Adult Learning Workshop

Crochet Your Own Recycled Chest-bag

Learn how to make a recycled jersey chest-bag in this creative workshop led by designer Peju Obasa.

What to expect

In this hands-on workshop, learn how to make your own bag and immerse yourself in a crochet pattern created by designer Peju Obasa. You’ll learn how to read and follow crochet patterns, practice stitches and basic sewing finishing techniques.

This class is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced. You will certainly enjoy making the bag and enjoy wearing it too!

You will learn:

– Crochet terminology

– How to follow a crochet pattern

– How to use a crochet hook

– How to crochet

– A couple of different crochet stitches

– Basic sewing finishing techniques

One of Obasa’s designs, the half-moon-shaped belt bags, made from recycled textiles.


About Peju Obasa

Obasa is a Womenswear designer specialising in knitwear and crochet. Her work takes influence from her vibrant Nigerian roots and old traditions in craftsmanship. She revives classic techniques turning them into unexpected pieces. The namesake womenswear and accessories label is rich in colour and texture, embracing printing and dyeing and tenacious knitting techniques to create innovative pieces. At the core of the brand is a conscious attitude towards sustainability and exploring materiality. More about Peju Obasa.


Booking information

Adult: £75
Student/Concession: £68
Members: £60

Capacity is limited, please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Light refreshments, equipment and materials will be provided.

Check out the Design Museum Academy refunds and cancellations policy here.

Background image by Peju Obasa.