Hello! My name is Haya Sami and I am a fashion designer/ technical advisor based in Abu Dhabi-UAE. I consider myself very luky that my first job was in a makerspace. To be honest, i was not really familiar with the maker movement and the concept of makerspaces but as soon as i started working in a makerspace i knew i would never want to leave. I teach people how to use CNC machines and i help them out with their personal project, throught that i was able to learn so much in so little time. It also taught me to celebrate failure and to that everyday is a chance to learn something new.
I studied Fashion design with Textiles and was introduced to different dying and fabric printing/ painting techniques like Shibori, batik, silk hand-painting, silk screen printing, block printing and digital printing.
Through out the fabricademy course i am hoping to expand my knowledge in textiles and to learn more about E-textiles and wearables. Im also very happy to meet different people from different backgrounds and hope that we can exchange the knowledge and grow the network.
Bellow are some photos of my work in fabric dying/ printing
And here are some photos of my previous collection, my main focus was experimenting with layers and digital printing as well as draping.