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October 2021 – September 2022 including 15 online classes
and an optional one-week summer live gathering in Europe

The Draping & Upcycling Masterclass is a year-long intensive online training with Christine Mayer, to evolve the creative potential. The goal is to go through the full process of creating an Upcycling Collection with the different three-dimensional techniques of Free Draping, Upcycling and Japanese Draping. Each participant will be guided and supported  personally by Christine to find their own way of working and creating items which are unique, individual and mirroring the personal process.

Christine’s approach lies in a deep expression of the individual being and in finding a way of working to express oneself.  This could be a special surface design, an individual stitching or embroidery of the textiles or an exceptional collection of materials participants are using. By working directly on the dress form they will learn from Christine how to drape and stitch in an artful way. This fresh and liberating way of making clothes brings with it a new set of possibilities that have far more in common with sculpting than dressmaking. The dimension participants can move through, lies in the deep field between fashion and art and can become an intuitive creating from an infinitive space of beyond.

The monthly themes of these classes include as well everything around the items like packaging design, photo shooting or exhibitions of the own work. Questions like “what is inspiration and how can it be transformed into an artful own voice” and others will be discussed and experienced.

Even if the wish is to work only for oneself and not with a professional background, these classes give the participants the chance of a deep process within oneself as well as a personal and creative progression.

This Masterclass could be the first step of a worldwide community of creative Upcycling & Draping lovers with a development of a common platform or exhibitions to present and sell the products.

Christine is planning to organize Upcycling & Draping Masterclass gatherings starting in summer 2022, to come together and strengthen the ties with each other.


The art of draping and upcycling was developed by Christine Mayer from the classic Japanese drapery. It represents a further development of the three-dimensional pattern cutting – working directly on the bust with original materials.
Especially by dealing with recycled materials and old fabrics, this is an inspiring method to directly influence the given materials, structures and the individual fit. The designer becomes a sculptor who develops their creation directly on the bust – in harmony with the materials and body shape.

Polly Leonard, Selvedge Magazine:
“Christine Mayer’s most recent collections has been made entirely from recycled fabric with a lot of love. As she puts it, she wants her clothes to ‘embrace the people who wear them’. What we appear to have lost over time is the attachment to and love for our clothing, and through her work Mayer reminds us of the great tenacity of this connection. Christine Mayer is teaching the art of garment upcycling; the creative reuse of worn and used fabrics. She gives people the opportunity and skills to work with old and loved fabrics and to re-imagine them as brand new garment.”

Christine Mayer

9|10 October 2021 | Japanese Draping
27|28 November 2021 | Japanese Draping
5|6 Februar 2022 | Japanese Draping | Upcycling
26|27 March 2022 | Upcycling
7|8 May 2022 | Upcycling
24|25|26 June 2022 | Free Draping
24|25 September 2022 | Free Draping

Workshop time from 5pm – 8pm (Berlin CET time zone)

Time Zones:
CET (Berlin) 5pm
GMT (London) 4pm
EDT (Eastern) 11am
CDT (Central) 10am
MDT (Mountain) 9am
PDT (Pacific) 8am




1.000€                     Deposit with confirmation
1.000€                     March 1, 2022
900€                        June 1, 2022

Place is limited and your place is reserved with your deposit payment of 1.000€
Class language English

October 2021 – November 2022 | 15 Online Classes


Payment: Bank Debit or Paypal