Participants will learn about upcycling plastic bags through the process of fusing. Using the heat and pressure of a household iron, a new type of textile is formed from un-recyclable plastic bags and wrappers that would usually be thrown away. This 101 class teaches the basics of plastic bag fusing and each participant will complete a final project using the fused textile. When signing up participants should start to save up their household's cereal and cracker bags and any other plastic bags and wrappers and bring them to use or donate. Guidelines for what can be used are found on Lou's website: http://www.lousupcycles.com/donate-recycle-upcycle/
There is a limit of 15 participants for this free workshop, which is supported in part by a grant from the Greenfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass
Cultural Council, a state agency.