Crafting with Scrap

Ref: C3675228

This course will incorporate a variety of crafts using materials from the Selby Scrap Store. The projects will be inspired by the items available at the scrap store which vary from week to week. Each session will focus on at least one "make" designed to stimulate the imagination and will incorporate a wide variety of different techniques and outcomes so that students are inspired to be able to create projects of their own. Paper, card, fabric, yarn and some of the more unusual items that are available at the store will be incorporated into the projects so that students will be able to build on skills learned and have confidence to recycle and reuse a range of materials.

Course aim

This course will teach students a variety of crafts using materials from the Selby Scrap Store with a different project each week incorporating materials such as paper, card, fabric, yarn, and more unusual recycled items to stimulate the imagination.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • have a new appreciation of the different ways in which we can recycle
  • create new items using recycled paper, card, fabric, yarn, and other more unusual scrap items
  • use a template to reproduce a shape a number of times
  • use a variety of ways to fasten and secure materials together including glueing, stitching, and stapling

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Attendance on the taster session would be helpful but not mandatory

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Crafting with Scrap


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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