So, the pilot project has ended and I would like to send a really big thank you to all of the textile design students and graduates who participated! The aim of the pilot was to explore new ways of working and was very experimental - therefore lots was learned through a quick and dirty approach.
The main practice was staged through a four hour intensive workshop session which divided the participants into groups to produce mood boards, samples and swatches. The samples were then printed onto fabric and following a discussion with the participants these designs will be edited and adapted to produce some final prints for a small collection of scarves.
Which brings me to introduce the next stages of this research - "The Scarf Project". Over the next three months the thinking and making explored during the pilot will be expanded upon through a series of co-design workshops. To provide a focus and starting point the series has been titled : Global Fashion, Local Tradition inspired by the book below.
|Global Fashion, Local Tradition|
More information will be circulated this week to promote the workshops and invite people to participate. In the meantime we have set up a facebook group titled - The Scarf Project. If your interesting in coming along to share and exchange skills or just want to follow what we are up to - please sign up!
Lots more info to follow.