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Woven Market Tote – Creative Plastic Bag Reuse

Sunday | July 18, 2021 | 2:00 pm — 3:30 pm

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Woven Market Bag Tote – Creative Plastic Bag Reuse Workshop

Do you save grocery or newspaper bags? Most of us do. They pile up and we reuse them, but the pile never seems to go down. We know they are harmful to the environment.

In this class you will learn how to make the ultimate recycled market bag from “plarn” – plastic yarn, made from used plastic  bags. NOTE: We will be making a small version in the workshop, so you will have time to go through the whole process from beginning to end. Then you will be able to  add your personal style, colors and patterns, etc. to a future bigger bag – – a creative, functional carry-all that you can show off at your weekly Farmers Market shopping adventure. By using materials that would otherwise end up in landfill, in waterways or in our oceans, you are helping to support the environment and our wildlife.

Judith Schonebaum is a popular functional textile art instructor in the Bay Area and beyond. She focuses on creating functional, decorative and wearable art from recycled textiles and plastic materials. She received her BA in Fine Arts from the University of Vermont, including attending an intensive Folk Art program at the Shelburne Museum.

You will be sent a material and tool list prior to the class.

Become an Ecology Center member when you register and you will receive a discount on registration and enjoy continued membership benefits including store and event discounts!

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Cost: $10 – $15
Event Phone: 9254219574
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