Design Museum Academy Adult Workshop

Workshop: Crochet Your Own Chest Bag

In this creative class, learn how to crochet the MIY (make it yourself) recycled jersey chest bag designed by the Peju Obasa team for their studio series, encouraging everyone to get crafty.

What to expect

This workshop is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced. You will certainly enjoy making the chest 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

Light refreshments and all materials will be provided for the duration of the session.

Learn to make your own bag inspired by Obasa’s designs made from recycled textiles.


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. Visit @pejuobasa


Booking information

Adult: £80

Early Bird Adult: £73

Student: £73

Early Bird Student: £67

Members*: £64

Early bird tickets are available until 07 September.

*Please note that this benefit only applies to the cardholding Member’s ticket and not those of additional guests.

This workshop is for adults 18+.

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

Background image: Workshop with Peju Obasa.