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CycleUp Upcycling Textiles Workshops

Our trained upcycling tutors design and deliver practical, informative and fun Upcycling Textiles Workshops for Community groups, Workplaces and Schools where participants learn to make a simple but useful item from unwanted textiles in an informal social setting while learning about what can be done to reduce the impact of textile waste on the environment.

Previous Workshops have been run for the following organisations and groups include Roscommon Girl Guides, Athleague Active Age, Colaiste Mhuire Secondary School Ballygar, Roscommon Leader Partnership, Castlerea Community College, The Brothers of Charity, Ballygar Community Centre, WeAreAthleague Community Group.

Call 094 9621690 or email Martina at  to find out how to book a workshop at your location or at our Training Centre.

CycleUp Upcycling Textiles Training
(Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced)


Upcycling Textiles Training Courses in conjunction with GRETB

Our Upcycling Textiles Training courses allow our participants to; discover how to identify which fabrics are suitable for upcycling; learn how to deconstruct a garment, pick up new cutting and pattern making skills as well as basic machine sewing techniques all while learning about the effects of textile waste on the environment.

Courses run for 8 weeks and have taken place in Castlerea, Monksland, Roscommon Town, Athleague with our current course running in Boyle till July 2023. Our most popular course is the Introduction to Upcycling Textiles training and we also run Intermediate and Advanced Courses as a follow-on course for participants. Our training is delivered by our experienced Tutor team who have a textile sewing qualification, an in-depth knowledge of upcycling and a QQI Level 6 qualification in Training, Delivery and Evaluation.

Contact Martina at or call 094 9621690 for further information


CycleUp Upcycling Volunteers


A key component of the CycleUp Social Enterprise are our volunteer upcyclers who meet every week to come together to share their skills and ideas about upcycling textiles projects and on occasion support our CycleUp Production Team. 

Many of our volunteers are former participants on our Upcycling Textiles Training courses and are delighted to continue working as part of a team to tackle a pressing environmental issue. 

We welcome new volunteers who have sewing experience to try a session with us and observe the team in action and we also welcome volunteers who would be happy to help out at Market Stalls in the run up to Christmas and at various times throughout the year. 

Check out and search for RWN for current information on volunteer call-outs.