Ses­sions to teach new skills

R:evolve work­shops

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

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

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