Tag: recycling

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It has been rather hectic here over the last few weeks.  Alongside my existing work, I’ve been doing some teaching in the community.  While it has been a lot of fun, there has been a lot of preparation which has been enjoyable too.  I was tasked with creating some classes with recycling as a theme,…

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In some ways, it doesn’t seem like a year ago that we first went into lockdown.  Although I was still working, there seemed to be a promise of extra time to fill.  Along with many, I had good intentions of having a lockdown project, something I didn’t normally have time to do. My project was…

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  There are many positive reasons for reducing consumption of new and precious raw materials and Vlieseline are doing this without compromising the superior quality they are renowned for. Committed to reducing carbon footprint, offering products made from plastic bottles and optimizing environmentally friendly manufacturing processes alongside minimizing use of new raw materials are high…

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I am sure many of you have heard about Morsbags; some of you will be already making them and some of you may have received them.  As of the 27th of October 2019 there have been 350,987 Morsbags made  which will have replaced an estimated 182,513,240 plastic bags!  These have been created within 2,226 Pods…

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I have joined a new steampunk group recently formed through Congleton U3A and I am really excited! We think we are the only steampunk group in the whole of the U3A organisation and we are truly having fun exploring ways to dress up and adorn ourselves in long skirts, boots, a variety of tops, hats,…

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A while back this lovely home crafted fairisle waistcoat took my eye in a local charity shop…do you see cats or swans? I took it home, but it didn’t suit, so it hung in the wardrobe…until now. I decided to make something from it…I removed the buttons and stitched the edges together. I then cut…

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Quilts for Care Leavers needed some Morsbags to pop their quilts in to be gifted. So when I saw this huge pair of curtains in the local charity shop for £4, I couldn’t resist. I quickly checked on group info for size needed and did a quick reckie…yep..enough for eight bags. So after a quick…

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Clear  Flower Bag from M&S as a top layer. I do take out my own bags but sometimes I forget and need to pick one up while shopping.  Things also come through the post in unwanted plastic and friends give you things in plastic bags so it is hard to get away from it. Thus…

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Next month we will be looking at recycling in patchwork, which some might say is where our craft began.   The lovely people at Gutermann have put together a great collection of threads for working with denim, and of course denim is not just for jeans.  What about all the old pairs we grew out of,…

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Cushion and  Quilt from Recycled Shirts One of the questions I was asked recently was whether patchwork and quilting was expensive. As with everything we do, it’s up to us. It can be very expensive but, on the other hand, it doesn’t have to be. Sometimes we lose sight of the fact that quilts used…