#PULSE14 – World Factory: The Shop

10am to 4pm


The World Factory overlaid onto a photo of an array of cotton spools feeding an industrial loom

Immerse yourself in the world of the global textile industry.

Drop into Tower Ramparts Shopping Centre to find out about and participate in the pop up METIS World Factory installation. World Factory investigates the relationship between China and the UK through the lens of the global textile industry.

After a residency in a Tower Ramparts unit in April, METIS will be back for one day as part of PULSE, exploring Ipswich’s relationship to clothes, mass manufacture and the resurgence of make-do-and-mend. Events include a masterclass in how a shirt fits together, led by Jill Carson of Ipswich’s Wedding Dress Agency, and a demonstration of how to customise clothes to give them a new lease of life, by costume designer Lucille Acevedo Jones.

11am-12noon
Lucille Acevedo Jones – Customise your clothes to give them a new lease of life!

2-3pm
Jill Carson with special appearance by Simon Cantrill of the Great British Sewing Bee – How to Sew a Shirt


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