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Are you...
Starting out? A hobby maker? Getting your business off the ground?
An experienced professional? Or even a dedicated enthusiast?

If so, then join us for our two day residential conference for corsetmakers and enthusiasts held in ancient and beautiful Oxford. 

Organised by Sew Curvy in association with Crikey Aphrodite and Morua Designs.  


OCOC16

The next event will start on the morning of Saturday 27th August 2016 until the late afternoon of Sunday 28th August 2016.

There will be workshops, talks, photoshoots and above all, lots of networking. On the Saturday night there will be a drinks reception "Oxford Style" on the Quad followed by a formal dinner in Hall with an after dinner speaker. The price includes all of this plus accommodation, meals and refreshments. 

The goal of the conference is to promote excellence and innovation in corsetry within a supportive and fun atmosphere. It is not a course but a weekend of learning and networking with opportunities to share, improve and develop skills and of course have your work shot on our stunning professional models. You'll go home feeling more confident and bursting with inspiration, whether you've made 1 corset or 1000. You'll also leave having made genuine friendships with like-minded people from all over the world.

Promoting excellence, and innovation in an atmosphere of support and camaraderie.

With the arrogance of youth, I determined to do no less than to transform the world with Beauty.
If I have succeeded in some small way, if only in one small corner of the world, amongst the men and women I love, then I shall count myself blessed, and blessed, and blessed, and the work goes on.
— William Morris


 

Networking

Networking and sewing continues into the evening photo credit: chris murray

Networking and sewing continues into the evening
photo credit: chris murray

Created for corsetmakers by corsetmakers. The most important element of the conference is networking and sharing with each other. We are all students and we are all teachers. 

 

Learning

Autumn adamme teaching pattern matching at ococ'15 Photo Credit: CCaroline Woollin

Autumn adamme teaching pattern matching at ococ'15
Photo Credit: CCaroline Woollin

Our programme encompasses talks and workshops from some of the best in our field. Intended to inspire you and expand your horizons.

Fun

special guest Immodesty blaize performing at ococ'15 wearing an outfit by the whitechapel workhouse photo creidit: chris murray

special guest Immodesty blaize performing at ococ'15 wearing an outfit by the whitechapel workhouse
photo creidit: chris murray

 There is time for socialising too. With an Oxford style drinks reception and banquet on Saturday night followed by a very informal evening in the college bar.