Events - 13 Apr 19

Poster for Exhibition

Nak. Ed. Art

Friday 5 April - Saturday 20 April
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Paintings and drawings by artists celebrating the human figure in Galleries 1, 2 & 3.

Figurative works from Leith School of Art’s Saturday Untutored Life Group as well as participant’s own independent work.

Opening Night: 5th of April from 6pm – 9:30pm, all welcome!

Open daily: 6th  – 20th of April between 11am and 5pm

MYO Cloth Sanitary Pad - Join the Zero Waste Revolution

Saturday 13 April
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

What are DIY Reusable Cloth Sanitary Pads?
They’re an eco-friendly alternative to single-use sanitary pads. They’re wonderfully soft, made to measure and best of all, washable, ready for using again and again, month after month, year after year. Perfect for reducing health risks, reducing your plastic use, saving money and diverting from landfill.

What will I do at this class?
Soak up the knowledge and have fun sewing our fabulous tried and tested pad design from textiles you probably already have at home. We’ve done all the research, testing and hard work so you don’t have to. What shape? Which fabrics are best? What size? How many layers? Best care options? By the end of the class you’ll take home your very own made-to-measure pad and the skills to make many more plus the knowledge to look after them. It’s an easy sew on a sewing machine.

Why take this class?
It’s empowering! Get in control of what goes next to your skin, ditch the plastic and become a more conscious consumer.
It’s healthier, you’ll be reducing your exposure to synthetic fibres, dioxins, wood pulp that’s bleached in chlorine dioxide, leaching plastics, sodium polyacrylate crystals, artificial fragrances, adhesives and chemical gels. Reducing your risk of yeast infections, toxic shock syndrome, ovarian and cervical cancer and contact dermatitis. Many users even report reduced menstrual cramps.
It saves you money, around £13/month.
Yes, it’s a small step towards reducing your impact on the planet but each step adds up to a big impact. Us girls use 12-17,000 hygiene products in our lifetime, some are incinerated, most go to landfill and some are flushed- around 700,000 panty liners, 2.5 million tampons and 1.4 million sanitary towels in the UK every single day!
It’s learning in a social, fun and relaxing way with like-minded people.
They make great eco gifts!

Tickets available here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/myevent?eid=55416839258
or email us at info@upcycledworld.com

Learn to Sew - Make an Upcycled Tote Bag

Saturday 13 April
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Learn to Sew – Make a Tote Bag class is perfect for total beginners who want to learn to sew or for those who would like a refresher on using a sewing machine.

It’s a creative session, in textile upcycling, led by Green Designer, Rose Hall of the sustainable fashion label Hamish Mash.

During the workshop you will learn:
about the different parts of the sewing machine
how to thread the machine
how to wind the bobbin
about the use of appropriate threads, needles and textiles
how to sew straight lines, reverse, turn corners, free style and finish seams
You’ll mark out and cut a simple pattern and then sew your tote bag and straps from curtains. You can then personalise your bag and embellish it with buttons, fabric flowers and shapes, before taking it home and showing off your new skills!
All materials and equipment will be provided, please bring anything special you would like to use. We have machines to share or bring your own if you like. There will be unlimited tea and coffee to keep you going.
Come join us and learn how to sew and upcycle too!

Tickets available from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/learn-to-sew-make-a-tote-bag-tickets-53107167969 or email info@upcycledworld.com

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