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Sewing a Tunic with Pia Andersson at High Desert Fibershed Learning Center

June 3, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - June 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


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Warner Mountain Weavers has opened up their High Desert Fibershed Learning Center in the Surprise Valley, Cedarville, California! Warner Mountain Weavers has been is business since 2000 and has a 2 story building with a classroom upstairs and downstairs to accommodate students. We also have a large outside dye area with picnic tables, burners and antique ringer washing machines. We have a mature dye garden which is quite extensive. They are open for in-person classes throughout 2022. 
June 3rd 2:00-8:00pm – June 4th 11am-5pm
$235. Limit 6 students

Learn how to sew a great looking, well-fitting garment

Join us for a 2-day sewing workshop that is 12 hours of one on one instruction. Learn to make a tunic—a most versatile garment that can easily be accessorized/dressed up or down. It is also one of the easiest garments to sew, as it’s made of only four pieces—two front and two back (joined with center back and front seams). Pia will demonstrate various construction techniques as we work—bias tape application, facing, top stitching and side or patch pockets. Tunic pattern is provided.

You’ll need to have basic machine sewing skills to follow the course material and a working sewing machine.

Having many years of design and technical experience, Pia teaches with a light touch. She will teach you to make clothes with spirit and integrity that you will love to wear and that are reflective of you! We will have a great time together, and you’ll come away with a great looking, well-fitting garment. But Pia reminds us that perfection is elusive!

Bring: personal snacks, lunch and beverage; your sewing machine (in good working order); fabric (suggestions below); and sewing supplies.

Questions: Please contact Pia with any questions you may have about the class content: marinsewinglab@gmail.com or 415 328 4598.

Fabric suggestions: You’ll need mid-weight fabric— 2.5 yards if the fabric is 44/48” wide and 2 yards if the fabric is 60” wide. You may use any mid-weight fabric from any fabric source. Denim is a great choice.

Fabrics by Fibershed producers to consider:

Climate Beneficial Community Supported Cloth fabric from Lana’s Lana available in the shop https://www.lanislana.com

Fox Fibre: https://www.vreseis.com/shop

California Cloth Foundry: https://clothfoundry.com

Huston Textile: https://www.hustontextile.com

Fibershed Marketplace: https://www.fibershedmarketplace.com/products/fiber/Fabric

Natural dye sources, if you would like to dye your own fabric:

Botanical Colors: https://botanicalcolors.com/

Stony Creek Colors: https://www.stonycreekcolors.com/

Pia Andersson has an educational background in the textile arts with a college degree from University of Gothenburg, Sweden, where she grew up and lived until her late twenties. She was the founder and CEO of Mimi the Sardine from 1990 until she retired in 2014, so most of her professional life was spent in design and textile product development in the SF Bay Area. Besides her own line of children’s accessories, she designed and produced children’s clothing for Hanna Anderson and Garnet Hill.



June 3, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
June 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


Warner Mountain Weavers
530 279-2164
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High Desert Fibershed Learning Center
459 South Main Street
Cedarville, CA 96104 United States
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