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January Pod Meetup


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In case you hadn’t heard, in May 2019 we launched a Morsbag ‘Pod’ at Athens Makerspace. What is a Morsbag, you ask? An international movement known as Morsbags has formed ‘pods’ of sewists all over the world who meet up to sociably upcycle fabrics into reusable bags that are then given away for FREE! At… Read More

Paper jewelry

Paper Jewelry


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Don’t throw away scraps of papers, old magazine and catalogs. Upcycle them and make wearable jewelry. Learn how to create necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets made from paper. Make your own unusual and biodegradable fashion statements. You will turn this 1-dimensional material into 3-dimensional jewelry art using bending, folding, crumbling, cutting and other techniques. Class… Read More

A Beginning Sewing kit

Beginning Sewing


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Always wanted to learn how to sew? Come learn at Athens Makerspace in this friendly 3-hour class! This class is suitable for those who have never sewn anything, but when you leave, you will have the skills to take on more advanced projects, such as in our Intermediate Sewing Part I – Apron class. Students… Read More

An upcycled Christmas tree

ReUse on Union December Open House


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Come on out to our holiday Open House 12-5 Saturday, December 21st! We will be featuring all our consignment artists’ talent. Many will be in attendance, and will have brought in lots of new goodies to peruse – come enjoy refreshments and shop for locally made gifts! Live music on site – stay tuned for… Read More

A giftbag

Last Minute Gifts and Gift Bags!


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Need wrappings for that gift, or haven’t yet found something for the people on your list? Come to our drop-in time at Athens Makerspace and whip up a lovely reusable gift bag or choose from our array of sewn project ideas for practical last-minute handmade gifts. These include homemade produce bags, napkins, pot scrubbers, placemat/utensil… Read More

Laser Engraved Ornament

Laser Engrave an Ornament


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Come learn the basics of operating our laser engraver! Class takers will make and take two different ornaments that each demonstrate different possible ways of using the laser to achieve different effects: 3D ornaments and relief ornaments using different local woods to create depth. If you like you can bring your own designs, but they… Read More

Holiday Stockings

Make Your Own Upcycled Holiday Stocking


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Come learn how to craft your very own Upcycled Holiday Stocking – just in time to use it this December or give as a thoughtful handmade gift to a special person! In this 3 hour class, participants will learn how to create a fully-lined, one-of-a-kind stocking [with a secret pocket, for extra special gifts!] out… Read More

Aluminum Can Wind Chime

Aluminum Can Cutting and Upcycling!


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Are you amused by the big upcycled windchime by Dan Laurence at ReUse on Union? Come learn how to make one for yourself! In this introductory class, Dan will show you all his best tricks for efficiently cutting common aluminum beverage cans to best utilize their bottoms, sides, and unique design elements. Students will then… Read More

A horseshoe snowman

Weld a Horseshoe Snowman


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Still in search of a whimsical holiday gift for someone you love? Come join us to weld them a cheerful snowman out of upcycled horseshoes! Using MIG welder techniques, our talented instructor, Liz King, will guide participants through this Make-and-Take project. Having MIG welding experience is helpful but not necessary. Participants should wear close-toed shoes,… Read More