YKWU (You can Knit With Us) with Beth Clax & Izzy Coyle
YKWU (You can Knit With Us) is Colèchi’s very own knitting club that launched at the Tate Britain in January 2022 and has since travelled across London. We started the club as a way to encourage people to take part in the art of producing fashion through knitting; and to change generic preconceived ideas of who knits.
YKWU collaborates with knitwear designers, yarn producers and educators to allow an explorative reconnection with traditional clothes making.
Join us at The Lab E20 in Stratford from 12-3pm!
ENTRY is FREE
Come along to this session and learn how to knit with yarn made from T-shirts. The facilitators will be Bex Clax.
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Beth is a knitwear designer and educator currently working at UAL. She is interested in creating conversations and bringing awareness around the overconsumption of fast fashion. Her knitwear brand B.CLAX encompasses this, by creating hand crafted multi-functional knitted garments and accessories that can be worn in multiple ways. In the hope that the consumer will gain an emotional relationship with their clothing, highlighting the importance of craft and to tackle overconsumption within the fashion industry.
Izzy is a knitwear designer who founded her own brand ‘Coyle Studio’ in 2021 after graduating from Chelsea College of Art. Coyle Studio is a knitwear brand selling bespoke, hand made knitted accessories. Izzy also works alongside a number of other London based fashion brands to assist in the design, development and production of knitwear. Everything is fully hand crafted in her South London studio with careful consideration design, colour and craftsmanship.