Puff & Flock Workshops for DesignersBlock 2011

Continuing our series of blog posts on the Puff & Flock workshops for DesignersBlock, below is information on Fashion Friday and how to book.  Some are first come first serve, a couple you have to book as numbers are limited. Please contact us at info@puffandflock.com if you have any questions.

Friday 23rd 

Fashion Friday with jewellery makers Retrouve and fashion Phd student Jen Ballie.

Retrouve - Re-make/Re-model Jewellery Workshops

Time: 11am-1pm and 4-6pm, (Also see Saturday 24th)
How Many: Max 6 - booking essential



Want to learn how to mend or re-style your costume jewellery? Our workshop will provide you with basic skills and guidance on how to up-cycle your broken or out moded jewellery into something you'll love. We will supply all findings necessary and you can choose from a selection of components and beads for your design. Participants are encouraged to bring their own jewellery to the workshop to work with, though starter packs will be provided. Guidance on techniques will be given by your tutor including handouts for you to practice your newfound skills at home. From catwalk to closet we will show you how to take inspiration from designers using trend boards to interpret high-end designs and create your own Retrouve piece. No previous jewellery making experience is necessary as you will be shown basic beading and jewellery making skills on the day.

A donation of £5 will be asked for to cover material costs.

Retrouve was established in 2009 by Jo Whelan. With its make-do-and-mend philosophy Retrouve is both eco- friendly and stylish, creating pieces combining salvaged vintage and mass-produced jewellery into unique statement pieces. In our current consumer culture objects that are out of fashion or broken are disposed of often in environmentally irresponsible ways. Retrouve jewellery uses recycled elements where possible (except earring posts). 

TO BOOK: http://puffandflockjewelleryworkshop.eventbrite.com/

Jen Ballie - Fashion Illustration Workshop

Time: 2-5pm.
How Many: Drop in, 20mins for each session, first come first serve.

Photography: V&A

Photography: V&A

DRESS UP/DOWNload is an open source fashion concept, which invites you to be part of the design process: produce a series of prints using simple garments as a canvas. Designed and delivered by textile designer and Ph.D. student Jen Ballie, the co-design workshop allows you to create a design for a garment using collage techniques. Leave with a fashion illustration of your very own creation. 
Jen Ballie's research and practice is centered around three components co-design, digital media and sustainability.

Jen has a BDes in Textile Design and a Masters of Design with distinction from Duncan of Jordanstone, College of Art & Design, Dundee University. Her masters focused on design theory, thinking and practice and explored how digital media might reduce our consumption of throwaway fashion. During her Masters she was successful for a PhD scholarship call linked to TFRG, funded by Neal’s Yard. She is based at Chelsea College of Art & Design within the Textiles Environmental Design (TED) Research Unit.


TO BOOK: http://puffandflockpostextilesstylingworkshop.eventbrite.com/

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