Have you ever broken something and wished you’d known how to fix it? Home Basics will help improve your general DIY knowledge,

from choosing the best tools and materials for home decorations and making.

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Tool introduction: How to hang a shelf

Wednesday 26 June | 12.30 - 1.30pm

116 Church Elm Lane, Dagenham, RM10 9RL

My name is Jackie, a local resident and nan. From an early age , I enjoyed making new things out of other things I had found. I love being creative and thrifty, so I would like to share some tips with you. Learn together with Jackie how to hang a useful shelf in an awkward corner, while residents transform the rooms of the Church Elm Lane shop together. You can come to this session with any level of skill and learn the basics of using tools.

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How to make a rug

Tuesday 9 July | 4.00 - 5.00pm

116 Church Elm Lane, Dagenham, RM10 9RL

My name is Coby and I design and make many things . From clothing to jewellery, the items I make are always very eclectic.Ever wanted to learn how to make your own rug from an old bit of carpet? Come along to this session where Coby, a local resident will be sharing her skills in cutting and binding a rug.