As part of our “Meet the Makers” interview series, we asked our Makers to tell us a little about themselves. Today, meet Rachael from I-Saweering!
I’m Rachael Taylor, living in Brighton with my partner and son; I work as a Fashion Lecturer at Southampton Solent University and am currently studying MA Fashion Futures at London College of Fashion.
2) What do you do?
Design solutions for sustainability, using creative, imaginative and inventive approaches towards the communication and experience of sustainable design.
3) Do you have a website?
Not as yet, as the concept I have designed for the Brighton Mini Maker Faire is the launch of the idea, but there is an I-Saweering page on Facebook.
4) What will you have on your stall?
The custom design workshop will be focused upon building the potential of imagination; re-inventing practically through hacking and applying design using adaptive fashion engineering to existing products. The workshops will use drawing, collage, making and wearable technology/embellishment; bringing to life creative ideas whilst learning key skills for sustainable design that can be used in everyday life.
5) Are you running any workshops?
Yes as above, then also setting up an after school club at my sons school and branching out to run workshops at weekends and holidays with my partner who is a sculptor and graffiti artist.
6) Have you been to a Maker Faire before?
Yes, as a visitor with my son last year at the Brighton Maker Faire, that was the first time and we loved it. I really enjoyed the fact that digital technology and craft making were side by side, demonstrating traditional techniques with new innovative methods.
7) Anything else you want to share?
I am interested in future collaborations and would also like to recommend this website which might be of interest – http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift; it gives insight into the future of making and design within education.
Really excited about being part of the Maker Faire this year!