Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Coming up: Conscious Couture Craft Night August 27th

This month sees one of our most important craft nights yet. As well as the usual, fun and creativity associated with our events we want you to take a moment to think of the impact that Fast Fashion is having on the world. 

Most recently brought to global attention by the Bangladeshi factory disaster, we all know that we need to ensure this does not happen again. In essence we need to make a stand against sweatshops. Do your bit by coming along and joining us to stitch your own #miniprotestbanner and have a go at making some of your own stylish fashion accessories.

Love Fashion Hate Sweatshops

We'll be supporting the new campaign by The Craftivists and War On Want in the lead up to this year's London Fashion Week by making a stand against sweatshops and other human rights abuses by stitching mini banners that you can take away and hang somewhere that will make people think. 
Craftivists who will be giving a talk about the campaign would also like you to photograph your banner in situ, the images will be used on a photography exhibition later in the year.

Don't worry. You don't need any experience of sewing. Help and materials will be on hand.

Hip Headchains

Use It Up Wear It Out are renowned for being conscious crafters, specialising in using recycled materials to create new fashionable items including clothing and accessories. Designers Karen and Jo will be on hand to help you make this summer's must-have hair accessory. 

Due to the recycling nature of this activity you are encouraged to BRING YOUR OWN MATERIALS - broken necklaces, unwanted jewellery etc and the girls will show you what to do with them. 

Beaded earrings & keyrings

Sheridan Lane is one of our most popular workshop leaders and she'll be bringing a tub of beads to help you make your own pair of earrings or a keyring.

Tissue pockets

Local textile designer and co-author of And Sew To Bed Alison Beadnell is also a promoter of upcycling and she'll be showing you how to make your own transportable tissue pocket holders. 

A mighty fine selection of workshops even if we do say so ourself!!

We'll also have our usual Collage Corner where you can make Paper Dolls and the Knaughty Knitters will be joining us to show you how to knit, or help you with a project you've got on the go. 

All workshops are FREE and take place at The Hackney Attic from 7.30pm-11pm. Hope to see you there.

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