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Demystifying the Creative Process by Kenneth King (Sewing Class Review)
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Posted by: sewpatty
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Posted on: 7/16/11 5:52 PM
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I attended this workshop (though I am really not sure I should call it a workshop) at Janie's Sewing Corner in Cleveland, Ohio. I haven't even been home 1 hour and I am so pumped with inspiration I had to sit down and write a review now. The class description was stated as "This will be a free-form lecture/slide presentation on how to look at the creative process itself, including exploration, inspiration, mistakes, misfires and the like that goes into the finished work." Kenneth used slide images to describe his own path from where and how he started to today. He showed images that inspired him to create the most magnificent garments. His style and manner of presentation is filled with anecdotal humor delivered with a very unique style and flair. It is very difficult to summarize just what Kenneth covered and I am quite certain that everyone present is going to take away something very different. A couple of nuggets that touched me most: 1) Create the illusion of perfection don't shoot for perfection (you will never finish anything if you do); 2) Build garments for a 25-year life; 3) Don't put every idea into one garment 4) It's not a stash, it's raw materials. If you are able to attend this anywhere, I highly recommend. Even if you don't take away any sewing-related knowledge, Kenneth is highly entertaining. It costs more to attend a concert for much less entertainment. I am highly inspired to head into my own 'design studio' now.
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ClaireOKC said...
Kenneth in indeed a treasure to we sewists. He has done more to inspire and infect us all with creativity and inspiration. To be this is the true dead give-away of an artist. They almost everyone love to share, are generous to almost a fault, and care deeply that their students feel the same passion and joy about their craft that he obviously does in doing his stuff daily. You're right if you have the chance to just even stand next to him for a while, you will learn so much and be so inspired, that it's worth it. This is a case, that no matter the effort, time and $$$, it's worth hearing him. I think your description was right-on, as he can make his presentations so much fun that it almost hides how much information is in them!
7/17/11 8:10 AM
K_sew said...
Thanks for the class review, Patty. I absolutely loved this class also. Kenneth is wonderful and I am so glad he has decided to speak about his craft with home sewers. It was a treat to see the sample garments he brought to class and to hear about the special touches he adds to a more hidden place within the garment. It might be found by the owner after a few wearings and is a nice extra surprise for her. He is so very down to earth and eager to share his knowledge! It would be very interesting to learn more about his CD Books and fitting system of making a moulage (like a second skin) of the torso. I completely enjoyed the opportunity to spend the day with him teaching at Janie's Sewing Corner in Cleveland.
7/19/11 7:35 PM
Nancy Rhodes said...
Well said SP! This event was both a treat and a huge pleasure to attend. Might be the sewing highlight of the year for me... Hats off to Janie for venturing to host KDK, and also for future Moulage class at Janie's Sewing Corner next year. I Loved every minute of those two days... (for those reading this who were not at seminar, the second day was a hands-on sewing samples kind of class).
7/23/11 3:41 PM

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