March 26, 2022 — Lorraine Torrence Workshop: Making and Using Bias and Straight of Grain Tapes in Garments(Zoom)
This is Part 1 of a two part workshop! Part 2 is on April 9
Class will begin with an overview of making bias and straight of grain tapes, including how to cut the tape, width considerations, suitability of different fabrics for the tape and tools for making tapes. We will also see slides of garments in which bias and or straight of grain tapes are used to embellish the garment followed by a video on making bias and straight of grain tapes and using them in garments. The assignment will be to make a garment using bias and/or straight of grain tapes as embellishments before the final class on April 9.
Students will be asked to finish garments and take photos of the garments by Wednesday, April 6, and e-mail them to Lorraine for inclusion in a Power Point slide show of the results in the second part of the class on April 9, 2022.
An inexpensive reference that may be ordered prior to the class, if done so by March 9, 2022:
Bright Ideas for Wearables, Vol. 5: Bias and Straight of Grain Tapes Leaflet from Lorraine Torrence Designs available for $4 at
Purchasing the workshop will give you links to register for both Zoom sessions