Spend 5 days in New York city shopping for fabrics and trims with Ryliss Bod and Jo Hutchins. There will also be plenty of time to go sightseeing and free time.
Ryliss has put together a walking tour of the garment district that is full of fabrics and trims. Both Ryliss and Jo will help you with your fabric and sewing questions. Everyone will receive a list of stores with addresses so they may return during their free time.
We will also visit -
*Kenneth D. King at his New York studio.
Fashion Designer, Made to Measure Tailor, Author, Instructor at FIT and the Sewing and Design School.
* Meet and Greet on Friday at 5:30 pm if you have arrived at Metro Textiles
*The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology Shoe Exhibit
Shoes will highlight approximately 400 pairs of shoes from the museum’s permanent collection of 4,000 shoes. Following the success of the MFIT exhibitions Shoes: A Lexicon of Style (1999) and Shoe Obsession (2013), this exhibition will provide its own rich narrative on the enduring cultural significance of shoes, while showcasing the museum’s world-class collection of footwear. The museum’s earliest shoes date from the 17th century (a pair of high-heeled men’s shoes). The most recent are spectacular 21st-century footwear. Labels to be featured include Alaïa, Manolo Blahnik, Chanel, Ferragamo, Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Noritaka Tatehana, Iris van Herpen, and Roger Vivier, among others.
New York City Harbor Lights Cruise
Take in the lights of the Manhattan skyline from a boat on this evening harbor cruise. Listen to live commentary on the harbor’s sights—including One World Trade Center, the Statue of Liberty, and the Chrysler Building.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get my fabric purchases home? Most stores will mail them for your. Kashi at Metro Textiles has even holds your purchases until the end of the trip and then mails them.
Is it possible to share a room with someone? Yes, I will collect names of people who want to share a room.
What if I don't sew and don't want to go to the fabric stores but still would like to see the exhibits, Kenneth D. King, and the Harbor Cruise? Just let me know and I will reduce the tuition for you.
I want to take in a play or musical, is there anyone else that wants to do that? You will have an opportunity to meet and greet all of the travelers. Many group up and go together.
Will there be a group lunch(s) or dinner(s)? It's New York and I have found it easier if we break up into smaller groups to dine at a restaurant. I will check around as the date gets closer to see if I can find a restaurant that will seat a large group.
What should I bring from home? Comfortable shoes, clothing you can layer, yardage information for the types of garments you want to sew (many fabric stores do not have patterns). Your cell phone.
What if I can't walk far? The hotel will be within blocks of the fabric stores. You can easily take a taxi, they are everywhere and not that expensive when you ride with other sewing friends.
What I take to New York.
1 check-in suitcase
A back pack with my laptop, 1 change of clothes, makeup and medicines. My Dr. told me to switch from a carry-on to the back pack to prevent the bursitis in my shoulder from acting up, caused by lifting my carry-on up in the overhead bins in 2017 .
*A light raincoat with a hood. My my arms and hands to be free.
*Walking shoes/tennis shoes. They are the most comfortable and supportive shoes I have.
*I preload my phone with APPS for New York city maps for walking and subways, restaurants...
*Fill my suitcase with Air pockets (from packages mailed to me) or crumbled garbage bags to fill up space I am saving for returning home with purchases.
*Lightweight Crossover bag or shoulder bag that closes, to keep my arms free and my purse more secure. Large enough for purchases.
*Small Shoulder bag that carries my regular purse stuff.
*Separates that all go together.
*2-3 Scarves- all mine came from New York
*Face masks- I bet there are some cool ones in New York
You can find anything in New York, so don't worry if you forget something.
The schedule will be updated as we near our travel dates and arrangements are made.
Registration Deadline: July 6, 2022 DO NOT MAKE YOUR TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS UNTIL I CONFIRM THE TRIP IS A "GO'
|Fri, Sep 30, 2022 at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm|
Sat, Oct 1, 2022 at 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Sun, Oct 2, 2022 at 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Mon, Oct 3, 2022 at 8:30 am to 9:30 pm
Tue, Oct 4, 2022 at 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Wed, Oct 5, 2022 at 8:30 am to 8:30 pm