Our latest programme is available at http://www.rubbishrevamped.org.uk/workshops.html
We have a workshop next Sunday, Rubbish Revamped in the Garden and then two Saturday workshops in December. Otherwise they are on Thursday evenings. We’re based in Chorlton, South Manchester. Hope you can make it to a workshop!
I was absolutely amazed when i saw your web site, i have been working for a local youth group trying to encourage recycling, I have a great background of experience working with crafts and textiles and would love to get involved with your project. I have a degree in textiles and design from 3 years previous, I would just like to know if you are looking for additional team members and if this is a voluntry course or paid work..either way look forward to your respnse..
Thanks for your message – I love it when people are so excited to find Rubbish Revamped! There are some paid opportunities for helping to tutor on the workshops, especially at external events when more participants are involved. Why don’t you come to a workshop sometime to get more of an idea about the set-up and then we can talk about the possibilities of joining the Rubbish Revamped team? All the workshop information is at http://www.rubbishrevamped.org.uk/workshops.html
Junkmail jewellery is all the rage now – and it’s great fun. That workshop normally runs for two hours but it can be arranged for a shorter session and everyone will still come out with a finished bracelet.
We could do some fun stuff with the children – crazy planters recently went down well at a school event.
I can do you a description of workshops and a quote. Do you have some actual dates in mind? Please email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get something organised.
For a few years now i’ve been saving cleansing wipes, washing them in a wash bag at 40 Degrees with my whites and using them to stuff draght excluders, which i make from old scarves we have loved, usually bought from the bargain buckets of charity shops.
It’s very easy to do, saves the wipes from landfil, saves the scarves from the moths, saves you from the fashion police and saves on energy bills ‘cos you’re not sat in a draughty room.
I’m running out of doors to exclude draughts from. Would you be interested in some as an example?
What an imaginative, thrifty and useful craft – all rolled into one! It would be lovely to see on of your draught excluders. Where are you based? I’m in South Manchester. It would be lovely if you could post a picture. The Facebook page is probably the best, if you use Facebook? It’s at http://www.facebook.com/rubbishrevamped
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