In my new quest to learn all I can about sewing and fashion so I can use my hand made felt for garments, I attended a 4 day workshop in San Marcos, California put on by Cochenile Designs. http://www.cochenille.com/
Missoni - made for the World Cup
Ballet and Opera costumes
The retreat focused on creative design for sewers and knitters. Anna Walden, a knitwear designer and Susan Lazear - Professer of Fashion at Mesa College in San Diego were the instructors. I took copious notes and many pictures and came away with a new appreciation and understanding, (though just scratching the surface), of garment design. We spent a day in the LA garment district and visited Beverly Hills - Rodeo Drive and a highlight was the "Il Teatro alla Moda" Theatre in Fashion, an exhibition of the theatrical costumes from Italy's world famous haute couture designers.