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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.


Book onto one or more of our woodwork sessions to learn basic woodworking skills and make a range of wooden items, or bring your own project or wooden item and learn how to repair it (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  5.30-7.30pm on 19 March 2018.

Also Monday 19 March 2-4pm

Fridays 10-12am 16 & 23 March 2018


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 can find a list of books in the library here


Clothes Swishes (swaps)

Children’s clothes Swish

Wednesday 14 March

Elgin Community Centre

Drop off 9.30-10am, Swish 10am-noon

Bring along a few items of your clean,
good quality clothes which your children have
outgrown or no longer wear and no swap them
for some new-to-you clothes.

Clothes swishing or swapping is a great way to reduce our fabric waste to landfill, reduce demand for new clothing with all the environmental impact that has, and save money too!

A free drop-in event


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 and third 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!