Port Eliot Festival 2015

If Narnia had a backstage, the Pencil Atelier in the Wardrobe Department at Port Eliot is a huge part of it. For the forth year, our creative director Jenny Dyson and her team of makers and doers helped kids to design and make their very own bespoke frocks. Using neon fabric paints, paint brushes, neon gaffer tape, dressmakers calico and four hand operated vintage Singer sewing machines.

Inviting kids to be at the heart of the creative process and to be involved in the making is the key to the magic. Letting their imaginations go a bit wild within the guidelines of our moodboard resulted in a beautiful collection that many of the grownups wanted to steal.