Repair and Reuse centre in Buckle to hold a series of upcycling workshops an repair sessions

Recently held workshops included, an upcycled seasonal wreath session using unwanted Christmas trees and decorations and a workshop making Christmas decorations from old fabric and haberdashery items. 

Looking ahead to 2022, Refurbs has dates set for workshops in January, February and March, these include upcycling unwanted costume jewellery turning it into decorative items and patchwork and applique methods for upcycling fabric.

Alongside the workshops, monthly repair sessions are planned for 2022.

This will give opportunities for community members to bring small household items to the café where they can learn from skilled volunteers how to repair and restore them. 

Refurbs are looking for volunteers from the local community who have skills they wish to share to get involved with the workshops and repair sessions.

They are looking for volunteers with general woodwork, electrical or electronic repair, time piece and jewellery repair, sewing and upholstery knowledge and skills.

Hanna Clarke – Events & Digital Content Coordinator for Refurbs said, 

“We hope the workshops and the repair sessions will help the community to see waste or broken items as a useful resource and that they can gain new skills to give these items a new lease of life, encouraging more responsible solutions for unwanted or broken items rather than sending them to landfill.”

“The Repair and Reuse centre is a great space to visit and with the added benefit of the café – Caffi Cyfle –  with its selection of hot drinks, fantastic cakes and snacks, we hope it will become a vibrant community hub for the people of Buckley”. 

If you are interested in volunteering to run a workshop or at a repair session to  share your skills and knowledge, get in touch with Hanna Clarke on 01978 757524 / [email protected] 

The workshops and repair sessions have been made possible thanks to funded from the Welsh Government’s Landfill Disposal Tax Communities Scheme, administered by WCVA.