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Working with adults experiencing mental health difficulties, I created a series of weekly workshops exploring the relationship of cloth and emotional wellness.
By deconstructing a conventional male suit and business shirt, each participant was taught basic sewing and draping skills and guided in reconstructing them into sculptures and wearable art. Restricted to using materials found in the original garments the process provided a tangible insight into the significant transformation and change one can achieve by reconfiguring and rearranging the stories we wear each day. Each workshop culminated in an exhibition and public showcase of the participants’ work.