Feb
14
10:00 am10:00

The Modern Maker Workshops 2017!!

Greetings everyone! Its been too long since I've traveled and taught classes.
Our team is correcting that this year!

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR 2017 WORKSHOP DATES!

Please see the information below!

TICKETS ARE LIVE AS OF 2/13/2017

http://themodernmaker.net/new-products/

Below you will find each class listed and the various prices for each. tickets will be sold on themodernmaker.net. As always, there is very limited seating, particularly for the NYC masterclasses. The seats will likely sell very quickly!

----- ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL -----

Please be advised that classes could be cancelled if too few seats are sold. In the unlikely even that a class is cancelled, full refunds will be issued for tickets purchased for the cancelled class.

April 14,15,16 -Chicago area, Illinois (Location TBD)
Pattern making with the Bara system
Friday Lecture: $25.00
Saturday Drafting sessions (8hrs): $225.00
Sunday Drafting sessions (8hrs): $225.00
Full Weekend Package (includes Friday lecture): $350.00

April 21,22,23 -Bay Area, California (Location TBD)
Pattern making with the Bara system
Friday Lecture: $25.00
Saturday Drafting sessions (8hrs): $225.00
Sunday Drafting sessions (8hrs): $225.00
Full Weekend Package (includes Friday lecture): $350.00

May NYC MASTERCLASSES: Includes an NYC garment district shopping excursion. All Masterclasses are taught at The Modern Maker workshop in Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY. All students will be informed of nearby hotels and transportation options. THERE ARE ONLY 8 SEATS AVAILABLE PER WEEK-LONG SESSION!!!

May 1-5 Masterclass #1: Men's/Women's Doublet Intensive
$750.00 plus materials (materials purchased during group shopping outing on Monday May 1st)

May 8-12 Masterclass #2: Women's Low neck Kirtle/Bodies with skirt. $750.00 plus materials (materials purchased during group shopping outing on Monday May 8th)

May 15-19 Masterclass #3: Breeches
$750.00 plus materials (materials purchased during group shopping outing on Monday May 15th)

June 2,3,4- Carrollton, GA:
Pattern making with the Bara system
Friday Lecture: $25.00
Saturday Drafting sessions (8hrs): $225.00
Sunday Drafting sessions (8hrs): $225.00
Full Weekend Package (includes Friday lecture): $350.00

June 9,10,11- Carrollton, GA
The Modern Maker Doublet Workshop 3-days
Friday Lecture: $25.00
Saturday Men's Doublets (8hrs): $225.00
Sunday Women's Doublets (8hrs): $225.00
Full Weekend Package (includes Friday lecture): $350.00

 

May
14
May 17

International Congress on Medieval Studies

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I am honored to have been invited to present a paper at the 50th annual Congress on Medieval Studies.

I will be presenting a paper entitled: The Manipulated Plane: Modern tailoring techniques in 17th century menswear.

This paper is a brief summation of my study and observations of historical clothing and the manner in which tailor stretched and shrunk various parts of the cloth to sculpt and form the flat fabric into a dynamic 3-Dimensional shape which flows and conforms to the curves of the human body.

I will also be displaying several pieces of my work related to the paper.

I HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Sign up and go listen to the amazing lectures and papers!

http://wmich.edu/medieval/congress/

 

Apr
25
Apr 26

Figments & Filaments Convention

I will be lecturing at the Figments & Filaments convention in Kansas City! Please visit their website to purchase a last minute ticket and attend!

http://figmentsandfilaments.com/

I will be teaching two classes.

The Tailor’s Legacy: Interpreting and using a 16th century Spanish Tailor’s Manual

This 2 hour lecture and demonstration will help the student understand and use information from the Spanish tailor’s manuals of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. The class will begin with a discussion of the books, their intent and their format. Then we will discuss the unit of measure and how it was used by tailors in the era as well as how it can be used today. The final hour of the class will be a demonstration of the system. I will lay out a suit directly onto the cloth so the class can see the process in use.


The Way of the Craftsman:

This one hour lecture will discuss the philosophy and practice of the skilled craftsman. From deciding to learn a skill, to methods of self-training and practice, to living with a professional, disciplined mindset and setting realistic goals. The focus will be on my career as a clothier, but the philosophies will extend to many different trades and professions. The goal is inspiration, focus and life-changing thinking about our work.