Ella Doran hosts ‘Collaboration by Design’: a series of talks, workshops and film screenings in partnership with The Creative Edit, supported by Campaign for Wool exclusively on Saturday 21st and Sunday the 22nd September at Folk Clothing on Redchurch Street.
For Saturday 21st ‘Working with Wool workshop’ click <a href="http://For 'Working with Wool workshop' click here for tickets
For Saturday 21st Collaboration by Design panel discussion click here for tickets
Drinks reception, and screening from 5pm until 8pm
For Sunday 22nd Communicating Your Craft: How to Tell Better Stories click here
For Sunday 22nd From Farm to Fibre – learn to weave with wool from artist Ella Doran at London Loom click here for tickets
“Working with Wool” – an upholstery demonstration workshop
Ella is an award-winning product and textile designer and both she and Patrizia and Andrea of Urban Upholstery have worked and experimented widely with this ‘superior’ material to make furniture, carpets, fabrics and tapestries.
During the workshop they will demonstrate how to make a floor-cushion (60x60x15cm) using recycled wool, and the infamous Survivor Fabric made by Camira which incorporates recycled and virgin wool.
They will involve you in the skilled tasks of this process: stuffing, tufting and stitching the wool. Using an antique button-making tool, you will contribute and participate by making fabric covered buttons, which will then be used in the tufting process for the cushion. All participants’ names will go in a hat for a winner to be drawn and take home the cushion made on the day!
This event is part of a series of talks and events hosted by Ella Doran ‘Collaboration by Design’: in partnership with The Creative Edit, supported by Campaign for Wool.
From Farm to Fibre – learn to weave with wool from artist Ella Doran
This is a perfect taster for complete beginners and those looking to experiment and get creative alongside learning about the provenance and story behind Ella Doran’s wool and the wider principles behind the circular economy.
“I found this workshop with Francesca from The London Loom such a joyful experience I wanted to share it and for you to have the opportunity of working with this British wool! It’s a beautiful productive and mindful activity where you can let your creative juices flow and you come away with a cloth of your own creation. What’s not to love!”
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