embroidery Workshop


WHEN WASTE MEETS DESIGN

in partnership with ArtHouse Jersey


Alice facilitated over 10 hours in person workshops of drawing and embroidery classes with Jersey's local community. With over 30 individuals involved who contributed their motifs to the quilt, illustrating their thoughts and aspirations for the future of waste. 


The finished wearable quilt is currently exhibited in 'When Waste Meets Design' exhibition at ArtHouse Jersey


WASTE NOT! WORKSHOP 2022


Lux loungewear brand American Vintage hosted award winning textile artist Alice Burnhope for two workshops exploring up-cycling, customisation and repair. In partnership with American Vintage, Spitalfields and London Craft Week, Alice taught how using embroidery, appliqué and darning techniques we can breathe new life into items we’d otherwise discard.

The workshop used unwanted end of line items or participants own pieces in need of love or repair.


Within this wonderful opportunity Alice collaborated and co-created with youth groups and the public on 'What does Renewal mean to them?' and translated these visual messages through subtle embroidery to highlight the repairs and allow the participants to become the maker.

Alice conducted two interactive drawing and mark-making workshops with a diverse group of individuals and Islington’s youth group, children aged from 8 - 15 years from low income backgrounds. In both workshops, the groups participated in timed drawing activities, playing with time and the rhythm of their marks. During the workshops, they explored the concept of renewal and visually translated the ideas of nature, sustainability and the rhythm of life through marks on paper, whilst discussing questions about communities and how to prolong the lifespan of our textiles.

After the workshop, Alice selected two participants' drawings and embroidered these into the coat, identifying ‘What renewal means to them?’ Additionally, during Islington's Youth group workshop, they played with the idea of a graphic symbol of a piece of toast due to the garments being Toast items, therefore inside the lining of the coat there is an embroidery symbol of a piece of toast inspired by the children's drawings.

Toast Renewal Project raised £3,244 for Crafts Council 'Lets Craft' initiative. The total funds raised for 'Lets Craft' will help support over 11,600 children, who have been severely impacted by the pandemic, providing them art supplies and materials to enable them to be the next generation of artists, designers and makers.