Knit, stitch, and vibe with a friendly community of makers in this fun workshop!
Colèchi is taking over the Festival Makers Space for a relaxed knitting workshop where you can learn new skills from real-life designers. With three expert designers on hand, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and explore various knitting techniques, from crochet to improv knitting. Whether you’re a seasoned knitter or have never picked up a knitting needle before, this event is perfect for you!
Colèchi Colèchi is a multidisciplinary insight collective and agency teaching sustainable development in the fashion industry. They collaborate with thought-leaders, brands, education and government to build locally focused projects to understand, inform and inspire action towards a more ethical fashion industry.
crochetcookey Kimberley Cookey-Gam is a British-Nigerian artist based in London. Her practice is an accumulation of healing through craft and its relation to nature and organic forms. She uses crochet to foster moments of connection through a shared act. Through her creative platform crochetcookey, Kimberley creates and nurtures tender connections between garments, art and people, and addresses the balance between independent creativity and a desire for connection, through the process of care and collaboration. Crochet pieces handmade by Kimberley, span clothing and accessories to sculpture to functional objects. Kimberley also facilitates crochet workshops, teaching the basic stitches and the freeform technique.
Ranti Studio Ranti Ehinmola is a British-born Nigerian knitwear designer, fibre artist and architecture graduate based in London. Ranti began knitting at the latter end of 2020 but has made clothes for herself since she was a teenager. In 2023, she opened her brand Ranti Studio to continue exploring her love of craft, textiles and knitting. Knitted pieces created by Ranti focus on texture and shape, aiming to amplify all the possibilities of hand-knitting. Ranti creates hand-knitting patterns in addition to physical garments, as she believes the making process is just as meaningful as the final result.
Acien Silvia Acién is a Spanish Andalusian designer who graduated from Central Saint Martins BA Knitwear course. Growing up at her parent’s farm influenced her way of observing her surroundings. Respecting nature is one of the most important parts of Silvia’s life and she tries to bring this into every piece of clothing she creates, using natural and regenerative elements. During her degree, Acién won the Frameworks Knitters Award and was featured in magazines such as Office, FG*K, Malvie, Hunter, Sicky, Sleek, and Aether. She also took part in several Fundraising catwalks and won the Central Saint Martins Nike project.
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