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28 April 2018

Fabrications Fashion Hackathon * * * Fashion Revolution Event * * *

Date: 28 April 2018 11:00 to 17:00
Calling all budding sewers, designers and refashionists! Get recreating, sewcialise and show us what you're made of at our 'Fashion Hackathon' event to coincide with Fashion Revolution Week.

Fashion Revolution is a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry. We want to unite the fashion industry and ignite a revolution to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased, so that what the world wears has been made in a safe, clean and fair way.

What is a Fashion Hackathon?

The Fabrications studio aka 'The Imaginerium' will be transformed into a sustainable sewing factory, where old unloved clothes enter, undergo some reconstructive surgery and receive a new lease of life or a creative make over! This is an opportunity to chanel your inspirations, think high fashion as we will be offering PRIZES for the best Refashions on the day!

Competition categories : ( * SPONSORED BY BROTHER SEWING MACHINES * )

* New Generation Refashioner

* Fiesty Fashion Hacker Award

* I'd Wear That!


PRIZES: You could win a NV15 sewing machine, generously provided by 'Brother' , Fabrications gift vouchers, Sewing books & supplies


Do I need to bring anything?

YES! Your Ideas! Your Designs! Your Creativity! Your old clothes or vintage, charity shop finds to work with. Fabrications will privide a trove of inspirational reclaimed trims, haberdashery, fabric / lace offcuts and patches you can incorporate into your designs. As well as sewing & embroidery machines, dress makers dummies, scissors, threads, pins etc.There will also be lots of examples of clothes that have already undergone transformations in some way to inspire you!


How much experience do I need?

All levels of makers are welcome with basic sewing skills, from ages 12+

If you want to use a sewing machine to realise your design -  basic understanding of using a sewing machine is advised. Fabrications' in house designer maker Barley Massey will be on hand to advise and guide you. The finish of your creations doesn't need to be prefect, the focus of this event is to have fun, explore ideas and think about #Haulternatives


Format of the day

11am - 1.30pm: Session 1

2.30 - 5pm: Session 2

5.30 onwards: Judging, Prize giving & Sewcial


PRICE: £20


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Barley Massey
Fabrications creator and recently described by the Evening Standard as "London's Eco Queen' 

Katherine May
Contemporary quilt maker and teacher. Katherine has worked with Liberty, The V&A, Fashion & Textiles Museum and Fabrications!

Sue Russell
has dedicated her life to practising, promoting and sharing skills in low impact living and keeping traditional textile skills alive.

Rosie Martin
Inspiring and encouraging a new generation of stitchers to make their own clothes through her book 'DIY Couture', workshops and events.

Ayda Anlagan
brilliant teacher and creator of design company 'Monstify' - anatomical crochet parts to animate everyday objects!

Stephanie Bescoby
Milliner, teacher, clever upcycler and baristar. There are no limits to Steph's talents!

Laura Lees
Time out recently described learning machine embroidery from laura is like learning piano from Chopin!


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