Textile Lab Workshop X All:

Re-fashioning Clothing

with Kristin Maurer and Daniela Tiben

25 أيار / مايو 2024

Love a piece of clothing but it doesn't quite fit anymore? Don't toss it! In this workshop, you'll learn how to transform your old favourites: shorten pants, add a lining to a shirt, or even turn jeans into a bag! By the end of the workshop, you'll take home your finished "new" clothing item. 

Kids are welcomed! Experiment and learn together the magic of transforming your clothing.



Someone Trying out the Sewing Machine - Vu Ha

What you will do 

We will make or revamp a clothing item or accessory. Bring along a piece of clothing that's broken, no longer fits, come up with an idea of what you want to make, or brainstorm something on the spot. Together, we'll find a technique that suits you, and we'll assist you with the alterations or making. We specifically don't focus on high-end sewing or other textile work, Kristin and Daniela will teach you simple techniques for both machine and hand sewing. Anyone can do it, experience is not required, and we work in a more intuitive, accessible way. By the end of the workshop, you'll take home your finished "new" clothing item. 

***Bring clothing items from your own wardrobe that you want to upcycle. We'll provide old clothing, fabric scraps, and other sewing supplies needed during the workshop.

Kristin Maurer

Not everything that my children and I need is for sale. I design what we want but can't buy, with materials that I have at home, that I find on the street, on second-hand marketplaces and by asking around. I have a legal background, but since I was 13 I have been involved in designing interiors, furniture and living items such as sofa covers. For a few years, I worked as a lawyer while continuing to make things in my spare time. I missed crafts at times when I was too preoccupied with my head. That is how I started studying architecture at TU Delft and then moved on to the Rietveld Art Academy Amsterdam. Now I have my own brand; Snekkerbuks, where I realise my passion for using textile on an architectural scale. I call it "Textile Architecture”; work that translates itself into objects and garments that are durable, robust in use and have an aesthetic value. 

Daniela Tiben

Artist and communication trainer. My expertise lies in techniques such as Radical Honesty, Carl Rogers, and theater exercises. Alongside my other activities, I conduct workshops on meditation and breathwork. I also offer separate paint workshops specifically designed for both children and adults. My work primarily involves materials like thread, needle, wire, paper, and wood, resulting in various homemade household items, including sofa covers, lampshades, clothes, closets, and more.


Full price: 46€| *Discount price: 35€

*We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option.


Time: 16:00 - 18:30

Attendance is limited to 15 people. We maintain a minimum of 6 participants.

Please note that, unless everyone speaks Dutch, this workshop will be held in English.

For questions please e-mail workshop@mediamatic.nl.

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