11am – 3pm @Metal Chauffeurs Cottage
Join artists Sa’adaih Khan and Victoria Kelly-Gobuiwang for a workshop in reimagining your clothing, learn to revive and customise your clothes to give them a new lease of life!
Sa’adiah is an intuitive and community artist, who often uses sustainable methods in her work by upcycling functional objects, clothes and making fabric jewellery and Victoria, a textiles print designer- who up cycles and reuses old clothes and fabric to make wonderful new items of clothing.
Bring along an item of clothing that could do with some much needed TLC, this could be a t-shirt, a pair of jeans, or cotton clothing. Sa’adaih and Victoria will share a range of techniques, from fabric drawing and painting, stencilling, embroidery and patchwork.
For those who are nervous about working direct onto clothing, there will also be materials to try these techniques on and create pockets and patches to be attached to clothing later.
This workshop will be drop in running from 11 – 3pm, with two bookable slots for demonstrations at 11am and 1pm. Participants are welcome to stay for the whole day and really work into a piece of clothing, utilising Metal’s Make and Mend Café with a series of materials and sewing machines.
About Sa’adiah Khan
Sa’adiah is a multi-disciplinary, intuitive & community artist from Cambridge. Where she studied Fine art & Printmaking at the Cambridge school of art. For her personal practice, she plays with chaos & control to explore well-being & self-development.
Sa’adiah loves rescuing discarded fabrics by dying them with her waste paints. She also enjoys taking pre-existing clothes and giving them a new colourful life using some of those techniques.
For Sa’adiah she loves “seeing something old & unloved become exciting & new, while also staying out of landfills! I’m really looking forward to sharing my skills, while being inspired from how others interpret & create during the workshops!”
About Victoria Kelly-Gobuiwang
Since graduating from Central St Martin’s in 2020 Victoria has been concentrating on developing her printing skills using a heat press and finding ways to upcycle garments. She has added embroidery, fabric paint drawings and prints to jeans and fabrics as well as producing large scrunchies with prints on.
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.