Introductory - Suitable for students of all skill levels.

Design, Illustration and Pattern Making Workshops.  We're passionate about fashion and patterns and can't wait to share it with you.  Below are some of our workshops and classes on offer. 

Latest news for Introductory Workshops:

COOLAMON - Trouser Pattern Fittings at the CWA Rooms.07-Apr-2019

Trouser Pattern Fittings and Pattern Alterations in COOLAMON. Get together with some like minded..

HUNTER VALLEY - Fitting Pattern Workshops23-Mar-2019

Brand New Location for My Workshops in the Hunter Valley Huge thanks to Ab Wilson, for her enthu..

SYDNEY, Bobbin & Ink - Follow-on Trouser Patterns16-Mar-2019

The Next Stage in the Trouser Pattern Making Series. For all of those that have done my Trouser ..

COOLAMON - Sewing Classes, every month.10-Mar-2019

New for 2019, Sewing Classes in Coolamon. I'm so fortunate to have access to our local CWA Rooms..

WAGGA, Simply Stitches - Pattern Fitting Clinic09-Mar-2019

Join my Pattern Fitting Clinic in March. In the new year I've arranged a few changes for my Wag..

WAGGA, Simply Stitches. - Dressmaking Classes.23-Feb-2019

Totally NEW! - Dressmaking Classes, to be held at Simply Stitches, in Wagga. If you fancy a litt..

SYDNEY - A Sequence of Three Trouser Workshops16-Feb-2019

Starting with Trouser Pattern Fittings Working with all those fabulous students last year at Bob..

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Some detail:

    1. Studio Faro workshops are now being delivered at a number of different venues.  Please refer to your booking confirmation email  for the exact location of your class.  Or contact me direct. :)
    2. Detailed workbooks, all materials and equipment are provided for the scheduled workshops. (Pattern paper, pattern equipment, pens & pencils.) If you have your own favourite pencils or pattern making equipment that you would prefer to use do bring them along.
    3. Please feel free to bring any relevant material for the workshop. This may include your favourite idea/design to be considered as we work through the pattern making process. Be aware there are no sewing facilities provided at the studio as a general rule.
    4. Please wear shoes that cover and protect your feet. It is a workshop environment and we are keen to keep your toes safe. :)


If you're too far away to attend my classes, you can try out these introductory pattern making blog posts:

Decoding Vintage Patterns

Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Since I've been online (6 years now) I've become aware of an enormous love for vintage style out there, and in particular vintage patterns.  And in some strange way these patterns are so familiar to me.  I must have used some of my grandmothers patterns when I was younger because the lack of instructions and complete absence of print on these vintage patterns does not confuse or put me off at all.  Somehow it appears to me as a secret code I have to solve to uncover the exact intentions of the designer/pattern maker. Keep Reading...

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