A child of the 70s I grew up with a ‘make do and mend attitude’ and always enjoyed creating things from objects that would otherwise find themselves in the bin. My most successful project was a three storey shoe box house with matchbox chests of drawers and ‘real’ fabric curtains. I pursued art and design as a career but after two years at college found myself questioning how I was actually going to make a living out of ’art’ and left with an A level and a head full of daydreams.
My desire to recycle stuck with me and my aversion to waste means I try to re-use whatever I can. ‘honey bee’ (formerly ‘bees make honey’) all started with a favourite pair of jeans that I could not bear to throw away and recycled into a bag instead. I started making them for friends and pretty soon found I had enough to stock a stall at a local craft market.
In January 2018, after seven happy years as a recycling business, ‘honey bee’ came to an end and I am now focusing on sharing my love of up-cycling. You will find links to creative projects and learn more about my collaboration with Creative Beeston bringing community workshops to the town of Beeston on the Bee Creative page on the site. Bee Creative has been running for three years and continues to grow as a self-funded social project.
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