CREATIVE MENDING WORKSHOP WITH UNTIED
In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn how to repair textiles through a tried and trusted technique of stocking darning.
You will be taught a freehand type of stocking darning which reinforces the sides of the hole and fills it with a woven patch across it. The workshop will show you how to weave a perfect square patch, or any other shape patch, on top of a hole.
You will be provided with small samples of recycled cloth to practice on or you can get creative on your own garments. All mending tools will be provided alongside a guiding booklet to take away.
Untied workshops was started by Ieva Hofmane and Michelle Urvall-Ashraf. The two came together with a shared dream of slowing down the fashion industry and regaining an emotional connection to our clothes.
Mending and darning might appear trivial in our contemporary consumption culture, but Untied considers it a heroic form of protest against the throwaway habits of the fashion industry. Michelle comes from a textile design background and has an MSc in Sustainable Business Practice. She works as a Sustainability Manager for a textile aftercare brand. Ieva has a background in fashion design and recently finished an MSc in Marketing and Technology. Alongside Untied she works as a Marketing Manager for a tech start-up.
50 Dalston Lane
From 10am until 12pm
FLORAL ALCHEMY WORKSHOP WITH ELSIE HARP
This workshop is for for lovers and people curious about everything botanical. Elsie from Divina Botanica will guide participants will be guided through a sensory practice to create an entirely unique pulse point oil that supports emotional health, bringing peace and balance to our being through scent and vibration.
Flower essences are liquid extracts used topically and internally to address imbalances in emotional wellbeing. These subtle yet potent medicines are an antidote to stuck emotional patterns, habits, and wounds as they gently move us towards our most authentic expression, encouraging a deep connection to ourselves and our highest joy.
Participants will receive guidance on how to choose and combine essential oils, how to address imbalances in the energy body using flowers, and how flowers truly are medicine for the soul.
is a florist, flower farmer, folk herbalist and mental health practitioner, farming flowers and herbs in Bristol, UK . Elsie’s practice explores the myriad of different ways connecting to the Earth can heal. Elsie has led ecotherapy groups, foraging expeditions and herbal medicine walks, encouraging participants to nurture their own unique connection to Nature. Elsie's business Divina Botanica, focuses specifically on flowers, offering floristry and flower medicine as a way to facilitate nature connection through beauty and abundance.
50 Dalston Lane
From 10am until 12pm
HISTORICAL EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP WITH CECILIA CHARLTON
Bargello is an embroidery technique with mysterious origins -- sometimes called Hungarian point or flame stitch, the name Bargello originates from a chair found at the Bargello palace in Florence that had this type of embroidery for upholstery.
In this workshop artist Cecilia Charlton will teach the technique of bargello - participants will have the opportunity to experiment with its dynamic use of pattern and colour. After learning the core techniques of bargello, you will create a bargello wall hanging to take home. If participants do not finish the wall hanging in the workshop, materials to finish will be provided.
During the workshop Cecilia will perform a selection of readings that inspire her artistic practice, including Carl Sagan, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and Miranda July. This is mindful backdrop is intended to inspire your creative work
London-based American artist Cecilia Charlton received a BFA Painting in 2015 from Hunter College in NYC, and an MA Painting from the Royal College of Art, London in 2018. She creates hand-sewn embroideries that engage with the formal histories of abstraction to explore a broad range of themes including the cosmos, memory, and current events. Through manipulations of geometric pattern and colour her artworks achieve an optically challenging and playful approach, questioning the hierarchy between painting and textiles.