My friend Clare (who has a great blog by the way) came across a great space in Hackney. Fabrications on Broadway Market is a gallery and studio run by Barley Massey. Barley sources materials from local business waste, then combines these with traditional textile techniques such as weaving, knitting, ropemaking and sewing. Her 'Remember Me' service enables people to bring along clothes or textiles which hold sentimental value to be upcylced into personal furnishings and special gifts with long-lasting memories.
Fabrications runs a range of workshops which pass on textile skills with a social or environmental theme, and these were the inspiration behind Barley’s ingenius range of craft kits called Rethink Rubbish. So don't be shy - call the shop is on 020 7275 8043 or visit noon to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday.