Supporting Community Clothing

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I love getting parcels! This one was my reward for pledging to support a Kickstarter campaign for new manufacturers cooperative, Community Clothing. The cooperative was established by Patrick Grant; Savile Row tailor, ‘Great British Sewing Bee’ judge and one of my former drinking companions on nights out round Liverpool! I felt compelled to support this worthwhile initiative because it addresses the injustice of zero hours contracts, overseas slave labour and exploitation within the fashion and textiles industries by creating work for employees … Read More

Family Summer Sessions booking now!

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  Workshops for Parents and Children Summer 2016 With the school summer holidays looming just a few days away, we’ve just launched some new and exciting workshops to keep your children occupied. Our ‘Family Summer Sessions’ will take place from Wednesday 24th to Friday 26th August with three very different creative activities to get your kids inspired by sustainable, ethical crafts.   Wednesday 24th August: Drop-in Friendship Bracelet Workshop £2 Learn how to make quick, easy and beautiful friendship bands … Read More

These chairs have a story to tell… Collaboration with Green Wood worker Marcus Drummond

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Reconnecting We’re living in an exciting era when, after years of glamourised mass consumption and disassociation from natural resources people are reconnecting with nature. We know we can go to a retailer and buy cheap products yet are starting to ask why it’s cheap, who made it and at what cost to the environment? Many people are inspired by nature as observers; like an artist reproducing the beauty of a flower with pen and paper. Occasionally however, people develop deep … Read More

New Workshop: Green Wood Spoon Carving

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Green Wood Spoon Carving Saturday 24th September 2016 10am – 4pm £40 Reveal the beautiful wooden spoon hidden within a tree branch in this one day green wood carving workshop with Marcus Drummond. Learn how to select appropriate wood, work with the grain, design according to your materials and select tools safely before carving your own unique, heirloom utensil. Green wood working is an ancient craft that utilises the softness of newly felled trees for carpentry with hand tools. It … Read More

New Date for Eco-Spectrum workshop

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Sat 25th June 2016 10am – 4pm Discover sustainable, environmentally friendly ways to beautifully pattern fabric using ancient techniques and plant dyes. Woad (Indigo), Madder and Weld are the oldest European dyes which can create a full spectrum of colours when combined. Shibori is a refined form of tie-dye originating in Japan and used to create intricate patterns. These are created by clamping, tieing, stitching, wrapping, folding and binding fabric before dyeing. In this one day workshop we will explore … Read More

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