Refashion - Upcycling Masterclass

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Refashion, verb, fashion something again or differently. 

Here’s your chance to get into refashion, upcycling and restyling surplus textile resources to suit yourself at The Edge.

This is an inspirational session for those ready to refashion and upcycle as acts of sustainability and expression of personal style during Fashion Revolution Week 2019.

Upcycler Jane Milburn and designer Darin Rose will be sewing outside the lines at an upcycling masterclass providing ideas for you to refashion and reinvent existing clothing and textiles into personalised garments.

Join Jane and Darin to see and learn creative and zero-waste approaches including:

  • Subtraction cut garments
  • Flip dresses and skirts
  • Drape/chop change ideas

Darin is a designer who featured in the 2018 WornOUT refashion showcase. Jane is an upcycler and author of Slow Clothing: finding meaning in what we wear and a member of Fashion Revolution Australia.

As part of the session, you will be introduced to the sewing machines at The Edge, State Library of Queensland's Fabrication Lab*, see subtraction cutting in action, discuss various upcycling techniques and implement your own upcycles.

What to bring: garments you love but aren’t wearing, surplus bed linen and/or quilt cover


- Participants must be over 16 years of age
- Enclosed, flat footwear must be worn at all times- Enclosed, flat footwear must be worn at all times
- Some sewing and garment construction experience is preferred, but you do not need to be expert.
- Please become a State Library member and register for a State Library, Edge account before you arrive. You will need an account to borrow from State Library, as well as complete the induction, assessment and make bookings for equipment.

To find out more about what’s on offer at State Library of Queensland, The Edge, read up on our Fabrication Lab and community makerspace.

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