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 →

Sewing classes in Chicago: Tchad: Workroom: Sewing Studio: Antique Button: Button Plackets: Vintage Buttons: Reuse: Buttons

If you are sewing for yourself, you have a chance to do something really special: You have the ability to put things together in a way that may be well above your means, but you have to do it smartly.Read More →

Sewing classes in Chicago: Tchad: Workroom: Studio: Library: Designing Overcoat Patterns for Men and Young Men: David

David recently sent us a link wanting to come to classes and work out some of the finer points in the drafting instructions for   an early 20th century men’s overcoat from Designing Overcoat Patterns for Men and Young Men by Harry Simons published by The Clothing Designer and Manufacturer, NY, NY, 1916.Read More →