Virtual Family Workshop

Glowing Lantern Workshop

Make an upcycled, glowing lantern decorated with DIY batik fabric.

Upcycled Glowing Lantern Workshop

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Online Family Workshop

Upcycled Glowing Lantern Workshop

#ScienceWeek #VirtualEvent

Join Fashion Designer Rebecca Marsden for an online upcycling workshop for families. This workshop is recommended for ages 13+ but families are welcome to attend together with adult supervision.

Learn how to transform an old shirt into a glowing lantern to illuminate the winter nights. In this workshop, we will also introduce you to the traditional fabric dying technique of Batik. Using beginner & kid friendly materials, Rebecca will guide you through the process of creating fabric patterns which you will use to decorate your home-made lantern.

During this workshop, as part of the Creating our Future campaign, we invite you to share your  ideas for the future of fashion sustainability in Ireland, or any other big ideas you have that might inspire researchers in Ireland.

Materials Needed

  • Small long handle fishing net or embroidery hoop- 20/21cm diameter
  • XL Mans Shirt -17 1/2 inch 44cm neck
  • Elmers WASHABLE glue (purple, blue, white or clear will also be fine)
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Selection of Acrylic Paints
  • Sponge or Paint Brush
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basin of Hot water
  • Pins
  • Needle & Thread
  • LED Tea Light & String

Where & When

Online Family  Workshop
Tickets €6 (family ticket)
Sunday November 7th @ 10:00
Saturday November 13th @ 12:30
Booking Essential. Please register below

Book Tickets

This is a virtual event  children must be accompanied at all times online by an adult. 

Part of Science Week 2021

This workshop is part of a series of workshops from fashion designer Rebecca Marsden discovering sustainable fabrics, materials, and upcycling during Science Week.
Science Week is a week-long event in Ireland each November, celebrating science in our everyday lives. Taking place in 2021 from November 7th to 14th the programme includes workshops, science shows, talks, laboratory demonstrations, science walks, and other science-related events. To find out more and to discover a huge programme of virtual events taking place around the country visit

About Rebecca Marsden

Rebecca Marsden is a graduate of the Royal College of Art specialising in Fashion knitwear. Following on from her MA she was selected for the Santoni Pioneer program in Shanghai to further develop her knowledge and understanding of circular and seamless knitting applications.  In recent years Rebecca has worked in an educational capacity, lecturing in Textiles, Fashion and Design.  Her own label has received the ‘IDI’ Award 2016 for Fashion Design, Nissan Brand Ambassador for ‘Generation NeXt’ 2015-2017 ‘Designer of the Year’ and overall ‘Innovation Award’ at the Irish Fashion Innovation.