Shared Structures: Contemporary Embroidery And Weaving Workshop With Czech, Slovak And Hungarian Designers

This is a practical workshop suitable for all ages. The topic is contemporary embroidery and weaving used by young designers. Participants will be working with various materials and techniques, some traditional, some recycled, and some newly developed by the designers. The individual pieces of embroidery will later be attached to form a large collective canvas. Material, tools and guidance will be provided. Drop-in sessions.

The workshop will be led by Tereza Rosalie Kladošová, assisted by her colleagues from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Tereza has a long term interest in embroidery which forms an essential part of her garments. The techniques used in this workshop are inspired by the 1960´s technology of weaving chemlon into a special meshwork called tapiko. Using merino wool and different types of meshworks, Tereza playfully recycled the technique to create her own wild and beautiful ornaments.

Collaborating designers from Slovakia are Andrea Pojezdálová, winner of Best Fashion Graduate 2015, Petra Kubíková and Barbora Kubíčková. Hungary will be represented by INQ concept designer Orsolya Csik.

Saturday 20th February 2016

1 – 5 PM

The Great Arch (Embankment Entrance),

Somerset House



Organized by:

Czech Centre, Prague Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (AAAD), Slovak Fashion Council

Supported by: Visegrad Fund , Galerie Smečky Foundation, Lasvit

Partners: Pilsner Urquell, TECHO, Czech Tourism

Medial partner: Radio Wave

Part of Fashion Utopias, The British Council and British Fashion Council’s International Fashion Showcase 2016 in association with London Fashion Week.