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Customise Garments and Record Sleeves with Giulio Miglietta and Gaurab Thakali

Session 1: 2pm – 3pm
Session 2: 3.15 pm – 4.15pm
Session 3: 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Ticket Price: £10

NOW Gallery has partnered with illustrator Gaurab Thakali and creative embroiderer Giulio Miglietta for two exclusive workshops celebrating drawing and craftsmanship in response to Return to Slygo, the current gallery exhibition by fashion designer Nicholas Daley. In the embroidery workshop participants will be invited to select and customise a piece of pre-designed line artwork by Giulio which will then be realised as chain stitch embroidery on a tote bag (supplied) or garment of their choosing.

The illustration workshop will involve designing a record sleeve using drawing materials including pens, pencils and paint markers. This session will be run by Gaurab who has famously designed record sleeves for Brownswood, Olindo Records and Oscar Jerome amongst others. A blank natural tote bag and white record sleeve will be available for each participant however attendees are also welcome to use the workshop to customise their own garment or an existing record. There are three 1-hour time slots available for each workshop session. Participants will be required to wear a mask throughout the workshop and have their temperature checked upon entry. Please select either the Embroidery Workshop or Record Sleeve Workshop from the dropdown and book onto one session only.

All ticket proceeds will be donated to Tomorrow’s Warriors.


About Giulio Miglietta

Giulio Miglietta are an independent design studio specialising in vintage chain stitch embroidery. The company was founded by Giulio Miglietta in 2016 and is based out of a machine-filled space in South London. Miglietta has over ten years of experience as a commercial illustrator, he became captivated by the craft of chain stitch and after getting his first machine and he went on to hone his skills eventually becoming a master of this embroidery technique. He has used his design expertise to create bold and fun embroidery designs which expertly straddle a vintage feel and contemporary look. The studio is proudly committed to their handcrafted process supported by original vintage machines. 


About Gaurab Thakali

Gaurab Thakali is an illustrator and artist based in south-east London. He works across multiple disciplines including digital illustration, screenprint and painting in which he applies a similarly distinct vibrancy to each medium. 

Raised in Nepal, Thakali’s portfolio features rich cultural references to the scenic mountainscapes and architecture of his native country. His work is also heavily influenced by music and often transports viewers to scenes of bustling jazz bars and intimate musical performances. Thakali has completed commissions for a number of prestigious editorial clients, brands and record labels including The New York Times, Converse and Young Turks. 


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