Events & Workshops

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Our workshops are a safe, fun environment to explore a variety of traditional skills whilst also learning about reusing trash!

 

A place to use noisy equipment and get messy with creativity or to be
calm, quiet and concentrated, while turning trash into treasure.

All workshops are facilitated by leading Artists in their field, sharing their

hints, tips and design knowledge.  

 

Community Swish

To Swish : to swap ones unloved clothes, shoes, bags, belts, jewellery, books and other resources, with another's such items....

We'll happily accept good quality, wearable items of clothing, pairs of shoes, bags, belts, jewellery, books etc of any age/gender.

When we say wearable, we really do mean in a good condition, as you'd like to receive it yourself! Nothing washed out, stained or damaged please!

 

Have rummage, try stuff on, suggest a new outfit for a friend, find a new book to read! When you've decided what items you'd like to re-love, the swap them for your unloved items.

This means you get rid of your unwanted stuff in a sustainable manner, and still get to go home with a whole new bag of goodies, maybe a whole new wardrobe....

Items are dropped off prior to the event, (so we have time to sort & hang), and entry into the Swish is just £5

3rd Saturday of the month

Next Swish date: 

15th May 2021

drop off before 12 noon

Rails open at 2pm

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Contact us to get involved

Make your own 

Wooden Bunting 

Use a variety of power and hand tools to upcycle reclaimed timber and make a chain of wooden bunting to hang in your favourite space.

This 3 hour workshop costs £35 per person and includes all equipment, materials and PPE

Next date: TBC

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Decorating 
Techniques

Explore various decoupage, paint effects, collage & mixed media techniques to decorate wooden bunting, chairs, or other wooden pieces with your own designs.

This 3 hour workshop costs £35 per person and includes all equipment, materials and PPE

Next date: TBC

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Make a Padded Footstool

Learn how to reclaim timber and textiles from different sources, and by using a variety of power and hand tools, build an upholstered, padded footstool.

This 4 hour workshop costs £45 per person and includes all equipment, materials and PPE

Next date: TBC

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Build a Small Wooden Storage Box

Learn how to reclaim timber from a variety of sources, and by using a variety of power and hand tools, design and build a small box, either for storage, or to use as a planter. 

This 4 hour workshop costs £35 per person and includes all equipment, materials and PPE

Next date: TBC

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Build a Garden Bench

Learn how to reclaimed timber from a variety of sources, and by using a variety of power and hand tools, design and build your very own garden bench

This 4 hour workshop costs £45 per person and includes all equipment, materials and PPE

Next date: TBC

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Macrame Madness

Time spent tying knots and getting to grips with the techniques used in macrame. Depending on your chosen project, expect to leave with a small plant hanger, or wall hanging, and with instructions and a wider knowledge of all the knots to create something bigger and more exciting!

 

This 3 hour workshop costs £25 per person and includes all equipment, materials and PPE

Next date: TBC

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Knickers!

One of our most popular workshops, so be sure to book early!

Learn how to make knickers from your old clothes, and take a pattern away (and some new knickers!) that have been

designed and cut to fit you.

 

This 3 hour workshop costs £25 per person and includes all equipment, materials and PPE

Next date: TBC

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An Introduction to

Stained Glass

with Guest Facilitator

Amala Moon from Heart of Glass

A day long workshop, learning the basics of the stained glass copper foiling technique.

This technique has become popular for hobbyist and artisans as it allows more intricate and detailed designs, perfect for small panels, sun catchers and lampshades.

A plant based lunch will be provided during this workshop.

Costs & dates are tbc

Next date: TBC

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