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You may register for classes on-line by clicking the link below each photo or by calling us at (630) 963-9573  if you prefer to register with your charge card by phone.  Click here to review our  REGISTRATION  POLICY before registering!  If it is 24 hours (or less) before class time... phone us to verify space availability... do not register on-line!

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Pick You Posey

Flower Power whimsy will be all stitched-up in this sewing session using recycled sweaters in the making of flower accessories.  New to hand sewing?  No problem   Fiber Artist, Tammy L Deck is here to guide you.  She has been happily teaching students of all ages.  Participants pick from several flower styles and our stash of recycled sweater fabrics.  Each person may complete two to three during the class time.  So much fun…you’ll likely want to go home and make a full bouquet. Each person will learn about "fulling" animal hair sweaters, pattern layout (working around defects), cutting and hand sewing.

Class Duration: Single Session of 2 hours



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Stitch-Up Your Mitts!

A great, “green” hand sewing project for teens and adults interested in recycled fashion & artful gifting. Make your own pair of cozy woolen mittens using recycled sweaters. First Time Sewers welcome. Each person will learn about "fulling" wool sweaters, pattern layout (working around defects), cutting and hand sewing using artful yarns and a "whip" stitch. Two pattern styles to choose from.  

PLEASE BRING ONE WOOL SWEATER FOR RECYCLING OR pay $5 to instructor the day of your class.

Class Duration:  single session of 2 hours 


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SEWING / Hat Making from Recycled Sweaters

Instructor: Tammy Deck

Here's a quick, fun, green sewing project for teens and adults interested in getting started in fashion design and fiber art and artful gift giving. Each person will learn about "fulling" animal hair sweaters, pattern layout (working around defects), cutting and hand sewing using a "whip" stitch in the creation of one hat - 5 of Tammy's patterns  to choose  from together with our already prepared stash of recycled sweaters.

Learn about fiber content: Each student should bring 1 animal hair sweater - 75% or higher content of wool, merino, mohair, rabbit hair, angora, or cashmere on the label. Sweaters should be ready to sacrifice as you will not be using that particular sweater during the class, but rather "recycling" for one of our next classes. Sweaters with holes and spots absolutely acceptable.  If its not possible to bring a sweater, please pay your instructor $4 the day of your class

Class Duration:  Single Session of 2 hours





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Instructor: Tammy Deck

Bare Bones Basic sewing machine skills are the focus for this four session class used in fashion, fiber art & textile design projects. Students will learn how to sew corners and curves, seams and finishes, top stitching, pattern layout and cutting. Combine the skills learned and sampled in the class toward the completion of a square bottom tote bag. Bring your sewing machine (must be in good working order or rent one from us $10 use register button below) and basic sewing kit to class (provided upon registration). Fabrics for sampling included in class fee. 

After School Session Geared Towards ages 8 and up

After Work Geared Towards Adults

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Class Duration: 4 sessions of 2.5 hours



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SEWING SKILLS - BEGINNER BASICS #2  for Fashion & Fiber Art

Instructor: Tammy Deck

Expand on the skills learned in sewing basics #1. Students will learn how to follow a commercial pattern in their choice of a skirt, simple top, drawstring/elastic waist pants or a lined tote bag. Learn about measuring the body for proper size selection and basic pattern alterations.  Students will need to arrange a meeting with Tammy in advance of class date for project selection and suggested material selection. This is a 3 week course with homework.

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Garment Design: Fabric Draping / Pattern Making

Instructor: Tammy Deck

During this 3 session series students will learn how to drape their own fabrics (especially desirable for hand-woven fabrics!) on a provided dress form. Students will go on to draft a pattern and may proceed into cutting and construction of their original design. Various finishing methods will also be discussed and demonstrated. Class size is limited to 4.

Bring 3 yardages to class. Min of 20" x 3 yard.

***For people with strong sewing skills





A 50% deposit should accompany each mailed-in or phoned-in class registration to reserve your space. Balances are due and must be paid in full 5 days prior to the start of the class or workshop. Classes with out-of-state or international instructors will have a balance due date 1 to 2 months in advance of the class. On-line registrations will bill the full amount for each class unless otherwise indicated. All payments are forfeited if you withdraw from a class less than 2 days prior to the balance due date. Cancellations are subject to a  5% cancellation fee if charge card was used. **No** refunds, transfers or make-up for missed sessions. We reserve the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment and will transfer or refund 100% of all money on deposit for that class.

Please understand that our classes are "artistic" in nature and we encourage our students to stretch their skill level, which sometimes results in projects that may require additional home time or studio time to complete. Studio session rates vary, please inquire. Please feel free to contact us with your questions before registering. 

** If it is 24 hours (or less) before class time... phone us to verify space availability... 
do not register on-line!

TLD Design Center & Gallery
26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL 60559

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