BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND
I was invited to demonstrate head wrapping at 2 events in May
NATURAL NOVEMBER (in May)
For Natural November 2014 I applied to be an exhibitor but thereafter was fortunate to be asked again to deliver a Head Wrap workshop where I agreed to demonstrate 5 styles. I spoke on her radio show about my fascination with head wraps and collection of material mostly purchased from Ghana which I sell at market events and can also be purchased in Calabash of Culture shop in Sydenham.
At the event I there were many volunteers from the audience with different hair styles and length, so I had to think quickly which style and coloured material would look best on them. But I did ask Pebbles (exhibitor who designs, sells clothes, adornments) if she would volunteer only because she has a very low cut hairstyle and I wanted to show the audience that you didn’t need hair to create a Nefertiti style. I explained that it was due to the length of cloth and the technique of wrapping.
I was asked to create some elaborate and simple styles on the models as well as demonstrations on the stage to the audience. On a model I used pale blue starched material to create a Gele look and used yellow printed long fabric and pins to create a fro hawk.
As part of the stage demonstration I had 15 mins to perform Head Wrapping on audience members. I had generated a lot of interest for my future head wrap workshops.
It was a joyous Bank Holiday weekend where I met friends, new customers, sold a lot of goods from my stall and enjoyed the culture from One Drum, fashion show and at the end of the day was entertained and danced to the Anna Mudeka Band. Check out the Highlights
bless – Sister E