Stories from the Scrapstore


December 2, 2019

We've been out and about a lot at the end of November.  Firstly at the Putney Society's Arts event on 28th November to show off our lovely upcycled stuff alongside talking about our charity's work and then at the Camberwell Christmas Arts Market on 30th, selling upcycled handmade crafts.  We love getting out and about and shouting out about what we do!  This is what our Trustee Deborah had to say...

November 29, 2019


This is a brilliant ongoing project by the fantastically talented Jayson Singh.

Jayson has constructed a giant frame which acts as a community dream catcher - to catch the aspirations of all who contribute to it.

People can get inside, underneath or around it to weave/macrame their design (using saved threads) into one of the hoops.  They can also add a water-proof picture (made out of reused mater...

November 29, 2019

What a fantastic project this has been with Smallwood Primary School!  

In July our lovely artist partner, Weavie Stevie, worked on the field with around 40 children from all year groups at Smallwood School to build a 'human loom' out of children and strips of fabric otherwise destined for the incinerator.  Others wiggled and fiddled through the loom to create a fabulously colourful giant weav...

November 13, 2019

One of our local collaborators, Plastic-Free Furzedown (PFF), works to motivate and educate people in their community to help eliminate single-use plastic.  As Christmas is approaching, PFF invited the Scrapstore to participate in a workshop to inspire residents to strive for a plastic-free Christmas celebration.  This fun event took place at Sprout Arts on November 6th.

Equipped wit...

November 13, 2019

We were thrilled to welcome a gang from Share Community Group to visit us on 11th July for a look around and a bit of shop, followed up by an arts and crafts workshop on 19th September.

Deborah and Jane raided our store for lots of wonderful junk with which to make selfies and portraits of admired people.  All sorts of scraps and bits and pieces - otherwise destined for the bin - were used to make...

October 8, 2019

With a gloriously sunny day as a backdrop, the long-awaited grand unveiling of the Blue Plaque commemorating Peter Barr - the Daffodil King - took place on 21st September at the entrance to Aboyne Estate at the intersection of Wimbledon Road and Garrett Lane.  

This project has been close to our hearts at the Scrapstore as our volunteer Berit Ahmad has been deeply involved in the artistic...

August 15, 2019

We have been so lucky over the past few months to massively increase our volunteering capacity through lots of lovely groups of Corporate volunteers coming to help us out for the day.

We thought it was time to list them all in our news stories to make sure our appreciation for all of their help and support is THANK YOU SO MUCH to:

NBC Universal

Bank of England



Pernod Ricard


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