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Make – Arpilleras Workshop with Anciela

Friday, September 24th 3.30 – 5.00pm
The Lab E20

This workshop is inspired by The Arpilleras, traditional embroidered and quilted patchwork that depicted the stories of vulnerable women in Latin America and artists such as Violeta Parra. The technique was humble and conscious by using available materials, such as leftovers from old clothes and fabric scraps. The Arpillera became a tool of protest and activism for women in the 1970s.

In this workshop, you will learn how to use fabric scraps and turn them into unique embroidered embellishments that tell a story. This technique can be used in different ways to refashion your own garments, increasing their life and value.

Fashion District Festival

Anciela is a platform that celebrates Colombian culture and experimental tailoring. Founded by London-based Fashion Designer Jennifer Droguett in 2019. The brand believes in creating light-hearted clothing both functional and fun, where each garment becomes a part of a story that promotes a fresh Southamerican narrative showing Colombia’s rich history in a different light. Having a mindful approach to design is at the core of the brand where the planet comes first.

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