At 11am on Friday April 27th, designer and artist, in residence, Joyce Watkins King is opening up her studio, showing works in progress of her touring exhibition Fast Fashion Fiasco. Her work is around fabric - clothing - fashion, and we truly wished her creations could have been created inside our old cotton mill. Joyce has gracefully made the best of the situation, and in the House on the Hill (previously the cotton mill owners house) arranged her fabric and design studio (think lots and lots of denim), in which she has been working over the last 4 weeks.
In Joyces work she strives to re-use thread, fabric and findings whenever possible, in opposition to the escalating trend of cheap fast fashion creation and consumption, with little regard for its consequences for growers, laborers, and our environment.
By now she probably has the best knowledge of where to source used fabrics in the area, and she has been very supported by the community, engaging in her works. Come join us on Friday - it will be the last chance before Joyce makes her way back to North Carolina!