Science Gallery's MAKESHOP is delighted to be offering a series of workshops during Upcycling Week (8th-14th October) to encourage upcycling, inspire creative ideas, and to increase awareness of our global waste problems.
To upcycle is to creatively re-purpose or reuse something in order to rescue it from becoming unnecessary waste.
Join Carolyn Rutherford of 'Hooked' crochet design and Lynn Haughton, founder of The Upcycle Movement as they collaborate and combine their passions to get people creating upcycled masterpieces and learning new and traditional craft skills.
The first in their upcycling workshop series is the UPCYCLE UMBRELLAS workshop. Here you will begin by learning to make your own loom from an old wooden frame and some nails, and then learning how to weave. Dismantle your old broken umbrella and weave the fabric into a strong, funky, waterproof pouch for your iPad, MP3 player, your phone, your sunglasses or come up with your own idea!
The workshop takes place on Saturday October 13th, and costs €15. Places can be booked here.
Some umbrellas will be supplied on the day, but if you plan on creating something particularly large or intricate, make sure to bring along your own. Have a broken umbrella but can't take part in the workshop? Pop into MAKESHOP and dump it there so someone can give it a new home!