Happy International Women's Day everyone! We spent it at our new favourite place, making things from other things at the cheerful Moss Park Market space- helps that it was warm and sunny too.
This workshop lead by the young but very experienced Gabrie (she has her own fashion label FuturisticRuins but makes upcycled things on the side with us.) and supported by Leah and Tanya from Works-in-Progress and our new playmate from Building Roots, Kate. Gabrie walked us through a simple drawstring bag pattern using the natural strengths of jeans and their seams. It was our first time with the full sweatshop setup, sewing machines and cutting boards, everyone had a turn at the pedal and made something beautiful
Cairine sent us a photo of her finished bag with a happy cat- thanks for the show and tell!
art experiments turning waste into beauty