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Craft your own remarkable natural rubber purse

2.5 hours initiation with Jo

Knowledge in the craft of purse making

Your own remarkable natural rubber purse

60 £

par personne

L'atelier en détail

  • 2h30
  • 3 à 6 participants
  • 15 ans min.
  • Welcome to the captivating world of accessories with Jo, an esteemed artisan renowned for her expertise in creating unique headwear and accessories. In this immersive workshop, you'll embark on a creative journey where natural latex rubber takes centre stage.

Over the course of 2.5 hours, Jo will guide you through the process of crafting a one-of-a-kind rubber purse. Throughout the session, you'll have the opportunity to explore various techniques such as hand moulding, edge binding, lining and machine stitching.

    You’ll create a pattern and draw this onto woven cotton, which provides the support structure for the final creation. This will then be affixed to a natural rubber ‘skin’ – a sheet material developed by and unique to the studio.

After allowing the assembled materials to cure, you'll carefully cut out the pattern, refine the edges, and integrate a zip for secure closure.

Utilising an industrial sewing machine, you'll stitch the components together, creating a seamless and professional result. 

    After the base purse is formed you’ll hand mould and sculpt the final shape in response to your own hand. Once you have created a shape you are happy with, Jo will show you how to secure the form so that it retains the memory of this shape.

With meticulous attention to detail, you’ll cut and fit a lining. A final touch of surface polishing will bestow a lustrous sheen upon your piece. Throughout the workshop, Jo will teach you about the properties of natural latex rubber and provide valuable aftercare advice.

    Guided by Jo, immerse yourself in the captivating world of accessories as you create a tactile natural rubber purse, crafted and moulded by your own touch to fit not only your personal style but also your hand.

    This workshop is not suitable for anyone with a latex allergy.

    Lieu de l'atelier

    L’atelier est facilement accessible en transport en commun.

    Ce lieu n'est pas accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite.

    Informations complémentaires

    Langue d'animation


    Informations pratiques

    Please note that this workshop is not suitable for individuals with latex allergies.

    Wecandoo - Rencontrez Jo M.

    Rencontrez Jo M.


    Jo, a talented artist with a background and Bachelor of Arts Degree in fine art, has made a remarkable journey into the world of headwear and accessories. She retrained in millinery at Kensington and Chelsea College, before pursuing a Master's in millinery at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London. Upon graduating, Jo went on to hone her skills working for renowned milliner Stephen Jones for three years in his prestigious model department. Her dedication and talent caught the attention of Sarabande - the Lee Alexander McQueen foundation, which supported her for two years, allowing her to further push the boundaries of her craft.

    Collaborating with luxury houses and regularly gracing the pages of renowned magazines such as the NY Times, Vanity Fair, and Vogue, Jo's work has garnered well-deserved recognition and has been worn and bought by celebrities such as Beyonce and Erykah Badu. Jo's studio, located in a former nunnery in East London provides a wonderful glimpse into her artistic world. The spacious studio, adorned with green plants and featuring white walls, exudes a welcoming atmosphere.

    Jo is best Known for mastering materials such as resin and having an open whilst considered relationship to her materials. Over the past 10 years she has developed and refined her own processes with an inquisitive and experimental nature. This has led to her gaining a knowledge and material understanding that is unrivalled. In recent years she has refocused to explore alternatives to plastics, launching her first artisan rain hat collection in natural latex rubber in 2022.

    Beyond her artistic pursuits, Jo's passion for teaching stems from her previous experience leading creative workshops within the community, schools and gallery settings for many years. Alongside this she has also taught extensively as a millinery tutor at Kensington and Chelsea College. She finds joy in sharing her expertise and knowledge with others, seeing it as a beautiful way to inspire and empower.

    Jo’s studio is a true inspiration where you will see and experience first-hand her dedication to her artistry that shines through in every creation she brings to life.

    Her workshops are a testament to her unrelenting energy for exploration, creativity and mastery of her craft.

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    60 £

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