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Upcycling courses, classes and workshops taught all across the UK. Upcycling is all the rage right now in Britain! From clothing to furniture this eco-trend is all about creating your own unique style from cast-offs! Have great fun and be inspired by the myriad ways you can re-use unwanted stuff. Our upcycling courses introduce you to fantastic ways to transform unwanted things into something to cherish. This is a great way to spend time with a group of friends and create new ideas for your wardrobe and home - all from things you used to throw in the bin.

£125
Gloucestershire - Next course on 21st August 2018
Our courses are aimed at those of you who have never painted furniture before, or who have flirted-with but would like to develop their skills. The courses will cover the most basic techniques, along with a generous dose of furniture painting ideas in a relaxed manner. The intention is to cover everything that you need to know to get started in re-styling furniture and the workshop will be very many hands on. Whether you just...
£120
Norfolk
Do you… …like to see new life brought back into old and boring furniture? …have an interest in distressed painted wooden items? …lack experience working with wood or painting it but would love to learn more? If you answered yes to any of the 3 questions above then this is the course for you… About the course: ‘Here’s your chance to learn some wood distressing, finishing and painting skills to produce that vintage country furniture...
£25
Essex
Powertex Art Journal Workshop is a very creative class that will introduce you to the magic of Powertex. This workshop will open your eyes to the endless opportunities to create. You will learn how to use Powertex, sculp fabric and reuse, recycle and upcycle different materials to create beautiful and unique piece of art that you will take home with you. All art journals are A5 size. Powertex is a very versatile product. Once you...
£25
Hertfordshire
Designer Bag is For Learners to Experienced Crafter's young to older students (over 14 yrs/12yrs. with an Adult). Come to Our Aladdin's Cave of inspiration choose from over 8,000 Italian Mill Fabric's plus so much more. Bohemian Hippy bag Draw a Bag get idea's from 100's of books and Bags as examples ; Choose a Bag shape and Style and make a pattern and Template ; Choose Fabric , Liner, Trims and Zips ; I...
£140
Essex
Here, at Allied Welding, we are pleased to offer an insight into the vast world of both Arc & MIG welding. Ideal for people who like the idea of being able to weld, but do not want to commit to a lengthy course over many hours and several sessions. With our teacher to student ratio of 1:5 we are able to cover a lot more material whilst providing you with more time with the teacher...
£110
Derbyshire - Next course on 15th September 2018
Whether you want to upholster an old foot stall, recover and revise a lampshade and stand, use decoupage to create a quirky chest of drawers, make a roman blind or simply learn to use a sewing machine....this is the workshop for you! Lucy has oodles of skills and ideas to inspire you! From decoupage, paint effects, fabric application and quirky design concepts, this workshop will give you the skills and inspiration to transform your interior...
£140
Hampshire - Next course on 8th September 2018
"The Complete Chair Makeover" workshop in which we revive a vintage chair with Annie Sloan chalk paint & upholstery. It's a full day and great fun, places are limited to 5 per course so it's ideal for friends to book and come along together! Stephanie (the proprietor of La Di Da and avid upcycler) runs the course and will guide you through step by step. She has a relaxed and friendly style of teaching. A...
£69
Surrey - Next course on 8th September 2018
Learn how to transform furniture using chalk paint Come along and learn how to use this incredible paint, then go away inspired to tackle your projects at home. This is a friendly and relaxed furniture painting workshop set in the gorgeous Summerhouse at Packhouse. During this 3 hour course step by step instruction will be given along with an instruction sheet and the chance to ask any questions. You will have a chance to experiment...
£110
Derbyshire - Next course on 25th September 2018
Lucy runs her Interior design and soft furnishing workshops and business from her 17th Century colourful home in the Derbyshire Dales. A taste of Interior Design: An inspirational workshop mixing both theory and practical tasks. Are you looking to re-design your home, interested in a new hobby, or simply want a bit of time to be creative.... Lucy has hand picked all of her favorite parts from her 10 week course at Nottingham Trent University,...
£69
Hampshire - Next course on 25th August 2018
The course runs in our studio near to our shop in Bridge St, Andover. We start with tea & coffee and a chat through projects that you have planned. Topics covered include: - Annie Sloan Chalk Paint uses - Application techniques - Colour blending - Wax use & application - Stencilling - Texturing - Finishes including crackled effect, distressing, two tone and washes Stephanie is your tutor for the day, she has a relaxed and...