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Monday, November 24, 2008

ETACalifornia, Part 2

A shopper with Marsha McClintock of Saf-T-Pockets Patterns (www.saf-t-pockets.com). I was reluctant to take her class because I was thinking "What's the big deal? It's just pockets?" Well, I could have never been more wrong. It ain't just about pockets - let me tell you. Yes, the pockets are fascinating...she hides pockets in other pockets, and in many other places in the garments she's designed. She has designed many great patterns for travelers, shoppers, and all of us everyday people. Many pockets to place all your valuables and that Pick Pocket would have a terrible time getting anything from you!!!

Barbara Callahan,

This little lady's designs are fierce - in a very good way. It'd be nice if you completely see the outfit she's wearing. Of course she designed and made it herself - including the buttons!!!

She has excellent methods to embellish garments, and fabrics, and she can even show you how to make your own fabric. "Not me" you say? Yes, YOU!!!

The fabrics she carries are top-of-the-line at very good prices. Bamboo fabric...try it. It's softer than cashmere and last much longer. Her linens are not the type that we are familiar with..they are much better and wrinkle less than we're used to. Imagine that!!

The Silk Baron

More than one wall of beautiful silks in every color you never even thought of. I don't ever remember seeing anything with as many colors of silk that they have...not even a box of crayons!!!
Patty Dunn (www.alldunndesigns.com), and the Pam Skersick and Carol Lockwood of Crone Art.

One of the many things that Patty does is design the most clever methods to make purses and tote bags with gorgeous findings, clever ways to attain the firmness you want without being stiff, and she uses interesting fabrics. Patty can also teach you how to make different kinds of hems, and facings - not just the usual facings you see in today's patterns.

Crone Art: Some of the most beautiful pieces of jewelry and other accessories I've ever seen. Embellishments for garments will make you say "I wish I had thought of that".

Pam Damour, The Decorating Diva.

The class I attended was all about mitering. She's magical. Take her classes, period. The next time I have the opportunity I will definitely take her decorating class because those at ETACalifonria who took her class looked very happy when they finished their projects.

I must apologize because I had a few more pictures but they didn't have the right exposure. So here's a synopsis of:

Cynthia Guffey

Vaune Pierce

Emma Seabrooke of SewKeysE

Emma is a Certified Sewing Instructor, and Designer and pattern maker located in the Floria Keys. Her designs concentrate on sewphisticated Knit Fabrics - and she can do wonders with those fabrics.. She's also certified for pants fitting. and received her credentials from Palmer/Pletsch. You must take her class "Origami Top", I couldn't believe how easy this top is put together, and looks good, too.

Peggy Sagers, owner and design of Silhoutte Patterns. Her vendor area was never empty!!! Beautiful garments and stylish patterns.

Janice Stewart Designs owner and designer

Very creative and timeless fasions. were other creative artists that held classes and showed their creations. All of these individuals are terribly creative and innovative. Please attend any of their seminars or classes at your earliest opportunity.

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