Upcycling in the Park: Free Drop In Workshops for Families

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Join the Upcycle Newcastle team at parks and playgrounds around Newcastle to learn how to upcycle in May and June.

In free 2-hour pop-up workshops at various locations, participants can learn to make a T-shirt shopping bag or a dog pull toy from old T-shirts.

Tshirts Upcycling

The workshops are suitable for kids in primary school (ages 5+) and you can drop in at any time during the workshop.

The purpose of these workshops is to divert at least half a tonne of textile waste from landfill. Unfortunately, old t-shirts create lots of waste. By upcycling the t-shirts into a useful item, it helps to reduce the amount of waste which gets thrown away.

Upcycling Newcastle is a local organisation that is passionate about reducing waste to landfill through creative re-use and repair. They provide equipment and materials, inspiration and education to support people interested in upcycling.

Choose from different locations and times.

  • Saturday 8 May, 10am – 12pm, Centennial Park, Cooks Hill
  • Saturday 8 May,  1.30pm – 3.30pm, Gregson Park, Hamilton (near the playground)
  • Sunday 16 May, 10.30am – 12.30pm, Federal Park, Wallsend
  • Sunday 16 May, 2pm – 4pm, Kurraka Reserve, Fletcher (near the playground)
  • Saturday 22 May, 10am – 12pm, Lambton Park
  • Saturday 22 May, 1:3pm – 3:30pm, Elermore Vale playground
  • Sunday 30 May, 1pm – 3pm, Griffith Park, Stockton
  • Saturday June 12, 10am – 12pm, Dangar Park, Mayfield East
  • Saturday June 12, 1.30pm – 3.30pm, Connolly Park, Carrington

The project is fully funded by the Australian Government’s Communities Environment Program.

Upcycle Newcastle will also have denim and fabric pieced floor cushions to give away! The catch – you will need to fill it with textile waste (available at the workshops) before you can take it away! (limited number of cushions at each workshop).

With this and another 8 local workshops in May and June, Upcycle Newcastle aims to save at least half a tonne of textile waste from landfill!

To register, sign up for the Upcycle Newcastle Facebook events.

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