Designing with Lace & Crystals, Department Of Curiosities, Monday, 29. July 2019

Lace and Crystalswith Gerry Quinton & Jamie Hayes
Monday, July 29th, 6-8:30 pm
This workshop will expand your design horizons by exploring how to select, cut, sew, insert, and collage lace, as well as an overview on the various types of lace. In addition, we will explore techniques for applying crystals. Students will be encouraged to play and think of how to use the materials creatively, as well as exploring unusual ways of using non-traditional elements. Experimentation and thinking outside the box will be emphasized, as well as how to integrate these techniques into your existing practice and aesthetic point of view.
The class will be a mixture of demos and workshop time for you to test out different techniques. Small class size (max 8 students) with two instructors will ensure time for individual questions and explorations.
Tuition $88
Tuition includes:
-Materials to execute class demonstrations: Vintage and contemporary French lace, Swarkovski crystals, glues, and other materials
-Handouts and other supporting materials
-Light snacks 
-Use of studio equipment and tools. 

What to bring: 
-Sewing & marking tools: Please bring your own sewing kit, cutting shears, and rulers.
About the Instructors:
Gerry Quinton’s line Morúa specializes in corsetry and gowns characterized by strong, graceful silhouettes, romantic inspirations and exquisite detailing.
Quinton was born in Costa Rica, and has also lived in Spain and England. Her work is influenced by a sense of displacement and nostalgia that comes from leading a life split amongst continents, drawing on old world craftsmanship traditions of tailoring and corsetry.
Gerry has developed a stellar reputation as a corsetiere both in London and Chicago. Her experience ranges from bespoke design and construction, to pattern drafting for all kinds of garments, to teaching for the fashion industry and colleges.
She is a founding fellow of the Oxford Conference of Corsetry in Oxford, UK. Clients and students travel from around the world to be fitted and learn from her. Her most recent high profile client was Madonna, who wore one of her pieces in a video shot by Steven Klein.
Jamie Hayes’ inter­ests lie at the inter­sec­tion of fashion, art, labor, and iden­tity. Her approach is both collab­o­ra­tive and customized. She believes that clothes should fit one’s body (not the other way around); that people should wear what flat­ters and inter­ests them rather than what someone else dictates is fash­ion­able; that style is a form of self-expression; and that everyone in the chain of produc­tion of clothing should be paid a living has worked in the fashion industry since 1999, and in the field of immi­grant and labor rights since 2009. Her recent work merges these two paths: she has designed for fair trade orga­ni­za­tions including SERRV, Inter­crafts Peru, and Threads of Yunnan, and has volun­teered as a Campaign Leader for Chicago Fair Trade. She is the owner and designer of slow fashion line Produc­tion Mode, Her work has been featured in Elle and Paper Magazine, and on the cover of Billboard. Together Gerry and Jamie design a collection of luxury slow fashion lingerie and night­wear, Depart­ment of Curiosi­ties, which has been worn by Geena Davis. All classes take place in their showroom/studio in Logan Square, where their collections are designed and crafted.
Our studio is located at 3013 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60647. There is ample street parking. The studio is a ten minute walk from the California stop on the Blue Line.
Refund Policy:
Charges for the course are non-refundable, but are transferable to a future course if cancellation is made with a 30 day notice.

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