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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.

Next course on 29th July 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...
Next course on 9th September 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...
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...
Next course on 13th September 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...
Next course on 16th September 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...
Next course on 19th August 2017
"The Complete Chair Makeover" workshop in which we revive a vintage chair with Annie Sloan chalk paint & upholstery. The chair, all materials and tuition are included as is lunch, it's a full day and great fun, places are limited to 3 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...
Next course on 12th September 2017
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,...
Next course on 1st August 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 and decoupage.Image Transfer. Also recap on painting tips and using the clear and dark wax. we will demonstrate the new gold wax collection too. After a vintage or Deli Style lunch In the afternoon you can either paint a piece of your own furniture or one of our large wooden...
Next course on 7th October 2017
7th/8th October**: Are you looking for a weekend of complete textile heaven? Look no further! Come along to a two-day combined workshop with award winning Up-cycler Carys Hedd of Wench and Sarah Enoch of Calonwlan Felt: It's all about transformation! Breathe new life into fabrics and old woollies with nuno felting and up-cycling techniques. Bring your old cardigan to Cardigan! Check out what's lurking in the back of your wardrobe......you may be surprised.... Re-vamp the...
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...