBBON BUDS & CENTERS
1-day workshop
Buds are the finishing touches of your bouquet. They lead a varied life. They droop and dangle and dance around the edges of your bigger, showier flowers. Sometimes they spring newborn from the top of your bouquet, other times they cascade like tassel tips below it. In her continuing research, Candace has come up with lots of new and old ideas. Most adapt easily to both ribbon and fabric. You’ll make as many as you can, adding stamens, stems, and calyxes as you go.

FABRIC & RIBBON CABOCHONS
1-day workshop
The 20th Century designers Dior, Poiret, Lanvin, and Boue Soeurs, all used varieties of this versatile rose, a must in your ribbonwork repertoire. Some examples were formed on dome-shaped buckram discs; others were stuffed to give them their namesake “cabochon”. Nicknamed “cabbage rose” or “chou rose”, these domed beauties can be made with continuous ribbon, or many pieces of folded fabric. We’ll make them all!

BOWS! BOWS! BOWS!
1-day workshop
All thumbs when you tie a bow? Grasp the basics and beyond. In this class you’ll run the gamut from the simple to the sublime. You’ll create delicate baby bows using tiny ribbon and monster bows from fabric. You’ll learn about interfacing, wiring, and horsehair, and create a wide variety of loops and tails. Candace will share her collection of images of vintage and modern bows uniquely placed and inventively applied.

Jaques Goldsmith classes:

Absolute Beginning Construction sewing class

Learn the ABCs of sewing on a machine, using basic tools and stitches.  Each week you will take home a fully constructed project of your own making.  We provide all the materials for the first two projects, you choose your fabrics for the second two!

FIT Clinic

Join Jacque for a four session FIT intensive!  At each session, you will learn the key ingredients to a perfect fit, including the importance of proper body measurements, pattern adjustments, and working with a muslin.  Bring in a current pattern and produce the perfect fit!

Freeform Sewing Clinic

For those who have a basic working knowledge of sewing.  Bring in and work on your own projects while getting help from a professional.  Jacque will help you work through problem areas, giving you fitting advice, tips of the trade, and shortcut ideas, so you can create a professional looking product.

FOCUS classes

Not all fabrics are created equal!  Come learn the specifics of working with some of your favorite textiles. From pressing wools to shaping silks, you’ll get great tips and tricks you won’t soon forget!

Candace Kling Classes:

RIBBON FLOWERS/A ROSE IS A ROSE (alternate title)

1-day workshop

It’s always spring when you know how to make ribbon flowers. In this class, spectacular roses will bloom beneath your fingertips. You’ll learn to coax ribbon into a bounty of beautiful buds and blooms, with ruffled edges and pleated petals accented by gracefully dancing leaves.

FABRIC FLOWERS

1-day workshop

Open up a whole new realm of exploration for your ribbonwork bouquets with the introduction of luscious and luxurious fabrics. Add to your flower inventory with more buds, petals and leaves. Learn about the attributes of bias, the cult of selvedge, and the versatility of larger shaped petals and flowers. Watch as spectacular flowers reveal themselves through cutting, stitching, and shaping.

RIBBON TRIMS

1 and 2 day classes

In this hands-on class, students will create a myriad of samples: strip trimmings, edgings, and surface finishes: pleated, folded, pressed, gathered and stitched. Although the origin of some of these ribbonwork trims dates back to the 18th Century, their application is amply evident in today’s exuberant fashion pages. Candace brings to class her many boards of ribbonwork examples. Come and refresh your memory or learn it all for the very first time.

VINTAGE RUCHING 1 & 2

1-day workshop, 2-day workshop, or two 1-day workshops

Plain gathering and simple shirring? That’s just the beginning. Learn how Victorian seamstresses ruffled the ruffle, 1920’s milliners trimmed their hats with gauged ribbon, and how Parisian designers apply these skills today. Using ribbon and fabric, needle and thread, you will make samples of these and other techniques, from fancy edgings to surface designs. Pictures from Candace’s collection will give you a wealth of application ideas.

RIBBON COCKADES

2-day workshop

Marvel at the spectacular forms that ribbon can take! In this workshop, students will use pleated and interlaced grosgrain ribbon to create beautiful French hat decorations called cockades or cocardes. The namesake of the cockscomb, these centuries-old geometric ribbon forms were especially popular during both world wars in the 20th century. They are used as military insignia, award ribbons, shoe bows, jewelry, as well as hat, dress, and home furnishing decorations. In class, Candace will share handouts filled with fascinating motifs: rosettes, fans, wings, pin wheels, sunbursts, and even buzz saws. Students will make samples of basic folds, and lots of variations on the theme.

RIBBON FLATWORK & TAPEWORK

1-day workshop

As the name implies, flatwork is flat! These clever folded ribbon trimmings are ideally suited to adorn clothes, pillows, or quilts, and to survive the laundering process. Most popular as dress decorations in the 1860’s and lingerie, hat, and children’s clothes adornment in the 1920’s, these trims lend themselves to a variety of ribbons and bias tapes and a host of applications. Candace has devised a simple method of teaching these folded geometric forms in this hands-on workshop.

RIBBON PANSIES & FUCHSIAS

1-day workshop

You’ll start simple and learn pansy basics. Then we’ll add a second smaller ribbon to create a more complex and realistic version, the pansy with the fancy face. We’ll master that graceful dancer, the fuchsia and expand our fuchsia repertoire with a host of fanciful friends, each dressed differently, with square dance ruffles and pencil skirts and fancy dancing shoes. Use beautiful fabrics and multiple ribbons pieced together to create larger more spectacular versions.

RIBBON BUDS & CENTERS/BUDDING GENIUS (alternate title)

1-day workshop

Buds are the finishing touches of your bouquet. They lead a varied life. They droop and dangle and dance around the edges of your bigger, showier flowers. Sometimes they spring newborn from the top of your bouquet, other times they cascade like tassel tips below it. In her continuing research, Candace has come up with lots of new and old ideas. Most adapt easily to both ribbon and fabric. You’ll make as many as you can, adding stamens, stems, and calyxes as you go.

RIBBON CABOCHONS

1-day workshop

The 20th Century designers Dior, Poiret, Lanvin, and Boue Soeurs, all used varieties of this versatile rose, a must in your ribbonwork repertoire. Some examples were formed on dome-shaped buckram discs; others were stuffed to give them their namesake “cabochon”. Nicknamed “cabbage rose” or “chou rose”, these domed beauties can be made with continuous ribbon, or many pieces of folded fabric. We’ll make them all!

BOWS! BOWS! BOWS!

1-day workshop

All thumbs when you tie a bow? Grasp the basics and beyond. In this class you’ll run the gamut from the simple to the sublime. You’ll create delicate baby bows using tiny ribbon and monster bows from fabric. You’ll learn about interfacing, wiring, and horsehair, and create a wide variety of loops and tails. Candace will share her collection of images of vintage and modern bows uniquely placed and inventively applied.

Cheryl Kuczek Classes:

Barcelona/A-Line Skirt

Amy Butler’s Barcelona & A-line skirt patterns look great on every body type, and Cheryl knows just how to take this classic pattern and update it so it is fresh and fun!  During the two sessions, Cheryl walks you through Amy Butler’s pattern, while giving you ideas and inspiration to make this skirt uniquely yours!

Be Green Market Bag

Have you ever wished for one bag big enough to carry all your Sunday Market finds?  How about a bag with not only handles but a shoulder strap, too?  Well look no further than Paradiso Designs Be Green Market Bag pattern!  In this class, Cheryl walks you through the construction of her hip and handy bag pattern, all the while giving you the inside scoop on her designs and construction techniques!

DIY Open Sew

Perfect for beginning and advanced seamsters alike, this class session is great for those who want help getting through a project!  Bring in any project and get help from Cheryl!  Whether you’re stuck on a project or need help getting motivated, this is a great opportunity to do it yourself!

It’s in the Bag

Join Cheryl as she takes you step by step through the construction of her fun and funky bag patterns.  Pick one of four Paradiso Designs bag patterns and spend three class sessions learning the important basics to making a great bag!Pattern is your choice of Anna, Carry-All, Okashi, and Xine bags.  Each bag has a corresponding kit, filled with the notions necessary to making the bag.

Perfect Pillows

The Perfect Pillows pattern from Paradiso Designs is a fast and fun way to add spice and sass to your home decorating!  Join Cheryl as she takes you through the construction of these great pillows, teaching you the easy way to install an invisible zipper and how to get professional results!

Ruffle Skirt

Have you seen the amazing new ruffle fabric?  Wondered, perhaps, exactly how you could use or wear it?  Well wonder no more!  Cheryl has developed a super cute, very simple pattern that turns this adorable fabric into something totally wearable!  Come in and learn how to make the great little skirt that is perfect with jean jackets and velvet wraps alike!

Trench Topper

Take one Indygo Junction pattern, add two fabulous fabrics, and three sessions of live instruction, and what do you get?

Your very own Trench Topper coat, of course!

Throughout the sessions, Cheryl acquaints the class with the Trench Topper pattern from Indygo Junction: a fabulous and unique pattern with syling options for three very different yet sassy trench-style coats.

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