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Free Summer Workshop for Islington Residents: Curtain Making


Public Works would like to engage with creative stitchers of Islington to create large scale curtains for a new space that’s being created, and some of the lucky participants will be able to have paid work to create the resulting curtains! What a fabulous opportunity! 

We are looking for 12 Islington students, ideally 16 and 25, but age does not really apply here. Working in small groups of four we will be working on the different aspects of the curtains from the brief provided just as you would with any industrial contract. Money will be available for materials so they are fit for purpose for making the initial samples.  

The format is as below! 

Session 1 – At the West Library / Fabric Shop

Monday 22nd August – 1pm-5pm

The team from FTA and Public Works (Tom) will

– Meet at West Library

– Tom explains wider project, curtain project brief and design intent with samples etc

– Students break into groups measure up

– Students select samples and go to fabric shop to buy materials with FTA staff

Session 2 – At Durham Road Workspace

Tuesday 23rd August – 1pm-5pm

– Working with Ana and Nick the fun starts! 

– Students start working on samples

Session 3 – At Durham Road Workspace / West Library

Wednesday 24th August – 1pm-5pm

With Ana / Nick + Tom at West Library

– Students finish samples

– Students bring samples to West Library and hang them

– Everyone reviews the results / discussed options for fabrication

There is then the opportunity of a future commission to make the curtains.

Nick Evan’s, FC Designer Workspace tutor commented: “We are delighted to be working along side Tom at Public Works. We always try to give our learners genuine experience of how industry works and the way we have set up this free three-day seminar is exactly how commissions work for samples. Thank-you to Public Works for this unique opportunity for our learners.” 

To apply please email: fcdesignerworkspace@fashion-enter.com  Spaces are very limited so join up ASAP.  

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