Creative Upcycling - Making New From Old


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I am very honoured to have been involved in co-ordinating  wonderful community craft projects, in association with The Pump House Project,

that are displayed at Faringdons' very popular Folly Fest Music Weekend every July/ August.


The Brief

To create an art or craft installation to be displayed at Folly Fest.

To include the whole community regardless of age or gender or financial boundaries.

To sell or auction the display at the end of Folly Fest to raise money to support The Pump House Project Charity.



To enable members of the community to share a positive experience.

To encourage new positive relationships within the community.

To encourage intergenerational relationships e.g through Bridging the Gap and Full Circle.

To provide a nurturing and safe environment for less confident members of the community and build a sense of belonging.

To teach new skills.

To enable others to share their skills and knowledge.

To create a beautiful craft installation for the enjoyment of the whole community.

To use as much recycled material as possible.

To broaden awareness of both the building and activities of The Pump House Project Charity.

To raise funds for The Pump House Project Charity.






















































































For more information please go to

or contact

Nicky Brown: email

Faringdon Community Garden 2 Nicky on right Sarah on left 24 Bower  Blackbirds Faringdon Community Garden 4 Faringdon Community Garden 6 Mayor and flowers The hoard 20170819_175340-1


Over 100 fairy door were created by local residents of all ages. These were displayed in the town and at the Faringdon Folly Tower over Folly Fest weekend.

They were also dispalyed and some sold at The Uffington White Horse Show.

The remaining doors will be on permanent display in the woods around The Folly Tower.


The Fairy Doors 2017


The Community  Crochet Flower Garden 2016.

The final display included over 2000 flowers, took over 2500 hours of crochet time by 60 eagre and talented ladies.

Over 300 clay beasties were added by local children.

The garden has raised over £1000.

Unsold flowers were recently sent to Grenfell Tower residents and were displayed at their Memorial Service.