Masterclass: Experimental Textile Techniques
Friday 13 Oct, 12noon - 5.30pm
Come Along and Innovate with textile techniques inspired by knit, weave and Japanese lacework with international fashion designer and Central Saint Martin tutor Derek Lawlor. This hands-on masterclass is open to all textile makers / designers, students and enthusiasts.
As part of Hi! Fashion Lawlor presents a piece from his AW09 collection which drew inspiration from body armour and protection in the dress of Japanese Samurai. Influenced by the heavy structure and striking silhouette of the traditional costume, he developed a series of fabrications which fused his knitted lacework with unique Japanese wax cotton cord technique. Lawlor’s designs infuse unique fabrications of knitted material with his innovative signature cord-work, and challenge the possibilities of knitwear.
€30 | Student €15- BOOK
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Meet the Maker: Samurai Armour, Collections to Contemporary Craft with Dr Audrey Whitty & Derek Lawlor
Friday 13 Oct, 6pm
Join us for a special late date celebrating craft and inspiration. International fashion designer Derek Lawlor will speak about his contemporary knitwear collections - created with techniques he developed from inspiration found in traditional Samurai armour forms. Dr Audrey Whitty, Keeper of the Art and Industrial Division at National Museum of Ireland will discuss the Japanese treasures in the museum's collections from complex Japanese armour to highly crafted Netsuke.