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Patternmaking /Sewing / Grading Classes


Karen is fully qualified with a fashion design degree from University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), and her extensive experience in the fashion industry includes working as a CAD patternmaker for fast fashion labels as well as the high end ones, including (but not limited to) Zimmermann.  

Classes are on-on-one so she can tailor the class to your requirements. 

Whether it be flat patternmaking, moulage, or sewing classes using both domestic and/or industrial machines, Karen is here to help, 

She can help with most of your requirements, from complete beginners to the very advanced in sewing or patternmaking.

Cost: $140 for a personalised high quality 

2-hr class.

Please call 0414 469 338.

Ceramics Classes - Hand built


Jennifer has been working with ceramics for over 10 years. Her artistic experience includes fine art & ceramics. Learn various techniques to achieve interesting surface patterns as well as finishing with your hand painted designs. 

Over 2 sessions, learn to handbuild 2 ceramic pieces.

Week 1 - Saturday, Sept 21 -  3-5pm:

- Prepare and roll out your clay
- Build your shapes using various surface patterns as desired

All pieces are then stored to allow the clay to dry out completely. 

Week 2 - Saturday,  Sept 28, 3-5pm:

- Clean and smooth any rough edges of your dried pieces
- Paint / decorate your work with underglaze 

All pieces then go through a first firing before a clear glaze is added prior to a second and final firing. 


21 & 28 SEPT, 3-5PM

COST: $130 for 2 sessions

Watercolour Art Classes


Pamela Horsnell,  is a Sydney-based visual artist, art teacher & illustrator specialising in hand-created techniques. Her work covers many different styles, subject matter & media including: watercolours; pen & ink; graphite & colour pencils; mixed media; printmaking & photography.

Pamela's next watercolour  class is on Sunday, 29 September, 2-4pm.

Cost: $80

Please book though Eventbrite





We can help you realise your dream.

acquire @ DESIGN offers a multi-disciplinary range of services from concept design,  fabric & accessories sourcing, patternmaking, sample cutting, prototype sampling, through to off-shore and local production to help you create a successful Fashion business.

Please use the 'CONTACT US' page to get in touch. 

Need quick advice? ​

Call Karen today for your first free consultation* - 0414 469 338. 

* up to 30 minutes


Business Owner and lecturer, Karen Kwok has had extensive experience in the fashion design industry for over 25 years. 

Graduating from University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), she has worked as a Designer, production manager, design manager, and has worked for companies such as Zimmermann,  Aztec Rose, Table 8  and Love Love Clothing to name a few.  

With her own label, Kimberley Tonkin the Label, she is well equipped to advise on current trends, concepts, and manufacturing processes. Her capabilities include working successfully in categories such as Bridalwear, swimwear, outerwear and kidswear. 


Starting a fashion business is a difficult process, and knowing where to go to ask all the right questions is always a daunting prospect. 

That's what we are here for.  We'll work with you so you can achieve your long term business goals.  

We support the independent designer with mentoring from concept to delivery, helping with designing, patternmaking, grading,  and then, selling your designs. 

We can put you in touch with suppliers and contractors to bring your product to fruition.  

We have studio & retail space to rent, with reasonable rates and no lock in contracts. We are the next step from graduating fashion school to building your fashion brand..

​Please contact us. We'd love to hear about your exciting idea.