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Thu, 09 May



Tents to Totes

Learn how to make a bag out of a broken tent in our Skills Sharing Workshop

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Tents to Totes
Tents to Totes

Time & Location

09 May 2024, 19:00 – 21:00

Frome, The Welsh Mill, Park Hill Dr, Frome BA11 2LE, UK

About the event

Turning old tent fabric into tote bags.

Tents are fabulous things, they can turn a field into your home for the night and make family holidays affordable (as long as the weather holds out) but unfortunately once they get a rip or hole their life as a tent is generally over and they end up in landfill. The average tent weighs 3.5k and is mostly made of plastic, that’s the equivalent of 8,750 drinking straws. However tent fabric is lightweight, strong and waterproof so perfect for turning into reusable shopping bags!

Make:shed are holding a skills sharing workshop run by BB from Little Brown Fox 🦊 (FFFF member), where she will help you transform old tent fabric into a versatile bag!

We have some sewing machines available but if you have your own we would greatly appreciate it if you could bring it with you. We also have a supply of tent fabric but if you have one at home that’s come to the end of its life please do bring it with you and we can turn it into something wonderful!

The workshop is running on Thursday 9th May from 7pm until 9pm (but you’ll probably have finished your bag before then) and is free. We do however only have limited space and sewing machines so please RSVP or book via Eventbrite (coming soon).

We can’t wait to see you all there and see what glorious creations we can make!

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