The idea for PATTERN workshop was born back in 2012 when we looked around and realized that there were no places in Indianapolis where creatives, and especially fashion creatives, could gather to network, share resources and get help with their businesses. Meantime, in other parts of the country, Makerspaces were really taking off, as was co-working. We started looking for opportunities to test the waters with similar concepts in our own city, and got that opportunity in 2013 when Harrison Center for the Arts invited us to use one of their gallery spaces for a pop-up co-working space – we called the effort The Bindery,
Five years later, a space dedicated to fashion creatives still does not exist. And not for our lack of trying either!
Ever since we moved out of our space on Mass Ave at the end of 2016, we have been in search of just the perfect spot and also seed capital to help execute on an idea of a membership-based club for fashion and digital creatives. Sadly we have not been successful.
At this time, we have secured a temporary space at 941 N. Meridian which will serve as our summer HQ. Beyond that, we’re not exactly sure what’s next. We are still super passionate about offering space and opportunities for our community to host pop-ups, music events, meetups and photoshoots, and a co-working space, along with a textile/fashion studio, but without support from the community our vision is unlikely to become reality in the foreseeable future.
Nonetheless, in case something changes we want you to chime in on what you’s like to see us do, so please fill out this quick survey.
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