What's on at the Tinkerage

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

Creating Collage

Saturday 6th April, 10am to 3pm
Teacher:  Angie Cass

Using recycled metals you will learn ways of repairing and making things using rivets.  Learn how to ‘pop rivet’ with a rivet gun.  Shape, form and connect metals such as baking tins, pewter-ware, cutlery and mild steel.  Make a mobile, a sculpture or just practice your riveting skills.

BYO: safety glasses, ear protection, protective gloves and tin snips, if you have them.  Must wear enclosed protective shoes.

Creative Mending
Saturday 27th July, 10am to 3pm
Teacher:  Michele Elliot
Michele will guide you through some creative stitching to repair tears and holes in worn and loved clothing.  Using the Kantah technique of hand stitch combined with patching, you can recycle clothing as well as fabric scraps.
Breath new life into your garments – join the creative mending revolution!
BYO:  clothes to repair, cotton embroidery thread – stranded, fabric for patching if you like, scissors and embroidery needles.  Must wear enclosed protective shoes.


Weaving using Wire

Saturday 25th May, 10am to 3pm
Teacher:  Catriona Stanton

Using salvaged electrical wire, copper wire, and other materials, Catriona will teach you several creative techniques for making basketry and sculpture.

BYO:  pliers and gloves.  Must wear enclosed protective shoes.


Printing onto Textiles

Saturday 17th August, 10am to 3pm
Teacher:  Janine Bailey

Print over the top of salvaged textiles using fabric ink.  Janine will teach you how to make great patterns and designs using techniques of silk-screen printing and block printing.

BYO:  apron and or/wear clothes that you won’t mind getting ink on.  Must wear enclosed protective shoes.


Toothbrush Rag Rug Making

Saturday 15th June, 10am to 3-m
Teacher:  Jody Hezemans

Make your own toothbrush (Amish) Rag Rug out of old sheets or quilt covers.  Great way to re-purpose old sheets into a soft rug, place-mat or a bed for your furry friend.

BYO:  fabric scissors.  Must wear enclosed protective shoes.


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

To register contact Shellharbour City  Council, Waste  Services.
Ph: 4221 6111  or 
To register contact Shellharbour City  Council, Waste Services.    Ph: 4221 6111  [email protected]

Participants must be over 16 years old.