The Studio, a designing, making and textiles club for 10-18 year olds in Glasgow, has teamed up with the GSA Archives and Collections for an exciting 15th month project called ‘Sew Last Century!’. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Young Roots programme, the project will enable 60 young people from Glasgow to explore the Textiles heritage of their city, learn some heritage skills, and create their own designs based on the treasures they find in the GSA archive.
The project began this month with a behind the scenes tour of the archive and a chance to view and sketch from the work of 1950s textiles graduate Sylvia Chalmers.
The ‘Studioettes’ loved seeing Sylvia’s work – from student sketchbooks, painted designs and fabric samples, to professional screen printed cloth – and filled their own sketchbooks with ideas to take back to The Studio HQ in Partick. Since then, the ‘Studioettes’ have been hard at work turning their research into costumes for Glasgow’s West End Festival Parade.
The Studio is run by two former GSA Textiles students Lynsey Wells and Jen Olley and is supported by the charitable company In The Making Glasgow. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org