Drop into a Galway City library, borrow a beautifully customised brolly, stay dry when it rains and bring it back for the next person to use. Borrow – Stay Dry – Return is Galway-based social sewing group Sew Last Season’s umbrella sharing scheme, promoting a sharing culture in Galway.
Social sewing group Sew Last Season commissioned by Hope It Rains hand-decorated over 40 umbrellas using fabric and trimmings from clothing donated and unsold to Saint Vincent de Paul shops. Using a range of techniques including crochet, appliqué, lacework, embroidery, felting and more, each umbrella is completely unique showcasing the skills and styles of a volunteer.
This is a winning entry to the Weatherproof Me! International Design Competition, co-curated with Jeni Roddy, which challenged artists and designers to create wearable designs that embrace Galway’s weather and transform our behaviour in the wind, the rain and the dark.
Share a picture of yourself using a brolly, and tag #Hopeitrains2020, #Galway2020, #SewLastSeason
Partners: Galway City and County Library Services; Cumann na bFhear Men’s Shed