UP Makers Proudly Upcycled Kits

We are a collective of textile artists offering a creative way of consuming consciously.

Our focus on the planet and its efficiency as a home for people means we have developed a community which receives and processes donations of unwanted fabric. Our artists develop useful products using this discarded resource and UP Makers create beautiful items using their skill.

We are a community asset, legally it is called a Community Interest Company. This means we are 100% not for profit, we consider ourselves a social enterprise which uses unwanted items to show that with a little thought, skill and passion we need not keep consuming in a throw away culture.

We receive support from many sources, this retail section of our community reinforces the message that we can use preloved and repurpose items not discard. It also means we can raise funds which we ring fence to offer physical and online workshops which are free of charge to the participant.

Our workshops are artist led, using thrown away resources and engage those who would not necessarily have a chance otherwise.

Your purchase directly funds free art in your community.

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    • 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 appliqu├ęd 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.

    • UP Shop Floral Cottage Garden Boredom Buster Embroidery kit


      These gorgeous vintage flower textiles are perfect for you to embellish with the embroidery thread supplied in your kit. Each kit contains; 1 x floral textile, 1x embroidery hoop, 6 x coordinated embroidery threads, needle. Perfect for both beginners and those of you who really take them to the next level. One lady even added beads and made them into…

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