Have you got lots of old clothes that you aren't going to wear anymore? Maybe they have got holes and you don't have the time to mend them? Don't throw them away!
In this upcycling workshop you will learn how to turn unwanted t-shirts into funky crochet coasters! Don't worry if you're a total crochet novice, and don't know one end of the hook from the other - this is the perfect project for beginners.
On average, consumers throw away 60% of their clothes in the first year of owning them, and in 2020 an estimated 18.6 million tonnes of clothing ended up in a landfill. Shopping second hand and mending clothes go a long way to helping stop this, but there comes a point where clothes are quite old and tatty. It's at this point where we need to be creative!
Upcycling clothes into yarn opens loads of doors for giving those items a new life! And it's fun.
What will you learn in this workshop?
- How to cut a tshirt to make one length of 'yarn'
- A common, simple crochet stitch
- Useful crochet techniques
- How to follow a crochet pattern
For this workshop you will need:
- 2 different colour T shirts to cut up