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RemakerSpace success ignites formation of new craft group

6 December 2023

RemakerSpace in action

The success of introductory RemakerSpace sessions, designed to promote and support product life-cycle extension and the circular economy, has led to the creation of a new craft social group for Cardiff University staff.

RemakerSpace introductory sessions were held as part of the university’s Positive Health, Environment and Wellbeing (PHEW) fortnight 2023. PHEW fortnight aims to provide staff with the opportunity to try new activities or to learn more about a range of topics in relation to health, wellbeing and the environment.

The interactive events were an opportunity for staff to see RemakerSpace in action and to discover the equipment and facilities available. Sessions included:

  • Electrical Safety at Home
  • Electronics Repair Bench Basics
  • An Introduction to 3D Printing
  • Knit, Natter, Craft and Chatter

Helen Harries from the PHEW team said: “sessions were extremely positive editions to the PHEW fortnight programme and well received by the staff attending, who commented positively not only on the quality of delivery and their enjoyment of the sessions but also on RemakerSpace as a facility.”

Zoe Mann, Programme Support Officer for the School of English, Communication and Philosophy, who attended two RemakerSpace events said: “I was impressed by the breadth of knowledge and the enthusiasm that the event facilitators have for the projects and the circular economy. It is heartening to see the efforts towards improving manufacturing processes and encouraging repair and better consumer product life cycles and awareness.”

Knit, Natter, Craft and Chatter

Positive feedback from the introductory sessions has led to the creation of a new social group for Cardiff University staff who love crafts called ‘Knit, Natter, Craft and Chatter.’

Colleagues are invited to bring along their current projects, share hints and tips, swap patterns and meet fellow crafters. Attendees will have the opportunity to use RemakerSpace’s domestic and industrial sewing machines. The next session is taking place on 9 January and attendance can be booked on Eventbrite.

About RemakerSpace

RemakerSpace, funded by Welsh Government and Cardiff Business School, is a not-for-profit initiative dedicated to community engagement and education to promote and support product life-cycle extension and the circular economy.

For more information on how RemakerSpace supports community groups, education providers and businesses, please contact Rebecca Travers, RemakerSpace Centre Manager.

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