Create Your Own 1920s Headdress
Fri, 26 May 2023 18:30 – 20:30 BST
By Katie Taylor (by @katietaylorcostume)
Using fabrics, beads, trims, sequins and all the glitz, we will learn how to design, fit and make a bespoke headpiece perfect for festival season!
Attendees can sew or glue and use what mediums they are comfortable with!
We will have a base of the bands in advance in different colours and we will learn to fit them to our own head measurements.
No sewing experience necessary, Katie will guide us through the process!
No experience is needed.
Free entry. Booking is essential as spaces are limited, register using the eventbrite link below!
This workshop is part of the Gloucester Lates project – Gloucester Lates is a series of weekly workshops/by young people for young people , created by Hundred Heroines in collaboration with JOLT, and is running alongside the Dorothy Wilding Exhibition at the Eastgate Shopping Centre (Gloucester).
23 Bell Walk (bottom of the escalator), Eastgate Shopping Centre, Gloucester.
Katie Taylor is a freelance costume designer and maker, working in costumes for stage, screen and community arts, based in Gloucester. Working with directors, designers, prop and puppet makers, photographers and textiles artists, Katie has a range of skills in historical research, pattern drafting, designing fantasy garments and clothes, crafting props and painting/dyeing costumes with SFX. Her favourite aspect of her work is collaborating with others to turn their ideas from imagination to realisation. https://katietaylorcostume.wordpress.com/
This event is held in conjunction with Dorothy Wilding: 130 Photographs – the first exhibition of Dorothy’s work in the city where she was born.
Born in Longford in 1893, Dorothy Wilding left Gloucester for the bright lights of London, where she established her own studio by the age of 21. This new, major exhibition features iconic portraits of the young Queen Elizabeth as well as images of some of Dorothy’s famous sitters, including Tallulah Bankhead, Cecil Beaton, Noël Coward, Vivien Leigh, Joyce Grenfell and Barbara Cartland. Other works taken in her New York studio in the 1940s and 1950s will include iconic portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and new stars of the 1950s, Yul Brynner and Harry Belafonte.
Curated by Sisters of the Lens, the exhibition comprises some of Dorothy’s iconic portraits reprinted in a large, contemporary style alongside smaller original prints and ephemera including books, magazines, coins and stamps featuring Dorothy’s work.
This project has been made possible through the generous support of the Ampersand Foundation and the Association of Independent Museums New Stories New Audiences grant scheme, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund.