A photograph of David Pye's seminal book The Nature and Art of Workmanship photographed at the Tchad Workroom library in Chicago that hosts sewing classes in Chicago

As part of Tchad’s new role of President of the Haute Couture Club of Chicago, Tchad is offering all members of the club as well as current and past students an invitation to the first lecture salon in a series about workmanship and design. We will be talking about David Pye’s The Nature and Art of Workmanship.  David Pye was a professor at the Royal College of Art, London for years and wrote …The Nature… to give the artist a way to talk about their work and begin thinking about the different approaches one can take when considering how to execute design through workmanship. WeRead More →

We’ve been hard at work putting together a new series of Summer workshops for July & August and one of our best (although they are all great) is Ying Xue’s 2 day bra making seminar. The Bra making class is scheduled to run 30 & 31 July 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tchad workrooms in Chicago. To make it as easy as possible for you, we’ve put together this quick FAQ to help you decide if it is right for you! • When is the class session? The class will be 30 & 31 July from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • WhatRead More →