November 7th, 2019
Places are limited to 10, so please let me know in advance if you want to join and what you want to bring.
I’m super excited to announce that The Loft will be hosting the third edition of our Block Printing Workshop.
In this course, students will learn the basics of Block Printing on paper and fabric. Students will learn carving techniques for rubber blocks, materials from nature, how to print, design fundamentals, how to create a repeat and how to create multi-color prints.
November 2nd, 2019
Price: 40 EUR | all materials included
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Have you ever wondered how you can make your own clothes? Sustainable? Your style, color and taste?
To do this, just attend the Sewing Initiation Course.
October 26th, 2019
3.5 hours of learning and pleasure
Price: 40 € with all materials included
Limited to 6 places
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We return the amount paid when the cancelation is communicated up to 72 hours before the date scheduled for the start of the workshop.
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How's everything going?
This past weekend I was at ModaLisboa, watching the trends for the fall/winter of 2018.
And I have very good news! The cold will not discourage us this year because it will be full of color! Several of the stylists who presented their collections showed pieces with pink, mustard, purple, red, white and light blue. So prepare to have a bit of color in the winter wardrobe!
I also wanted to share with you a super touching moment in the Nuno Gama runway. At the end of the show, all the models came to the passerelle with the arms as an "X", and the singer Xande was singing "Homem do Leme" in a tribute to the guitarist Zé Pedro of Xutos & Pontapés.
It was intense and memorable. But an image can be worth a thousand words, so I share a photo of that moment taken by Steffi Rossdeutscher:
I also want to thank to all the people who went with me: Allison and Stas, Barbara and Nina, Hedéne and Elisa, Patricia, Steffi and Marta. For a change, It was good to have a moment outside of The Loft! :)
Allison, Hedéne and me looking amazing!
The conclusion I draw from this weekend is that the best accessory we can have is a smile. :)
Until next post! Beijinhos,
I want to thank all the people who came, even though it was a terrible time in Lisbon. The truth is that in this cozy corner, he did not even notice the storm outside. I sincerely hope you enjoyed it too. I, at least, can not wait to get together again.
So good to have you here, in my first blog and in my first post. As if I did not have enough projects, I had to create a blog too, right? :)
I think my creative and hyperactive brain never realises I already have too much in my hands. The truth is, I have so much to share! There's so much I want to write about, so many things to show you! And there is never a perfect timing to start something, you just have to do it!
The blog is about sewing, of course, but it would be strange if I just started it by talking only about machines, fabrics and patterns, even though they are things I enjoy so much. So I decided to start the blog with a post about myself, so you can know me a little bit better.
The people who already know me, can skip through this part, or maybe leave a question about me. For those who do not know me, I am Ariane. I am German, but I have been living in Portugal for 25 years.
Now I live in Lisbon, but it was in the Azores that I rediscovered my passion for sewing. Being the granddaughter and great-granddaughter of seamstresses, I always had the sewing bug, but for a while it was hibernating. :) In Lisbon, I took several courses at Modatex, having a diploma for pattern making, and I became a certified trainer. I was also an intern at Kolovrat's atelier.
However, there was a time when I felt the need to create a community of seamstresses, so i began the Sew Sisters. First, we met every month. Then, every week and after a while, my living room wasn't big enough. And that's when The Loft was born.
I have always enjoyed teaching, since I was a little girl, and now The Loft allows me to teach what I like the most: sewing. This space allows me to share everything I know, just like this blog. Here I can give you the wonderful and colourful world of sewing and fashion. I hope you enjoy it and feel as enthusiastic as I do!
So, even if you can't come to The Loft, you can go along this trip with me through the blog. :)
But I hope to see you this Saturday in the first Slow Talk with Jana, Rita and Sara from the show Cosido à Mão. They will talk about their experiences and it will be great moment to share ideas, inspire and motivate ourselves. There will also be food and drinks, of course. :)
Until Saturday! Keep the needles sharp!