November 9, 2024

Program and Workshops

Cori Leyden-Sussler

The Artist:

Cori Leyden-Sussler is a Maryland-based cosplayer/costumer who has a passion for teaching and craftsmanship. She holds a B.F.A. in Technical Theater and Costume Design and an M.A. in Puppetry (with a high focus on Fabrication). She has taught for over a decade for both higher education and K-12 students. Cori currently works as a professor, specializing in Makerspace classes. Her specialties include sewing, sculpture, embroidery, fabric painting, foam fabrication, thermoplastics, wood carving, 3d printing/modeling, leather, beading, and prop work. She appears as a guest, panelist, professional educator, and craftsmanship judge at conventions. She competed and won at the master’s level for her work.

Guild Meeting/Program: Cosplay and Embellishments: Bringing a Costume to Life

A primer into what is cosplay, along with a discussion of textile modification that is commonly used in cosplay (embroidery, beading, paint/dye).

Date/Time: November 9, 2024 10:30 AM (following Guild meeting)

Location: St. James Episcopal Church, 11815 Seven Locks Rd, Potomac, MD 20854

Mini Workshop: Elevating your Garment With Hand Techniques

This workshop will focus on expanding the knowledge of participants in garment construction. We’ll be creating samples of advanced hand-sewing techniques, different seam finishes, applying bias tape correctly for garments, and pad-stitching for bespoke tailoring. We will also go over some garment construction, including how to decipher commercial patterns, with a live demo on dart manipulation.

Date/Time: November 9, 2024 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Location: St. James Episcopal Church, 11815 Seven Locks Rd, Potomac, MD 20854

Mini Workshop Fee: Members: $35.00 Non-Members: $50.00

Student’s Materials Fee: $0

Student Supply List:
Fat quarter cotton
Canvas or medium-weight sewable interfacing
Double-fold bias tape (and color)
Hand sewing thread
Hand sewing needles

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