This bag workshop was carried out for Design Club during winter 2010. The aim was to introduce the participants (pupils in years 10 and 11) with an original process of recycling, enabling them to make a fashion accessory strictly from plastic bottles.
The Making Process
After having painted and cut the bottles into strips, the participants used them to weave a 60x60 cm square. The square was then folded into shape and put it into a wood structure. The whole was then submerged into hot sand. The heat of the sand fixed the bag into shape and the wood structure was removed.
About Design Club
Design Club is an independent state schools partnership project by the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and Latymer Upper School. It is a club for pupils in Years 10 and 11, from 13 state and independent schools in the Hammersmith and Fulham area, who love to design and make things. The aim is to give an opportunity for participants to extend their skills and understanding of designing and making by bringing them face to face with innovating and original design projects.