UP-CYCLED ARTS

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Trash to Treasure

Emma Pace is a recycle artist who collects waste and found materials and re presents them for creative reuse. In these interactive workshops participants will learn upcycling skills to turn ‘trash to treasure.’ Each participant will be provided with a full kit of everything they need and written / video guidance for each project.

‘We all have up cycling projects we would like to do and things we would like to try our hand at but it’s getting all the things in the right place at the right time!’ – The beauty of Emma’s kits is that she provides an abundance of beautiful materials and a simple starting idea (which anyone can do!) but also leaves lots of room for individual creative flair. Emma’s workshops are ideal for learning new skills and making meaningful gifts for yourself or loved ones.

Please note: when booking your sessions, if you want to do Up-Cycled Art you need to supply your address so relevant materials can be posted to you. If you fail to provide this, your booking will be rejected.

Sessions Outline

Heart Rag Wreath

Make your own beautiful big heart rag wreath. This activity involves tying short strips of fabric onto a copper heart frame. The only rule for stunning results is that you fill the frame and then give it a good trim at the end. You really cannot go wrong! As this is a repetitive action it is both relaxing and
mindful so you can just tie knots and switch off from the rest if the world and see the beauty unfold.


Provided: 30 cm x 20 cm copper heart frame, fabric strips in requested colours, netting, ribbon to hang and written instructions

Heart Rag Wreath

Tree of Life

Emma has invented this beautiful and simple technique to make a hanging Tree of Life. The Tree of Life reminds us of our connection to nature and of the circle of life of all living things. Participants can choose their own colour themes. The skills involved are wrapping and tying. The Tree of Life
hanging decorations are adorned beautiful preloved fabrics and lace and fake flowers and foliage. 

Provided: 20×20 cm copper hoop, fabric strips in requested colours, lace, ribbons, cord, fake flowers and foliage, butterfly to decorate, and written instructions.

Tree of Life

Dreamcatcher

Make your own boho style, 20x40cm dreamcatcher adorned with flowers and foliage. Emma will teach you the traditional Native American technique of making a dreamcatcher including their symbolism and meaning and how to weave a little bit of magic! Add beads, feathers, ribbons, lace and fabric strips to make a unique and meaningful creation. 

Provided: 20x20cm bamboo hoop, web thread, fabric strips, ribbons, lace, flowers and foliage.

Dreamcatcher

Driftwood Mobile

Make your own coastal hanging mobile to remind you of the sea. In this workshop you will be provided with a driftwood branch (pre drilled holes) string and a collection of decorations. Participants will tie and glue materials to the strings and attach these to the branch. Finally, they will add a small set of fairy lights to the branch and strings to add sparkle. 

Provided: Driftwood branch, silk flowers, shells, small driftwood, pebbles, broken pottery, sea glass, feathers, ribbons, lace, 1 soft wire, hoop connectors, ribbon for hanging and a tube strong glue – hessian string and fairy lights.

Driftwood Mobile

Pebble and Shell Picture

Make your own pebble and shell picture on rustic pallet wood piece with arrangements of assorted pebbles, shells, dried seaweed, driftwood bits of rope, felt scraps and gems. All natural materials collected from North Shields Fish quay beach and thoroughly cleaned for your creative reuse. 

Provided: 2 x pieces of sanded pallet wood, assorted pebbles, shells, dried seaweed, driftwood bits of rope, sea glass, felt scraps and gems. Plus 1 tube strong glue – UHU type.

Pebble and Shell Picture

Journal cover

Use upcycled fabrics to create a beautiful journal cover for your very own journal. Participants will be provided with the main cover fabric cut to size and further felt and fabric pieces, buttons, lace and sequins to stitch onto the cover to decorate (applique) Emma will teach you some basic embroidery stitches and finally you learn to stitch it all together. 

Provided: Book cover fabric, scraps of felt and fabrics, buttons, lace, ribbon, sequins, embroidery silks, chunky sewing needles and an A5 blank journal.

Journal cover

Book your Up-Cycled Art sessions

The Up-cycled Art sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 10.30pm to 12.00pm.They will be held on the following dates:

  • 7th October
  • 14th October
  • 21st October
  • 28th October
  • 4th November
  • 11th November