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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.

£140
Hampshire - Next course on 22nd June 2019
"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...
£125
Kent - Next course on 23rd May 2019
I'm professionally trained by Annie Sloan in paint techniques using her famous and the original chalk paints. I have over 8 years of experience and featured in Mollie Makes Magazine. I'm also trained in interior design so I can give tips and ideas on your up and coming projects in your home. You can learn how to use different techniques with chalk paint and how to achieve a professional finish for all of your old...
£69
Hampshire - Next course on 25th May 2019
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...
£30
Hertfordshire
"Festival goers" make your own unique bag. Designer Bag is for learners to experienced crafters, young to older students, sewing and non sewing. Come to our Aladdin's cave of inspiration, choose from over 8,000 Italian mill fabrics plus so much more. Foil pressing , fringing, screen print, so many techniques. All seasons . Draw a bag, get ideas from 100's of books and bags as examples. Choose a bag shape and style and make a...
£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...
£80
Norfolk
One day mosaic courses in Sheringham for up to 3 students, to ensure individual attention. No drawing skills required ~ I can provide you with a variety of patterns to achieve stunning results! This is a chance to learn the basic techniques & experience some of the joys of working with these wonderful materials – glass, porcelain, china, mirror, ceramic, glass tessesrae (mosaic tiles) and many other ‘found’ materials. Check website for up-to-date course dates.
£110
Derbyshire - Next course on 25th September 2019
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 or desk, 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...
£20
Derbyshire - Next course on 25th May 2019
NB Sat 25 May & Sat 22 June are held at The Lawns, Chellaston and runs 10am - 12pm. During this 2 hour workshop you will create your own mosaic from a selection of shapes using broken china, mosaic tiles and other reclaimed materials. Included in the course is everything you need for the project including an MDF base, or similar sized shape, pre-cut china, glue and other reclaimed materials. This is ideal for beginners...
£30
Warwickshire - Next course on 3rd June 2019
Are you ready to start your creative adventure? Come and spend a relaxing few hours learning about Powertex in a small group within a dedicated studio setting. We will be using notebooks, mirrors or mdf shapes, fabric and other 'findings' to create a unique project, which will be completed in time for you to take home. This is an ideal starting point for those wanting to go further on their Powertex journey. We will start...
£175
Gloucestershire
This one day course is designed to give the student all the fundamental practical skills needed to paint and upcycle furniture to a professional level. This along with the added woodcare knowledge will allow the students to sympathetically restore any piece of furniture whether it’s with paint or naturally. The student will bring a relatively small piece of furniture to work on which will go through my very own professional process. Acrylic eggshell will be...