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Online Recycled Plastic Lanterns or Bunting Workshop


Create your own lantern or bunting using recycled plastic bags and polythene.

This is Anna's signature workshop; she's been working in recycled plastics since 2001 and has delivered many workshops and projects using these techniques.

Thursday 19th November, 6.30 - 9 pm, £30

Learn basic plastic fusion techniques allowing you to transform plastic bags in to exciting new things; explore the technique and create your own lantern; it's up to you if you want to go festive, but they do make a lovely simple decoration!

You will have access to a private group set up for the workshop where Anna will share videos and tips and then the workshop will be done as a Zoom session. You will be sent some basic resources to use, ideally you'll need to collect your own recycled plastics, but this can be supplemented in your pack. You will need an iron in order to do the workshop.

You will be working with Anna Roebuck who set up her business bags2riches in 2001 with the aim of creating desirable objects from everyday waste. Since then she has become an expert in using waste plastic along with other recycled materials creating contemporary jewellery, lighting and artwork.

Please collect old plastic carrier bags, bubble wrap, fruit nets and any other polythene to recycle.


"Today was just brilliant!"...."It was excellent. Anna is a fabulous teacher. The class was such fun....Can't be improved!!"

Anna delivers lots of recycling projects in schools, check out our main website and the 'project' tab or e.mail for more details.