Wednesday, 27 April 2011

The Shared Scarf Project @ DESIGNERS|MAKERS

This Saturday the Shared Scarf Project will be running some DIY fashion workshops in collaboration with DESIGNERS|MAKERS Market Place. This interactive market stall will enable participants to rip and mix past and present fashion trends to make and style their own bespoke scarf. 

A selection of vintage scarves and The Shared Scarf Project's first "Collective Collection"  will also be on sale within the market stall.

Please come along and say hello. Workshops will be running from 11-5pm 


129-131 Mare Street
E8 3RH

For further info visit

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

DESIGNERS | MAKERS : Market Every Saturday

DESIGNERS / MAKERS is a new platform to promote contemporary design and craft in the UK, by creating opportunities for exchange and interaction that benefit a wide constituency of design and craft professionals and strengthen the contribution of design and craft to society.

Their mission is to is to give designers and craft practitioners a space to present their practice. Alongside an online platform they will be hosting a weekly market enabling designers and craft persons to showcase, sell work and interact with the general public.

I will be running some Pop up workshops within the market toward the end of this month. I will upload more info soon. This market space is open to graduate / student applications... For further information visit their website or contact Sophie.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Making is Connecting: the rise of a 'making and doing' culture

This is my current reading... it arrived on Saturday and have been working my way through it. 

 Everyone knows that making things, in real life or online, can be a pleasant activity. But David Gauntlett argues that making and sharing is much more than that: it is crucial to individual well-being, and the health of our whole society. Through making things, people engage with the world, and create connections with each other. Both online and offline, we see that people want to make their mark, and to make connections.

Feeling all inspired Bridget Harvey and I have booked into A Good Day for Making workshop run by the school of life.
This workshop explores the rise of a ‘making-and-doing’ culture, where people are rejecting traditional teaching and television, and making their own learning and entertainment instead. The workshop will  include a presentation, discussion, and some making and connecting.
I will report back on both my reading thoughts and the workshop soon.