Upcycling

Why spend your hard earned cash on new products, when for a fraction of the cost you can get what you need at a local auction, car boot, charity shop or the community. All that’s required is a bit of reworking and you have a bespoke item that’s just right for you.

Our Upcycling project aims to transform readily available objects into reasonably price, hand-made items in the home. We encourage those with creative talent to get involved and provide training for others who need the necessary skills.

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Latest Design & Reuse news

  • Spring 2014 Activities & Events Programme The latest programme of activities organised for spring 2014  Welcome to the latest edition of workshops and gatherings happening these coming months at Riversmeet. We hope you find something that catches your interest! The resource...activities, crafts, events, fairs, programme, social groups, spring, workshops
  • Make it Cockermouth 5-22nd August Workshops If you are staying at home in August or entertaining visitors, then don’t despair that there’s nothing to do when everyone else is away. Why not try a new making or creating activity? This August Riversmeet, with sponsorship from Bitter...all ages, bread, clay, drawing and painting, family fun, handmade, herbal remedies, Make it Cockermouth, sewing, woolly pursuits, workshops
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  • Crochet Group Monday's 1:30-3:30pm Join Cookie Crochet on a Monday afternoon in the Riversmeet Resource centre. Learn how to crochet, develop your technique or simply enjoy the company. For more information conact Lynne Hardman 01900 603281 email: cookiecrochet@hotmail.com cockermouth, cookie crochet, craft, monday afternoon, wool
  • Men in a workshop The Centre of the Third Age are running a friday afternoon Men in a Workshop in the Riversmeet Resource Centre 1-3pm. Its a chance to mess about with wood, tool and other materials. So far the men have fixed chairs for the centre and found furniture...
  • New Workshops A range of new workshops have been arranged for Saturdays in the spring ranging from soft furnising, mothers day gifts, wooly pursuits (2nd Saturday in the month 2-4pm) and much more. Check out the diary. 
  • Positive Transitions Positive Transition Group Programme with Lakeland Life Studio Are you facing a transition in your life? Does your life express who you truly are? Do you need space to discover a new way to flourish? Perhaps you have a new project calling you to...change, creativity, life, Personal Development, transition
  • Upcycling with National Trust A new partnership! Riversmeet will be working with the National Trust this summer to create an upcycled installation on Friars Crag, Keswick June 3-6th. Bring a picnic and take part in free crafty activities.  There will be workshops prior...lake district, national trust, upcycling
  • Riversmeet is awarded Fund for more Upcycling workshops More Workshops soon! Riversmeet have been awarded a grant from Cumbria Community Waste Prevention Fund for upcycling workshops in Cumbria. Workshops will start in April for 12 months. If you are interested in receiving details please get in touch...funding, upcycling, workshop

Latest Design & Reuse events

  • Hand & Machine Embroidery Workshop ‘Hand & Machine Embroidery’ May 17th Saturday 17th May 2014 @ Riversmeet Resource Centre, 2-4pm  Join us, bring along a...embroidery, sewing, stitching, workshop
  • Evening Sewing Bee Buzzing atmosphere for like-minded friends  On following Tuesday evenings for 5 weeks; 7.00 – 9.00pm @ Rivermeet Community Resource...clothes, crafts, customise, machine and hand sewing, make do and mend, stitching, wardrobe, workshop
  • Lampshade Making Workshop Lampshade Making Workshop 29th  April 7-9pm  Held at; Riversmeet Community Resource, 4 Market Street, Cockermouth. Easy-to-use kits...craft, creative, diy, interior decor, lampshade, social, workshop
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  • Making Mexican Huarache Sandals Join Andy at our Mexican Huarache Sandal Making Workshop! They're ideal for walking, running, beachwear, lounging about..... Also learn how...creative, sandals, workshop
  • Apple Tree Grafting Workshop Make your own apple trees for £2.50 each! Grafting is a cheap and easy way of creating your own apple trees and furthermore you can choose...apple tree, Food, garden, grafting, orchard, workshop
  • Hand & Machine Sewing Workshop All welcome, no experience necessary! Bring fabric you love, project ideas or try ours. Advice on;  Tools and materials Customisation...crafts, creative, design, embroidery, machine, sewing, workshop
  • Home Energy Saving Day Find some simple practical advice to help you save money and energy Find out how to; Read and understand your energy bill (bring one along...advice, energy, energy bills, living costs, low energy, saving money
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  • Woolly Pursuits All welcome, no experience necessary! Woolly Pursuits is a social crafty group that meet every 2nd Saturday of the month (2-4pm) at the Riversmeet...class, crafts, creative, Crotchet, knitting, social, weaving, weekly, workshop