What to buy for crafty folk this Christmas – Reloved’s gift guide 2014

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Spread the word about upcycling this Christmas with our selection of the best presents for craft lovers – from adult sewing kits and tools to fun projects for the children in your family. It’s only a month until Christmas, so let us know over on Facebook or Twitter what you’re wishing for this year! Here [...]

Reloved’s Upcycling Blogs of 2014 – the 20 best upcycling blogs this year

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Blogs are a great way to browse for upcycling inspiration, and here at Reloved we’re always keen to discover new writers and makers who are sharing their ideas online. Over the past year, we’ve featured our favourite blogs in each issue of the magazine – so here’s our list of the 20 very best upcycling [...]

Get the warehouse style with Reloved December – out now!

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In the December issue of Reloved magazine we’re delving into the exciting world of warehouse style and industrial chic, with top tips from Annie Sloan on how to achieve this dynamic look in your home. As we edge ever closer to Christmas, we’ve also got some beautiful upcycling decorations for you to make, three inspiring [...]

TUTORIAL – Make your own beautiful keepsake scrapbook!

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This is a great project to make as a family Christmas present or for an anniversary. Sort through your stash of prints or digital files to find some photos you’d like to use – don’t worry, you’ll keep the originals! You can then transform them into a beautiful scrapbook. MATERIALS • 
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Interview with salvage sister Charis Williams

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Junk-savvy designer Charis Williams has long been involved in the world of upcyling, working her way up from a reclamation yard in Brighton to the professional bargain hunter she is today. She earned the moniker ‘Salvage Sister’ after a dynamic career committed to the cause of upcycling. We catch up with the designer-turned-TV presenter as [...]

Video: Creative Cushion Masterclass with Simplicity

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Sewing pattern specialists Simplicity have created a series of videos helping you to get the most out of their designs, with inspiring ideas and step-by-step sewing machine instructions. Check out their video below for a Creative Cushion Masterclass – helping you to get creative with your designs and sew to a professional standard. Or for [...]

PROJECT – Master the art of felting an old woollen jumper

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Being able to felt wool is a useful upcycling technique to master, so here we show you how to transform an old woollen jumper into a felted phone cosy. You can use the general advice below for felting any woollen garment and creating bags, brooches or purses. A phone cosy is a simple sewing project [...]

Making Memories with Catherine Beaumont from Peonie Cole

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Textile designer Catherine Beaumont – who runs the gorgeous fabric company Peonie Cole – has long been inspired by the wild Scottish Borders. But it was her grandmother’s garden that sparked the development of her iconic floral prints. Read her story of how she found her unique style by upcycling heirloom furniture… During my final [...]

Upcycling Heroes: Ocean Sole, the company turning flip-flops into something beautiful…

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Reloved editor Sally FitzGerald explores the message behind Ocean Sole, a company which aims to raise awareness of our human footprint by upcycling over 400,000 flip-flops a year into colourful sculptures. The results are truly stunning! Upcycling appears in many different forms, particularly when you look at how it is practised around the world. Rather [...]

Exclusive Video Tutorial – Make an Upcycled Heart Garland!

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Turn an old battered pair of jeans into a gorgeous heart garland using this clever video tutorial from Reloved contributor Hester Van O. It’s simple, cheap and quick to make! String them around your home for a handmade touch, or give them as a little present this Christmas. TOP TIP – You can also save [...]