WORKSHOPS

 

Bring designer and educator, Dana Bontrager to your store or organization for a special teaching event. All of Dana’s classes can be tailored to best fit your attendees’ interests. A full day consists of a morning session and an afternoon session, for a total of six hours. You can mix and match from the classes and many can be customized to fit shorter time frames.

Click here to Request a Workshop Teaching Packet - All the details, Pricing and More!

 

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Trunk Show - My Most Popular Event!

Get ready to have your creativity revived! Dana produces patterns for the art-to-wear enthusiasts that are casual and built on simple lines. The style and design become the focus in her unconventional approach to sewing. You’ll learn an incredible array of wearable art techniques that are fun, flattering, and fantastic in a showing of the Dana Marie Design Pattern Line!

Questions, comments and enthusiasm encouraged!

Type: Trunk Show
Length of Time: 1½ - 2 hrs.

 

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The Ins and Outs of Binding

Binding is a way of finishing and edge, it can be both functional and decorative. Learn methods for binding inside and outside curves, like necklines and scalloped edges. See multiple ways of binding straight edges, adding treatments like piping and prairie points, and imitation binding. Dana will show her technique on how to create an inside corner like you would find on a square armhole or a stair stepped edge to a quilt. Learn when and how to use a variety of binding options including fold over elastic, seam binding, and self-fabric; how to use tools to create your own binding; how to calculate the amount of binding needed and the difference in binding styles like single, double, French and more!

Type: Lecture/Demo
Length of Time: 1 - 1½ hrs.

 

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Heat Texture Treatment

Quickly create permanent fabric texture using a heat gun - no fusing, stitching or steaming needed! This technique adds striking dimension to garments, accessories, home-decor items and more.

Type: Lecture/Demo
Length of Time: 1 - 1½ hrs.

 

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Sheer Pleats

Using sheer organza, change the entire look of a base fabric. Add elements of surprise like sparkling threads, trims, even silk flowers from the craft department! Turn that questionable print fabric purchase, in to a designer original!

Type: Lecture/Demo
Length of Time: 1 - 1½ hrs.

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Sealed with a Kiss

Dana does it again with another intriguing way to manipulate fabric. Fresh leaves and flowers, photos, magazine clippings, bits and pieces can all be embedded on fabric and stitched up into your favorite garment, handbag, accessory or a special wall piece. Create fabrics that shimmer like glass or have the subtle surprise of a matt finish. The effect is permanent, washable and in most cases water resistant! Add a new skill set to your creative repertoire!

Type: Lecture/Demo
Length of Time: 1 - 1½ hrs.

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Burnout Embellishment Techniques

With a special formula designed to remove plant fibers you can now have burnout effects and cutwork in half the time. With an inspiring selection of samples, Dana will show you multiple ways of using this amazing product.

Stamping, stenciling, cutwork embroidery, reverse appliqué and more! Take advantage of the comfort of cotton, linen and rayon fabrics and have fun with eco-friendly bamboo. In addition, Dana will share special techniques that make your project goes lightning fast and how to make linen virtually wrinkle free!

Type: Lecture/Demo
Length of Time: 1 - 1½ hrs.

This is just a small sampling of the creativity that Dana can bring to your event!

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