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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.

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.
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.
Have great fun and be inspired, learning new skills and re-using unwanted stuff. Are you interested in how you can turn a shirt that's too small into a cushion/ soft toy/? or a ripped up pair of jeans into a handbag? My upcycling workshops introduce you to fantastic ways to transform unwanted clothes, curtains or any fabric item into something to cherish, give as a gift or to sell. A great way to spend time...
North Yorkshire
You can bring your project that you are working on along with you or I can sort out some ideas for you depending on your interest. I can help with dressmaking, furnishings or quilting. I do not take more than three people per session so you get very individual tuition.
Do you have an old T shirt languishing in the back of a drawer because it’s become faded or stained? You could throw it away (adding to landfill) or rewild it with botanical dyes, so extending its use and saving a huge amount of resources by not buying a new one. In this 2 hour workshop you’ll revive an old T shirt* with fresh colours and patterns using botanical dyes. This is an introduction to...
Come and try out lots of products and watch demos from - Fusion Mineral Paint Craig & Rose Artisan Paints Nicky Cash of Done Up North The House of Upcycling A great opportunity to see what the fuss is about with all the new paint products - Rust, Copper Patina, Acrylic pours etc Watch Nicky Cash of Done up North and get an insight on her trade secrets. Listen to Chris Billingshurst of The House...
Derbyshire - Next course on 12th September 2019
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 and those who want to have a bit of fun no matter how creative you are (or not! )....
Learn the collagraph printmaking process, using pieces of litter collected from rural Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Create textured prints using a hand operated roller press, then combine your collagraphs with hand drawn or painted detail, or take them home as is.
In this workshop we are going to explore two examples of the Japanese side sewn bookbinding technique, the basic four hole binding and the more elaborate tortoiseshell binding. The side sewn bookbinding technique is using single sheets rather than folded sheets and is perfect for creating books out of your (or your children's) artwork, travel journal, or to create sketchbooks. You'll also get the option to add pretty buttons and/or beads to the binding and...
East Sussex - Next course on 17th August 2019
Learn the basic of weaving during a 3-hour workshop with Siobhan, a weave lecturer at the University of Brighton and the founder of Shiv Textiles, a Brighton-based sustainable textiles studio. Create your own wonderful woven wall hanging in this beginners class. Working on a small handheld frame loom, you'll learn how to start and finish weaves, explore different fibres and craft a range of simple and effective techniques. Using your hands to create something is...

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