Friday 6 May 2011

Re-Use and Recycle

I have always enjoyed re-using and recycling fabric in my work, but now I am officially self employed I am looking to undertake some projects with my local schools and community groups.

As much as I have in my studio, there is simply not enough stash to enable me to do this effectively so I am now officially on the look out for materials that we can use.

Look what Maria made with a pair of old curtains?

Imagine what a class of school children could make with a bin bag of your old goodies!

My project will teach them about re-using the items they would otherwise throw away and how they can potentially bring in an income for themselves by creating items to sell or use in the home.

I'm sure it will be a lot of fun and I am hoping that I can gain financial support and backing from the environment agency and other local groups.

Watch this space for more information, but if you can help me in donating any of the following I would be extremely grateful.

Unwanted fabric, patterned bedding in good clean condition which could be unpicked and utilised. Buttons, lace, embroidery silks and general trimmings and also any linen table ware which is embroidered or similar.

Old and new all items are usable as long as they are clean. Vintage bits and pieces always look lovely combined with modern prints

I can collect items from Brentwood, Billericay or surrounding areas and you can rest assured that any items we cannot use will be re-cycled via another source. nothing will go to waste.

1 comment:

  1. Have you got a local Scrapstore? These can be a great source of recycled materials.