Fall 2018 Atelier experience

This two-month open studio seminar is an opportunity for participants to work independently, side-by-side with Joynoelle designer, Joy Teiken, in her South Minneapolis Atelier.

There are 5 Saturdays (9am to 3pm) and 5 Wednesday evenings (5pm to 8pm) where the Joynoelle Atelier will be open for the participants to work  on projects of their choice.....designers will be encouraged to create a capsule collection that will be shown during a salon-style presentation. The date for this presentation will be announced at a later date.

Since this is an open studio/independent learning experience with set days and times, participants can come as often as they wish and anytime that fits in their schedule within the set open hours provided.

This seminar is open to all skill levels (some sewing experience and machine usage is best) and all ages and Joy will teach individuals and small groupings the basic skills of pattern-making and draping.  

Basic sewing machines are provided as well as some fabric and notions.  Designers may wish to bring their own machines.

Class size is limited to 8 designers

Cost $600 

Open Studio Dates and Times:

Participants can attend some or all of the following:

Saturdays run from 9am to 3pm

10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17

Wednesdays from 5pm to 8pm

10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14

Fashion Design Basics

The three day, all-ages (must be at least 13) fashion design basics seminars are introductions into the art of fashion design and fabric draping taught by Joy Teiken in the Joynoelle atelier in south Minneapolis. 

Participants will learn the basic skills of pattern-making and draping.  Two projects of the will be designed and presented on the final day to friends and family.

Participants best suited for this seminar should have some sewing experience and some understanding of sewing machine use. 

Class size limited to 8 designers

Cost $400 includes the following:

*All fabric and supplies unless special items are wanted by the designer. 

*Professional hair and makeup for the presentation.   

Session 1: December 27, 28, 29 

Each day goes from 10am to 3pm except for Saturday, December 29th going from 10am to 8pm due to hair and makeup and showing prep.  The presentation will be at 7pm.

Session 2:  January 3, 4, and 5

Each day goes from 10am to 3pm except for Saturday, January 5th going from 10am to 8pm due to hair and makeup and runway prep.  The runway presentation will be at 7pm.  

Email me Joy@joynoelle.com or call 612-209-7822 for questions.

Basic Skirt Design


This three consecutive evening workshop will focus on the custom skirt making process with each participant creating a skirt for themselves and a basic pattern of their body to use at home for future projects. 

Measurements for each attendee will be taken and a muslin will be created and fitted. This will be used as the basic pattern. 

Step-by-step instruction, with a lot of hands on guidance, will be given while we create the skirts together. 

Participants best suited for this workshop should have some sewing experience and understanding of sewing machine use. 


Class size limited to 5

Cost $350 includes the following:

*Fabric and supplies from the Joynoelle atelier will be available or participants can bring in their own fabric if specific fabric is wanted.

*A custom fitted muslin pattern.

*Wine (must be at least 21 to partake) and appetizer 



Join me for one of the scheduled classes or customize a workshop for you and your friends, family or business associates.


Contact me at joy@joynoelle.com or 612-209-7822 with questions.

Duster/ Kimono-type Jacket

Choose between a 3-evening or a Saturday workshop while we focus on the custom duster-coat making process.   Each participant will create a simple duster for themselves and a basic pattern of their body to use at home for future projects. 

Measurements for each attendee will be taken and a muslin will be created and fitted. This will be used as the basic pattern.  

Attendees will choose the length, fit and details that they like best.

Step-by-step instruction, with a lot of hands on guidance, will be given while we create the dusters together. 

Participants best suited for this workshop should have some sewing experience and understanding of sewing machine use. 


Class size limited to 5

Cost $350 includes the following:

*Fabric and supplies from the Joynoelle atelier will be available or participants can bring in their own fabric if specific fabric is wanted.

*A custom fitted muslin pattern.

*Wine (must be at least 21) and snacks for the evening seminars and coffee and pastries for the Saturday seminars.



fall schedule coming soon


Join me for one of the scheduled classes or customize a workshop for you and your friends, family or business associates.


Contact me at joy@joynoelle.com or 612-209-7822 with questions.

Redesign workshop

You thought you’d wear it again.......now’s your chance!

Bring in that bridesmaid dress your best friend told you you’d be able to wear again, or that dated jacket with the beautiful fabric that you’ve hated to part with for the past 20 years because during  this day-long workshop participants will recreate, redesign and bring new life into old items to create new wearable pieces.  


*This is not a tailoring class, it’s a creative sewing/ thinking outside the box experience.  


Participants best suited for this workshop should have some sewing experience and understanding of sewing machine use.


Class size is limited to 8

Cost $300 includes the following:

*Fabric and supplies from the Joynoelle atelier needed to supplement the garments brought in.  

*Design and fit guidance from Joy.

*Coffee and snacks

Fall schedule coming soon

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