COLLABORATING WITH MILLBANK CREATIVE WORKS AT TATE
Colèchi collaborated with Millbank Creative Works and New Gems to put on a weekender of creative events at the Tate in January 2022.
SATURDAY: THRIFT FLIP AND PAINT ON DENIM
On Saturday we hosted Thrift Flip a New Gems series; with the help of denim designer Rosette Ale, attendees used our heavy-duty sewing machines to transform and revamp old clothes into something new to take home. Alternatively, attendees could also paint on denim with the help of artist Jaffar Aly, with inspiration from the artwork displayed at the galleries.
Equipment was provided and second-hand clothing was donated by local groups and brought in by attendees; deadstock fabric was supplied by Last Yarn.
SUNDAY: LAUNCHING YKWU
On Sunday Colèchi launched “You can Knit With Us” (YKWU) their very own knitting club, aimed at creatives needing a chance to unwind, with stacks of rescued yarns and good people. The workshop was facilitated by Sarah Beasley from Sulk Knitwear. The event took the necessary precautions to stay in line with the latest government COVID guidelines.