To sign up, please call 414-747-9229 Or mail a check for the class fee along with your name, phone #, title and date of class. Please sign up at least 1 week in advance!
Basic Sewing Tuesday, Feb 17th, 6-9pm Fee: $20 One day workshop for all those with an interest in garment making or repairing with little or no experience. Students will learn how to use their machines and with guided practice become comfortable with basic seams and hems. We will also discuss the basics of garment construction. Materials: Your machine and it’s manual. All other supplies provided.
Intermediate Sewing Tuesday, Feb 24th, 6-9pm Fee: $20 One day workshop. A follow up for students who have taken the basic sewing class, or for those with some experience. Students bring their own machines, and should already know how to use them well. The focus in this class is garment construction. Types of fabrics, notions, and tools are discussed. Design techniques such as draping, swiping, and patern-making are also discussed. Students will complete one garment. Materials: Sewing machine, 2 yards of stretch-knit fabric.
DIY Screen-Printing Thursday, March 19th, 6-9pm Fee: $25 One day workshop. Learn the best tools and techniques for in-home screen-printing. Through demonstrations explore stretching screens, image prep, drawing and photo emulsion, exposing screens and the printing process. Supplies: all provided.
Opening Reception on Gallery Night; Friday, January 16th 6-9pm
Fasten is pleased to present the works of two Milwaukee artists. Becky Tesch will be showing a collection entitled "Garbage and Glue" including her newest found-object sculptures and collages. Erika Wolf will be showing collected works of oil on canvas paintings.
Becky Tesch is a Milwaukee native who graduated from UWM with a degree in graphic design. Beside her graphic design work, everything she makes with her hands is out of recycled materials. Under her label MyMishMosh, Becky creates jewelry, accessories, and home goods out of bike parts, building materials, and found ephemera. In her collection of art, discarded and seemingly useless materials are infused with new life and beauty by her simple sweet juxtaposition of color and texture.
Erika Wolf graduated from the Cleaveland Institute of Art with a BFA. The subjects in her paintings are common objects arranged into narratives and infused with simple grace. In the words of the artist; "My paintings are a validation of my personal experience, a manifestation of my search for meaning, and a representation of the beauty inherent within the imperfections of my own human involvement."
Intermediate Sewing Wednesday January 14th, 6-9pm Fee: $20 One day workshop. A follow up for students who have taken the basic sewing class, or for those with some experience. Students bring their own machines, and should already know how to use them well. The focus in this class is garment construction. Types of fabrics, notions, and tools are discussed. Design techniques such as draping, swiping, and pattern-making are also discussed. Students will complete one garment. Materials: Sewing machine, 2 yards of stretch-knit fabric.
T-Shirt Reclamation Thursday Jan 22nd 6-9pm Fee: $20 Rescue old boxy t-shirts from conformity. Learn patterns and draping, cutting and pinning techniques, the use of origami in fashion, and visual design elements for transforming all of your old tees into fitted and flattering articles. Take home tutorials and one ready-to-sew garment. Supplies: Two or three old T-shirts. One box of safety pins. Your own sewing machine (if available.)
GENERAL WORKSHOP INFORMATION -All workshops will be held at Fasten in Bay View -Students are expected to bring their own machines, however, there is a house machine available for a $5 usage fee. -Students receive a 40% discount on supplies purchased at Fasten during the month of class. -Students must sign up at least one week before the class date. -Call 414-747-9229 to pay by credit card, Or mail a check with your name, address, phone number, and the class title to Fasten Collective 2224 S Kinnickinnic Ave. Milwaukee WI 53207