Sessions to teach new skills
R:evolve Recycle have new craft workshops starting in early February.
The workshops, at the new shop at 116 Main Street, run from Monday to Saturday and include house to home, make do and mend, textile tasters and oneto-one sewing lessons. Operated by the project’s volunteers, the workshops aim to teach users sewing, mending, upcycling and a variety of skills which help eliminate waste and extend the life cycle of clothes and textiles.
R: evolve Recycle, which is run by the Lightburn Elderly Association Project (LEAP), have swapped over eight tonnes of clothes in 5000 exchanges across their stores since April.
Maureen McLaughlin of Burnside has been volunteering with the group since June 2015.
Maureen runs the make do and mend session every Thursday, teaching adults how to use a sewing machine and upcycle and mend existing clothes.
She has also been involved in many other projects, including school workshops, fashion shows and mum and me workshops.
Wendy Russell from R:evolve said: “Having volunteers such as Maureen on board is truly fantastic.
“We value all of our volunteers and having such a dedicated individual as part of our team is a delight.
“Our services are entirely dependent on the commitment of our volunteers so we cannot be more thankful to volunteers like Maureen who has been dedicating her time to Leap for so many years.”
A full list of workshops on offer can be found on the R: evolve Recycle Facebook page or by contacting Caroline on 0141 641 5169.
Volunteer Maureen McLaughlin