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Fabric Printing Fun with RARA and Co-DB

RARA and Co-DB will be delivering the fit-out of the new Poplar Union spaces and they want you to get involved! They’ll be holding a series of half-day workshops across March to get interested local residents, young and old, involved in its design and construction.

Alongside the Designing and Building Furniture workshops, they will be delivering these free fabric printing workshops. Fun for all ages, these workshops will have you designing and producing a range of patterned fabrics to use throughout Poplar Union. In the first two workshops, you’ll be guided through the design process and then have a chance to make a test print using a simple stencil screen printing method. In the third workshop, you will start producing the final fabrics, printing your collective designs on large format screens. At the end, all participants will be invited back to see the furniture, as well as a curated exhibition of your design and prototype work!

Check out the Designing and Building Furniture workshop for another opportunity to work alongside RARA and Co-DB.

Who are RARA and Co-DB?

RARA and Co-DB are two vibrant East London organisations that help communities take ownership of the creative processes vital in the shaping of their built environment.

As a co-operative open workshop, RARA is a maker-space with a fantastic DIY pedigree. Running for over eight years from its site in Clapton, it is home to a wide variety of clubs, events and builds, run by both its long-term members and temporary workshop users.

Collaborative Design and Build (Co-DB) is an award-winning company, bringing together designers, makers and problem solvers to work on both large and small scale projects across London and further afield. From their studio in the heart of the Lea Valley, they partner with creative and community organisations to design and construct furniture and build spaces and outdoor places that better represent the vitality and ambition of the people that use them.