Rethink Rubbish Craft Kit


A creative and inspirational kit for the aspiring upcyclist!


A creative kit for the aspiring upcyclist designed and put together by Barley Massey using fabric offcuts and haberdashery from Barley’s studio projects. The packaging is also eco friendly. Due to the upcycled nature, each kit content will vary in colour and content. Please send us a note if you are looking for specific colourways

Every kit contains:

Make your own recycled rosettes: illustrated instruction card explaining 4 different methods, flower loom, fabric strips & ribbons, needles & thread, buttons, sequins, safety pins. There are enough materials to make 5 rosettes.

Create a fabulous fascinator: 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. There are enough materials to make 2 fascinators.

Sustainable gift wrapping: illustrated instruction card showing different ways to stylishly wrap your gifts using the Japanese art of “Furoshiki”, 3 scarves & 2 handmade rosettes. All scarves are re used and have been laundered and ironed. We check for holes or stains and put these aside to be cut up in other kits or projects! Fabric content are silk or polyester and often are vintage scarves. We endeavour to provide 3 different sizes of scarves suitable for different types of gifts.

Weaving on a simple frame loom: illustrated instruction card explaing how to thread up the frame loom and start and finish your woven sampler. A selection of strings, wool, needle shuttles & comb to create your first tapestry. Please Note: We now provide a laser cut wooden frame rather than the bamboo frame pictured.

Additional information

Weight 0.175 kg
Dimensions 34 × 21 cm

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, Fleece, Netting, Ribbons, Silk Scarves, Sequins, Wool…..

Kit Choices

Create a fabulous fascinator, Make your own recycled rosettes, Sustainable gift wrapping, Weaving on a simple frame loom


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