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Create a Zero Waste Origami Bag from Vintage Furnishing Textiles.

4.8(6 reviews)
Exploring the concept of Zero Waste pattern cutting, you will reuse hand-picked vintage furnishing textiles to design and make your bespoke Upcycled Bag.
London Fields - Hackney
In-person
£96 pp
7hrs
Beginner
What happens in this class?

Combining traditional skills with a contemporary vision, you will experiment with the materials and learn new creative possibilities to make an original, one-of-a-kind piece. The Hobo bag uses Origami and folding techniques creating deep practical pockets with a large handle. Each participant will make their own unique bag composed with their favourite vintage fabrics.

THE DESIGNERS

Aurore and Laurence met several years ago in Paris when working on the Artisanal Collection at Maison Martin Margiela. Since then, they have taught together at a number of masterclasses and workshops in Fashion and Textile institutions in the USA, France…

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Things to remember

All materials and tailoring equipement, snacks and refreshments provided.Feel free to bring your own sewing machine.

Latest Reviews
4.8(6 reviews)
Chrysale - 9 December 2018
II have learned how to choose different fabric to use, to sew with the machine, and more. Both teachers were very helpful and savvy. Friendly and warm atmosphere as well.
Fabienne - 7 December 2018
I learnt how to make a unique bag! A bag I feel very proud of today :) The teachers presented their previous and impressive achievements in the fashion industry and explained their approach well. They were very helpful and respectful of my creative choices. i felt supported every single time I needed extra help. The venue was great and we were made to feel more than welcome. I would recommend this workshop to anybody interested in exploring contemporary fashion and making something unique and beautiful.
Carine - 23 October 2018
The workshop was brilliant! 2 teachers taking us through the make of a very ‘couture’ tote bag, large size, made of 3 recup vintage fabrics supplied at the workshop. The bag includes large folded exterior pockets, it is super practical and stylish. People have stopped me on the street several time already to find out where it came from! Would love to attend the 0 waste dress workshop next!
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Age Requirement

This class is suitable for all agesAll students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Your Teacher

Laurence Teillet is a French multi disciplinary designer who works and lives in London. She studied Fashion Design and Environment at Duperré, Ecole Supérieure des Arts Appliqués in Paris, and Textile Design in London where she developed a Design Manifesto to Re-use second hand textiles for her Master of Arts degree at Central Saint Martins (UAL).

Laurence produced a range of re-used textile designs through inventive printing techniques for Atom Design Studio in London.

The Garment Party Happening, her conceptual and experimental work in progress about how to wear and use clothes in different ways, led…

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Class Location
Elemental Studio
London Fields - Hackney
4b Sheep Lane
London Fields
E8 4QS
London
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Reviews

Chrysale - 9 December 2018
II have learned how to choose different fabric to use, to sew with the machine, and more. Both teachers were very helpful and savvy. Friendly and warm atmosphere as well.
Fabienne - 7 December 2018
I learnt how to make a unique bag! A bag I feel very proud of today :) The teachers presented their previous and impressive achievements in the fashion industry and explained their approach well. They were very helpful and respectful of my creative choices. i felt supported every single time I needed extra help. The venue was great and we were made to feel more than welcome. I would recommend this workshop to anybody interested in exploring contemporary fashion and making something unique and beautiful.
Carine - 23 October 2018
The workshop was brilliant! 2 teachers taking us through the make of a very ‘couture’ tote bag, large size, made of 3 recup vintage fabrics supplied at the workshop. The bag includes large folded exterior pockets, it is super practical and stylish. People have stopped me on the street several time already to find out where it came from! Would love to attend the 0 waste dress workshop next!
Johanna Valeur - 23 October 2018
U had a great time during the workshop. It was run by highly professional peoples and and I was really taken by the zero waste concept. We had loads of great vintage fabric to pick from. I was so immersed in the project that time flew by. It was almost a meditative experience and great to do something out of the ordinary. The atmosphere was studios yet relaxed. Highly recommended As
Makila - 29 September 2018
I am very pleased with the experience. It was intense for a beginner like myself but the learning process was smooth, explained carefully and kindly. Laurence was very helpful and patient. We work through all the process from choosing our colours and patterns from second hand materials to completing the piece. This involved measuring, cutting, ironing, preparing folds, adjusting the sowing machine to the thickness of the material we chose, feeding the sowing machine with the chosen colour thread, and of course sowing. Each stage were well explained and demonstrated by Aurore or Laurence. I came out of the workshop tired but proud and happy of my achievements. More over I left with new knowledge tested and I believe I can now engaged in more complex designs. Hopefully Laurence will decide to open a new workshop on how to draw designs and patterns whith in mind the zero-waste principles!
Catherine Grimaldi - 27 September 2018
We learnt how to make a 'hobo' bag using vintage fabrics.The teachers were both very skilled and helpful.Brilliant venue with plenty of light and space - near to the fashionable Broadway market.My husband who had never used a sewing machine came home with a beautiful bag and was so happy - thanks ladies.