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Earthtime’s UP Project Events and Workshops
What’s Coming UP?
Earthtime is bringing you lots of events to help up-cycle, up-skill, up your creativity and save you money. We’re challenging ourselves to live with less and we’re hosting workshops to help us on the path to less stuff!
See below for skills, workshops and events that interest you and get in touch for more information or to suggest a useful workshop!
Our workshops are free (donations always welcome!) but numbers for each session are limited so booking is essential by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 01343 541335
Do you have a skill you could share? Are you a dab hand at sewing? An eye for up-cycling projects? Get in touch to volunteer your skill and do something positive for your community and environment.
Upcycled Christmas Crafts for Kids
Get creative and have fun upcycling fabric, wood and papers into your own unique Christmas decorations and gifts. Materials provided and you can bring your own too. Ages 8 and over. These workshops are free but places are limited so contact email@example.com to book a place.
Wednesday 13 December, 4-5pm and 5-6pm, at Earthtime’s West Lodge, Cooper Park, Elgin
Have you seen these lovely items of garden furniture made from recycled wood
outside the Earthtime office?
Would you like to make some of your own, or other things like nestboxes, tealight holders, clothes airers etc at our woodworkshops?
Book onto one or more of the woodwork sessions to learn basic woodworking skills and make these or a range of other woodwork projects, or bring your own project or wooden item to repair (let us know beforehand if you have your own project to work on). We’ll also have some Christmas woodwork crafts to make during the December sessions.
Recycled wood, tools and instruction all provided. The workshops are free but places are limited so booking is essential by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates and times forthcoming woodworkshops:
Mondays 2-4 pm and 5.30-7.30pm on 4, 18 & 22 December 2017, and 15, 22 & 29 January 2018
Fridays 10-12am on17 & 24 November, 1, 8 & 22 December 2017 and 12, 19 & 26 January 2018
Woodwork drop-in sessions Fridays 2-4pm
Bring your wood work queries, wooden items for repair or unfinished UP woodwork project.
17 & 24 November and 8 & 15 December 2017 and 12, 19 & 26 January 2018
Sewing skills and Christmas Crafts
Mondays 13, 20 & 27 November and 4, 11 & 18 December
6.30-8.30 pm at Elgin Community Centre.
More basic sewing skills workshop to help you repair your clothes or upcycle them into something new and creative. Upcycle your old fabrics into something Christmassy for yourself or a gift.
These workshops are now fully booked, further sewing/fabric upcycling workshops for January/February to be confirmed in December – see this webpage or our Facebook page at Greener Moray.
Every first and third Tuesday of the month at Earthtime’s West Lodge in Cooper Park ( next to Elgin Library) – and other times by arrangement.
A specialist library of some 300 books on outdoor education, natural building, permaculture & natural agriculture, crafts, woodworking, recycling & upcycling and more!
Clothes Swishes (swaps)
The next big clothes swish as Earthtime’s West Lodge on Cooper Park Elgin is on Saturday 25 November, 11am-1pm. People who come along to these swishes say what a great idea this is, so help make these swishes a success by coming along to swap some clothes, treat yourself to something new without spending any money and do something positive for the environment too!
Tuesday Clothes Swishes
We’ve started having a rolling Clothes Swish every Tuesday at Earthtime’s West Lodge in Cooper Park (next to Elgin Library) from 10-4 We’ll also put out clothes for swishing outside our West Lodge office on other weekdays weather permitting.
Please note that this is a rolling clothes swish or swap, so the idea is that you take away some good quality new-to-you clothes as well as dropping off good quality clothes for swapping. We don’t want people to just drop off clothes as we don’t have the room to store them. Thank you!
Clothes swapping is a wonderful way to keep clothes (and toys, games and other items) in active use for longer, which helps to reduce the negative environmental impacts.
We host regular swishes in Moray to encourage people to swap clothes and items that they no longer use for ones that they do.
Take a look at our dedicated swishing page for more information about why swishing helps and how you can get involved.
Would you like to hold a swish in your community? amongst a group of your friends and/or family? with a club you belong to? Please get in touch! We can help you organise it and provide you with leaflets and information about why it’s such a great thing to do! Email us at email@example.com
Darn & Dine
Every first Tuesday of the month from 12 – 2pm
A drop-in darning session at Earthtime’s West Lodge – come learn how to darn your old wool socks! Bring along a holey or thin-looking wool sock to repair. Free tea and coffee and biscuits! Feel free to bring along your lunch. No need to book, just come along on the day with your sock!