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Tapestry of Culture - Earn your Fashion Merit Badge workshop

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Earn you Fashion Merit Badge

In a joyful nod to tradition, this workshop facilitated by textile designer Lisa Carroll, celebrates the art of embroidery while weaving sustainability and mending into the fabric of our creative journey. Embracing the ethos of earning merit badges, participants will embark on a delightful exploration of embroidery—an eco-conscious medium that not only allows for personal expression but also promotes sustainability through the revival of mending skills.

During the workshop, you'll master a variety of embroidery stitches, crafting personalized floral badges or patches from repurposed fabrics. Each stitch becomes a stitch towards sustainability as we mend and repurpose materials, transforming them into small, wearable masterpieces that carry a story of renewal and care for the environment. This workshop is more than just stitching; it's a mindful and meditative practice. As you immerse yourself in the rhythmic dance of needle and thread, you'll discover a space to unwind, reflect, and reconnect with the timeless art of slow craftsmanship.

Whether you're a beginner eager to learn or an experienced sewer looking to expand your skills, join us in crafting your creativity into sustainable works of art.

Surface Paradise by Lisa Carroll

Lisa Carroll ( , a textile designer from Victoria, Australia, finds inspiration from her rural upbringing and the traditions passed down through her family.

Over two decades, she has honed her craft, becoming known for seamlessly merging European traditional techniques, which Lisa learnt from masters of the craft in Paris with techniques with modern design tools. Lisa's journey has been one of collaboration and exploration, working alongside respected designers and exhibiting her work globally. For nearly twenty years, she shared her expertise as a lecturer at RMIT, nurturing the next generation of creatives.

Her innovative approach is exemplified by the concept of the desktop atelier, a blend of digital technologies and traditional methods that she pioneered. Recently completing her master's degree, Lisa continues to push boundaries in textile design, driven by a quiet passion for her art. Additionally, Lisa achieved recognition as a runner-up in the prestigious international embroidery competition, Hand and Lock, held in London, further affirming her dedication and skill in the field.

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