For those that missed Colour Box Studio's resourcefully cool Upcycled Macrame Necklace Workshop last year, don't fret! Eco-minded textile creative Kirri-Mae Sampson of Kirri-MaDe will be hosting another T-Shirt to Treasure Workshop this April, this time held on a Thursday evening, at Artisan Textiles Australia in the CBD.
T-shirt to Treasure Macrame Necklace
A jersey t-shirt is possibly one of the easiest types of clothing to upcycle, and commonly re-purposed into a grocery bag or an infinity scarf.
Kirri-Mae takes t-shirt upcycling one step further, by using macrame knotting techniques to create a unique eye-catching necklace to add interest to any outfit, with the added bonus of it being an eco-friendly accessory made from textiles already in circulation.
In this workshop, you will learn how to deconstruct a t-shirt and experiment using macrame knotting to walk away with a finished DIY fashion piece, and newly acquired craft skills.
A t-shirt will be provided for each participant to play with, however, if you have a particular colour in mind, you are welcome to BYO tee. Before you rush out and buy a new t-shirt for this class, considering going through your (or your partners, brothers, daughters, cousins, etc) existing t-shirt stash, or raid your nearest op shop's t-shirt collection. With over 500,000 tonnes of textile waste buried in Australian landfill each year, this is a good a time as any to breathe new life into an old t-shirt.
The T-Shirt to Treasure Upcycled Macrame Necklace Workshop runs for two hours, and costs $65. Places are of course limited, with the last two workshops selling out in a matter of weeks. To secure your spot, scroll down, book and pay via Colour Box Studio here.
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