The ERTF conference at Anglia Ruskin University on 18 April 2015, was all about up-cycling - recycling to make something new.
After a members' challenge our speaker, Lisa Tilley gave an interesting talk about her up-cycled bags and other items. Everything had a vintage/retro feel that was also very modern.
Lisa creates unique items using stitch, decoupage, crochet, and most importantly combining old and new. Her work has appeared at a variety of venues including as part of Paul Smith stores at the Milan and Paris fashion weeks in 2010.