We kick off London Design Festival with a BOO Face workshop at the V&A
We had our eye on this workshop as soon as the London Design Festival schedule was up for our browsing pleasure. A chance to create your very own BOO Face using repurposed materials and hand printing processes to form a 3D ‘BOO’ mask. Why hasn’t this workshop been invented sooner?! Based in the Sackler Centre of the Victoria & Albert museum (London) on Friday we were as keen as mustard to get involved. Workshop hosts Ana and Amy from Studio Boo were hugely welcoming, encouraging you to get completely ‘stuck in’ with a long table of weird and wonderful craft materials at your disposal from paper leaves and swatches of leather to fake hair and repurposed pieces of metal.
Spoilt for choice with materials, we felt slightly overwhelmed with choice at first but once you’ve carved out your eyes you can start layering up your mask with all sorts of mad features- from feathered beards to leafy hair or leather thong eye lashes- the options are endless. It really is as fun as it looks and a great one to try out with kids at home. Just be a case of creating a sample of crafty materials and away you go!
Our workshop host Ana’s boo face starts to take shape!
Glue gun at the ready- we get sticking down leaves on to our BOO mask
Scared?! Our finished BOO Face!
Just some of the other BOO faces on showcase at the end of the day.
The ‘What’s your BOO face?’ workshop was running on Friday for one day but there is a brilliant schedule of craftiness running all this week in the same space; ‘LDF is 10: Birthday Bunting’ (knitting workshop on today), ‘Discarded Design: Found Paper Jewellery’ hosted by jewellery designer-maker Clare Breen Tuesday and ‘The Bookbinders Collective’ on Friday.
For more information on the London Design Festival and what’s on take a look here