For my upcycling project I chose to do an influential piece on feminism. I decided to upcycle a pair of old jeans with many different techniques including embroidery on the bottom quarter of my jeans saying ‘I said NO’ conveying a strong message of consent. I also used lino printing and diamantes to create women’s symbols all over the jeans. Using my research, I also embroidered a pair of underwear saying ‘NO’ under the jeans to show the desperation of women trying to get out of the hold men have over them. After this year of education, I am planning to stay on for year two of this course as I have really enjoyed my time on it so far and I want to see what I can achieve next year.

Hannah Pridmore

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