New Betgwn Newydd

Woohoo!!  The Betgwn has made it’s mark! Here is  the press release from Cardiff Fashion Week! One step closer to getting it out there…  YEY!! CARYS WINS THE CARDIFF FASHION WEEK DESIGN CHALLENGE A designer from St Dogmaels has won the Cardiff Fashion Week upcycle challenge to transform a bag of charity shop clothes into… Read more »

Fabric Frolix/ Dwli Defnydd!

  Fabric Frolix! Dwli Defnydd! Monday 16th May 1-4pm Stitch! Informal sewing session on Monday afternoon at Melfed, 6 High St Arcade, Cardigan Here’s a chance to bring your new or unfinished projects to Upcycle. £15 for 3 hours. Please book if you’d like to come. Janome 525 Sewists machines are provided along with thread, pins, scissors… Read more »

Stitching a Story / Pwytho Stori

Stitching a Story @ Newport Memorial Hall Tuesday 16th February 10 – 4pm For Children with Elders – £5 per child A creative day of listening and making, turning stories into magical fabric pictures with Carys-Hedd & Simone Please. Sewing will be by hand and machine. Beginners welcome. Please bring your lunch. Booking: carys.hedd@gmail.com /… Read more »

Gweithdau Hwyl yr Hydref/ Autumn Bliss Workshops

Autumn Bliss – Creative Sewing Workshops Gweithdai Gwnïo Creadigol  – Hwyl yr Hydref Welcome to the Autumn term.  Our intention is to provide a remedy to the “back to school blues” by injecting juicy creativity into our shop Melfed & invite you to join in.  Melfed is at 6 High St Arcade, Cardigan SA43 1HJ. Janome 525 Sewists machines… Read more »

Funky Fishtail Fashion @ Ffwrn. Friday 3 July – Fishguard

    03/07/15 To celebrate the wonderful Sea I ddathlu mawredd y môr SAVE THE DATE! Friday 3 July 7:30pm Friday night 3 July will be an evening of Upcycled fashion and funky dancing at Ffwrn of Fishguard, to celebrate of fruits of the sea.West Wales’s Co-Create upcycled clothing designers will be showing their latest summer collections against… Read more »

Winter Workshop News/ Gweithdai’r Gaeaf

Happy New Year! May I wish you a wonderful year of creativity and positive transformation in all aspects of your life. Here is a selection of workshops – I hope there will be something to suit your needs and dates. If not, please get in touch. Do remember to bring your own garments to transform,… Read more »

Melfed – New Shop & Workshop/ Gweithdy & Siop Newydd

Melfed is opening the doors for the first time at 11am on Saturday 19th July to welcome you to an exciting fusion of foraged food and fashion. Melfed is the new shop & workshop space for Carys-Hedd’s upcycled clothing label Wench. and Jade Mellor’s Wild Pickings.  This unusual combination is looking forward to dishing up unique wild creations… Read more »

Special Summer Workshops/Gweithdai Gwych i’r Haf

Title: Stitching with Kids Venue: Small World Theatre, Cardigan Date: 22 July Time: 10-3pm Cost: £25 for 1 Child, £35 for two Booking : carys@wenchwear.co.uk/07966 776906 Join Carys for a creative day of stitching using sewing machines for children aged five and upwards. The groups will make simple projects such as a decorated stitched cards,… Read more »

Up-cycling wins an award!! April 2013

Make do and mend (L-R) Diane Logan and Carys Hedd, both Aberystwyth University Lifelong Learning textiles tutor, and Alison Pierse from SELL celebrate with their award. A programme of sewing courses at Aberystwyth University designed to recycle and up-cycle old clothing to prevent clothes being thrown into landfill sites and encourage the formation of new… Read more »