TAUNTON PRESS-Couture Techniques Workshop: Basics with Claire Shaeffer. In this 2-disc DVD set; couture-sewing expert Claire Shaeffer demystifies the art of creating high-end garments. Home sewers and professionals alike will learn essential hand and machine stitches; secrets to marking and pressing; and techniques for shrinking; stretching; and stays. Running Length: 180 Minutes. Not Rated. Requires use of a standard DVD player: not included. Made in USA.