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DEBRA RAPOPORT alternative materials

  • Debra Rapoport 55 Bethune Street D506 New York, NY, 10014 United States (map)

DEBRA RAPOPORT alternative materials

By folding a length of paper we will make elements. Then the elements will be glued together to create the hat form. Great varieties are possible. 

You  will leave with a white hat and color can be added at home with spray pain ans/or acrylic paint

Scraps: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Re-use

As a Personal Style enthusiast since age 3 and major part of the Advanced Style Movement I want to encourage women and men to use their creative talents to truly express SELF.

We all have a personal statement to make.  

As a textile artist since the 1960's I have used textiles and related re-purposed materials to enhance and embellish the body.

One favorite expression is "FRAME THE FACE" . What makes the greatest statement when we walk in a room is our FACE.  

I do workshops called "BIBS, BOAS AND BREASTPLATES" working with such materials as scraps of fabric, strips of ribbon, cloth selvages, eco palm leaf plates, steel wool, salvaged paper, dryer lint, and other non-traditional fiber related materials.

This has been taught at MAD

Also workshops on "EPAULETS as EMBELLISHMENTS"  and "HATS" as another way to "FRAME THE FACE".

"VIVA PAPER TOWEL HATS"-Working with a non-traditional material anyone can build a hat from 8-80 yrs old and have a unique personal statement. This has been taught at MOMA, East Village Hats,  Arts Westchester and other venues.


This has been taught at Eileen Fisher Makers Space.



Alternative Materials


FRIDAY SEPT 9th  1-4pm

55 Bethune St D506 at Washington St.

Sign up :


No experience necessary

Materials included

Any age welcome


Earlier Event: September 9
Thread Lines Open Studios
Later Event: September 10
Reweaving the Courtyard