I´m happy to announce a new workshop in collaboration with Freeweaver Saori Studios called Rework it!
We are going to show you how to use a loom selecting the most beautiful natural fibers that Janine has in her studio. You will be weaving the textile that will be used to rework a garment. Unlike traditional textile techniques, which rely on repeating patterns, Saori Weaving is freestyle, personal to the weaver and so expressive that each cloth is unique, a work of art.
After you finish the piece we will analyze the garment that you brought: should be any garment from your wardrobe that you don't use any more because it´s boring or has some holes or stains. The next and final step is reworking the garment you bring. The process of making it is hand sewing first and then we sew it with the machines.
Two skills combined to make something extremely unique. You will be able to weave and sew in a particular way where the final result will be a complete transformation of the garment you brought.
4 hours of pure creativity with a break in the middle to have some tea and some snacks.
You will leave this workshops with a garment to reuse for life and skills to transform any other garment you have.
All materials included except the garment you bring to rework.
We are two studio holders from Craft Central and we've been making sustainable collections together from 2021.
Freeweaver SAORI Studio is owned by Erna Janine, who has been involved with natural textiles for over 20 years. She studied hand spinning with animal and plant fibres, botanical dyes and Viking age textile construction: warp weighted looms, tablet weaving, nalbinding, etc. at the Icelandic College for traditional handcrafts in Reyjavik.
Nadia Piechestein is a Sustainable Fashion Designer from Latinamerica. She has been reworking clothes since she was 14 years old, learning from her mother and grand-mother bringing it to her profesional precess. She works with her brand TLZ Movement clothes since 2008 in Theatre, Dancing and Fashion collaborating with a sustainable approach. The workshops she gives are all about how to make clothes last longer.
WHERE Craft Central, address 379-411 Westferry Road, Studio 221. Isle of Dogs, E14 3A You can enjoy the workshop if you know how to sew or not.
6th of August from 12.30 till 16.30hs
First days of March to be confirmed. Let us know your availability. firstname.lastname@example.org