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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 […]

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 Volunteer ‘Stitch In’

FAD Volunteer ‘Stitch In’

Posted by 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 […]