June 2017

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June 2017

News & Notices

Costume Symposium 2017

Laura Robinson
Vice-Commissioner for Pre-Conference Events

Summer in Chicago — The Art Institute, Wrigley Field, Vogue Fabrics, shopping on the Miracle Mile…and Embroidery & Embellishments from the experts at Bernina. What a great working vacation, right?

Held at the Bernina Creative Center in Aurora, Illinois, this year’s summer costume symposium, “The Use of Modern Sewing Technology in Period Costume Production” will focus on making period laces, trims, and embroideries using domestic sewing and embroidery machines. Learn from the masters at Bernina to make freestanding lace collars, cutwork, and pin tucking, digitize your own designs to make individual trims and trouble-shoot problems, and maintain the Bernina line of machines.

Bring your laptop and the folks at Bernina will provide the rest. The price of the symposium covers lunches, snacks and an opening day reception. A conference hotel rate of $118 per night has been arranged and includes breakfast and evening happy hour refreshments. Time with friends and colleagues, new techniques for your staff and students, and a little time to see a great town – what could be better?

Information about the symposium, including a detailed schedule, computer software/hardware requirements, and links for registration can be accessed here.

Questions about the symposium’s daily events can be directed to Laura Robinson. Questions regarding registration and accommodations should be directed to Christine Troscher.