If you are interested in learning how to reuse and upcycle materials from around your home, then be sure to register for ECO Iowa City’s Winter 2017 Reuse and Upcycling Series. There are several classes scheduled to help make the most of your time and materials.

All classes listed below will be held inside the East Side Recycling Center’s Environmental Education Center, located at 2401 Scott Blvd. SE, Iowa City. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own materials and/or projects-in-progress to work on or for advice. 

Class descriptions and details are available at icgov.org/eco. There is no cost to attend these workshops, but registration is required. Classes are limited to 20 attendees and you can register for as many classes as you like by contacting Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jordan at jennifer-jordan@iowa-city.org or 319-887-6160. 

Creating Rugs from Scrap Material - Upcycle non-wearable clothes into beautiful rugs.
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6:30-8 p.m. (FULL; please register for March 8 class)
Wednesday, March 8, 6:30-8 p.m.

Handwoven Potholders using Recyclable Materials
Monday, Feb. 6, 6:30-8 p.m.

Mending 101 - Replace buttons, repair or adjust seams, darn socks, and more! 
Monday, Feb. 13, 6:30-8 p.m.

Creating Mittens from Old Sweaters - Perfect for sweaters that are too worn to wear.
Monday, Feb. 27, 6:30-8 p.m.

Small Furniture Project (doll house size)
Wednesday, March 1, 6:30-8 p.m.

Upcycled Craft Night - Turn juice cartons into wallets and coin purses, fold paper into gift boxes and bags, old jeans into garden tool belts and more.
Monday, March 6, 6:30-8 p.m.

Creating Rugs from Scrap Material - Create your own furniture for dolls and action figures!
Wednesday, March 8, 6:30-8 p.m.

For more information, contact Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jordan or visit icgov.org/eco.

Date of publication

Tuesday, January 31, 2017