Tiger Green Blog

3. Nov, 2016

We've had loads of fun at our Workshops and Community Making Days.

It's so great to see all those smiling faces as our participants learn something new and make new friends. Gossiping about sewing techniques, how they learned to craft, sharing ideas and what they've made in the past.

Everyone has been pitching in with ideas and trying out new things.

Some of the results are now available to buy in our store, all proceeds contribute to running the project.

Big thanks to our partners REACH (reaching everyone and changing horizons) and Disability Direct Nottingham who have provided the venue, which is perfect for our disabled people.

Our next dates at Disability Direct Nottingham are:

Saturday 12 November - 11am - 2pm

Saturday 26 November - 11am - 2pm

Saturday 10 December - 11am - 2pm

Our workshops are free to attend and all abilities and skill levels are welcome.

Let us know if you are coming:

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email: toni@tigerprojects.co.uk

 

19. Oct, 2016

Tiger Green Textiles – recycling workshops – next one Saturday 22 October 10.30am – 1.30pm.

We have been running Textile Recycling Workshops with Disability Direct Nottingham at Old Basford Community Centre. We’ve had loads of fabrics donated, we’ve taught some people to sew and we’ve made some lovely crafts.

Why not come and join us at our next workshops:

Saturday 22 October – 10.30am – 1.30pm – Workshop

Tuesday 25 October – 9.30am – 4.30pm – Community Making Day

Tuesday 1 November – 9.30am – 4.30pm – Community Making Day

Venue:                 Disability Direct Nottingham, Old Basford Community Centre, Bramble Close, NG6 0QG

The project takes donated clothing, fabrics and haberdashery and gives them a new lease of life. Working as a team, the workshops provide an opportunity for people of all abilities and skill levels to make wonderful products which will then be sold to support the project.

Community Making Days

We are going to be joined by staff from VF Northern, based at Calverton and NG2, as part of their Timberland Community Day. Our challenge over the 2 days is to turn as much of the fabric that has been donated into crafts and gifts. You are welcome to come along and take part, whether it’s for an hour or all day - all abilities and skills welcome.

You can:

v  Learn a new life skill

v  Share your skills

v  Make new friends

v  Help to give discarded clothing and fabrics a new lease of life

v  Have fun!

We will be making a range of craft items and it will be a team effort – so creative ideas are welcome.

We are looking for project supporters and would welcome donations of clothing, fabrics, haberdashery and anything else that we can recycle into something new, or even a sewing machine. Get in touch with Toni for more information – toni@tigerprojects.co.uk

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29. Aug, 2016

Everyone knows the importance of recycling these days – did you know around 350,000 tonnes of used clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year. Tiger Community Enterprise CIC wants to do their bit to rework some of that clothing into useful and beautiful crafts and homewares.

Following a period tutoring on a textiles project - working with young people not in mainstream education - Toni Jarvis, Tiger’s Project Director, recognised the importance and power of creative projects to boost the self-esteem and confidence of participants, along with the obvious advantages of learning new skills.

Toni says ‘The project provided a calming experience and it was great to see the kids blossom in confidence in their abilities and progress into training and apprenticeship roles.’

After the project closed Toni wanted to bring something similar to local groups to support their communities and provide activities that help people to avoid social isolation, making new friends, learning new skills and having fun!

Tiger had supported Disability Direct Nottingham with their fundraising efforts last year and, now DD Nottingham are in their new home in Old Basford, they were the obvious first choice to work with on the Tiger Green Textiles Project.

Tiger Community Enterprise CIC will be working in partnership with REACH, friends of Disability Direct Nottingham, providing textiles recycling workshops to their service users.

The project takes donated clothing, fabrics and haberdashery and gives them a new lease of life. Working as a team, the workshops provide an opportunity for people of all abilities and skill levels to make wonderful products which will then be sold to support the project.

The project was introduced to visitors to the Disability Direct Nottingham Community Funday on Friday 26 August. There was a lot of interest in joining the workshops.

We are looking for project supporters and would welcome donations of clothing, fabrics, haberdashery and anything else that we can recycle into something new. Get in touch with Toni for more information – toni@tigerprojects.co.uk

Reaching Everyone and Changing Horizons (R.E.A.C.H) is for the benefit of all communities.

The main aims are:

•       To equip local communities with information and guidance to support their independent living

•       Reduce social isolation and increase community participation

•       Ensure people are kept up to date with changes in society including access to finances, services and are represented in decision making processes

To find out more about the Tiger Green Textiles project or to take part in the workshops contact Toni Jarvis, Project Director at toni@tigerprojects.co.uk

To find out more about REACH and Disability Direct Nottingham contact Charlotte Throssel at Charlotte.Throssel@disabilitydirect.com

Tiger Green Textiles is run by Tiger Community Enterprise CIC who support enterprise and offers business and community support to organisations and businesses. Contact Toni Jarvis, Project Director, toni@tigerprojects.co.uk

REACH and Disability Direct Nottingham are organisations that support the community with support services and activities. Contact Charlotte Throssel, telephone 0115 978 5095 Charlotte.Throssel@disabilitydirect.com

 

26. Jun, 2016

Hello  Big Grin

Welcome to Tiger Green Textiles.

Ths is a recycling / upcycling project managed by Tiger Community Enterprise CIC.

Our workshops will launch in September 2016.

We will be working with a range of groups in the community to produce delightful products for sale.

The raw materials will come from donations of fabrics, clothing, haberdashery and craft materials from supporters.

We will take those raw materials and turn them into wonderful pieces of art or crafts. Saving them from landfill or incineration and giving them a whole new lease of life!

Join us on our journey.....

Do you run a community group that would like to get involved?

Do you have a bag of clothing you've been meaning to donate to a worthwhile cause?

Do you run a business that has surplus fabric / clothing / haberdashery (maybe seconds or ends of lines or customer returns) and would like to put them to good use?

Get in touch with our Project Manager, Toni Jarvis: toni@tigerprojects.co.uk