Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University Agricultural Research & Extension Center (SUAREC), in collaboration with Louisiana State University Agricultural Center and Mobile Fashion Camp, will host the “Fall into Fashion” sewing workshop. Ann Tillage, renowned Fashion Designer and Owner of The Sharmooz, will teach participants - ages 7-18 - about fashion, styling, and provide a glimpse into the burgeoning Louisiana Fashion scene.
The workshop will be held November 23rd, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the LSU/SU Ag Center, 305 E. Oak Street in Amite, Louisiana. The event will also provide participants with basic design and sewing skills and hands on experience designing a one of a kind purse, tote, or maxi skirt.
“During the workshop youth will gain a better understanding of the varied career paths that they can attain, by gaining life skills in these areas. We work to instill self-esteem and provide practical skills that can be used in a future trade or career,” said Tillage.
Registration is $45; only 15 participants will be accepted for this session. Scholarships are available upon request and the deadline to register is Nov. 13.
About Ann Tillage
Ann Tillage is the founder and owner of The Sharmooz, a boutique company that specializes in Satin Beauty Accessories. She comes from two generations of seamstresses, designers, business owners, and a long line of fashion forward, entrepreneur-minded women. So when she created a product that every woman needs, she committed to making it available.
Ann left corporate America to become a stay-at-home mom. During that time, she noticed that her infant son was developing an unsightly bald spot from rubbing his head against crib sheets and his carrier, and she couldn’t stand the thought of him losing that beautiful baby hair. A seamstress at heart, she used her knowledge of fabric to invent a solution—a Charmeuse Satin headrest that she playfully called a Sharmooz. Soon all her mother’s friends wanted a Sharmooz of their own, and her company was born.
For more information on the workshop or to register, contact Nicolette Gordon in the Tangipahoa Parish Extension Office 985.748.9381, or St. Helena Parish Extension Office 225.222.4136.
(Article written by Nicolette Gordon, Assistant Area Agent at the SU Ag Center.)