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Manchester City Co Photography Exhibition

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

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Last Thursday I was lucky enough to have been able to attend opening of the first Manchester City Co photography exhibition in the Triangle, Manchester.

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This is a free exhibition running from the 9th to the 29th July and is the result of a day of amateur photographers taking to the streets of Manchester earlier this year armed with their Nikons and ideas. The Exhibition features 28 images chosen from 300 that were submitted by 100 photographers. Each has shown Manchester in their own unique way, from the city’s architecture to its people.

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Undefeated by Paul Sherriff

The night was made even more special by seeing my dad, Paul Sherriff’s work up at the exhibition. His photograph, Undefeated, was a definite stand out piece on the night and has even been featured in local newspapers Manchester Evening News and Wigan Observer.

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My other favourite images of the evening where from photographers Tony Milner and Dan Sleater who I felt captured the quirkiness of the City.

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The exhibition is open between 10am and 6pm 7 days at week on the basement level of the Triangle. Definitely worth a look if you are in the area! If you would like to take part in the next photography day with the chance to have your own work featured in the next exhibition, see here for more information.

vintage threads!

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Last Friday myself and my friend Melissa attended a workshop based around customising and screen printing at The Triangle Manchester, organised by the Manchester Fashion Network. Although I am quite experienced at using a sewing machine I have never before screen printed, so was really excited to try it out!

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The workshop was run by Sally Gilford from one69a and Emily Deyn of HUSSAINDEYN. Their different skills in screen printing and customising from recycled and vintage scraps made for an interesting afternoon of creativity! The workshop was very laid back with the focus on you being able to create whatever you wanted to, no strict instructions which was great. For just £15.00, you received two hours of advice and tips on how to customise your clothes through different sewing techniques and by printing onto them. Each person was given a plain t-shirt and bag to use as a base, aswell as access to all the trims, fabrics and vintage clothes to use as part of their creation. Melissa and myself decided to sew different fabrics with prints and texture together to form a canvas to screen print onto.

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inside the workshop

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work in progress

I didn’t realise that to create a screen print you needed to firstly make a stencil – a time consuming process! I opted for polka dots as the session wasn’t too long, however Melissa chose an intricate design which looked great once she has finished.

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Once we had screen printed onto our textile canvas’, we added some decorative machine stitching and put these onto cotton tote bags! I think they turned out well for just two hours work :-)

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Melissa's bag

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my finished screen printed bag

Also at the event were numerous stalls selling vintage clothing and accessories, here are a few photos for you …

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some lovely buttons I bought

My only critism would be that the workshop just wasn’t long enough! Hopefully there will be more events like this one soon in Manchester; it was great to spend an afternoon sewing, being creative and getting to know others with the same interests. For more fashion events coming soon to Manchester click here.

upcoming events in Manchester

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Just a short post tonight as I really want to get stuck into doing a bit of sewing . A couple of weeks ago I went along to a question and answer night hosted by the Manchester Fashion Network (click here for the post) and tickets are now available for their second event in this series; Making it: Fashion Design.

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For just £5.00 entrance fee you can hear industry speakers covering topics such as ‘experience or education‘ and ‘skills needed‘. The last event was a great success and well worth a trip into Manchester if you live outside the city.

MFN are also holding a sample sale this Saturday at the Triangle and a vintage market on the 2nd and 3rd of April, which will include workshops on how to revitalise your vintage and old clothes!