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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 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 […]

Researching at Kensington Palace

Researching at Kensington Palace

Posted by 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 […]