CGW Lecture & Workshop Series

Upcoming Events 

Ribbon Work and Trimmings Series with Mela Hoyt-Heydon

Join Mela Hoyt-Heydon the first Saturdays of April, May, and June for three different Zoom workshops using ribbon and fabric to create vintage trimmings, a variety of bows and sweet ribbon flowers. Each workshop is from 1:00-4:00 pm Pacific Standard Time.

Click the links below for more information on each workshop, plus the materials list for each.
Ribbon Workshop Series with Mela

Saturday, April 6, 2024
Saturday, May 4, 2024
1-4pm PST
Saturday, June 1, 2024
1-4pm PST


Sign up for all three of Mela's ribbon work classes at once and receive a discounted price on the full series!

The Zoom links for each class will be emailed to registered participants on the evening before the class, by 9pm PST. Please ensure that you will be available for all THREE classes before registering for this series. If you are not sure of your schedule, each of these classes will be available to register for individually.

Each class is $30 for members, $35 for non-members, or $75/95 for the full series.

Register for the Series!
Register for Vintage Ribbon Work & Trimming - April 6
Register for Floribunda - May 4
Register for A Bow is Never Just a Bow - June 1


Previous Events


Tips on Fitting Yourself: Online Class

with Sarah VeblenSarah Veblen - Online Fitting Class
Saturday, February 10, 2024
1:00pm to 2:30pm (PT)


Join us for an online class as Sarah Veblen of Sarah Veblen Clothing Originals shows us tips and tricks for fitting garments on yourself to make your creations suit your body to a tee!
Sarah’s extensive knowledge of fit and garment making comes from several decades of creating custom clothing for her clientele. Based in the Baltimore metropolitan area, she teaches in her home studio as well as across the country at conferences and workshops. Her articles, books, and online courses make her accessible to students everywhere.
Registration fee: $30 for CGW Members or $35 for non-members.  Zoom links to classes will be emailed to students on February 9, 2024, after 5pm PT.



Wood Swing thread spool hodler with different color spools of thread

Online Workshop

"Build a Spool Holder"

With Brittany Joyner


Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 12:30pm (PT)




Vintage advertisement of shoes, boots with spatterdashes


 Online Lecture


With Haleh Risdana
Sunday March 26, 2023 at 12:00pm (PST)




CGW Presents "Fashion of the 1920s” Lecture & Workshop Series

Few decades conjure the essence of unalloyed freedom and fun as do the 1920s, with its jazzy music and flirty fashions. Join us each month as we explore the fashion of the 1920s.

 Vintage 1920s Slip Ad

June’s On-line Lecture & Workshop

“Patterning and Creating a 1920’s Slip”

With Mela Hoyt-Heydon
June 26th (9am-12pm PDT) and June 27th (9am-1pm PDT), 2021




Vintage photo -women in 1920s clothing
July's On-line Lecture

"SHOPPING FOR THE 1920'S:  How to Buy and Modify Contemporary Clothes for the 1920's"  

with Cheryl Avirom
Date: July 11, 2021 at 11:00am (PDT)

Pattern Book cover for 1920s One Hour Dress

August’s On-line Workshop
"The 1920's One-Hour Dress”

With Gina Cowley
August 14th (9am to 1:30pm PDT) & August 15th (9am to 1:30pm PDT), 2021


Flapper girl smokingSeptember’s On-line Workshop
“1920's Beaded Necklace & Earrings”

With Tracey Gorin
September 18, 2021 at 10:00am to 4:00pm PDT (with breaks)