About the Workshop
In this follow-up workshop to the Britex favorite Warp X Weft: Textile 101, the instructor Geana will her experience with fibers and garment care to extend the life of your wardrobe whether it's made up of precious vintage finds, pieces you’ve sewn using favorite indie patterns, locally-made artisan garments or just pieces you've grown to love. Long Live Cloth is about connecting the gap between what our grandmothers knew about garment care and the lack of information now available.
She’ll show you how and why different fibers should be washed using slightly different methods and will offer foolproof tips for home sewers. Participants are invited to bring a garment of their own with questions to share with the group. A small zine designed by Geana will accompany this workshop giving participants the most important tool for garment care–knowledge!
Britex Fabrics Workshops may be cancelled due to low enrollment. All paid ticket holders will be notified by the Wednesday before for a full refund and to adjust their plans accordingly.
About the Instructor
Geana Sieburger is the owner of GDS Cloth Goods, a small-batch design and production studio responsibly creating staple pieces for wear and use. GDS has partnered with local small businesses and restaurants to design custom wears including collaborations with Four Barrel Coffee, The Interval at Fort Mason and Dandelion Chocolate. In addition to exclusive partnerships, GDS designs are available online and at shops throughout the SF Bay Area. GDS is a four time participant of West Coast Craft.
As an advocate of textile education, Geana has taught at The Children’s Creativity Museum, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, Apparel Arts, local boutiques and private events. Formerly, she was Assistant Buyer and Marketing Director of Britex Fabrics for over 7 years. She is a proud alumna of California College of the Arts and active participant of the Bay Area’s craft scene.