The Up! Project has set up an exciting new repair and re-use hub at Earthtime’s West Lodge in Cooper Park, Elgin (next to the library) to provide the space, tools and support needed to teach you how to upcycle, maintain and repair clothing and furniture, to save you money, learn new skills, keep more waste out of landfill and so stop the greenhouse gas emissions that would result from putting furniture and clothes out with the general rubbish!
Earthtime’s Up project run regular workshops to teach basic woodwork skills. These teach participants how to tackle basic repairs to furniture and other wooden household items, or to create new items out of recycled wood.
Sessions will often have a specific theme each time (eg learning how to use specific woodworking tools), but participants are welcome to bring along their own items for repair or upcycling too. Tools and materials for the workshops are provided, and booking is essential as (due to space) numbers are very limited.
The sessions at West Lodge last two hours and there will be a further half hour period thereafter for people to drop in with queries and questions about wood repairs and tools.
Other events at the hub
The Hub also hosts the Eco-library at lunchtimes on the first and third Tuesday of the month, and monthly Darn & Dine sessions at lunchtime on the first Tuesday of the month.
See the UP Events page for forthcoming workshops and events at the Hub.