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FAD & Praxis: ‘Stitching Stories’

FAD & Praxis: ‘Stitching Stories’

Posted on Jun 28, 2012 in FAD Workshops | No Comments

For the past four weeks FAD have been running sessions on Wednesday evenings with a group called ‘Brighter Futures’ at Praxis in Bethnal Green; a centre for people displaced. Stretching fabric on the embroidery frame One of the finished embroidery panels for a man’s jacket The Praxis centre  works with young asylum seekers and refugees, supporting […]

FAD’s Garment Designs

FAD’s Garment Designs

Posted on Jun 28, 2012 in Design, FAD Workshops | No Comments

In between learning how to stitch, our NELE volunteers have been working on design ideas for the garments which will be embroidered in FAD workshops next month. Inspired by the historic costumes at Kensington Palace and current fashion trends, they have combined old and new to create six modern ceremonial designs. The finished garments will […]

FAD Volunteer ‘Stitch In’

FAD Volunteer ‘Stitch In’

Posted on Jun 23, 2012 in FAD Workshops, Stitch Ideas | No Comments

Here is the latest update from FAD’s young stitching volunteers… Having spent a day at Kensington Palace, the next challenge awaiting our New East London Embroiderer volunteers was to put some heritage embroidery techniques to the test. Practicing stitches Luckily for them the project has the support of embroidery expert and former Chairman of The Embroiderers […]

Researching at Kensington Palace

Researching at Kensington Palace

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 in FAD Workshops, Heritage | No Comments

The New East London Embroiderers Project, or NELE as we like to call it, got off to a flying start with a packed research day for our young volunteers at Kensington Palace. Fifteen young people aged 18 – 25 years old spent a day with the FAD team at one of London’s most historic venues, putting […]

Could You Be A New East London Embroiderer?

Could You Be A New East London Embroiderer?

Posted on May 21, 2012 in FAD Workshops | No Comments

Creative charity FAD reveal their latest project for young people in London. New East London Embroiderers, in partnership with Kensington Palace, is being supported by the lovely people at The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).