About the Re-Creations Project

The Re-Creations Project consists of me (Stacy) with support from my fearless sidekick Jacqui Atkins, and some awesome freelance crafters who pitch in to help.  We started in 2011 in the hopes of creating a sustainable social enterprise for people with learning disabilities that would give them a chance to do meaningful creative work and help the environment in the process.

In October 2011, the Project received a Level 1 Millennium Award from Un Ltd, helping us to buy tools and materials for the group.  Off to a good start!  Since then we’ve been working with a small group in Cambridge, as well as delivering “roadshows” to schools, youth groups, and other social enterprises.  We’ve opened our etsy shop, and are preparing for the upcoming summer market season.  Along the way, we’ve met loads of inspiring people, and had a great time.  We’re always looking to connect with new people, so if you have fresh ideas, please get in touch!

Group Members

Some members of our Cambridge group have been kind enough to let us introduce them and display their work in our galleries.  Please have a look at their photos and let them know what you think–we’re so proud of their efforts!

Luisa: Hi, my name is Luisa.  I enjoy Re-Creations, it is the best work.  Re-Creations is fun artwork with people I like.  My favourite project so far has been making flowers from used plastic bottles.  I like to do all different things.  I like making beads from crisp packets as well. Luisa’s gallery

 

Rod: I’m Roderick, but my nickname is “Freddie”.  I don’t know why.  I love making art.  My favourite thing was weaving a circle from carrier bags on a hula hoop.  I’m going to a cricket match soon.  I’m going to Potters on holiday and I’m looking forward to all the activities.  My favourite milk top I made was the fish, and I’m also proud of the pot I made with a bird.  Rod’s Gallery

Sarah:  Hello, I’m Sarah but Rod calls me “fish”.  I like drinking coffee. (It’s my coffee break soon!)  My favourite thing to make was bottle top magnets because I love them.  I’m very good at making beads from crisp packets. Sarah’s gallery

“Jack”:  Hi, I like to be called Jack Dawson.  I like Jack Dawson from Titanic.  I’m sorry he died in the film.  His body sank to the bottom of the ocean floor.  About the group, it is nice.  I really enjoyed selling my candle holder I made. (jar on the right) I sold it to the mayor’s wife!!!  This made me happy. Jack’s Gallery

Heather. Hi, my name is Heather. I like to keep busy. I am good at arts and crafts. I am good at designing spoon necklaces, circular knitting and sorting things out.

 

James. My name is James. I like making spoon necklaces and having a good laugh. I like watching manchester united play. I also like going to Duxford, playing football and chilling out. My hobby is listening to music.I’m really good at making coffee for nice ladies!

22 thoughts on “About the Re-Creations Project

  1. I love your concept – its great how you are engaging with the community and spreading awareness… This is exactly what I am aiming to do in my project, but ofcourse, in our part of the world! Great work and wish you the best of luck!!

  2. Your cause is absolutely beautiful. I hope that this project continues to grow towards awareness and success!

    Much love,
    Evie

  3. Hi there….. thank you for popping by, what a wonderful initiative you have going. And in my original home county in the UK too!!! I look forward to hearing more about your projects and success and the fun you seem to be having along the way which is great. Go Girls!

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