I was invited by Shoreditch House to run a festival headdress workshop. I brought along my Fiend designs for inspiration and all the materials and tools needed and let them loose on it. I was there to help advise. Some were reluctant to sew and preferred the glue gun whilst others made a more thorough job of it and created beautiful headdresses that will survive a good few dance offs. Don’t get me wrong, I love a glue gun. They’re quick and easy but the finished result hasn’t as much wear and tear/ tree climbing potential. It was lovely to see what other people did with the materials and the rate of production which varied hugely. Thanks to Jade who runs the events at Shoreditch House for bringing me in. I had a really lovely afternoon as did the crafters, who now have amazing headdresses for Burning Man. Whhooop.
If you want to host a workshop or attend one, just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Polly Playford’s Shoreditch House Fiend Festival Headdress Workshop
I recently took a trip to Brazil and was so impressed with the use of colour everywhere I thought I’d try and bring some back. I’ve decided to paint the house bright colours and generally wear colour as much as possible. Of course they’re simply reflecting their environment. With bananas, humming birds and bright blue skys around you, you’re going to choose vibrant colours. In UK we’re famous for our muted colours in our clothes and Farrow and Ball’s multiple shades of muted brown, green and grey that reflect our less colourful but still beautiful environment.
colour study brazil architecture design and fashion
Colour study Brazil architecture and design