Warp X Weft: Textile 101 at Britex Fabrics in Union Square, San Francisco

Warp X Weft: Textile 101

Be a textile know-it-all! In this class we'll detail the process from fiber to textile, show you loads of samples and dig into the terminology that will deeply improve your experience whether you are a textile lover already or needing a little help on a new venture. We'll start by demystifying the major fiber types through a step-by-step introduction to cotton, wool, silk, linen and their man-made counterparts. Next, we'll discuss woven fabrics vs. knit fabrics and how each of these are constructed. During the class you'll put together a useful swatch kit to reference in the future whenever a refresher is desired. This workshop is perfect for anyone wanting to improve their knowledge of textiles no matter the trade. The fee for this workshop is $30. All materials are included.


About 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.


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Britex Fabrics

146 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States