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10th edition of ‘FASHIONCLASH Festival’ takes place 15 - 17 June 2018 in Maastricht.

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Following the success of last year’s project LET’S (AD)DRESS THE PEOPLE (1 June-3 July, 2016) FASHIONCLASH and stichting Tout Maastricht are again joining forces to transform this one-time multidisciplinary social design project into a sustainable and distinctive textile product & label: FabricAge.
The objective of FASHIONCLASH and Tout Maastricht is to establish a unique fabric design label which emphasizes on the active participation of the elderly and traditional crafts, bringing together the arts and crafts of textile design with the tangible and intangible heritage of our culture.
FabricAge will facilitate communities of all ages to come together, to connect through creativity, to gain meaning and to become visible to society.

FabricAge will develop high-end one-of-a-kind textile designs, based on the wishes and preferences of clients, visualized by talented designers, crafted by experts, and collectively created by the senior community. Each design and process will be tailor-made, giving participants the opportunity to be part of a challenging, educational, social and creative experience, and enabling them to contribute to a unique end result. This can range from an outspoken textile art object to an eye-catching wall decor.

From 1 June until 15 July 2017 the production of the first FabricAge design piece will take place during more than 50 creative crafts & textile workshops at pop-up ateliers in the public library (Centre Céramique) and various community centres in Maastricht. Textile designers Jolijn Fiddelaers/IXXcreates, Suzanne Vaessen/STRIKKS, Maarten van Mulken, Ebby Port and Verena Klein will be working intensively with craft experts Marjo van Knippenberg, Ingrid Reinhoud, Tiel Janssen, Brenda Prins, Ans Limpens en Miren Cals, covering the techniques of (experimental) knitting, embroidery, weaving and braiding. Together with the senior (55+) participants, one spectacular textile design will be created, which will be revealed to the public during Het Parcours, a large-scale cultural event on 10 September 2017 in Maastricht.

Are you 55 years of age or older and would you like to participate in the creative workshops? Have you always wanted to learn how to knit or would you just love to be able to contribute together with others to a unique piece of art for the city of Maastricht? Sign up for the FabricAge workshops!
Do you want to be involved in FabricAge as a textile designer or crafts expert or are you looking for a one-of-a-kind fabric design? Contact us!

Info Workshops: geerte@toutmaastricht.nl
Info Label FabricAge: fabricage@fashionclash.nl


1 June until 15 July 2017
Public library Centre Céramique (Wed-Sun) and community centres Centre Manjefiek Malberg (Wed), Trefcentrum Wittevrouwenveld (Mon), and Scharwyerveld (Tue).

Everyone is invited to come and have a look! Participation is free of charge and suitable for all levels.Check the exact dates & times at fabric-age.nl 

FabricAge is an initiative of FASHIONCLASH and stichting Tout Maastricht.

FabricAge is made possible thanks to the support of:
Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie (Cultural Participation Fund)
The Cultural Participation Fund aims to encourage and increase participation in the arts and culture.
City of Maastricht
Stichting Kanunnik Salden/Nieuwenhof
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
Centre Céramique

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