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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 fu 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.

Image for Rag Rug Half Day Class - Hertfordshire
Have fun turning old t-shirts and forgotten favourites into recycled works of art with the age-old skill of rag rugging. In this half day class you will learn all the skills you will need to be able to make unique rag rugs, cushions and art to spice up your home. Careful though, it’s addictive! In this workshop, which is run at our Ragged Life Rag Rug HQ in Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, you will have the...
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Next course on 22nd February 2017
The workshops are taken with Pete Davies, Director of Renaissance Originals (Autentico Star Stockists) who has been working with specialist paint products since the 1970s. They take place on specified dates on Wednesdays from 10am-1pm. Course participants are shown how to revamp using shabby chic and basic furniture painting techniques with Autentico Vintage chalk paints and waxes. Stencilling techniques are also taught to those wanting to try these skills. Participants are asked to bring their...
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Next course on 18th March 2017
As featured in Ideal Home and Mollie Makes Magazine! One day Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ Beginners Workshops - held one Saturday each month, 10am-2pm at Volcano Coffee House, 40 Martell Rd, London SE21 8EN Learn Chalk Paint™ decorative paint basic techniques from paint distressing to gilding and everything inbetween in small groups in an informal and relaxed environment under the supervision of an instructor trained by Annie Sloan herself. Our Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Workshop...
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Next course on 11th March 2017
Upholstery and Upcycling workshop. Full Day. 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...
Image for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Techniques I for Upcycling Furniture at La Di Da Interiors
Next course on 18th March 2017
The course runs 10am - 1pm 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. All materials are provided and refreshments included, we work on a board that you can take away with you (along with your goody bag!) topics covered include: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint uses Application techniques Colour blending Wax use & application Stencilling Texturing Finishes...
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Next course on 21st March 2017
This course is for you when you've completed the beginners course or are already confident using Chalk Paint. We will show you how to stencil, gilding and decoupage. Also recap on painting tips and using the clear and dark wax.After a deli style lunch, In the afternoon you can either paint a piece of your own furniture or one of our large wooden candlesticks to take away with you. 10 -4 Contact us to book...
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Next course on 4th March 2017
4th-5th March: Are you looking for a weekend of complete textile heaven? Look no further! Announcing a brand new 2-day combined workshop with award winning Up-cycler Carys Hedd of Wench and Sarah Enoch of Calonwlan Felt: On this course you will learn how to breathe new life into your old fabrics and woollies and transform old clothes into a new garment. Bring your old cardigan to Cardigan, grab your old woollies, your old cheesecloth blouses...
Image for Rag Rug Full Day Class - Hertfordshire
Have fun turning old t-shirts and forgotten favourites into recycled works of art with the age-old skill of rag rugging. In this full day class you will learn all the skills you will need to be able to make unique rag rugs, cushions and art to spice up your home. Careful though, it’s addictive! In this workshop, which is run at our Ragged Life HQ in Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, you will have the chance to...
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Come and create your own unique handmade fabric sculpture in a relaxed, friendly environment using Powertex fabric hardener. Everything you need to complete your statue is provided along with expert tuition from certified instructors. The day starts with refreshments and a chat about the products and items we are going to be using throughout the course. We then start creating your own unique statue. We demonstrate each step, allowing you time to complete that stage...
Image for Rag Rug Half Day Class - London
Have fun turning old t-shirts and forgotten favourites into recycled works of art with the age-old skill of rag rugging. In this half day class you will learn all the skills you will need to be able to make unique rag rugs, cushions and art to spice up your home. Careful though, it’s addictive! In this workshop, which is run at the wonderful craft venue, Tea & Crafting in Camden, you will have the chance...