EASTER isn’t just a time for chocolate eggs… it’s also the time for a spot of stylish upcycling!
Between March 30 and April 6 our Broomhill Vintage Shop will be presenting special display of upcycled items, all crafted by our talented volunteers who re-use damaged textiles that would otherwise go for recycling.
Using just a little imagination they have created a range of saleable household goods including dreamcatchers, cushion covers, tote bags and bunting which will all be for sale in store.
“We are a resourceful charity who aim to make the most from donations and create as little waste as possible,” said Broomhill shop manager Heather Bull.
“Upcycling is a brilliant way to give new life to an unloved item and to introduce character in to your home or wardrobe.
“It is inspiring how much time and effort our volunteers have put in to this project and the finished items are to such a high standard.
“I hope our display encourages others to get the sewing machine out and adopt a make-do and mend attitude.”
Volunteer Helen Ward added: “I am someone who loves working with recycled textiles and especially appreciates the beautiful work that our mothers and grandmothers did to give their homes as much colour and decoration as they could using only needles, threads and natural fabrics.
“So discovering piles of lovely linens and lace at St Luke’s Vintage Shop at Broomhill was a joy and a great source for materials and inspiration.
“Social media sites like Pinterest show hundreds of ways these beautiful fabrics can be given a modern twist and I hope our display will not only inspire and encourage other people to have a go at making something but will also in the process honour all the effort and hours that went into the original creations, increase the profile of St Luke’s Vintage shop and raise much needed funds for the hospice.”