New Designers 2019: Workshop Highlights
During the 2019 New Designers event at the Design Business Centre, Yodomo instructors gave live workshops that inspired creativity.
With more than 3,000 hand-picked talents showcasing the culmination of their studies, graduating students from across the UK presented their design works at New Designers 2019 that spanned everything from textiles to digital design.
The graduate show took place in the 6000m² venue of London's Business Design Centre and featured student work in ceramics, textile and fashion, costume design, jewellery, furniture and products, graphic design and more, along with the curated One Year In show which centred on promising new designers and entrepreneurs who recently launched their business. Other events included intriguing talks by relevant industry leaders, award announcements, and of course, workshops facilitated by Yodomo instructors.
Visitors and exhibitors got the chance to meet Yodomo instructors Julia Clarke, Tabara N’Diaye from La Basketry and Sian McLachlan whilst learning about their independent craft businesses and trying out weaving and knotting techniques.
The workshops granted participants hands-on experience and gave them new skills and a crafted object to take home. The feedback from several participants was that the workshops and demos given by Yodomo instructors was their favourite experience at the New Designers event.
Julia Clarke, artist and educator
Julia showed participants how to make a decorative weave basket using glossy lapping cane.
Tabara N'Diaye, co-founder of La Basketry
Tabara demonstrated the techniques for basket weaving using colourful twine.
Sian McLachlan, founder of Shoorah Shoorah
Using a variety of colourful rope, Sian showed participants a variety of knotting techniques to make a knotted rope necklace.
The results, it's safe to say, were fabulous: