Wednesday 19 March 2008

Envelope workshop

On Saturday we had our first Envelope Sustainable Fashion Design workshop in the library at Craft Victoria. It was great. Some interesting and lovely people turned up to learn how to make their version of the Envelope.

Juliette had sailed with her sons and husband from Tahiti to Melbourne, Iris is a practicing metalsmith and jeweler, Mia is in her first year at RMIT fashion and Minuri studied film production and advertising.

We achieved a lot, in a short space of time - 3 hours. I really hope everyone continues the sewing practice and completes the exercise. The piece is so useful and fun. i would love to see the completed outfit online as part of the catwalk. some great fabrics were used and so would look good. Helen came in showing off some pieces from the rack, the wool and the Tyvek ones in the exhibition. Unfortunately, we were so busy exploring the potential of the garment on everyone after they had tacked their pieces together during the workshop that i forgot to take photos.

Next time - on the 29th.

From Anthea van Kopplen, designer of Envelope, as seen in our current show, How You Make It

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