What's on at the Tinkerage

Update: 23/3/20

All The Tinkerage activities have been postponed until further notice for public safety.

@ Dunmore Recycling and Waste Disposal Depot, 44 Buckleys Road, DUNMORE NSW 2529

Weave using wire
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Saturday 7th March, 10am to 3pm
Teacher: Catriona Stanton

Magdalena will teach you how to repair/upcycle your
broken jewellery. Don’t throw it out! Learn how to form
links, hooks, secure beading, and cold forging.
+ BYO safety glasses, ear protection, protective gloves,
and any jewellery you would like to find out how to repair.

BYO: Pliers if you have them, and gloves.
You must wear enclosed protective shoes
to The Tinkerage.

 

Saturday Fix It

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Saturday 18th April, 10am to 3pm
Teacher: Anita Larkin
 
Cant get to The Tinkerage on Fridays? Try out The Tinkerage
in this Saturday workshop. Bring along any item that you
would like to attempt to repair, revamp, or upcycle in some
way. We will work out some fixit solutions together, and
use various skills such as riveting, drilling, screwing,
gluing, and whatever else we might need to save that
thing from landfill, and give you ideas on how to give it a
new life.
 
BYO: 3 things you would like to ask advice on or
have a go at repairing/upcycling. Safety glasses,
ear protection, and gloves.You must wear enclosed
protective shoes. No welding or electrical repair available
Repair and Make Jewellery from Broken Things

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Saturday 9th May, 10am to 3pm
Teacher: Magdalene Pillai

Magdalena will teach you how to repair/upcycle your broken
jewellery. Don’t throw it out! Learn how to form links, hooks,
secure beading, and cold forging.

BYO: Safety glasses, ear protection, protective gloves,
and any jewellery you would like to find out how to
repair.

Fabric Painting
Fabric-painting-workshop

 

Saturday 13th June, 10am to 3pm
Teacher: Catriona Stanton

Recycle your fabrics by printing onto them with new funky
designs. Revamp things such as cushion covers, tote bags,
pillowcases, aprons, tea-towels and table cloths. Catriona will
teach printing images with fabric paints onto cotton and linen
in creative ways to upcycle your textile items.

BYO: Cushion covers, tote bags, pillowcases, aprons,
tea-towels and table cloths, or fabric to print onto.
Also bring your own apron. You must wear enclosed
protective shoes to The Tinkerage

Saturday Fix It
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Saturday 25th July, 10am to 3pm
Teacher: Anita Larkin

Cant get to The Tinkerage on Fridays? Try out The Tinkerage
in this Saturday workshop. Bring along any item that you
would like to attempt to repair, revamp, or upcycle in some
way. We will work out some fixit solutions together, and
use various skills such as riveting, drilling, screwing,
gluing, and whatever else we might need to save that
thing from landfill, and give you ideas on how to give it a
new life.

BYO:  3 things you would like to ask advice on or
have a go at repairing/upcycling. Safety glasses,
ear protection, and gloves.You must wear enclosed
protective shoes. No welding or electrical repair available

Creative Mending of Clothing

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 Saturday 15th August, 10am to 3pm
Teacher: Michele Elliot

Use creative ways of repairing tears and holes in a preloved item
of clothing. Using the kantha technique of hand stitch combined
with patching, you can recycle clothing as well as fabric scraps to
breath new life into your clothes. Join the creative mending
revolution!

BYO: Clothes to repair, cotton embroidery thred stranded,
fabric for patching , scissors and embroidery needles.
You must wear enclosed protective shoes.

FREE for residents living in the Shellharbour council area.  $40 fee applies for non-Shellharbour residents.

To register contact Dunmore Revolve or The Tinkerage

Email: [email protected]

Phone: Dunmore Revolve 0242375193

Or register in person: at Dunmore Revolve Shop or The Tinkerage

 

 Participants must be over 16 years old.

Did you see us in the news?

“Tinkerage members source most of their materials from the adjoining Dunmore Revolve, a spotless and immaculately organised recycling facility, where you can pick up furniture, doors, china, glass and countless preloved and discarded objects for next to nothing. Some are chipped or damaged, others are simply waiting for a second chance. Rusted birdcages become plant holders. A dog kennel gets a door and becomes a storage unit for garden tools. A set of tea strainers and spoons gets added to cut metal piping and voila – a wind chime. Ideas and inspiration often come from Pinterest and Instagram. “The beauty of it is, you are not trying to make anything perfect,” says one tinkerer. “The satisfaction comes from upcycling.”
Thanks to the Guardian for the feature on our Shellharbour/ Dunmore facility.” Source: The Guardian

Check out the full “The Guardian” article here

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