Meeting – Staging
Susan Khalje, a contributing editor to Threads Magazine and recent honoree of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals’ Lifetime Achievement Award will join Columbia River Sewing for a special June 2018 Quarterly Meeting.
FRIDAY, JUNE 8 Trunk Show
5 PM – 6 PM Social Hour with light refreshments
6 PM – 9 PM Trunk Show
FEE: $10 ASG / $15 Non-ASG
SATURDAY, JUNE 9
10 AM – 4 PM Hand Sewing Techniques
Workshop FEE: $75 ASG / $95 Non-ASG (Fee includes lunch and kit)
- a full range of the basic hand stitches
- manipulating lace – 2 techniques
- installing hand-picked zippers – centered and lapped
- hand-rolling a hem
- covering snaps
- attaching hooks and eyes, European-style
- creating thread chains and thread bars
- how to apply an underlining and a lining in the couture manner
Whatever your skill level, take it to the next level!
SUPPLY LIST: A supply list will be emailed to all registrants closer to the event.
No sewing machines needed.
Susan Khalje received her professional sewing training at the New York couture salon, Chez Cez et Bez, and later worked as a fashion designer and manufacturing supervisor on Seventh Avenue. She was the host of “Sew Much More,” which ran for 6 years on HGTV and diy.net.
In addition to her frequent contributions to Threads Magazine, Susan has written for every major sewing publication and authored several books. Her books include Bridal Couture: Fine Sewing Techniques for Wedding Gowns and Evening Wear (Krause), and Linen and Cotton: Classic Sewing Techniques for Great Results (Taunton). She has contributed to The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do, and she is one of the women profiled in More Magazine’s recent book, 50 Celebrate 50.
Named “Baltimore’s Best” for her couture wedding gowns, Susan has developed a loyal and appreciative clientele in the course of a 25-year career.
An exceptional and sought-after teacher, Susan established The Couture Sewing School in 1993, and she teaches couture sewing techniques throughout the country. She teaches often in San Francisco, where she is on the faculty of The Sewing Workshop and Apparel Arts. Her professional contacts extend to Paris, where she yearly takes groups of students for an insider’s look at the couture arts.
She is a charter member of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (formerly The Professional Association of Custom Clothiers), and has served as its chairperson. She is a member of The Fashion Group, The Costume Society of America, and was awarded an honorary lifetime membership to the Smocking Arts Guild of America.