Saturday, April 30, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Many of my fans have written and said they would love to see a demo of sewing leather and faux leather seams. Some are in parts of the country I have not been to as of yet.
Two things- first, I will be coming out with an educational DVD next year (2012) that will compliment my CD book CELEBRITY BAGS.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Here is video part one from my wonderful 2 day hands on workshop at Atlanta Sewing Center in Georgia.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Since I am a hugger myself, our departing was so warm and fuzzy after spending the past two days together in class.
This class was not only fun, but highly memorable with 2 major medical events. It was quite frightening.
Lord, it looked like Jesus being nailed on the cross with this needle going in on top of the finger and exiting out at the bottom. Both medical emergency lady's end results were just fine, thank you to the higher powers.
There is a list of students who could not get into this class because it was full. So I will be heading back to Atlanta next April in 2012. Look for videos of this workshop within the next few days after I get home and edit them.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I really enjoy watching videos of the inside of a textile garment factory seeing machines at work. I have a passion for the sewing machine. Creating something from the ground up is like the old days when mom and grandma would make a cake from scratch. People who create like this can truly understand the feeling of accomplishment.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Rose Golsner from Ocala Sewing in Hudson, Florida, donated her time and brought sewing machines to help me introduce these young adults to at the Florida youth camp.
Rose is an expert at upholstery. Her husband rebuilds vintage cars and Rose does all the upholstery and embroidery in the cars. This car was so exciting for the young adults to see the sewing and how many different avenues there are in the sewing trade.
Every day we sit in cars and how many times have we looked at the seats we sit on? Quilted vinyl and leather. Piped seams and embroidery.
Being it is done on this medium and in a car, brought a whole new light of sewing to these fine young adults to see.
This brought so much inspiration for these young people to see what other avenues they can make money at in sewing.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
I will be at Atlanta Sewing Center Duluth store location for my Celebrity Bags workshop April 9-10.
If you have not signed up in time, the store is sorry to announce the workshop is full. However, they are taking sign ups for future classes, date to be announced. Please call the store to be added to the list.
The store has added an evening reception book signing, trunk show for many who could not sign up in time for the workshop so you can get a preview and see in person the many things I do with fiber art from my book "Pillows" and my "Celebrity Bags" CD book.
I will be signing books and demonstrating some fun techniques.
Come and visit with me at this evening reception, trunk show and book signing on Friday, April 8th at 6:30 pm.
My faux leather handbags that I teach the home sewer how to make in my workshop, feature the styling and design elements of the most exquisite designer handbag labels.
My fiber art pillows that feature the use of the Baby Lock Embellisher, will open up a whole new world of creative possibilities for you.
Please call ASC Duluth for details at 770-622-1880.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Many years later, I would have never guessed Kenneth would become a friend of mine.
You never know where life will lead you and the wonderful people you will meet along the way!
See the opening video to the show below.
Friday, April 1, 2011
What an honor to receive editor's choice for my first self published CD book.
Santa Rosa was a blast! I will be heading back there next year. Pam told me many people could not get in and want me to come back for another bag workshop. Here is Pam with her completed bag in the workshop.
Next, I flew out of Palm Springs to San Francisco. It was late evening and cold. There was bad weather which delayed my flight. I am not used to this cold weather even through I grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania which gets wind chill factors of below zero. I guess I have been in Florida too long. Took a shuttle from San Francisco to Santa Rosa, California for my next Celebrity bags workshop at: Back to see my good friends Pam & Louie Cortese. The last time I was there for my fiber art event, the place was sold out. Well, they did it again, the bag workshop was sold out! I got to see some friends I met the last time I was there and met more new friends. There was even a student in my class who was a teacher herself at the fashion school in San Francisco. This class rocked. Also, they do not like to be called, sewists, sewers or quilters up in this neck of the woods. They don't even like to be called fiber artists. They are known as "Urban Sewers". I asked them what separates them with that title? Many told me that they sew everything, are not afraid to sew anything and try new things and they know how to use their sewing machines! And by gosh, these gals knew their machines inside and out! I have to hand it to the owners Pam and Louie who have a diverse genre of sewing classes they offer. Pam tells me garment fitting classes fill up faster than she can put the next ones on the book. These gals also have the latest tools too. I got to test out some of them. They may like to be called Urban sewers, but in my book they are "Trekkers"..:) (as in Star Trek with the gadget and technology). These gals tell me they empower themselves beyond the 1/4inch foot. And by golly, they do! Many of these students are high end corporate people who enjoy the thread and needle after negotiating contracts all day. I did a 3 part video which you can watch on my website http://www.christophernejman.com On the Travel Schedule page along with other classes I have taught across the country.