Held in one of Dalston’s creative hubs, ‘The Shopping Village’ studios, a group of designers, fashionistas and vintage clothing aficionados got together for a crafty event. It was a day filled with chocolaty treats, cups of tea and of course, creation.
The aim of the event was to create sculptural pieces made from old SuperSweet magazine issues and discarded vintage clothing, to exhibit in an exhibition to be held in Beyond Retro’s huge Cheshire Street store in March. I had my piece planned out beforehand and had decided I would attempt to make a sixteenth century style neck ruff, from layer upon layer of concertina-folded pages of SuperSweet and pieces of fabric taken from vintage finds.
An adventurous idea perhaps, with the time I had to produce it! Nevertheless, in between playing dress up and munching on cookies I cracked on with my making. By the end of the day I had produced 8 layers, a good effort but not quite thick enough! Luckily I was able to take my unfinished creation home to finish later.
You too can take part by collecting some issues of ‘SuperSweet’ (maximum of 7) from Beyond Retro and making a piece at home. Perhaps you could hold your own event, complete with cookies and chocolaty treats?
Deadline for entries is March 13th 2010.
More workshops will be run, so contact email@example.com for further details of upcoming events. Check out the website to see some of the entries and for more info.
- The Clothes Off Your Back
- Frock Me! vintage fashion fair and tea room
- London Fashion Week A/W 2010: Lake & Liberty Pop-Up
- Super Sweet!
- An Evening of Vintage Glamour with Powder Room Vintage