Studio Faro is a commercial and educational workspace, run by Anita McAdam, specialising in fashion design and pattern making. Anita has been active in the fashion industry for more than 30 years as a fashion designer, pattern maker, educator and trend forecaster.

Studio Faro will hold fashion workshops on the Sunday of the Newcastle Stitches & Craft Show. Perfect for anyone with an interest in fashion or textiles and design.

Places are limited, Book now.

What to bring: Sharp pencils (HB) or mechanical propelling pencil, eraser, glue stick, paper scissors, your best ruler or any favourite pattern making equipment

JERSEY TWIST PATTERNS

Sunday – 10am to 12.30pm: Using the Studio Faro Basic Knit block, students will learn the pattern manipulation necessary to make a Jersey Twist Top pattern. You will be introduced to Anita’s Knit Block for industry and use it to cut a pattern.

Samples, working examples and ready patterns will be available for students to understand the concepts involved.

 This class is suitable for students that have used commercial patterns and have basic sewing skills.

Class cost: $60. Book here.

  • You will cut a Jersey Twist pattern from an industry ready knit block.
  • You will learn how to locate the twist feature in your pattern block to suit your new design.
  • You will learn how to calculate the amount of extra fabric required in twist drapes to suit your personal fit.
  • You will learn the most appropriate seam allowances for stretch sewing and finishing techniques.
  • You will receive a comprehensive materials and suppliers listing featuring Anita’s favourite sources.

The class includes: 

The Studio Faro Kit will contain:

  • A copy of the Studio Faro Knit Block with Sleeve.
  • Specialist patternmaking paper.
  • A detailed worksheet with pattern making instructions for the Jersey Twist top and two other twist designs.
  • A list of local suppliers for materials and trims.

This Studio Class may qualify as Teacher Directed Professional Development with the following BOSTES (2015) Teaching Standards:  2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.5.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2. A Statement of Attainment can be provided by Studio Faro for any teachers present and completing this training.

FASHION ILLUSTRATION

Sunday – 1pm to 3.30pm: Build the tools and skills required to produce industry quality fashion illustrations. Fashion templates are provided for students to practice sketching and rendering colour and texture in a supportive environment. There are demonstrations and practice sessions in the use of different colour and media to create depth, movement and print effects in the illustration.

This class is suitable for students of ALL skill levels.

Class cost: $60. Book here.

The idea behind the Fashion Illustration workshop is to build the tools and skills required to produce industry quality fashion illustrations. Fashion templates are provided for students to practice sketching and rendering colour and texture in a supportive environment. This workshop is suitable for students of all skill levels.

There are demonstrations and practice sessions in the use of different colour and media to create depth, movement and print effects in the illustration. And finally, demonstrations of simple presentation techniques to achieve a professional look in your fashion portfolio

Studio Faro provides all the art materials for this exciting workshop:<?p>

  • Work with the best in Copic Pens.
  • Learn about specialist art papers.
  • Understand the use of high quality pastel pencils
  • Your finished project will be laid-up and presented on black art card, ready to include in your portfolio.
  • An A3 sleeve is provided for you to protect and carry your work.
  • Take home a detailed workbook for future reference
  • A comprehensive materials and suppliers listing featuring Anita’s favourite sources.

This Studio Class may qualify as Teacher Directed Professional Development with the following BOSTES (2015) Teaching Standards 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2.

A Statement of Attainment can be provided by Studio Faro for any teachers present and completing this training.

PLEASE NOTE: Studio class is available for visitors to the show. Class fee does not include the entry ticket which must be purchased separately.