Give a Knit at Somerset House

Somerset House, Strand, London

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Somerset House, Strand
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Sat 9th Dec 2017

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Workshops & Talks
Where:Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
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Times:13.00 - 16.00 & 17.30 - 20.30
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About the event

Give A Knit offers you the opportunity to work with two eco-designers to upcycle clothing by hacking, embellishing and reimagining; creating unique pieces for your winter wardrobe to take home with you.

Using a mix of traditional textile techniques, contemporary design and digital application, Give a Knit is a space to unpick and refashion your sustainable identity under the direction of our eco-fashion designers in residence.

This afternoon of activity offers an antidote to throwaway Christmas culture and provides all the tools necessary to turn an uninspiring sweater or moth bitten jumper into a winter season statement piece.

Join designers Gillian June and Katie Jones for hands on workshops and book in for a spotlight session highlighting the tricks and trade of repurposing and reparation for the fashionably minded.

Give A Knit is split into two sessions:

Unpicking and Refashioning with Gillian June 13.00 – 16.00

Embellishing and Recreating with Katie Jones 17.30 - 20.30

Across Somerset House, from 1 – 8 December, there will be the chance to feed unwanted clothing to our hungry collection points, created by knitwear designer Katie Jones and inspired by our winter programme.


• Your ticket admits you into the entire workshop session, but please choose your spotlight time where you will receive direction and inspiration from the designer

• Please bring along jumpers or tops you would like to upcycle or Christmas jumpers you would like to swap, the rest of the materials and tools will be provided

Official Link: 39620760762

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