Craft-based Upcycling Workshops

Upcycle with Jing offers sustainable DIY handicrafts workshops for events, schools, universities, NGOs and private groups.

 
 
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1. Plastic bottle jewelry upcycling workshop

  • Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours

  • Materials: single-use plastic bottles, beads, jewelry accessories, old/expired nail polish

  • Tools: scissors, knives, candles, tweezers, hole punchers

  • No previous experience required

  • Children 7+ years old

  • Language: English, Chinese

The workshop begins with a 20-minute presentation of what is upcycling, the benefit of craft-based upcycling and showcase of some related inspirations.

During the workshop we are going to learn:

  • Techniques of cutting and trimming plastic bottles

  • How to design different shapes for your own jewelry pieces

  • How to use candle light heat to curl up the pieces (into organic shapes)

  • Color and composition

  • Assembling the pieces together

The final result can be earrings, brooches, rings or necklaces.


2. Plastic bag crocheting workshop

  • Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours

  • Materials: single-use plastic bags

  • Tools: scissors, crochet hooks, big needles, wooden beads

  • No previous experience required

  • Children 7+ years old

  • Language: English, Chinese

This workshop teaches an easy way to cut single-use plastic bags into a long yarn, and crochet with this long yarn into different products, such as coasters, beads and bags.

You will learn:

  • How to prepare and cut a single-use plastic bag into yarn

  • Crochet basic: chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet etc.

  • Design your own crochet pieces

  • How to finish the piece

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3. Plastic bag pouches fusing and sewing workshop

  • Duration: 2-4 hours

  • Materials: single-use plastic bags, threads, zippers

  • Tools: scissors, iron, pattern paper, baking paper, sewing machines, needles

  • No previous experience required

  • Children 7+ years old

  • Language: English, Chinese

In this workshop we are going to iron several layers of plastic bags into thick fabrics, this is called fusing technique. Then we will make our own pouch patterns, cut the plastic fabric and sew them together with a zipper into a durable and water-proof pouch.

You will learn:

  • How to prepare plastic bags for fusing

  • How to fuse several layers of plastic bags into fabric

  • Pattern making for pouches

  • Cutting and sewing the fabric into a pouch

  • Adding a zipper to the pouch

  • How to finish the pouch


4. Embroidery brooch workshop

  • Duration: 2-8 hours

  • Materials: beads, sequins, leather, threads, fabric, felt, brooch pins

  • Tools: scissors, needles, embroidery hoop

  • No previous experience required

  • Children 7+ years old

  • Language: English, Chinese

In this workshop we are going to learn how to design and utilize multiple materials (most of them are recycled materials) to embroidery a unique, delicate brooch.

During the workshop you will learn:

  • How to draft and make your own pattern

  • How to prepare your embroidery hoop

  • Basic embroidery techniques

  • basic beading techniques

  • Working with sequins

  • Color and composition

  • How to attach leather to the piece

  • How to finish the piece using beads

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Booking a workshop, please email: wangjing0111@hotmail.com

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