Make Use of What You Have with the Upcycling Summit


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I was thrilled to take part in the Rebecca Page Upcycling Summit. The live classes are over but you can purchase the VIP class here.

What is the Upcycling Summit?

The Upcycling Summit is a five-day event that includes more than 30 classes in sewing, crochet, knitting, embroidery, painting and more.

Here are just a few of the classes on offer:

  • Upcycled Painted Glass
  • Upcycling Using Screen Printing
  • Fabric Scrap Statement Earrings
  • Sew a Zipper Pouch from an Upcycled Necktie
  • Cardboard to Coasters and More
  • DIY Bucket Hat from Old Jeans

My Classes

As I said above I’m teaching two classes and they are both on day one.

In How to Make Upcycled Yarn you’ll learn how to make yarn out of T-shirts, fabric and plastic bags. I’ll show you how to make a continuous piece of yarn whether you are working with fabric that’s flat (fabric or a sheet) or a loop (like a T-shirt, plastic bag or pillowcase). I also talk a little bit about how to knit and crochet with these kinds of fibers and what you might make with them.

With Upcycled Baskets, we go deeper into how to use these materials to make different kinds of knit and crocheted baskets. We look at the basic shapes for bases, including squares and rectangles, ovals and circles, and how to make each of those shapes in knitting and crochet. I then demo how to make an oval basket (admittedly mine came out more of a bowl) with crochet and a round basket with knitting.

VIP Classes

The Upcycling Summit is free to watch during the week on Aug. 14-18. There are a handful of classes released each day and you can watch them for 24 hours.

If you need more time with the classes or won’t be available to watch them during the event, you can also purchase a VIP pass, which gives you unlimited access to all the classes plus access to three VIP classes that are not part of the live event:

  • Upcycled Tote Bag: Embroidery and Applique
  • Upcycle Your Shoes with Embroidery
  • Leathers and Pleathers Upcycled

Either way you watch, this is sure to be a fun week of upcycling and creative reuse. I hope you’ll join me!


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