pcycling Fabrics Workshops

Upcycling is a way of life. Upcycling breathes new perspectives, new ideas, new life into everything it touches.

 

But what is Upcycling? 

It’s the “up” in Upcycling that’s key here. What makes Upcycling different from regular Recycling is not just a prefix. When you Upcycle, there’s a certain emphasis on directionality. Recycling is static; there appears to be no other direction for an item to go. A book consisting of recycled paper is still just paper, re-formed and re-made into what it already once was. Upcycling in contrast redefines, alters, shifts. The focus becomes: what else can I do with this? The sky is the limit, or at least, your imagination is. Upcycling promotes an item’s newfound purpose.

Check out some of our previous projects! 

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Skill Share is a proud supporter of local artists that implement Upcycling in the work they produce.

 

Local seamstress Colleen Rhodes and Skillshare have partnered in order to promote and teach local communities about the social and environmental impact of Upcycling.

 

Join us, as Colleen guides us through the exciting ways through which our old clothes can become something completely different and new!  

                    our VACS calendar for upcoming dates! 

Special Thanks to Our Venue Sponsor: 

Stories from Our 2016 Workshop...

Series 1: What is Upcycling?

Series 3: Infinity Scarves

Series 2: Leah's Story

Series 4: Rugs

The Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society acknowledges that we live, work, and learn on the unceded and traditional territories of the Musqueam,  Squamish, and Tsleil-waututh Coast Salish Peoples.