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Not all young and budding hat-makers such as yourselves had such a fun time of it. In the early 20th century, the process of making felt for hats involved the use of mercury, a highly toxic substance. Prolonged exposure can cause damage to the nervous system, tremors and dementia. Hence, the phrase “Mad as a hatter” was born
Let Jill Bulgan take you through all the essential skills in circular needle knitting - you’ll be knitting beanies for the whole family in not time! You’ll mastering ribbing for headband elastication as well as experiencing ‘3d knitting’.
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Fabrications - an East London based creative hub!
Fabrications is an independent gallery, shop and workshop dedicated to the best contemporary textile practice and design, with a particular interest in eco-conscious design.
Fabrications opened in June 2000 in a refurbished derelict shop on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London. The shop's founder, Barley Massey, has spent the last 16 years finding ingenious ways to turn scraps into original fabrics and using recycled materials to create cutting-edge items. Since 2012, "The Imaginarium", a fully-fitted working studio, has hosted workshops and classes.
Barley has been awarded as one of Kevin McCloud's (Grand Designs) Green Heroes for her minimally-processed, up-cycled products, which "demonstrate a lightness of touch backed up by a rigorous approach".
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