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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.

"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...
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...
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...
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...
Surrey - Next course on 25th May 2019
These courses are very popular and gets booked quickly. Make a pallet chair to take away. 10am - 4pm Make a pallet table to take away. 10am-4pm Make a birdhouse from pallets to take away. 9am-12pm Make a garden planter from pallets to take away. 1pm-4pm The courses will cover an overview of the tools and techniques used in taking apart a pallet. You will create your own piece of furniture to take home. Learn...
Devon - Next course on 20th May 2019
In this workshop we will turn mosaic tiles, broken crockery and lots of other up-cycled pieces into your mosaic works of art. You will be able to choose from a large choice of base shapes to work on and learn the best adhesives to use of each one. You'll learn how to break tile, best placement and how to create a long lasting and visually appealing piece. At the end of the workshop, you’ll be...
East Lothian
Our corporate away days provide an imaginative and constructive event where participants take home their own footstool, tangibly demonstrating their new skills and creativity. Our website outlines what we can provide. We also provide workshops that make a special occasion extra special - Designed for You - it could be a birthday, an engagement or preparations for a wedding. For more information, look at our website. Get in touch to discuss your requirements.
Upcycling club for Women on Thursdays at Inkberrow Design Centre in Redditch. From 10am to 12:30pm This exciting community club, set up to help those living in areas facing hardship, brings an opportunity to learn new skills and have a place to go to connect with others and get a break from everyday life. Each class teaches different skills needed to up-cycle clothing, fabrics and household items. These skills include basic sewing, printing, tapestry, applique,...
Northumberland - Next course on 19th May 2019
We will learn about how Archaeologists tell stories of the past from everyday things that people have thrown away. What would archaeologists make of your rubbish? Will recycling rubbish cause future archaeologists to scratch their head? Bring along something you have found that could be rubbish or could be a clue to the past. The event is suitable for young people aged 8 - 14. Accompanying adults go free.
Northumberland - Next course on 1st August 2019
Don't miss our Northumberland National Park Family Fun with Fabric sessions. Join us at The Sill for your chance to work with textile artist Louise Underwood to make your own pennant flag celebrating your unique pledge for the Year of Green Action. You'll be able to take your creation away with you or add your design to our family of National Park Banners.