Stories from the Scrapstore


April 25, 2018

Freyja and Jayson have had a great time over the past month visiting Be-Enriched's Graveney Canteen (, sharing the community meal and taking their artistic skills along to get crafty with the other guests.

Be-Enriched are a wonderful local group making community meals for those who need it using donated surplus food from a variety of outlets. ...

April 19, 2018

We had a gorgeous tea party on 17th April to congratulate Susan Poston upon her retirement from the Scrapstore.  Lots of friends old and new came along to see Susan off with gorgeous handmade gifts (by Teresa, Berit, Gill and Freyja) and homemade banana cake and cookies (thanks Catherine and Berit!)

It was a great send off and we were lucky to have Chuck from Transition Town Tooting running a works...

April 18, 2018

Our super-creative Trustee Gill Upton ran a workshop last weekend at Cooltan Art's inaugural Wellbeing Festival.  This is what she had to say about the event:

"Ribbons, sequin waste, felt fabric squares, sticky-back paper, buttons, ribbons, feathers and dried flowers were among the Scrapstore re-use materials put to great use last Saturday. 

Work and Play Scrapstore hosted a workshop there at what...

April 4, 2018

We were delighted to welcome Elmar Schwarzlmüller from the Eco Council in Vienna a couple of weeks ago.  It was a pleasure to meet him and hear about the project he is part of.  This is what Elmar told us about the fantastic work going on in Vienna and his visit to Work and Play Scrapstore:

"In our current project, we’re looking at how Repair & Do-it-Yourself Practices can contribute...

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