May 25 2019


11:00 - 13:00


£24 / £18

Make Your Own Sustainable Environmentally-Friendly Sponges & Scrubbers, Saturday 25th May 2019

Being sustainable needn’t be difficult. Switch up your everyday products with these simple and reusable mini makes!

Join the Edinburgh Remakery and Ruth Morris of Roobedo in this new 2-hour workshop and learn how to make your own sponges out of recycled coffee bean sacks.

A fantastic, sustainable replacement for disposable plastic kitchen sponges; these scrubbers are washable, compostable and great fun to make. Your scrubber will also come with a hanging loop and card label.

Get creative and learn some basic, essential sewing skills whilst making daily tasks more environmentally friendly. Perfect for yourself or to give as gifts! All materials, tools and equipment are provided. No prior experience or skills are needed to join this workshop.

About Ruth and Roobedo
Growing up in Dundee, Ruth graduated from The Scottish College of Textiles (Galashiels) in 1993 and has worked in the Scottish clothing and textile industry ever since. Starting out as a pattern cutter and garment technologist, then after a time in retail and manufacture, she went on to set-up her own business ROOBEDO in 1999 and is now settled in Pitlochry making clothing, accessories and homeware that she ships all over the world.  She lectures part-time in the Textiles Department at Dundee & Angus College and loves to run community workshops, passing on her skills whilst focusing on her passion of recycling, repairing and reusing.   She is also a busy mum of two, with a whippet for company in her studio.


Concessionary Discount Information 

Concession prices are applicable if you are a student, receiving benefits, unemployed, or over the age of 60. Proof of eligibility where possible will be required when attending the workshop.

Health and Safety

If you have any medical conditions which may affect your ability to carry out certain tasks within the workshop, then we advise that you seek advice from your GP prior to booking. Please also inform us of any medical conditions prior to the start of the workshop.

Workshop Cancellations, Changes, and Refunds

Should you wish to cancel or make any changes to your workshop booking then please phone us on 0131 629 9358.

You may cancel with a full refund five or more working days before the course or workshop start date. For cancellations made five or fewer working days before the event, no refund or changes to a booking can be made.

We may be able to offer you a place on an equivalent course or workshop instead of a refund if we are notified up to five working days before the course or workshop start date, and if there is availability.

In the event that a workshop is cancelled, we will offer you the choice to transfer your space to the next available workshop, a workshop of your choosing, or offer you a full refund. You will be informed of cancellations at least three days before the event.

Photography and Filming

We may at times record or photograph workshops for use in marketing and publications linked to the Edinburgh Remakery. Disruption of workshops will be kept to an absolute minimum. If you would like to know more, please email

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