The Sewing Room will run workshops at Sydney Design 2010. The design festival runs for 16 days from Saturday, July 31 to Sunday, August 15. The program, with more than 70 events, is produced by the Powerhouse Museum (PHM) in partnership with more than 50 cultural institutions, organisations and individuals across Sydney.
The theme will reveal the many captivating stories behind design ideas, objects and processes. It will invite participants to have meaningful conversations with others about design, and let you to connect with design on a more personal level.
The PHM will hold a major exhibition called Creating the look which draws on the highly successful partnership between photographer Bruno Benini and stylist Hazel Benini from 1950 to 2000. It explores the creative processes involved in styling, crafting and designing powerful, eye-catching, fashion photographs.
Don’t forget to drop into the designer markets. Young Blood will showcase emerging Australian designers and designboom mart will feature the young, avant-garde of international design. Visitors can meet and buy direct from designers at both evening (Friday only) and daytime markets on 13-15 August.
The youngest of designers will take part in a Kids Design weekend, 31 July – 1 August. Weekend highlights include the first paper plane academy, a pop-up book workshop, a children’s storytelling museum tour, paper doll fashion design in Frock stars: inside Australian Fashion Week and a fashion photography collage workshop linked to Creating the look.
The Sewing Room will run a Felt my Tote workshop to refashion a woollen, knit jumper into a fabulous tote bag on 14-15 August, 11.00am – 3.00pm, at the PHM. From Vinnies to designer chic! Bring along an old woollen jumper and the ancient process of felting, will create a brand new accessory. Let your imagination run wild as you cut, fold, sew and appliqué your tote bag, stamping it with your own personality. All other sewing equipment and materials will be supplied.