Workshops at The Studio

The following workshops will be taking place at The Studio:

To Celebrate all things Plastic Free, we will be teaming up with Kate from The Phoenix Green Store, Newcastle to bring you a series of workshops throughout Plastic Free July, all of which will be hosted in The Studio at The Paddock Farm Shop:

 

Wednesday 3rd July 2019 - Cloth at Home. 12.30-2.30pm. 

In this two-hour workshop we will be looking at how cloth can be used as a substitute for single use/disposable domestic/cosmetic items like tissues, food coverings, toilet roll, makeup wipes, sanitary products etc. During this workshop you will be provided with resources and guidance to make a set of cloth handkerchiefs and will leave with the skills to make more. Basic sewing skills an advantage, but not necessary as full support will be given to everyone that needs it. Spaces are limited to 8 and cost £25 per person. Email Kate at thephoenixgreenstore@gmail.com to book your place.

 

Wednesday 10th July 2019 - Make it Up, Wash it Clean. 12.30-2.30pm. 

In this two-hour workshop, we will look at make-up wipes which are often single use/disposable, contain micro plastics. Even disposable cotton wool pads take up huge amounts of resources to then be used once and thrown away. All waste from make-up wipes can be avoided with re-suable, washable versions. During this workshop, you will crochet your own set of circular make up pads and leave with the resources and skills to make more. Basic crochet skills an advantage in this workshop, but support will be given if needed. Spaces are limited to 8 and cost £25 per person. Email Kate at thephoenixgreenstore@gmail.com to book your place.

 

Wednesday 17th July 2019 - Wrap it Up. 12.30-2.30pm. 

In this two-hour workshop we will discuss the use of plastic in grocery/fruit and veg shops, and the rise of cloth produce bags as an alternative. Using recycled materials, you will stitch your own produce bag, and will leave with the skills to make more. Basic sewing skills an advantage, but not necessary as full support will be given to everyone that needs it. Spaces are limited to 8 and cost £25 per person. Email Kate at thephoenixgreenstore@gmail.com to book your place.

 

Wednesday 24th July - Beeswax Wraps. 12.30-2.30pm. 

 

In this two-hour workshop we will look at waste free ways to contain/cover/wrap food that will help you cut down the use of cling film/aluminium foil etc. Using recycled cotton, and local beeswax, you’ll make a set of your own beeswax wraps and will leave with the skills to make more. Please wear old clothes or bring a full-length apron in case of beeswax splashes! Spaces are limited to 8 and cost £25 per person. Email Kate at thephoenixgreenstore@gmail.com to book your place.