Sustainability workshop by Natalya Konforty

This session led by artist Natalaya Koforti is an introduction to upcycling. Participants upcycle discarded packaging into custom-made artwork using traditional quilting patterns and embroidery technique including the “blanket stitch”.

The session is preceded by a short tour of the current exhibitions at Jameel Arts Centre.

Key session takeaways focus on thinking about single-use plastic, upcycling and creativity.

Natalya Konforti is a veteran of the fast fashion industry and has spent a decade designing collections for high street retailers across Europe, North America and China; which sparked a desire to shift towards more creative and sustainable projects. Natalya launched Glitches & Stitches in 2017 to promote the value of artisanal craftsmanship and the importance of having a creative outlet through interactive workshops and tutorials aiming to “help design junkies become self-sufficient”.

Covid-19 safety regulations:

Jameel Arts Centre abides by all Covid-19 safety regulations as per UAE law. Sessions are limited to 8 participants. Further information about the measures can be accessed here.

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