Our popular TR Pattern Cutting taster masterclass with the ‘Queen of seams’ Claudette Joseph is back with another instalment on Saturday 28th September at the Fashion Technology Academy. The three-hour session introduces learners to the TR pattern cutting technique, a form of origami pattern cutting which translates into immediate and intuitive 3D creations, in opposition to the more conventional way of drafting. With TR Pattern Cutting you work directly onto the base shape and manipulate the style lines by building the shape and creating the look, this way you can see instantly how the piece will look. Working in conjunction with 2D pattern cutting you create a more couture form of interpretation.
Claudette has been using and teaching TR pattern cutting for six years, she is a five times TR Master and a three times TR Super Master, she holds regular classes and workshops in this creative form of pattern cutting, annually she holds a master workshop in her Essex studio with the creator and founder of TR pattern cutting Shingo Sato a truly inspirational Japanese artisan.
Feedback from previous sessions included:
‘TR is not as intimidating as it first looks, great for inspiring ideas. I managed to do two great bodices!’ – Clare
‘Really inspiring morning. Claudette is passionate about the subject and really passes this on. The instruction was clear and concise. I really enjoyed it!’ – Paula
’10 out of 10. Excellent!’ – Astrid
‘I have learnt that TR pattern cutting isn’t as daunting as it first seems! Great inspirational teacher, makes it really easy to understand and love the free nature of the technique.’ – Jaime
The next TR Pattern Cutting Taster Masterclass takes place at the Fashion Technology Academy, Unit 13, Crusader Estate, 167 Hermitage Road, London N4 1LZ. Nearest tube: Manor House. Saturday 28th September 10am – 1pm and costs £65.