Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Enliven 2012

Guerrilla Crafter has been invited to join a very exciting project called

Enliven is a project were a group of designers work with a Eastleigh 
local charity shop to up-cycled used and preloved fabrics and garments 
into a designer collection.

I  have been assigned the Emmaus Charity 

"The Emmaus Hampshire Community provides formerly homeless people with a supportive environment in which to live, work and rebuild their lives. Companions, as residents are known, are given the support they need to enable them to regain control over their own lives and to help those less fortunate than themselves."
The Project will include an installation in the Emmaus Charity shop window from the beginning of June
a fashion show as a part of the Eastleigh summer festival, and may also be displayed at the Vintage festival in this summer.

I feel very honoured to have the chance to be involved in raising this charities profile and hopefully raising some money.

 My main theme is “The Great British Garden Tea Party” With the Olympics coming to Britain and The Queen Jubilee all happening this summer what better way to celebrate than with a garden tea party, bunting and all. But along side this i particularly like the idea of war time "Made Do and Mend" This has lead me to think about using interior fabrics as fashion.

"Play Clothes"

Here is a sneak peek into the fabrics i have been working on.

I will keep updating with work as it develops.