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BUILD_CMYK: Upcycling Workshop

21 May 2022 - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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One event on 21 May 2022 at 2:00 pm

$680

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Did you know that plastic PET bottles – those sitting at the bottom of your rubbish bin right now – are full of creative and sustainable potential? Those disposable bottles could actually be spun into fibre and woven into pliable cloth, ready for an upcycle transformation with a snip, snap of your scissors!

In this series of workshops, participants will make an object of daily use by repurposing fabrics from Nagashima Rikako’s artwork SCRAP_CMYK, a series of lightweight curtains on view during the exhibition Spinning East Asia Series I: A Compass in Hand. The workshop will first introduce the sustainable design practices of the artist. Later, knowledge will be put into action as participants make use of an existing ‘zero-waste’ paper pattern to cut, then sew, hem and finish their own sustainably designed item.

The first session will repurpose fabric into a bag and the second session will repurpose fabric into a unisex article of clothing. Participants are welcome to join both sessions, or choose to join one only.

Materials: All materials will be provided
Language: Cantonese with informal interpretation into English
Experience: The workshop welcomes participants aged 16 or above; participants with basic sewing experience is preferred

SCRAP_CMYK was realised with support from Kvadrat.

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