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FAD Magazine: Pearly Kings & Queens

FAD Magazine: Pearly Kings & Queens

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in Blog, Heritage, Showcases | No Comments

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 […]

Photoshoot Preview: New East London Embroiderers

Photoshoot Preview: New East London Embroiderers

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Blog, Heritage, Showcases | No Comments

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 […]

A Very Royal Celebration: New East London Embroiderers at Kensington Palace

A Very Royal Celebration: New East London Embroiderers at Kensington Palace

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in Blog, Heritage, Showcases | No Comments

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 […]

FAD ‘Stitch-In’ at the Knitting & Stitching Show

FAD ‘Stitch-In’ at the Knitting & Stitching Show

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 in Blog, FAD Workshops, Stitch Ideas | No Comments

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 […]

New East London Embroiderers Showcase at Knitting & Stitching Show

New East London Embroiderers Showcase at Knitting & Stitching Show

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Blog, FAD Workshops, Showcases | No Comments

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 […]

Young Embroiderers to Showcase at London Palaces

Young Embroiderers to Showcase at London Palaces

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Blog | No Comments

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 […]

Stitching Ceremonial Garments

Stitching Ceremonial Garments

Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in Design, FAD Workshops | No Comments

After a summer of stitching the NELE volunteers have been busy turning the New East London Embroiderers finished pieces into wearable garments. Under the leadership of fashion designer Lisa Friedl, our young volunteers have been pattern cutting, basting and machining the embroidered panels together. They now have until October to finish the six garments which […]

FAD Workshop: Young Stitchers #2

FAD Workshop: Young Stitchers #2

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

Week two in Hackney, East London and FAD welcomes the next group of enthusiastic New East London Embroiderers (NELE) to our stitching studio in the heart of Dalston. “I’d never heard of heritage embroidery before this project. This was my first time doing embroidery and I really enjoyed it.” Jacira, Age 15, Cumberland School Working alongside our young […]

FAD Workshop: Young Stitchers #1

FAD Workshop: Young Stitchers #1

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

Having spent a day researching heritage embroidery at Kensington Palace, the first group of budding stitchers from schools across East London headed to join FAD in Hackney for some serious stitching. “The project taught me to be patient with stitching, team work and various stitches I could use again in the future.” Theresa, Age 14, […]

FAD Returns to Kensington Palace

FAD Returns to Kensington Palace

Posted by on Jul 26, 2012 in FAD Workshops, Heritage | No Comments

FAD’s New East London Embroiderers project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is really starting to take shape after two weeks of workshops with young people from East London. Learning about the history of the Palace & looking at the ‘handling’ collection Drawing in the galleries An 18th century ‘Mantua’ dress with embroidered flowers Two […]