Thursday 15th, 10.30am – 12.30pm @Paston Farm Community Centre pe4 7XB
Thursday 22nd 11am – 1pm @ Gladstone Connect (Allama Iqbal Centre) PE1 2EL
Friday 30th @ 9.30 – 11.30am @ PARCA (Peterborough Asylum and Refugee Centre) PE1 3QH
We’ll be running pop up events at a number or Peterborough Community Centres. Drop by and join in on the workshops where experienced textile artist Ramona Zadissa will be present to help advise.
Have you grown tired of a pair of trousers you’ve had for ages? Maybe they were always meant to be a bag? Bring a garment and your transformative ideas! Together we will learn the basics of how to mend and give your loved (or less loved) garments a makeover. Put your own unique signature to your clothes, save money and reduce the environmental impact.
Join artist Ramona (they/them) who will be assisting you and your old clothes in taking the first steps to find an inspirational new purpose and forms.
About Ramona Zadissa
Ramona describes themselves as a late bloomer, learning to properly use a sewing machine later in life but has always been fascinated by dressmaking and the versatile opportunities it offers. Out of many different items they have learnt to make, they enjoy making coats the most, not because they feel they are particularly good at it but because it is challenging and has many secret details which they never seem to remember and get surprised by every time.
For the workshops, Ramona hopes to inspire and get inspired to salvage serviceable clothes and materials that would otherwise be thrown away. It gives them tremendous joy knowing that what they wear is unique and different because they have made it themselves, from something else. This is something they hope to share with attendees to the pop up cafe.
Running from the 15th – 22nd September Metal will be hosting a week-long series of activities around sustainable fashion, to learn more, have discussions and build new skills to proactively move towards a more sustainable future.
In partnership with Shado, Pluto Press and The Reading Room, these activities are part of a series of events happening across the UK as part of a wider program ‘An anti-capitalist fashion week’.
Drawing inspiration from Tansy E. Hoskins’ book ‘The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion’ and coinciding with London Fashion Week. The wider program seeks to uncover the roots of extractivism in the fashion industry and to celebrate the organisations shaping alternatives and building a different future.
Events will include a pop-up Mend and Mend Cafe, workshops in repurposing clothes and using natural dyes, as well as profiling sustainable fashion and creative businesses throughout the week.