Designer Molly Goddard has opened an interactive exhibition for visitors to poke their needles into and “sew in what they like”.
Venue for the show is the Now Gallery in North Greenwich. It is a free exhibition which allows guests to embroider their designs onto the oversized tulle dresses which hang from the ceiling. Each dress is aprooximately seven metres long, constructed from around 400 metres of tulle.
The idea is that people will come along, grab a thread and a needle and start their embroidery. With plenty of material to go around, visitors are welcome to work
together or individually to create pieces of art for others to see. Sewing techniques are illustrated on the surrounding walls for those needing a little help to get started.
The show was prompted Goddard’s personal experience as a young designer and her understanding of just how difficult it can be to get started.
Goddard hopes to inspire those thinking of joining the design field, by bringing the “fun” back into the fundamentals of sewing.
Goddard is a well known designer starting her career from 2012. Some of her latest autumn winter collection hit the runways of London Fashion Week 2016, helping to promote the retailer Top Shop.
The Molly Goddard, ‘What I Like’ exhibition is showing at the Now Gallery, Greenwich Peninsula London, from 4 November 2016 – 19 February 2017.