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Workshop

Wear, repair, repurpose

Saturday 4 June 2022
Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1575  associated with Nicholas Hilliard
Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1575 associated with Nicholas Hilliard. National Portrait Gallery, London. Purchased 1865. © National Portrait Gallery, London

Join Pure Pod founder, Kelli Donovan, and repurpose your own pair of jeans. Be inspired by textiles across the ages on show in our special exhibition, Shakespeare to Winehouse: Icons from the National Portrait Gallery, London and like the phoenix in the portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, rebirth your jeans and give them a new life! Kelli will guide you to stitch new designs and textiles onto your jeans or a piece of fabric.

To get creative please bring along a pair of jeans or two that you are comfortable with cutting up.

Kelli Donovan started her journey as a designer at 6 years, making creations for her dolls using scraps of fabric from her mother’s sewing cabinet and her Holly Hobbie sewing machine. Kelli studied at the CIT Fashion Technology School and worked in the fashion industry in Melbourne. She is the founder of ethical fashion label, Pure Pod.

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