Federica's Profile

About

I live and work in London, UK, a city I love.
Because my 'day job' involves using my brain a lot (!) I feel the need to engage in something manual whenever I can.
I try to be as green as possible and, as far as practicable, I use natural materials (wool, silk, cotton), which I recover from out-of-fashion clothes, end-of-series threads, the clothes my daughters have outgrown (or no longer consider cool) and those that have been languishing in my wardrobe for longer than.... you know what I mean.
The idea of reworking something which would otherwise end up in the rubbish bin originates from my strong opposition to the wastage generated by our consumer society, as well as from the challenge involved in giving different materials a new life as useful and fashionable items.
I was taught to crochet by my great grandmother, great crochetter of granny-square blankets (all still in use), to…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 9
  • Joined February 27, 2009

Favorite materials

fabric, wool, cotton, silk, beads, string, jute, buttons, raffia

About

I live and work in London, UK, a city I love.
Because my 'day job' involves using my brain a lot (!) I feel the need to engage in something manual whenever I can.
I try to be as green as possible and, as far as practicable, I use natural materials (wool, silk, cotton), which I recover from out-of-fashion clothes, end-of-series threads, the clothes my daughters have outgrown (or no longer consider cool) and those that have been languishing in my wardrobe for longer than.... you know what I mean.
The idea of reworking something which would otherwise end up in the rubbish bin originates from my strong opposition to the wastage generated by our consumer society, as well as from the challenge involved in giving different materials a new life as useful and fashionable items.
I was taught to crochet by my great grandmother, great crochetter of granny-square blankets (all still in use), to knit by my mother (great knitter of children's jumpers and scarves and embroiderer extraordinaire, having been taught by nuns) and the rest I learnt myself.
To describe my work I like to use the term “slow fashion” - in opposition to society’s notion of “fast consumerism”.

I thoroughly enjoy the creative process involved in my work: it’s a way of combining my creativity with my beliefs and values.

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