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

Membership cards for members who sign up prior to the meeting will be handed out at the October meeting.

  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

Anna Taylor

Body Scanning for Dressforms

December 3, 2019

Yemi Sekoni

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

March 3, 2020

                    Manon Pelletier – RISN Member – Sewing with Handwoven Fabric

April 7, 2020

Beth Bentley

URI Draping – Tips on Draping – Half-size Dressforms

May 5, 2020


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