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MASTERCLASS: Twisted Layers - Translating Origami Techniques in Fabric

01.12.14
MASTERCLASS: Twisted Layers - Translating Origami Techniques in Fabric

Thurs 22nd January, 2pm-6.30pm | €25

With designers Natalie B Coleman & Ana Faye

As part of the Second Skin education programme National Craft Gallery are delighted to offer a masterclass in contemporary fashion design focusing on innovative pattern-drafting and 3d forming fabrics. Aimed at fashion and textile designers, students and fabric / fashion enthusiasts this contemporary cutting Masterclass will explore innovative appropriations of origami techniques in fabric styling and constructing form.

Award winning Irish fashion designers Ana Faye and Natalie Coleman will lead this intensive workshop titled Twisted Layers, in which they will share innovative techniques based on translating Origami concepts into fabric. The workshop will focus on demonstrating reconstructing basic flat bodice blocks into 3 dimensional stylised shapes through cut and draping techniques. Faye and Colman will also present an introduction into their own labels, backgrounds and discuss the use of these techniques in their designs.

Using these new origami inspired skills, participants will be guided through transforming a plain bodice/dress shape into various intricate finished design pieces. Each participant will gain familiarity in a number of cut and sew methods as well as several different pattern-drafting approaches, which will be mastered on the day. These new learned skills can then be brought back into your own studio practice.

The workshop cost of €25 will cover drafting paper, fabrics and a toiled bodice. Please bring a pattern master/ruler and a domestic sewing machine if possible.
Places limited, booking essential. Book by contacting: events@nationalcraftgallery.ie | 056 7796151

Natalie B Coleman is a fashion designer originally from County Monaghan. She studied fashion at Limerick School of Art & Design and on the MA Fashion course at Central St. Martins, London. With a background in strong narratives and quirky romance Natalie creates beautiful, feminine, contemporary, flirtatious looks with special attention to finish, fabric and detail. Coleman’s work features in our current exhibition Second Skin. Awards include: Microsoft Ambassador Ireland 2013–2014, Winner of Future Makers Award 2012, Kerry Fashion Awards Irish Designer of The Year 2012 and Golden Egg Innovation Designer of the Year Award 2012.

Anna Vahey is a multi-award winning designer from the north-west of Ireland. Her label Ana Faye strives to give women the power and confidence to express their own individuality through high quality, limited edition, leather handbags. Working with the finest materials, Italian leather being favoured, Ana Faye’s designs are refined and elegant, using pure geometric lines juxtaposed with elegant curves to create a striking, stand-out appearance. Ana Faye’s handbags and designs are handmade in Ireland and are made in very limited numbers.

www.NationalCraftGallery.ie/second-skin | Workshop will take place at National Craft Gallery, Castle Yard, Kilkenny