Creativity with recycled goods

Shanaaz Collop, from Westgate, and Leslene Williams, from Bayview, use household goods to place patterns on their fabric.

Mitchell’s Plain creatives brought three kitchen pieces and three things from the dustbin to a fabric painting class.

Why? You may ask. They participated in a fabric painting workshop hosted by Mitchell’s Plain Entrepreneurs Hub at Dagbreek community hall, in Westridge, on Thursday April 13.

The workshop was facilitated by Up-Cycled Cloth Collective. The collective’s chief executive officer Melanie Brummer, from De Rust in Oudtshoorn, showed participants that they could use the bottom of a jar to make imprints on calico fabric.

She shared tips of paint types, techniques and ideas in transforming a simple fabric or repurposing garments.

“Your items was to show that you don’t need a lot to be creative,” said Ms Brummer.

Lolita Mclaren, 56, from Westridge, who took early retirement and now sells jewellery she had designed and created, said the workshop was an extension of her exploring her creativity.

“I make a few things to sell for an extra income. I just love art,” she said.

Hairstylist Belindah Bessick, from Portland, posted on her Facebook page, that the workshop filled her heart with joy.

Belinda Bessick, from Portland, and Taryn du Plessis, from Beacon Valley, paint on fabric.

Hub founder and director Lucretia Splinters, from Westridge, said they would be hosting an array of workshops to equip entrepreneurs to explore their creativity.

For more information call or text Ms Splinters on 081 518 2971.

Faheema Breda, her daughter Galeemah and her brother Salahudeen, from Eastridge, show off their work, with fabric painting workshop facilitator Melanie Brummer, from De Rust in Oudtshoorn,