We are pleased to announce the full programme for the craft fair and workshops on Saturday the 27th of February:

Passion Earth:Looking for upcycled, handmade, eco-friendly and fairtrade gifts?  Then we are IT!  Passion Earth specialises in peerless, handmade products fashioned out of recycled fabrics to create a chic finish.  We also showcase several imported, handmade and hand-drafted products that occasionally use recycled material to enhance the product range.

Vintage Remix: Sheet music, vintage vinyl, books, stamps, magazines and all manner of vintage emphemera upcycled into a range of retro homewares – including clocks, bowls, pictures and furniture

Edinburgh Tool Library: the UK’s first tool library, promoting sharing as a way of reducing our environmental impact.  We lend our members tools for DIY, gardening, decorating and machine repair, so that they don’t need to own them.  Not only does this collaborative approach make sense environmentally, it also helps our members financially.

Changeworks:  will be offering a FREE drop-in workshop allowing you to try your hand at making accessories from bicycle inner tubes.  They will also provide advice on recycling services, re-use and charity shop information.

Upcycled World: will be running two workshops (below) and a stall on the day, see their website  http://upcycledworld.com/

Tamsin Grainger: a local maker, who crafts beautiful bedspreads and bags from upholstery samples that would otherwise have been thrown away by shops. https://www.facebook.com/tamsincrafts/

Another talented local crafts person, Seonaid Cooke, will be offering a FREE drop-in crochet workshop where you can learn to crochet attractive accessories in minutes.

Come along to the craft and upcycling fair which is FREE.


Granton:hub @ the Madelvic is offering the following workshops at a special discounted rate, with support from Edinburgh Council’s Waste Action Grant Programme. For payable events please pay at the door. Please arrive 15 minutes before starting time of workshop.

Upcycled Chalkboards: Bring along an old picture frame and transform it into a chalkboard. This is a fun and practical reuse for old frames, especially the ones that have lost the glass. Learn how to make chalk paint, paint and wax your frame and paint the inset with blackboard paint. All techniques learned during the workshop can also be applied to furniture. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on….just in case!

Workshop time: 11.00 – 12.30, ticket price: £15 (Maximum 10), Click this link to BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW

Upcycled Jewellery: Come and learn basic jewellery techniques to enable you to take old jewellery apart and refashion it into new pieces. We’ll give you a few different jewellery design ideas to work on or you can design and make your own piece(s). If you have any broken fashion jewellery you are also welcome to bring that along if you’d like some guidance or assistance with mending it.
Workshop time: 13.00 – 14.30, ticket price: £7 (Maximum 10), Click this link to BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW

Computer Repair Surgery: Bring along your electronics and get them working again. Remade in Edinburgh’s computer tutor can help with any kind of broken electronics including laptops, desktops, tablets, smartphones, monitors, TVs, e-readers, Macs, iPhones, iPads, iPods, game consoles, portable game consoles.
This service is offered FREE but you must book an appointment. Surgery appointments half hourly 12.00-16.00, Click this link to BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW

If you have any questions about this event please contact louiseesknight@gmail.com

Workshops provided by:
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Upcycled World is running Chalkboard and Jewellery workshops
With support from Edinburgh Council Waste Action Grant
Poster by Gareth Hutchison, member of the steering group
New Life From Old (recycling:hub 27.02.16)
Project Leader: Louise Knight
An ambitious, energetic and fun event incorporating a vibrant and diverse craft fair, workshops, demonstrations and an exhibition. Information exchange about making creative use – artistic, practical, ecological – of recycled materials. Save money and save the Planet. Inner-tube jewellery, milk bottle building blocks, computer surgery, tool library… this hub had it all!