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Upcycled Textile Art Workshop

Join us for this Upcycled Textile Art workshop where you will learn to turn old and unused textiles into beautiful wall mounted art pieces.

About this event

This September, we are inviting you to join us for an Upcycled Textile Art Workshop hosted by Lyn Spence. To ensure each guest receives the best possible learning experience, places in this workshop are strictly limited.

World’s Biggest Garage Sale (WBGS) embody the circular economy principles of reuse and repurpose (among many more). We are committed to building a sustainable future by reducing waste.

Textile waste is a huge problem all over the world, Australia is the second-highest consumer of textiles per person in the world, after the United States. Each Australian consumes an average of 27 kilograms of new clothing per year and disposes an average 23 kilograms of clothing to landfill each year, or 93 per cent of the textile waste we generate.

This workshop is designed to show practical, hands-on creative solutions for reducing textile waste in the home. Turn your trash to treasure by transforming fabric scraps into a piece of art.

What to bring:

a spirit of adventure, embroidery threads if you have them and beads, buttons or other attachments you think might add to your artwork.

What is supplied:

all the fabric you need, a board to mount your work.


willingness to have a play and see where it takes you.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/upcycled-textile-art-workshop-tickets-169409772189

About our workshop host, Lyn Spence:

Lyn has been embroidering and knitting since she was very young.  Her work has evolved as she learned new techniques. She identifies with the broad Textile Art Tribe, using multiple materials and techniques to make a mix of decorative and functional items.

Lyn is interested in how creative expression can enhance health and wellbeing. Being inspired by Pablo Picasso’s statement –  ‘art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life’. She has a desire to help others use creativity to express themselves when other forms of communication are inadequate. Read more about Lyn at https://scatteredarts.com.au/index.php/lyn-spence/