Thursday, 11 August 2011

Upcycling workshops at Vintage in pictures

As promised here are my snap shots (Not all workshops are covered - more on Fabrications Facebook page) of the upcycling workshop area at Vintage at the Southbank, which I recently co curated with Louise Kamara of the Eco Design Fair.

A big THANKYOU! to everyone involved, the Hemingways and their team, RFH staff, workshop hosts and of course all the lovely participants who made things with us, brought our wares, and looked so fabulous! It was a really enjoyable weekend.

My fascinator making from vintage silk scarves went down well, I even had a hen party on the Saturday! So great to see people wearing their creations around the Royal Festival Hall.

I shared my workshop station with Mollie Makes, who had 2 different workshops on offer. Eirlys Penn aka Scrapiana made strawberry pin cushions, read her highlights of the upcycled workshops on her Blog. On the Sunday Sara Sinaguglia taught crochet and then how to make an apple cosy.

Ahoy there! Seaside Sisters had sunny side offerings - making flower brooches and specially designed 'Vintage 2011' festival of Britain style pennants. you can see some of the creations from the weekend on their blog.

Meanwhile in the 'Refresh your wardrobe' station. Jessica Aldred passed on her 'stitchy goodness' in the form of lovely motifs to customise and breathe new life into an old garment or accessory. Read Jessica's experience on her blog!

Lisa of U Old Bag demonstrates how to make yarn from an old t-shirt and then how to crochet fashion accessories from it.

In the 'Fashion Rework' area, Fashion Antidote ran their 'Chop + Change' workshop where you could transform a couple of shirts and a t-shirt into a skirt, whilst TRAID revamped old woollens and taught finger knitting.

Out of the Dark kindly let us use their upcycled vintage furniture to display our wares in alongside the workshops. Their pieces created the perfect setting for the space.

Good work team! I look forward to working with you all again at another time or place!

1 comment:

SW Craft Club said...

I love these images, when did this take place?