Create a fabulous fascinator


A creative and inspirational kit for the aspiring upcyclist!

10 in stock


The “Rethink Rubbish” range are creative kits that inspire reuse, designed and put together by Barley Massey using fabric offcuts and haberdashery from Barley’s studio projects. The packaging is also eco friendly. These kits are unique to Fabrications and have also been sold wholesale  into other stores including Amnesty International, Liberty, The Barbican to name a few!

Due to the upcycled nature, each kit content will vary in colour and content. Please send us a note in the checkout if you are looking for specific colourways

Each kit contains:

  • Enough materials for 2 fascinators
  • Illustrated instruction card explaining how to create your fascinator base and a selection of ideas and tips on how to decorate
  • Needle & Thread
  • Pre cut cardboard base & fabric, wadding
  • Milliners net, feathers, trimmings
  • Elastic & hair clip

This is an ideal activity for a party – face 2 face or via Zoom. Please get in touch if you require kits for a group or you would like us to teach you!

Additional information

Weight 0.175 kg

Barley Massey has been referred to as “London’s Upcycling Queen”, practicing creative textile re use for over 25 years from her studio shop Fabrications on Broadway Market, East London. Barley has developed her own circular system made up of numerous interwoven strands – unique products, commissioning service and education. Most of Barley’s current designs rework waste clothing sourced from LMB recycling factory in East London, local charity shops or directly from individuals. Using a variety of deconstruction & reconstruction sewing techniques, Barley has a keen eye for the original features, fastenings and details, transforming the old into gold!


A variety of reused materials, offcuts and vintage haberdashery including: Buttons, Cardboard, Fabrics, Feathers, Netting, Ribbon bows, Silk Scarves, Sequins to create 2 fabulous fascinators.