Modernist Smocking II

A Virtual Class with Annie Coggan



If you are interested in exploring more ways to manipulate fabric join us for part two of our virtual smocking classes. These smocking variants speak to Coggan’s continuing artistic exploration of the physical changes that textiles can undergo with deep stitching, and the performative potential of a smocked surface at an architectural scale. In this workshop Annie will again discuss the logic and cultural constructs of smocking and impart other smocking techniques that will further your textile practice.

No previous smocking experience necessary. This class is simply an exploration of additional smocking patterns. 

Saturday, March 16th, 2024


12pm – 2pm ET

Zoom, a link will be sent to participants the week before class


What to Bring
Woven fabric at least 22” x 32” (a pillowcase or the back of a dress shirt would also work well), a ruler, sewing needle, thread, a marker and scissors.

**This class will be recorded. A link to the recording will be emailed to all those who register following the live session. This link is live for one month for you to watch at your convenience.

Annie Coggan, Designer and Architect

Principal at Chairs + Buildings Studio, Coggan received her Bachelor of Arts from Bennington College in Vermont and her Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles CA.

Coggan’s practice is based in visual scholarship focusing on fabricating furniture as a mechanism for storytelling and experimental textiles as soft construction within a historical context.

She is an Associate Professor at Pratt Institute School of Design. She exhibits regularly with Russell Janis Gallery and has shown at  A D/B Project Space (Brooklyn), Gestarc Gallery (Brooklyn), Barbara Toll Fine Arts (Manhattan), the Textile Arts Center (Brooklyn), Mississippi State CAAD Visual Arts Center, Hartford School of Art and Jackson State University.


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