• Camélia St-Cyr Robitaille / Director and Sewing Teacher

    Camélia's passion for sewing began at the age of 11. In 2011, she completed her DEC in fashion design at Collège Lasalle and continued her studies with an AEC in men's fashion. She made her way as a seamstress for many Quebec companies such as Bamboo, Coup de Foudre, Bouton Jaune and Les Grands Ballets Canadien.

    In 2016, at the end of her BAC in technical teaching at colleges, she began teaching tailoring and patterns at LaSalle College. At the same time, she decided to found with her sister an eco-responsible company, La Fabrik Éco .

  • Amélie Laberge / Coordinator and Teacher Knitting - Embroidery

    Amélie has been teaching textile arts for almost 12 years. She would have fallen into the pot when she was little, surrounded by her grandmother and her mother for whom sewing, knitting, patching and embroidering were part of everyday life.

    I like:

    Start a sweater

    I hate:

    Ribs 1/1

    On my needles:

    A sweater, socks, a chicken

    My free advice:

    Don't get attached to your stitches.

    Learn to read your work instead of reading your boss (I'm super strict :D)

  • Aïda Lemerre / Boutique advisor

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  • Julie Martineau / Couture Teacher

    Julie has been teaching courses for beginners and free projects at EF since 2016. She learned here and deepened her skills with a DEP in custom tailoring.

    I like:

    Make children's clothes

    I hate:

    Make a jacket with piped pockets and shoulder pads

    On my workshop table:

    Two dresses for my daughters

    My free advice:

    Leave perfection at the entrance to the classroom.

  • Steve Nilo / Sewing Teacher

    Steve has been a teacher at L'Atelier since 2022. His first steps with the sewing machine took place under the watchful eye of his mother, but he refined his art at the École des métiers des Faubourgs-de-Montréal, then perfected his skills in design and styling at UQAM.

    I like:

    Create clothes from sketch to completion

    On my workshop table:

    The Spring 2025 collection at my employer and, personally, I embroider on a hoodie

    My free advice:

    STRAIGHT WIRE!!!

  • Marie-Hélène Gervais / Couture Teacher

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  • Marie-Michèle Proulx / Sewing Teacher - Quilting

    Marie-Michèle teaches sewing and quilting at EF. Having been sewing for 19 years, she learned after a school project, while quilting was a self-taught adventure thanks to the internet.

    I like:
    Making dresses, not to mention!

    I hate:
    Shorten curtains with a boring fabric to sew!

    On my workshop table:
    A baby quilt

    My free advice:
    A finished project is better than a perfect project!

  • Eloïse Simoneau / Knitting Teacher

    Éloïse teaches knitting at EF. Practicing since childhood, she learned from her grandmother, then through books and YouTube videos.

    I like:

    The jacquard is easy to remember, simple and quick, in two colors max at a time

    I hate:

    Knitting a grid of black mohair lace in a dark pub

    On my workshop table:

    Too many things on needles at the moment! 😬 Robinson wrap to finish, nurture bralette almost finished, a raglan sweater in chunky Peruvian wool for my father-in-law, a test knit, a pair of socks

    My free advice:

    Be patient and forgiving with yourself. 🌼

  • Isabelle Charlebois / Sewing Teacher

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  • Valérie Deschênes / Teacher Pattern - Couture

    Valérie has been teaching pattern design at EF for over 10 years, trained in costume design at Collège Lionel Groulx and in pattern design at the Zig Zag Workshop-school.

    I like:
    She loves to draw and make.

    I hate:
    Cut 20 pairs of jeans.

    On my workshop table:

    A tailored jacket

    My free advice:

    Wash your fabric before cutting it.

  • Éric Clément / Couture Teacher

    Éric studied couture at LaSalle College in Montreal and at the Fashion Institute in Amsterdam. He has been practicing his discipline for 10 years.

    I like:

    Draw

    I hate:

    Making buttonholes on silk

    On my workshop table:

    A project of 10 denim jackets embroidered with portraits

    My free advice:

    The turtle always wins

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