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I was commissioned by the Building Exploratory in Hackney to devise a replicable workshop using creative techniques appropriate to engage older people who face difficulties in later life with architecture and the built environment. I was allocated to Poplar day care centre in Tower Hamlets, which cares for frail and physically disabled older people and those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. I made a textile wall hanging with the group of 10 users, using simple printing, image transfer and sewing techniques.

We’re very excited about the new eco-fashion classes starting this Friday at Art in the Park! Fabba-Friday’s Eco Fashion and Textiles Club is an experimental recycling fashion and sewing club, based on the informal “Stitch and Bitch” craze. Run by artist Jill Newman, it will offer evenings of sociable, informal creativity- and refreshment.

This recession friendly workshop will be running at Art in the Park on the last Friday of the month from 6pm – 9pm, for a mere £10 or £6 for concessions.

Bring a project or just come along and try out some ideas and techniques. Guidance and help is on hand from artist Jill Newman who has been making recycled clothes, costumes, textiles and accessories since the 1980’s.

For more information and to book your place please click here!