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Works In Progress – Wing Back Arm Chairs

on 30 November 2016

Following a shortage of wing backed arm chairs to up-cycle we are now delighted to be well stocked - thank you everyone who donated their old one to our workshop. In addition thank you Kamil (our master upholstery trainer) for the very generous donation of leather hides (an entire car load) last month, already being put to good use. Unbelievably we received some more stunning leather hides from two more supporters in the last few days.  The first from Susan who visited us at Alexandra Palace on Sunday. She had several leather hides that had been in her loft since…


Our First Two Free Workshops

on 09 November 2016

You may have heard we received a grant from The Community Wellbeing Innovation Fund Hertfordshire to pilot a group of free workshops. We wanted to give people in the Hertfordshire community that we don't usually reach an opportunity to come along & try their hand at some of the work we do on a daily basis. The plan is to provide a relaxed & friendly environment with hands on one to one expert tuition in some of the up-cycling & upholstery crafts we are known for.  Our daily operations depend on a core of committed & dedicated team members. These…


Team Building Day – Archery at Celtic Harmony

on 02 November 2016

The Concept: Give our core team of members an opportunity to engage with each other outside of the workshop in unfamiliar surroundings, with new activities to stimulate further development in their confidence & self- esteem.   The Challenge: Finding something that everyone would participate in, enjoy, benefit from, have a degree of difficulty, an edge of competitiveness and on a budget...      Result: After researching & investigating several ideas & options that our Team put forward, everyone agreed that Celtic Harmony Archery Barn ticked all the boxes.  http://www.celticharmony.org/archery  From personal experience, albeit 45 years ago I believed that we…


Bright Team, Bright Furniture & Bright Future

on 28 September 2016

  Some of our Team in action - enjoying a 'chef Julie' special roast lunch!     Former Mayor Les Page with our very own Mel & Chris     Dave giving us the thumbs up                                       Hannah, inspired     Ian & Kamil quality control                                             Poppy lost in fabric     Julie, not only cooks - sews too  …


Free Workshops – Details

on 07 September 2016

  FREE WORKSHOPS Take home the piece you create With support from the ‘Community Wellbeing Innovation Fund 2016 Hertfordshire’ we are now offering FREE up-cycling workshops. If you regard yourself, or know of someone who experiences social isolation, loneliness, or mental health issues, and you want to try something new, free and fun – then these workshops are for you! We will provide a welcoming, safe, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, with a chance to meet new people and learn something new.   Up-cycling a chair – 6 weeks: Tuesdays 3pm – 7pm starting 4th October 2016 Course Dates: October 4th, 11th, 18th,…


Free Workshops – Test Pilot Scheme

on 31 August 2016

  Free Workshops - Take home the piece you create!   RECOVER are delighted to now have the opportunity, via funding from the 'Community Wellbeing Innovation Fund 2016 Hertfordshire', to test pilot up-cycling workshops. These workshops will enable us to offer, in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, people that we may not be able to reach in the community through the current core of our Social Enterprise. If you regard yourself, or know of someone who experiences social isolation, loneliness, or mental health issues, and you want to try something new, free and fun - then these workshops are for you!…


Current Trending Colours

on 03 August 2016

Closely following the very latest colour trends the Team have been working on making ready for this Sunday's open day (August 7th 10am -4pm) some very useful pieces of furniture including:     Glenn working on this now complete & very trendy compact Kitchen table & Bench set in natural solid wood & painted in a warm grey.       Ian B. working on Chest of Drawers - now complete.     Chris has done a fine job on this matching pair of bedside cabinets.     Very useful painted hanging shelf unit with carved 'love birds' adornment.  …


‘Fabric Of Life’ – funded by John Lewis Foundation

on 01 June 2016

Our local John Lewis in Welwyn Garden City has been donating splendid fabrics to our project for the last 18 months. More recently we were invited to apply for funding from the John Lewis Foundation to support any projects we were interested in developing. Recover's volunteer fundraiser Elena did an outstanding job successfully securing a generous amount of funding to develop our 'Fabric Of Life' project.  The project is to further develop our upholstery skills enabling more of the Team to use these skills in getting employment in the future. Interestingly the money we received from the John Lewis Foundation…


Meet the Team

on 28 April 2016

Currently there are approximately 20 Team members at RECOVER, the number is variable as members move on & new members join. RECOVER's Team of volunteers now contribute approximately 1000 hours every month to the Social Enterprise. Today 15 of our members gave consent to have a picture & a mention in this blog. Here goes with most recent Team members first.... Marie M. our very newest member started last week & has amazed all of us with her focus, determination & ability with all things up-cycling - last week cushions & this week a very nicely detailed chair.  Nicola V.…


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Reconstructed P. Knolls well on the way now, one completed today in @witchnwatchman lush velvet prints. Open Saturd… https://t.co/0GTJxIV74N

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16th July 2017 7:56 AM

Opening Times

Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Saturday: 10am - 4.00pm
Sunday: - 1st Sunday of every month 10am - 4pm

If you are making a special trip, please contact us first in case we are working off site.

Our location

Unit 19, Tewin Court, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1AU, UK

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