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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 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.

Creative Upcycling Workshops

For these creative upcycling workshops we will take different old, broken or unwanted household items and make them all new, useful and beautiful again, using upcycled materials. Use item we have here or bring your own items, bits and bobs for upcycling.

9 Jan ’18: Create a pinboard, car- or photo hanger.

Great for tidying up and organizing notes, lists, cards, photos. Learn different techniques with materials provided. Bring your own old picture or small window frame, board, used ribbon and wooden cloth pegs if you like and have.

16 Jan ’18: Lights and Lamps Galore

Whether you have fairy lights that need a make-over or a lamp shade, maybe broken or in the wrong colour, bring them along. Second hand material to make new lampshades and lighting objects will be also provided.

23 Jan ’18: A new life for picture and mirror frames

There will be a wide variety of materials to fix, clothe, paint and decorate your own or our second hand frames.

30 Jan ’18: ‘Dress up’ your favourite wooden chair

There are lots of ideas to make a chair more comfy, attractive and useful (e.g. adding storage pockets) with fabrics, paint and decor (bring your own if you need specific colours etc.). Please let us know if you would like us to provide a second hand chair for you!

All these workshops are at the Elgin Community Centre on Tuesdays from 10-12am, and as with all our workshops tthey are free but numbers are limited so booking is essential by emailing


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).

Recycled wood, tools and instruction all provided. The workshops are free but places are limited so booking is essential by emailing

Dates and times forthcoming woodworkshops:

Mondays  2-4 pm and 5.30-7.30pm

on  15, 22 & 29 January,  12, 19 & 26 February and 5, 12 & 19 March 2018 

Fridays 10-12am

on 19 & 26 January, 2, 16, & 23February, and 2, 9 16 & 23 March 2018

Woodwork drop-in sessions Fridays 2-4pm

Bring your wood work queries, wooden items for repair or unfinished UP woodwork project. 

on 19 & 26 January, 2, 16, & 23February, and 2, 9 16 & 23 March 2018


Sew Good!
Sewing and Upcycling Workshops

Mondays 15, 22 & 29 January and 5 February
6.30-8.30 pm at Elgin Community Centre.

More basic sewing skills workshops to help you repair your clothes or upcycle them into something new and creative.

These sewing sessions are now fully booked – we hope to offer more sessions in late February/March.



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!

For more information and to join as a member visit the eco-library web page or contact You cn find a list of books in the library here








Clothes Swishes (swaps)

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

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!