Your Creative Community

The UP Creative Community is a grassroots network of members, volunteers, artists and partner organisations.

We are growing organically; from a sewing club of mums meeting after the school run, to a multifaceted arts base for North Birmingham. We are integrating much needed sustainable waste management for the planet through UPcycle and focusing on people via UPskill.

We currently in the process of establishing a new The UP Creative Hub in the heart of Sutton Coldfield town centre, in addition to our satellite sites. At Falcon Lodge Community Centre, we encourage you to explore your creativity, learn new skills, and to have a cuppa and a chat! We plan to extend this to a larger hub that can better support our community. We provide a safe place where you can step away from everyone’s demands on you and just be!

  • To serve our community by providing a safe, welcoming working space for sewing with resources donated to us that would otherwise be discarded to landfill.
  • To trade skills, share creative thinking and encourage wellbeing through engagement with creative arts.
  • To provide a robust textile waste management service; receiving donations and processing and repurposing them to help the environment and encourage reuse.
  • To provide arts, environmental and textiles education, outreach and workshop programmes to members of our community, schools, charities, and other organisations.
  • To support people through social prescribing.

We are a not-for-profit Community Interest Company and we exist to serve you, our community.

To get in touch, please email us at, or contact us.

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About us

We are The Up Creative Hub CIC, a Community Interest Company not-for-profit.


Contact us

Do you have any questions or suggestions?

Please contact us!

Proudly Supported By

Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust


From Our Shop

Featured Products

  • Buffs Studio 100% Cotton Mesh Shopping Bag- Lemon


    About Us
    Buffs Studio creates handmade Artisan Gifts for you, your family & friends, handknitted and crotcheted items, artisan soaps and gifts, based in the heart of the Midlands we love to give you the very best shopping experience with handmade crafts. We can also make bespoke items to order, such as wedding favours, multiple items

  • UP Shop Boredom Busting Sew your own Bunny kit


    The Boredom Busting Bunny pack allows you to create the cutest little stuffed rabbit, complete with rosey cheeks, cute embroidered nose and an appliquéd heart.

    Currently available in green cotton with tiny white heart polka detail, this bunny makes a cute and cuddly reminder of the new starts at spring time.

    Your pack contains everything you need to produce the finished Bunny even including the needle and thread for hand sewers and absolute beginners.

    The felt pre-cut pieces are embroidered along the lines in the embroidery thread provided to create a coy looking eye, cute nose and rosey cheeks. This felt face is then sewn onto the good side of one of the large green cut out bunny shaped pieces. The heart can also be sewn at this stage. Simply turn the pieces to face one another and stitch around following the lines provided. Leave a small gap. Turn the rabbit inside out and fill with the wadding provided. Secret stitch the hole up.

    You have busted your boredom and have a very beautiful friend to gift or to keep!

    This perfect Easter gift delivered to the doorstep of your choice. With full instructions included and we can even gift wrap and we can add a note from you.

  • Wrap it UP Furoshiki Inspired Reusable Reversible Wrapping


    Reusable Reversible Fabric Wrapping Silver Rose and Silver Satin F002

    Using upcycled fabrics destined for landfill, our UP Makers have been inspired by the beautiful art of furoshiki wrapping.

    This Japenese gift giving tradition is much better for our planet, as we reject disposable cardboard or paper wrappings and reuse washable textiles.

    Our reusable fabric wraps come in different patterns and sizes. Each is colour matched so that you can use either of their reversible sides. We can email you inspiration for different types of wrapping so you can find the best fold for your gift.

    Why not garnish with scented herbs? Flowers or choose to personalise with an embroidery stitch?

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Sewing Studio

We do not do it for you, but if you need mending, altering and or need help creating you can book your visit. We will guide you in your endeavour.



Our education packages focus on the environmental changes we can make through the medium of art. Developed in consultation with a committee of practitioners.



Our Community projects evolve organically with the volunteer groups, providing a focus to work together and provide a meaningful product with new purpose.



We have an active programme of activities which is expanding fast! Please see our events page for details of upcoming activities.

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