De Steek is hosting a textile workshop in collaboration with the New Independent Spinners’ Society. Teacher and textile designer Samm Lewis (of NISS) is an expert in spinning. This 2-hour-workshop is an introduction to this technique.
In this workshop, Samm is first giving an introduction about sustainable textiles and the technique. Next step is to start spinning! You will learn the basics of this meditating technique.
The workshop is an introduction, but you receive materials, tools and instructions so you can continue at home.
Samm has recently moved to Amsterdam from London. She used to work as a paralegal in fashion brands and charities, until she realised how unsustainable that lifestyle is. However working in the corporate world felt too stifling for the artist within. Through her intuitive, scientific, and experimental approach she has taught herself how to spin, knit, weave, dye, print, drawn then cut patterns and sew clothing. Samm’s focus is sustainability and sees a connection between food, medicine and fashion in the form of plants. She is developing colour pallets based on plants that meet at least fashion and one of the above two classifications. She is looking for communal garden spaces to share her colour palettes. Along side designing her genderless clothing brand, Maantha, she teaches spinning and knitting classes. She established the New Independent Spinners’ Society (NISS) to share the meditative art of spinning yarn with others to inspire a found form of independence within the NISS community.
Come along to learn how to spin your own yarns and express your own creativity through your clothes.
*Beginners are welcome to this class. The class is in English.