Capri or not Capri …

… there’s just no question. Our adventurous department head Ronda Chaney recently took a well-deserved jaunt over to the island of Capri, after teaching the Italian fashion course (see video here) in Florence for two weeks. And it got us thinking about the many connections between Capri and fashion. If these connections aren’t immediately leaping […]

Instructors’ Happenings

Our instructors are working in the industry as well as educating. Here are some news tidbits on a few of our instructors. Lynda Maynard’s book The Dressmaker’s Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques is continuing to receive great reviews. Wayne Wichern will be speaking at the Henry Art Gallery about the power and authority of bird […]

Honoring Ronda Chaney

Ronda will receive The John & Suanne Rouech Excellence Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College. Along with two other Canada instructors, Doug Hirzel and Sarah Harmon, Ronda will receive the award at conference in Anaheim in March 2014. Ronda said, “I’m honored to be one of the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence […]

Instructor:
Mary Lou Lange

We recently interviewed Mary Lou Lange our Techniques of Fit, Flat Pattern, and Serging instructor. We learned quite a few things and hope you do too! Cañada Fashion Department (CFD): You have a lot of sewing experience from multiple places: home dec, quilting, apparel, and art clothing. Can you tell us more about that? How […]

Instructor:
Lynda Maynard

We spoke recently with Lynda Maynard who teaches: Lingerie, Pants Drafting, Pants Construction, Copying Ready-to-Wear, Bustier, and French Pattern Drafting. Cañada Fashion Department (CFD): How long have you been teaching at Cañada? Lynda Maynard (LM): 8 years. CFD: In addition to teaching Cañada fashion students, what do you do fashion related? LM: I teach online and at […]