Friday, 18 April 2014

Mini Maker Faire - Summerhall, Sunday 20th April, 10am - 5pm

Visit the Remade stall at the Mini Maker Faire this Sunday. We'll be demonstrating a variety of rag rug techniques, so come and try your hand at peg loom, crochet, Amish knot, hooky and proddy. Cass will be leading two short Remade bookbinding workshops too - you can book now on the Science Festival website.

The Mini Maker Faire is an extravaganza of creativity - there'll be something to interest you whether you're into tinkering or tailoring, soldering or stitching, cutting edge technology or traditional crafts. Entry is only £3, but check out the bookable workshops - entry is included in the price if you book in advance.

See you there!

Saturday, 12 April 2014


This week at the free drop-in...

Kate showed us how to use a sharpening stone to restore the cutting edge on various gardening tools, including this lawn edger. So although its original coating is peeling off and it looks quite scruffy it will do the job of slicing through the turf as well as a brand new one. Thanks Kate - now I'd better get to work on that lawn!

Coming soon to the Wednesday drop-in:

  • cloak making (for the Beltane crowd but open to all)
  • how to create baskets and mats out of braided plastic bags

Thursday, 3 April 2014


Last night at the drop-in we helped:

fix this zip
add thermal paste to this overheating laptop
patch these well worn knees

and we answered questions on XP end of life and other computer maintenance issues.

Have you got anything you'd like to fix? Come along any Wednesday between 7pm and 9pm!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Greener Together Award

And the winner is....
Remade in Edinburgh!

Cherry and Caroline with the beautiful wooden Greener Together plaque.
We are delighted to announce that Greener Scotland has presented Remade in Edinburgh with a Greener Together award. After considering submissions from all over Scotland, they chose us, along with four other community groups, to receive this award, which recognises 'hard-working communities who are playing their part and helping make Scotland a cleaner, greener place for us all to live'.

We are the first organisation in Edinburgh to win this award, and it's great to have all our efforts celebrated. Well done to the whole team! 

Have a look at the Greener Scotland website for the list of winners, and lots of tips on greener living. 

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

At our Drop-in on Wednesday 2nd April 
we're holding a Computer Q&A session
 from 7.30-8.45. 

This tutorial will cover common issues such as how to speed up a slow computer, anti-virus software, and upgrading your machine. We'd like to know in advance if you have any particular questions you'd like answered (are you wondering what to do about the end of support for XP for example?) email your questions us to

Led by our resident computer volunteers, Ian and Duncan, this event is by donation. (Sewing help will  be available as usual.)

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Mini Maker Faire Sunday 30th April 10am-5pm

Remade is hugely looking forward to taking part in the Mini Maker Faire at Summerhall again this Easter. To quote the organisers:

Filled with novel gadgets, ingenious inventions, works-in-progress demonstrations and performances, exhibitions and interactive workshops, Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire will be a day-long celebration of maker culture at Summerhall, showcasing invention, creativity and resourcefulness from across Edinburgh and beyond.

We'll be demonstrating various forms of rag rugging on our stall, and will also run two 30 minute bookbinding workshops. (The £5 ticket for this includes entry to the Faire.) For full details please go look at the Mini Maker Faire booking page. Please note places are limited to 8, so book early!

Thursday, 13 March 2014

New workshop programme

From sewing machine basics, to rag rugs, mosaics and bookbinding, our spring programme has it all. Take a look and get booking - there's a 10% Early Bird booking discount on most events. More events still to come, so keep checking!

Shrub members, don't forget your special discount - contact us if you don't know how to claim it.