Emmaus Bolton is making something very special for a Christmas market with a difference, put together by the design company of reuse champion Wayne Hemingway.

WasteLess Wonderland will highlight how to make best use of what we already have, through a series of workshops running alongside entertainment and food at Westgate Oxford, from November 24 to December 22.

Free opportunities for visitors include making stars, wreaths, decorations and upcycling party clothing with a booking on the shopping centre website.

On order for Hemingway Design

Event organisers, Hemingway Design, invited the Emmaus community to make furniture for WasteLess Wonderland, after spotting woodwork made by the charity at the annual Emmaus UK Assembly.

Wayne Hemingway said: “Upcycling, re-use, a wonderful charity, Emmaus giving people a leg up, what more could Hemingway Design want from a project?”

Members of Emmaus Bolton’s The Workshops team are making 16 stools inspired by a design by Romain Voulet and an Enzo Mari designed two metre by two metre table.

Making furniture from reclaimed wood

Phil from Emmaus Bolton said: “We’re estimating two days to machine the wood to the size we need to start putting the design together. It’s a great project to be able to work together on, and we’re looking forward to getting this machined down, finished and ready to assemble.”

All wood used the project comes from Forestry Stewardship Council certified sustainable sources as warped and twisted pine, which can no longer be used by the construction trade.

It is being put together with oak, beech and mahogany plugs from other workshop projects so nothing goes to waste. You can watch a video of the project for Hemingway Designs being put together in The Workshops here.

Visit here to find out more about Emmaus Bolton shops and services. Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays off Fletcher Street, BL3 6NF.