Work Shirt For Artisans

October 13, 2019 – October 19, 2019

Carol Colburn

Traditionally used in rural life in Scandinavia since the 1700s, today the work shirt is ideal for artists and artisans. The shape is based on squares and rectangles sewn together following logical geometry. Students will create their own unique shirt with expert guidance by adjusting the pattern to insure a comfortable fit and adding individual finishing touches while using natural fiber striped fabric. At workshop end, participants will create a one-of-a-kind artisan work shirt and a personalized pattern for future projects. Beginners are introduced to new skills and experienced stitchers will advance their traditional shirt making techniques. Open to all skill levels.


Carol Colburn teaches workshops merging traditional Scandinavian textile traditions with contemporary sewing craft. After a career teaching costume history, theatrical design and pattern-making at universities, she now enjoys teaching custom garment-making from her home in Duluth, Minnesota. She also teaches at fiber arts guilds and craft schools across the country. Colburn’s students are introduced to an appreciation of traditional techniques while creating contemporary custom garments.

Carol Colburn

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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