Welcome to the Rhode Island Sewing Network!


The RISN is a non-profit organization for sewing enthusiasts in Southern New England. Our membership consists of both professional and non-professional individuals looking to share ideas and discuss sewing-related issues.

  • Six monthly group meetings
  • Discounts from local vendors
  • Participation in group events
  • Visits to the New York City Fashion District
  • and much more!



Joining is easy!

RISN Membership Form 2019-2020

Mail your completed application with a check made out to RI Sewing Network or RISN to:

Ann Pericolo

10 Cherry Street

Wrentham, MA 02093


  1. Annual Membership is $10.00 and each of the six scheduled meetings is $5.00 for each meeting attended. The nonmember fee for meetings is $7.00 per meeting.
  2. Premiere Membership is $30.00 equal to six scheduled meetings and the $10.00 membership fee is waived. In addition, one guest may attend one meeting for free.

Meeting Schedule


RISN Speakers for 2019 – 2020

October 1, 2019 

Barry Correia

Scissor Sharpening Demo and Talk

What’s new in Cutting Notions — Raffle Items

November 5, 2019

Yemi Sekoni

Producer of Providence Fashion Week – Donahue Modeling – Business of Fashion – Member of CWE Center for Women & Enterprise

December 3, 2019

Anna Taylor

Body Scanning for Dressforms

March 3, 2020

                    Manon Pelletier (RISN Member)

Sewing with Handwoven Fabric

April 7, 2020

Beth Bentley

Draping – Tips on Draping – Half-size Dressforms

May 5, 2020

 Pamela Leggett


Master Seamstress Program

Master Seamstress I and II Certificate Programs

Note: The Master Seamstress Programs will not be held during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Please contact Diane Martin for details: dianemartin426@gmail.com