Are you confused when you walk into a fabric store? Have you spent hours on a project only to discover that the fabric you chose wasn’t the best one for the design? There are more than 100 different fabrics out there and more coming every day. Learn to recognize fabric types as you are given swatches of fabrics to examine and test. Learn which fabrics to use, when, where and how. Find fabric sources beyond the local fabric store. Make a notebook that will be your guide to better results. This class benefits beginner and advanced students.

Instructor:
Annin Barrett, textile designer, artist & curator
Dates/Times:
Tuesday, May 5-June 9, 6-9 pm
Cost/Cost Options:
$249 or $473 if combined with COLOR THEORY
Supply List:
CLASS SUPPLY LIST
Additional Notes/Costs:

Your instructor will have your $45 kit waiting for you. No more $99 textbook! Contact info@portlandfashioninstitute.com to pre-pay for your kit.

FOR ONLINE CLASS:
-- To take part, you need a laptop or desktop computer with (at least) 2G of memory and a 1Ghz processor (any computer bought in the last five years should be fine).
-- For bandwidth, you must have at least 0.5 Mbits/second upstream and 1 Mbits/second downstream. To check bandwidth use, https://speedtest.net/.
-- For browsers, we recommend Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox or Microsoft Edge. You can also use Safari on Mac OS X, but you will not be able to use the screen sharing feature .
-- For audio, we strongly recommend using a headset. A headset will ensure that others can hear your voice clearly and you don’t cause echo or background noise for others. You do not need to buy an expensive one -- any basic headset with a built-in microphone will work. You can get one at Fred Meyer’s electronics department. A laptop with a built-in webcam and microphone will be sufficient as well if you’re in a quiet area.