What will you be doing on this workshop?

On this Upcycling textiles session, you will learn how to turn old, discarded materials and clothes into something brand new, supporting people to learn eco skills and how to support a more sustainable way of living.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the environmental importance of upcycling
  2. Understand the difference between upcycling and recycling
  3. Be able to produce a new item using discarded materials

Aims of the Session:

1.1 Identify how a circular economy differs from a linear economy
2.1 Identify the main differences between upcycling and recycling
3.1 List specific tools and materials required for the tasks
3.2 Use relevant tools, techniques, and materials to produce a new product
3.3 Demonstrate the ability to work safely when using hand-sewing needles and sewing machines
3.4 Produce a design that incorporates upcycling techniques

How long is the workshop?

As everyone learns at different speeds, the workshop is always delivered at your pace, over a minimum of 5 hours.
Session times are usually run 10am – 3pm of given days, but occassionally we do change timings around to try to suit everyone’s availability.
We do also allow for additional time or a return for furture sessions if you would like to or need to stay on for a bit longer to finish off.

Who is it aimed at?

Generally, anyone over the age of 16years, living in Coventry, and unemployed are eligible to register for our courses. Please check out of project funding for full eligibility criteria.
Workshop class sizes are always kept to a maximum of 8 participants to ensure everyone is able to get enough support and any 1-2-1 support that may be required.

Are there any entry requirements?

Everyone needs to have completed a registration with us prior to being allocated a space on any activities.
If you are not registered already, please follow this link: https://fablabcov.coventry.ac.uk/register-2345
No formal entry requirements or previous experience is necessary. This session is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with prior knowledge and skills.

What qualification will I gain from it?

Learners on the programme will earn ‘digital badges’ in recognition for completing workshops, programmes and getting involved in FabLab Coventry projects. You will be able to keep your badges forever and share what you have achieved with employers, your online community via social media, or potential education providers.

Upcycling Textiles

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