Maiwa School of Textiles offers an international roster of instructors. Learn from some of the most skilled hands working in textiles today.
Featured Listings for Spring 2018
In architectural terms, pattern blocks are the foundation for all garment construction. In this advanced five-day workshop, students will learn how to manipulate and alter a basic set of dress blocks (bodice, skirt, and sleeve) through flat-pattern drafting techniques. Students will learn dart manipulation, sleeve variations, skirt variations, neckline and collar variations, and techniques to create style lines and add fullness.
Two creative acts—dyeing and construction—come together in one great workshop. Beginning with lengths of linen cloth, Sophena Kwon will lead students through the application of a variety of itajimi-shaped resist techniques. The class will then make two different indigo vats and use them to dye the prepared cloth. Students will learn appropriate yardage-dyeing methods.
This workshop is ideal for individuals who are intrigued by the world of hand-sewing, but are hesitant to take the jump on their own. Students will enter into a rewarding and intricate world of vintage hand stitches and techniques that are relevant to both vintage and modern garments.