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« : May 08, 2013, 02:32:49 PM »

I would like to know if any canvas people on here have ever taken any classes from any of the canvas training places (northcoast, MCTI, Hood canvas), if so which classes and what was your opinion on them?

I'm thinking about taking some classes to brush up on my skills.  I'm so slow at canvas work, I'm hoping I can learn a few tricks to speed things up and improve my overall quality.  Just curious if others who have taken these types of classes thought they were worth it. 
 
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« #1 : May 09, 2013, 06:47:16 AM »

I've been to northcoast. Camper and upholstery class. Informative, well taught. This was 5 years ago though.
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« #2 : May 09, 2013, 04:03:12 PM »

I bought all the tapes from the palmetto fl school to learn dot patterning.  When i moved to fl bUt everything else was how i self tought myself over the years

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« #3 : May 11, 2013, 05:13:20 PM »

RainDodger,

My reasons and experience might not be helpful. I'm just a DIY sewer with a bizarre hobby who convinced his wife to attend three weeks of MCTI sewing classes in lieu of a vacation. She was a fairly experienced home sewer. I had never sewed before acquiring a Singer 111W155 and had sewed a only a few small projects before the classes.

Both of us were quite pleased with the classes. However, we made a huge mistake. MCTI seems to describe studying the videos before attending classes as optional. We should have known better based on marine diesel and marine electronics classes we had attended that provided almost no class materials. Anyway, welcome to the era in which apparently more intellectual property is copied than bought. There were essentially no class materials. We ended up buying and always being behind viewing the videos in the evenings and on weekends.

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« #4 : May 11, 2013, 10:25:11 PM »

I have the videos from both schools and there are things that I like and dislike about both. Also, I went to the Northcoast school for their sewing machine repair class and it was very good.

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« #5 : May 12, 2013, 02:12:00 PM »

Thanks for the input guys.  I went ahead and signed up for a couple of the courses at Northcoast.  Should be an interesting adventure...
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« #6 : May 13, 2013, 08:56:42 AM »

Did the mcti training. Had the vids from northcoast. Watched them way before going to a course. They were a gift from the wife so I had no choice in the purchase. My Mom has a house in sarasota near mcti. Saved a bunch on housing. The instruction was awesome. It does help to have some experience prior As I had the same machine as the school and a couple years under my belt it was a easy learning curve for me.

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