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Unintended Consequences: T-Shirt to Coasters (and more) workshop

Sat 3rd September, 13:00 - 15:30

This workshop will kick start your love for upcycling

As part of the Unintended Consequences programme at Quarry Bank National Park, FutureEverything, in partnership with the National Trust, have curated a season of special maker-led activities and workshops for visitors to Quarry Bank Mill.

Upcycle your preloved t-shirts and jersey into a decorative coaster, placemats, bowl or plant pot covering. In this workshop you will learn the basic technique to create a coaster and how to adapt it to a larger project, while finding out more about Stitched Up and the impact the fast fashion industry and the materials used has on our planet.  

Led by Stitched Up

Registration to this event is essential, click bellow to register.

Please note:

  • If you are a not a National Trust member, an admission charge applies for entry to the buildings and the gardens on the estate if you wish to explore before or after the event.
  • On arrival please go to the Mill Yard, and follow signage to the event location. Please arrive five minutes before the start of your session begins.
  • Suitable for beginners.
  • All equipment and some materials provided. Participants will be required to bring a preloved stretch/jersey t-shirt to create their chosen upcycle.
  • The event space is fully accessible.
  • Suitable for visitors over the age of 16.

Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences is a programme of activity exploring the impact of the industrial revolution through stories of environmental change present within the Quarry Bank landscape. Through a series of participatory events, the project is inviting us to consider what we can do to create a more sustainable future.

The Unintended Consequence workshops will run in parallel to Gathering Downstreaman installation created by artist Jen Southern and produced by FutureEverything which launched at Quarry Bank in May 2022.The artwork explores the legacy of the Industrial Revolution and its, often exploitative, impact on the landscape and people. It gathers together the movement of plants, rocks, people and machines, through their relationship to water. From the river and damp air that brought both mossy abundance and the cotton mill to Quarry Bank, to the drought and flooding that are two of the biggest global impacts of the climate crisis.

The installation will be on display until November 25th, 2022.