Weaving Windrush online workshop with Rose Sinclair

Close-up of a hand weaving with orange wool

Rose Sinclair invites you into her Caribbean Front Room in October for an online weaving workshop and an opportunity to share migration stories.

Participants will learn how to weave using a mini-loom while exploring the importance of craft and design to the story of post-war Caribbean settlement in the UK.

Beginning with the story of Windrush stowaway and dressmaker Evelyn Wauchope, as told by Rose, participants will be invited to share their own migration stories and reflections as they weave.

Registrations will end one week before the workshop to ensure weaving packs can be posted in time to reach you. Please do not register if you’re not sure you can attend.

Free to attend but pre-booking is necessary. More information can be found on the Goldsmiths website.

Freelancer portal launches on the London Design Festival website

This year, London Design Festival want to put the spotlight on the brilliance of London’s design scene at a time when it needs to be promoted more than ever. We recognise that freelancers in particular have been impacted by the pandemic, and the Festival wants to support this community by providing a voice to new talent and freelancers. As such, for 2020 we have created a freelancer portal where freelancers can share design content and their portfolio with the Festival audience.

Find out more from the London Design Festival website

Fashionworks webinars: The New Way Forward

Fashionworks is running a series of webinars on creative businesses, covering industry insights and discussions on Fashion & Textiles, Accessories &Artisans , and Crafts Innovators, Designers and Businesses:

16 August: SELLING IN EMERGING MARKETS – ASIA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST

2 September: LOCAL SOURCING REAL – LIVE MANUFACTURING WALKTHROUGH

30 September: DESIGNING RELAUNCHING NEW BEST SELLERS

Further information on requested topic(s) and registration to join the webinars dates can be obtained by contacting info[@]fashionworks.org.uk.

More information can be found in the Fashionworks leaflet (PDF document, 2.35 MB)

Free resources available to students

Many platforms and publishers have made some content available temporarily to students and institutions during the current pandemic crisis. Amongst the resources you’ll be able to access with a Goldsmiths login are the Berg Fashion Library and Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts, Architecture and Design libraries. There are also many other resources available for open access without an institutional login.

You can find a full list of what’s available on the Goldsmiths Library webpages.