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NEW! Ruth Ciemnoczolowski Wins 1st Place
Congrats to Ruth Ciemnoczolowski (pictured below with model) from Omaha, NE who won 1st place in the 2014 Passion For Fashion competition featuring the theme - Alternative Wedding Gowns. Ruth's alternative wedding gown is based on the wedding theme Masquerade. To learn more about the design competition Ruth entered, visit American Sewing Expo's website.
Threads Challenge Winners:
Best Overall Award - Patty Robison from Bellingham, Washington
Best Construction and Viewer’s Choice Award - Lena Stepanenko from Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
Best Suited for Travel Award - Juliette Kimes from Dripping Springs, Texas
Best Innovative Use of Fabric Award - Barbie McCormick from Nampa, Idaho
Photos of the winning garments will be published in Threads magazine next spring 2015.
Congrats to Judy Neukam who was awarded this year's Lifetime Achievement Award. See her full bio here.
Congratulations to Linda Stewart!
Linda is our first Dual Graduate from both the Master Sewing and Design Professionals (MSDP) Certification Program as well as the Master Alteration Specialist (MAS) Certification Program.
She is also the first to receive the MAS Designation. Linda was Grandfathered into the MAS Certification Program due to her outstanding body of work in the area of Alterations.
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Ongoing blog posts by member Rhonda Buss, chronicling her process as she goes through the program. Read her latest post on pattern drafting at Rhonda's Creative Life.
Featured Product: Tambour Beading DVDASDP is proud to feature this learning opportunity. This two hour DVD features the instruction of master beader, Professor Robert Haven of the University of Kentucky, Theatre Department. Robert has studied the art of Tambour Beading in Europe at the house of Lesage and teaches workshops on the technique around the world. The DVD has 9 chapters, each accessible independently from the opening menu so that you can return to sections to review skills and tips as needed. Click here to order View more ASDP products