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The new FAD Magazine was unveiled at London Fashion Week last month, with some fantastic contributions by FAD students. One of the highlights was this incredible photoshoot, Art Directed by FAD Leadership Academy member Kat Drury, and featuring the final garments from our New East London Embroiderers Project. Thanks to Kat and everyone who worked so hard on the […]
It was a busy first week back in the FAD office, with remnants of the festive fabric sale making way for something altogether more glamorous – a photoshoot! The shoot took place over two days in the historic nooks of Shoreditch and Old Street. It featured hand embroidered garments created by 14-19 year olds who […]
It’s been quite a month for FAD’s New East London Embroiderers. After an incredible reception at the Knitting & Stitching show, the FAD team set to work preparing for the next showcase – this time in the royal surroundings of Kensington Palace. On Wednesday 17th October FAD held an intimate reception at the Palace in the newly […]
Last week FAD were very lucky to be hosted by Twisted Thread at the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace. This incredible event, celebrating all things textiles related, saw over 50,000 visitors pass through the Palace’s majestic doors in just four days. As well as showcasing the incredible garments hand embroidered by 14-19 year olds from East London, FAD and the […]
In the first our blog posts from the Knitting & Stitching show FAD are proud to unveil the six finished garments, hand embroidered by sixty young people from schools, colleges and community groups across East London. It’s been quite a weekend for the NELE at Alexandra Palace. Over four days fifty thousand people attended the Knitting & Stitching show with many stopping to […]
Sixty young people from East London will showcase garments they have collectively embroidered at London palaces this month, thanks to the New East London Embroiderers (NELE) project run by FAD. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the NELE project aims to encourage young people to explore British heritage and cultural identity through stitch. Inspired by […]