We have a variety of FREE resources available for you to download and try at home.

Learn to upcycle old clothes or turn some scrap wood into something useful.

  • Follow our guide on the best steps to take for painting and decorating your own home
    For this installment of Learn With Us, we will guide you through the different steps you need to take to complete simple painting tasks around your home. Depending on what the task you want to complete will depend on the materials you will need. The tutorial guide covers: Picking the right paint for the jobFrom tester pots, to ceiling colours, to paint ingredients and brands. Picking the right tools for the jobFrom which bristle type, to brush size, to shapes and not forgetting how to clean them best. Preparing the environmentThinking about protecting any furniture in your room and all
  • Launch of New Workshops!
    Whilst we are eager to get back into FabLab and our Eco Furniture Factory to start delivering our usual face-to-face workshops again, we are still in the process of getting everything sorted to be able to reopen safely and securely. In the mean time, we have developed some brand new workshops to get your brains thinking about all those creative projects you want to create. This month will see the launch of our “Getting Started With” sessions. These sessions are offered as an introduction to different areas of DIY, textiles and, of course, Digital Fabrication. Whilst you will not learn
  • Learn how to create a 2D Digital Easter egg using free, open source software
    For this installment of Learn With Us, you will be shown how to make a colourful digital Easter Egg. To complete the tutorial, the only thing you will need is, to download Inkscape onto your home computer or laptop. This is a great introduction to Inkscape, a ‘vector drawing’ package which is free and widely used by professionals. This quick lesson will teach you skills that can also be used for designing for laser cutters or making vinyl stickers. You will learn some of the basic tools in Inkscape and understand how ‘vector drawing’ is different to many common drawing
  • Learn how to create a 2D digital rainbow using free, open source software
    For this installment of Learn With Us, you will be shown how to make a colourful rainbow poster. To complete the tutorial, the only thing you will need is to download Inkscape onto your home computer or laptop. This is a great introduction to Inkscape, a ‘vector drawing’ package which is free and widely used by professionals.This quick lesson will teach you skills that can also be used for designing for laser cutters or making vinyl stickers. You will learn some of the basic tools in Inkscape and understand how ‘vector drawing’ is different to many common drawing apps, such
  • Learn how to create a 3D Digital Easter egg, using a free, online 3D modelling package
    For this installment of Learn With Us, you will be shown how to make a colourful digital Easter Egg in 3D. To complete the tutorial, the only thing you will need is access to the internet. This is a great introduction to TinkerCAD, an online 3D modelling package which is free and easy to learn. This quick lesson will teach you skills that can be used for creating more complex shapes in 3D, ready for 3D printing or milling. You will learn some of the basic tools in TinkerCAD and understand how to move around the screen to create solid
  • Learn how to create a 3D digital rainbow, using a free, online 3D modelling package
    For this installment of Learn With Us, you will be shown how to make a colourful digital rainbow in 3D. To complete the tutorial, the only thing you will need is access to the internet. This is a great introduction to TinkerCAD, an online 3D modelling package which is free and easy to learn. This quick lesson will teach you skills that can be used for creating more complex shapes in 3D, ready for 3D printing or milling. You will learn some of the basic tools in TinkerCAD and understand how to move around the screen to create solid objects
  • Learn how to upcycle an old pair of jeans following a step by step guide
    For this installment of Learn With Us, you will be guided through how to make a tote bag out of an old pair of jeans. To complete the tutorial, you will need: 1x pair of old jeans 2x pieces of contrasting materials for the side panels 200mm x 470mm (for example an old scarf, tshirt, towel, etc.) Black or navy blue cotton thread Hand sewing needles Dressmaking pins Tape measure Safety pin Sewing machine (optional) Iron (optional) This is a great step-by-step guide on how to re-purpose an old pair of jeans and turn them into something new and practical.
  • Learn how to upcycle old material into a practical and creative face mask
    For this installment of Learn With Us, you will be guided through how to create a personalised face mask out of old material to help provide you with a little more comfort whilst out and about during this time. To complete the tutorial, you will need: 40 x 40cm of scrap cotton material – ideally this will be heavy to medium cotton with a high density weave (such as quilting cotton), to test the density, hold the material up to the light, the higher the density = the less light will shine through. Cotton thread Sharp sewing scissors Sewing needles
  • Learn how to upcycle old pallets into a garden planter by following these simple steps
    For this installment of Learn With Us, you will be guided through how to upcycle old pallets and turn them into a beautiful garden planter. To complete the tutorial you will need the items listed below. Download and follow the tutorial below to make your own planter. To complete the tutorial, you will need: This is a great step-by-step guide on how to create your own garden planter out of a discarded old pallet and turn it into something practical for your garden. This short lesson will teach you skills relating to re-using, re-cycling and re-purposing old wood and create

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