A CREATIVE textiles upcycling workshop is to be held in Flintshire.

The event, which is to be held in Mold, will show people how to make a gorgeous and unique bag from fabric scraps.

Mold Fairtrade Group is teaming up with Plastic Reduction Mold to run its first practical sewing event - with such bags reducing the need for single-use plastic bags.

'Rags to Bags' is on Saturday August 31 from 10am to 1pm in the Jubilee Room (1st floor) of Mold Town Council's offices.

Cindy Lorimer, a member of Mold Fairtrade, is running the workshop

She said: "If you’d like to learn how to make your own unique bag from recycled materials, and pick up a few practical sewing skills in a relaxed informal session, then this workshop is one for you.

"Fabrics are provided but if you have any fabrics, or old clothes you’d like to use, then please bring them along, particularly if you have a specific colour scheme in mind.

"Hard wearing cottons such as denim and curtain material are ideal for bag making. Sewing machines are provided, or you can bring your own machine.

"For the decorative panel I’ll have some beautiful African cotton material, which can be used to embellish the bags if wanted. The cottons are purchased by Chifundo/Chanasa a charity which helps fund training in tailoring for young women in Malawi. They in turn take their expertise back to their home sewing groups. We’re asking for a donation of £5 for the charity.”

For information please visit the Plastic Reduction Mold – or Mold Fairtrade Group facebook. Phone 01352 758532 or email events@moldtowncouncil.org.uk