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Happily Upcycling in South Hadley (Going Green)

goinggreen-andreabugbee-amberladley-happily-upcycled-southhadley-massachusetts - 7 by Andrea Bugbee, Going Green Summer 2018

Amber Ladley’s studio is the kind of place where a casual visitor could misplace an hour just poking around. The space, a sunny workroom in her South Hadley bungalow, is only about 10 feet wide by 15 feet long. But in every direction, there’s something enchantingly upcycled to pick up and ask, “How did you ever think of that?” Continue reading “Happily Upcycling in South Hadley (Going Green)”

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Oxford library classes create beauty out of rubbish (The Webster Times)

amberladley-happilyupcycled-webster-times-kimberly-maschiby Kimberly Maschi, Times Correspondent
www.stonebridgepress.com
April 6, 2018

In the lower level of the Oxford Public Library the crafters are getting creative with rubbish. That’s right, in this free workshop, students are utilizing what people would normally throw away and instead are creating beautifully unique art. Continue reading “Oxford library classes create beauty out of rubbish (The Webster Times)”

Creativity, Events, Press, Upcycling/Creative Reuse

Glenmeadow Learning Participants Got Crafty

Think outside the dumpster.

That was one message that Amber Ladley had for the participants of “Inviting Creativity: A Crafty Workshop on the Benefits of Upcycling,” our last program in the fall Glenmeadow Learning series. Amber is a lifelong crafter, and before leading people in making a gratitude jar to hold special thoughts and memories, she talked with them about the importance of rescuing everyday items from the landfill by reusing them in creative projects. Continue reading “Glenmeadow Learning Participants Got Crafty”

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Your Time: Kusudama workshop, Westhampton Public Library (Daily Hampshire Gazette)

Photos and text by Jerrey Roberts via The Daily Hampshire Gazette

Everyday waste materials, like newspapers, magazines, sheet music, calendars and discarded book pages, were given new life last week during a workshop using the Japanese paper art of kusudama, given by Amber Ladley of South Hadley, at the Westhampton Public Library.
Continue reading “Your Time: Kusudama workshop, Westhampton Public Library (Daily Hampshire Gazette)”

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Craftworking Works (BeetlePress)

by Janice Beetle via BeetlePress

This is another look at innovative ways to network.

A month or so ago, I wrote about a SOULpreneur’s gathering at Eastworks in Easthampton, Massachusetts, a night when soul-centered business owners came together to talk about their work but also their lives, loves, goals, passions and projects.  Continue reading “Craftworking Works (BeetlePress)”