Today I facilitated some co-design workshops @ the Eco Factory, Oxo Gallery, London.
I demonstrated some fabric necklaces which I designed using recycled leather scraps... Using some basic running stitch sewing methods participants engaged in a workshop for 30mins to an hour and left with a finished necklace or cuff bracelet.
This short workshop worked well as it allowed amateur to professional designers to adapt the design to their skill set. Some participants followed the set instructions whilst others became a little more adventurous and re-worked the pattern to their preference.
I am going to expand on this collection of accessories over the next few weeks and produce a series of DIY kits and instructions which will be tested through some more workshops.
I really enjoyed working with the participants and spending a day sewing by the river chatting to people who came to visit the exhibition.