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Upcycle Arcade

Contact name: Kirsty Tomlinson
about 2 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

I’m Kirsty, founder of Upcycle Arcade. I have taken an idea, a hobby, a longstanding desire to create something from nothing and Upcycle Arcade is the result. Upcycling saves our heritage and many heirlooms from landfill plus allows all manner of creativity to run riot! It is mentally rewarding, sufficiently fruitful and highly addictive: all my spare time is spent on Upcycle Arcade in some way. Thankfully I am well supported by my husband and three teenage children.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Furniture upcycling online course for 10-18 year olds
3 hours
1000 items left

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
11 Dec 22'

Marie Cowen reviewed: Upcycling furniture & sustainability workshops

"I had a lovely day with Kirsty. She guided me through the upcycling process step by step and nothing was too much trouble. By the end of the day I had transformed an old piece of furniture into something special. I would highly recommend her workshops."

3 Dec 22'

Alison reviewed: Upcycling furniture & sustainability workshops

"I had such a lovely day on Kirsty’s upcycling course with my 12 year old daughter. It was a fantastic bonding experience to spend the day with my daughter creating her piece of furniture. We both learnt so much and my daughter is really keen to use her new skills again in the near future. Kirsty was so welcoming and a wealth of knowledge I would 100% recommend this day to others and especially as a fantastic parent/ child bonding day. Thank you so much Kirsty. "

Upcycle Arcade responded:

"I am blown away and really touched by this review. Such lovely words to read. Jess was an angel and grew in confidence as the day progressed which was wonderful to witness. I am so glad you both got so much out of this - the bonding element is so important to my reasons for holding these workshops in the first place. It really was a pleasure. "

3 Dec 22'

Jess reviewed: Upcycling furniture & sustainability workshops

"The young-upcyclers workshop was really fun and I learnt loads of cool new skills and the furniture I made goes very well in my room :). Kirsty was really kind and gave me lots of good ideas and tips and the cake that she made was also lovely. It was an AMAZING experience and I would love to go again. "

Upcycle Arcade responded:

"Jess, you were an absolute angel. And your pink and purple beachy bedside will go down in Young Upcyclers history! Loved it and I'm sure your sister now wants one too! So glad to have spent the day eating cake with you. Kirsty ☺️ "

2 Dec 22'

Zoe moffat reviewed: Upcycling furniture & sustainability workshops

"Me and my daughter had the most amazing time, highly recommended to anyone wanting to do something fun with their teenager. We learnt so much and my daughter even started painting furniture at home afterwards."

Upcycle Arcade responded:

"Thank you so much for such a lovely review. I am thrilled Marissa is now painting furniture! Warms my cockles!! And thank you for such a wonderful atmosphere, especially discussing small business advice, so very much appreciated. Super day, thank you xx"

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