Debbie has many artistic talents and her workshops include painting, beadwork, felting, papercrafts.... Today we could upcycle deceased books into clever sculptural pieces, try dainty papercut designs, make pictures from recycled buttons and beads or upcycle ties. I went for the ties and selected two beautiful silk ties to work with. Apparently if you Google "upcycle men's ties" or similar you will find loads of ideas, who knew?
I began by making this little sewing case, other ladies made similar cases to hold their mobile phones.
My second project isn't quite finished (I was obviously doing too much chatting and too much goody eating) but is going to be a collar or necklace. Debbie modelled it for me so you can get the idea.