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Pop-Up: The Caribbean Front Room

Sinclair, Rose. Wednesday 26 - Saturday 29 October 2016 Pop-Up: The Caribbean Front Room. [Project]

Item Type:

Project
Creators: Sinclair, Rose
Abstract or Description:

Experience a unique installation recreating a 1970s Caribbean front room and a week of free live making and crafting workshops with Goldsmiths designer, Rose Sinclair.

The arrival of Caribbean women on the Windrush in 1948 started a new story about how textiles travel and how knowledge and culture is recorded, preserved and shared.

To celebrate Black History Month, explore the spaces and practices of Caribbean women and the textiles they displayed in the front room.

We really want to hear about your textiles stories. If you have ever been a member of a Dorcas society or Dorcas club, or see yourself as a modern Dorcas maker, share your memories with us.

Crafters and makers of all abilities welcome!

WHAT’S ON

Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 October 2016.

When I came to England
Pop in and share your textile stories with Rose in a photo booth open all week.

In the spirit of Dorcas
Help weave a piece of fabric that will become part of a unique, collaborative garment. Learn and share skills in the spirit of Dorcas clubs and societies.

WEDNESDAY 26 October | Open 9.30am-6.30pm

10am - 12pm | Workshop
Create smocked velvet cushion patterns over tea and biscuits.

1pm - 3pm | Workshop
Learn how to ‘upcycle’ the humble pillow case into tops, trousers, or anything you like!

4pm - 6pm | Workshop
Morsbags pop- up: we will be turning unloved textiles into reusable shopping bags that we will give away to shoppers on Saturday, 29th October 2016.

THURSDAY 27th October | Open 9am - 11am & 6pm - 8pm

9am - 11am | Workshop
Create smocked velvet cushion patterns over tea and biscuits.

6pm to 8pm | Workshop
Crafting evening: ‘Upcycle’ old shirts and explore the craft of crochet using a range of different materials and inspired by a Dorcas maker.

FRIDAY 28th October Open 9.30am -6pm

10am – 12pm | Workshop
Morsbags pop- up: see description above

1pm - 3pm | Workshop
Explore the craft of crochet using a range of different materials and inspired by a Dorcas maker.

4pm - 6pm | Workshop
Learn how to ‘upcycle’ the humble pillow case into tops, trousers, or anything you like!

SATURDAY 29th October | Open 10am - 6pm

10am – 12pm | Workshop
Morsbags pop- up: see description above.

2pm-4pm | Workshop
Gaming, coding and crafting in the front room. Join Dr Phoenix Perry and Rose Sinclair for this workshop where textiles and technology collide.

3pm - 5pm | Workshop
Create smocked velvet cushion patterns over tea and biscuits.

5pm - 6pm | Morsbag giveaway!
We will be giving away the Morsbags made during the installation and reveal how many pieces of cloth it takes a community to make a jacket!

Keywords: Caribbean women, Textiles, Dorcas Societies
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Design
Date range: Wednesday 26 - Saturday 29 October 2016
Related URL: https://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=10221, https://www.gold.ac.uk/news/black-history-month-at-lewisham-shopping/, https://www.data.org.uk/news/pop-up-1970s-caribbean-front-room/, https://vimeo.com/188128385, https://pumphousegallery.org.uk/programme/pump-house-pavilion-2017/caribbean-crafting-front-room-stories, https://mountsfieldpark.wordpress.com/2017/07/03/lewisham-peoples-day-saturday-8th-july-2017-from-midday/, http://ciad.org.uk/2018/10/16/si-wi-yah/, https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/AgaJBxoe/look-we-here-a-curating-the-caribbean-public-open-day-pin-a-up-display
Item ID: 25210
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2018 14:22
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2018 10:47

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/25210

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