My World Tour Plan

I have this idea of travelling all over to visit people doing Trashmagination stuff. I’m going to keep a running list of places I want to see for the day I go.

The keywords I use when searching for these people are:

  • American Made
  • Collaborative Working Space
  • Creative Recycling
  • Etsy Recycled
  • Fiber Art Center
  • Folk Art Center
  • Maker Faire
  • Mosaics
  • School of Crafts
  • Scrap
  • Textile Center
  • Tinkerer
  • Upcycled

EVENTS IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

ALABAMA

  • Alabama Chanin – This visionary has a factory of organic cotton design awesomeness in Florence.
  • Arcadia Salvage – Furnishings from recycled wood – in Pell City
  • The Resource Place – A place for teachers & caregivers to get recycled materials in Mobile

ALASKA

ALBERTA

ARGENTINA

ARIZONA

ARKANSAS

AUSTRALIA

BRAZIL

  • SK EcoStore – many items from recycled glass bottles – in Ribeirão Preto

BRITISH COLUMBIA

CALIFORNIA

CHILE

COLORADO

CONNECTICUT

DENMARK

  • Thomas Dambo – This creative reuse artist lives in Copenhagen

DISTRICT of COLUMBIA

FINLAND

FLORIDA

GEORGIA

  • Vita Marie Lovett – This artist stitches layers on to canvas to make it look like old barn doors, in Marietta

GERMANY

  • FM Unique Designs – furniture made from recycled materials such as suitcases – in Wallerfing
  • Diedel Klöver – art from recycled metal – in Varel
  • Little Herb Bouquet – I would love to meet innovative embroidery design Veselka Bulkan in Munich
  • raubdruckerin – Make prints from manhole covers – in Berlin

GREECE

HAWAII

HONG KONG

HUNGARY

  • Felvarrom – makes belts, wallets and other items from bicycle inner tubes – in Leányfalu

IDAHO

ILLINOIS

INDIANA

IOWA

ITALY

JAPAN

KENTUCKY

MAINE

MANITOBA

MARYLAND

MASSACHUSETTS

MEXICO

MICHIGAN

  • Arts and Scraps – In Detroit, a place for artists to get inexpensive supplies
  • Boots N’ Gus – Lighting from glass jars and kitchen ware in Grand Haven
  • Figjam Studio – I would love to meet creative reuse artist Kerry Heath in Coldwater
  • Green Sheep – She takes wool sweaters and makes them into  blankets
  • Green Sheep Felt – She also takes woolen sweaters and makes them into fun stuff, in Dearborn
  • Scrap Box – In Ann Arbor, they gather factory ends and other bits for artists, as well as offering classes.
  • Thing Thing – These designers grind up plastic and melt it into many objects such as clocks and furniture – in Detroit
  • Tinygami, Stacie Tamaki – Tiny origami folder

MINNESOTA

MISSOURI

MOLDOVA

MONTANA

NETHERLANDS

NEVADA

  • The Teacher’s Exchange – This program is run by the Public Education Foundation in Las Vegas and connects teachers with materials.

NEWFOUNDLAND

  • Norton’s Cove Studio – Janet Davis’ studio – I love her work, expecially her hooked rugs – especially Clifford’s Educational Fund – in Brookfield

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW JERSEY

NEW YORK

NORTH CAROLINA

NORWAY

  • Kari Prestgaard and Astor Andersen – create beach plastic art for museums/galleries and workshops for kids.
  • Maja Stabel – Maja designs clothing sewing patterns that use all the yardage so there is no waste – I particularly love her designs from blankets and tablecloths – I also love her embroidered portraits
  • Pippip Ferner – beach plastic sculptures, including braided plastic bags – sometimes shaped into large tree-sized cones or hanging in vertical stripes

NOVA SCOTIA

OHIO

OKLAHOMA

OREGON

ONTARIO

OREGON

PENNSYLVANIA

PORTUGAL

QUEBEC

RHODE ISLAND

RUSSIA

SASKATCHEWAN

SERBIA

SINGAPORE

SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH CAROLINA

SPAIN

SWEDEN

TENNESSEE

TEXAS

THAILAND

UNITED KINGDOM

UTAH

VERMONT

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON

WISCONSIN

  • Forevertron – A large sculpture from recycled metal in North Freedom.
  • Growing Power – Very cool program that teaches people urban farming – Will and Erika Allen are super inspiring human beings
  • Sew Much Style – iPad and bowl covers from recycled fabrics in Keewaunee