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Free upcycling workshops and skills courses

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 - Wednesday, 04 March 2020
Come along to our upcycling courses and drop-ins. Save furniture from landfill, learn and share new skills and meet local people at the same time. All welcome. Every Tuesday, 1.30-3.30pm. Every Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm. Free shared lunch at 12.45pm. Age group: 18+. The Loop, Pembury Estate, Opposite 16 Tolsford Road, Hackney E5 8HH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Nathalie Botcherby. Email: nathalie.botcherby@groundwork.org.uk Telephone: 07912276547.

Sewing for beginners

Thursday, 07 November 2019 - Thursday, 13 February 2020 10am - 1pm
Join us to learn some great sewing skills: learn some basic machine and hand sewing techniques, leading on to making, some simple garments/home and fashion accessories, learn how to get that professional finished look. £50 for 11 weeks, including all material costs. To book, email info@creativelifestyle.org.uk. 07538321416. . Age group: 18+. 93 Clifden Road, Clifden Road, London E5 0LW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Oleander Agbetu. Email: oleander@creativelifestyle.org.uk Telephone: +447538321416. Visit website

Free Cook and Eat course

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 - Tuesday, 17 December 2019 1pm - 3pm
Join our free and fun cook and eat course. We meet weekly to improve our cooking skills, try new recipes and ingredients and simplify cooking and nutrition advice to make healthy, affordable meals achievable. . Age group: 18+. New Kingshold Community Centre, Hackney E9 7LP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Food For Life. Email: food@shoreditchtrust.org.uk Telephone: 020 7033 8540. Visit website

Beginners' Knitting Course

Saturday, 04 January 2020 - Saturday, 01 February 2020 11am - 1.30pm
Get started on your knitting adventure. Learn how to cast on and off, knit & purl stitch, introducing different colours, how to create textures, follow a knitting pattern and how to rectify mistakes. Attend 1 class £35 or block book the 3 class course £90. Includes starter kit. Booking essential. . Age group: 16+. Fabrications, 7 Broadway Market, Hackney E8 4PH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Barley Massey. Email: barley@fabrications1.co.uk Telephone: 02072758043. Visit website

Understanding Roman Artefacts: MOLA Academy for Archaeological Specialist Training

Thursday, 16 January 2020 - Thursday, 25 June 2020 2pm - 4pm
Work with real Roman archaeological material and learn how to identify and record different types of artefact including pottery, glass, animal bones, and small finds made of metal and leather, as well as photography and illustration. Classroom sessions and practical workshops will be led by archaeological experts from MOLA. MOLA, 46 Eagle Wharf Road, Mortimer Wheeler House N1 7ED. Contact: Ashley Almeida. Email: maast@mola.org.uk Telephone: .

Evolve your Wardrobe with Riccardo from the Sewing Bee

Saturday, 25 January 2020 11am - 5.30pm
Bring along some unloved / unworn garments to rethink, rearrange and remodel into something new and wearable. This is a creative session using sewing machines and overlockers, basic sewing skills are advised. Additional resources provided. £75. Booking essential. . Age group: 12+. Fabrications, 7 Broadway Market, Hackney E8 4PH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Barley Massey. Email: barley@fabrications1.co.uk Telephone: 020 7275 8043. Visit website

Make your own 'Sculptural Bucket Coat'

Sunday, 26 January 2020 10.30am - 5.30pm
Join the wonderful Tree of Stitchless TV for a fun sewing experience and walk away wearing your own unlined coat at the end of the day. Class includes your own coat pattern to use and take away. Basic sewing skills advised. £95 Only 6 spaces - booking essential. Age group: 16+. Fabrications, 7 Broadway Market, Hackney E8 4PH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Barley Massey. Email: barley@fabrications1.co.uk Telephone: 020 7275 8043. Visit website