Kids play, adults plan.
As we grow up and become adults, we are so fixed in the idea of setting goals and achieving them. We forget to have fun, and to simply play.
Our hands have muscle memory and we build these muscle memories as we grow. We know what to do when we pick up a material, either by twisting, wrapping or tying a knot. Everyone is an artist. Everyone is born to be creative.
This workshop is designed for any people who want to embrace the playfulness and creativity of their long-forgotten inner child.
We will follow our hands’ muscle memory and intuition in making a fashion piece. We will tear apart worn-out clothes and create a new design, be it conceptual accessories, jewellery, or garments.
What we will cover?
In this workshop you will be guided through textile and material design ideas to approach your own fashion (re)creation through play and self-expression.
What to bring
- Any old clothes or a worn-out/no longer loved garment that you’d like to makeover
- Sewing thread
- Optional: Any embellishments you have at home, such as beads, ribbon, found objects (not limited to any material type), yarns, buttons…
- Discounted Early Bird Tickets
- Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
- Auslan Interpreted Upon Request
Who will be teaching?
Vivian Qiu (she/her) is a sentimental jewellery designer. She holds a Bachelor (Honours) degree in Fashion Design in RMIT. Her jewellery practice focuses on reflective designing based on emotions, stories, and memories.
She explores a variety of non-traditional materials in her practice, including rice fabric created by herself, recycled electrical wires, treated fabric and so on.
She has been running creative hands-on workshops since 2015. She has worked with Signal, City of Melbourne, Geelong Wool Museum, and Immigration Museum. You can follow her on Instagram.
Photo: Teacher’s own.
Any other questions or ways we can assist with accessibility? Just email delsi (she/her) at email@example.com