Erin Lewis – Hypha Studios x HAF
Erin works across the realms of fashion and art. She is a fashion designer, design consultant, collaborating with artists in performance and creating costume or installation with fabrics. Her practice is solely based in sustainable and ethical methods. Erin is also an educator, higher education and local community- working with museums on textile pieces with clothing elements that the viewer can engage with. Erin is currently working with the Refugee Buddy Project developing cross collaborative workshops with stitch for change and creating protest clothing and banners/flags. Combining text and storytelling with textiles to develop performance pieces for community based projects.
How Erin will use her free studio
In the space she will bring a sewing machine and work on large scale textile pieces exploring zero waste cutting deadstock materials and turning it into banners/flags that can then also be developed into clothing. Erin will also run upcycling and creative fashion drape, zero waste cutting and styling workshops to engage community in thinking about how textiles and clothing are made and challenges the industry faces with fast fashion production. Erin will also run workshops in zero waste cutting upcycling, fashion drape and styling in a fun and accessible way open to all levels for experimentation in these process and open discussion.