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Isabel Deakin Kin Workshop

Kin designs are made in Naarm/Melbourne by Isabel Deakin, the creator of Kin Workshop. Kin Workshop loosely emerged early 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Kin designs are based on a technique of piecing together fabric to form three dimensional objects. Each design is handmade with individually cut and hand-sewn pieces. This technique is inspired by the traditional craft of patchwork. The sculptural nature of Kin Workshop designs are informed by Isabel’s architectural training; she holds a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles. The craft practice as a whole acts as a counterpoint to Isabel’s career in architecture. The slow, individual and informal act of making contrasts the highly professionalised, digital and collaborative world of architecture.

Kin Workshop is a small craft and design workshop exploring the sculptural potentials of textiles.

/ Isabel Deakin