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Tack Room to Tea Room Workshop 

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner - some clothing construction and quilting skills helpful. - 1.5 - 2 day workshop


This garment, aptly named ‘Tack Room to Tea Room’ will literally go anywhere – from the rodeo grounds to a night on the town or afternoon tea with the girls.  It’s all in the fabric choices – choose black or ivory for evening wear, go soft and feminine, bright and funky, or choose a western, ethnic, or some other theme – you are in control!  This unique vest is comprised of several simple to sew panels, which are assembled to create a one of a kind piece of wearable art.  Every one of these vests looks different, based on the fabric choices and placement of the panels.

I have developed several new techniques which debut on this vest – don’t miss my complex looking three-dimensional arrowheads! These are so simple to do, but they sure don’t look it!  This technique is one you’ll want to use over and over again.   In keeping with my usual style, this vest is very dimensional and full of texture and motion.  It is also incredibly easy to fit on almost every body!  You’ll also learn, ‘Bulls and Bears’, ‘Vanishing Points’, ‘Fiber Frenzy’, ‘Scrap Happy’ , and there’ll be lots of discussion about fabric and panel placement to make this vest uniquely yours.

This workshop is a combination of hands on sewing and demonstration, in order to cover more of the techniques.  You will have an opportunity to stitch some of the techniques in class, and I will demonstrate the easiest ones for you.  Don’t worry – there’s nothing scary in this one!  It is all straight sewing, based on skills you already have.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take the workshop directly from the designer herself!