Zero Waste Origami Bag Workshop

Zero Waste Origami Bag Workshop

By laurence1973- 2nd December 2018

Create a Zero Waste Origami Bag made from hand picked vintage furnishing textiles, by sustainable designers Aurore Thibout and Laurence Teillet.

Xmas Ethical Handmade Gift Workshop – Discover – Learn – Make – Enjoy!

Sunday 2nd December – 10.30am to 5.30pm. 7 hours workshop at Elemental Studio, London Fields E8.

Exploring the concept of Zero Waste pattern cutting, you will reuse hand-picked vintage furnishing textiles to design and make your bespoke Upcycled Bag.

Combining traditional skills with a contemporary vision, you will experiment with the materials and learn new creative possibilities to make an original, one-of-a-kind piece.

( The bag uses Origami and folding techniques to create deep practical pockets with a large handle. Each participant will make their own unique bag composed with their favourite vintage fabrics ).

While taking the time for yourself to enjoy the power of making, you will also be able to discover the work of the lead designers, focusing on a more ethical and sustainable fashion system.

Skills: No prior experience necessary. You will learn some basic sewing skills including pattern cutting, using the sewing machine, selected fabric manipulation techniques such as patchwork and creative upcycling…

Cost: £120 inc. materials, snacks and refreshments.

Feel free to bring your own sewing machine.

Elemental Studio is located in London Fields, right by the vibrant Broadway Market with many cafes and independent creative shops, close to the park and Regents canal. it is a vast modern working space, very bright and well equiped with a private courtyard.


Aurore and Laurence met several years ago in Paris when working on the Artisanal Collection at Maison Martin Margiela. Since then, they have taught together at a number of masterclasses and workshops in Fashion and Textile institutions in the USA, France and Canada. These two workshops are a great creative and learning opportunity for anyone interested in conscious, handmade and upcycled products.

Aurore Thibout is a textile and fashion designer and visual artist living in Paris. In her work, she captures the passage of time and explores the concept of memory through creating limited editions and unique pieces. Melding tradition and innovation, her creative process begins with selecting materials and involves recycling antique fabrics and using natural dyes. Thibout travels all over the world to teach workshops and materclasses, recently completing projects in Taiwan and Japan.

Her collection ‘Colour of Time’ reflects cultural heritage from past centuries through to the present day using beautiful naturally dyed materials.

Laurence Teillet is a multi disciplinary designer focused on sustainable textiles and fashion. Designing with a conscience: being aware of her impact in today’s society by re-using waste materials to experiment, to refine and redevelop new types of fabrics and possibilities for clothing. After working for many years in the fashion industry in Paris and London, she is currently the Artistic Director at Elemental. She is leading experimental masterclasses and workshops to transmit her experience, to share her creativity and to highlight the importance of sustainable design in Fashion and Textiles.

More info: contact@laurenceteillet.com



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2nd December 2018 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

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