Kenneth D. King is joining Cool Stitches on October 8th 

Join us for an inspirational sewing weekend highlighted by Kenneth King’s Embellishments and Trims Lecture and Workshop on Sunday, Oct. 8th  from 9AM – 4PM, and stay for a special sewing workshop on Monday, Oct. 9th. Enjoy pre-event cocktails on Saturday evening, You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity.

Kenneth D. King is a contributing editor at Threads Magazine, couture fashion designer, author and popular professor at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. He specializes in custom evening wear and his designs appear in the permanent collections of leading museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, renowned for its art and design collections. He’s joining Cool Stitches to spend the day sharing his insights and expertise on the topic of Embellishment and Trims.

The Embellishment and Trims Lecture The morning session covers the engineering and under-structure that give garments the required weight and reliable performance. Mr. King covers the different materials that help to achieve these ends. Secondly, the aesthetic part is discussed-piping, pleated edging, and the manipulation of the trims to achieve a perfect finish are then covered. This is a three-hour lecture held in the morning.

The Embellishment and Trims Workshop In this afternoon workshop we cover how to manipulate the trims by making a sample of the work. This is a three-hour workshop, which is all hands-on.  You will leave with a sample of the embellishment which may be adapted to attach to the flap of an evening bag.  Your registration includes a kit, and a materials list so you have the option of purchasing materials for your next project!

Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Refreshments will be served.

Our Sewing Weekend wraps up with a special workshop on Monday, October 9th inspired by our day with Kenneth King when we explore the application and design options of applying a variety of media to a range of fabrics from which you can then create an origami style bag of your choice.

This unique workshop is included in your registration for Kenneth King’s Embellishments and Trims lecture and workshop.

Lodging is available next door at the Holiday Inn Express (newly re-branded; formerly Sleep Inn). Mention Cool Stitches when you call to make your reservation:

FLEMING ISLAND SLEEP INN & SUITES  1815 East West Parkway Fleming Island, Florida  32003 Phone:  904-215-8900

Registration is Open