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Eco kitchen craft morning with Roobedo

Wednesday May 15th I will be helping to run a morning of creativity and sewing in the most beautiful venue Burmieston Farm Steading near Little Glenshee, Perthshire. You will make reusable plastic free everyday things including coffee bag scrubbers and linen bread bags – helping you reduce the plastic in your home. Materials all provided – […]

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Perth Zerowaste Swish

Pass it on week – Swish night featuring Roobedo

I’ll be heading down to Perth this Friday with my sewing machine, pins and tape measure, ready to make quick alterations to anything swopped at this great event organised by ZerowastePerth. This exciting Swish Plus Event is a one-off opportunity in Perth to spend an evening with fashion professionals. This is your chance to declutter […]

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Basic Sewing Machine Skills Course with Roobedo

   I will be running a further Basic Sewing Machine Skills free workshop on Saturday 23rd March, noon-2pm, in the Zero Waste Walk-In at St. John’s Shopping Centre. Booking through Eventbrite only. An afternoon of sewing – bring along your machine/overlocker for an informal intoductory / refresher course to sewing. Learn what all those buttons […]

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Kit bag on an adventure

Stocking fillers

It’s been busy in the Roobedo workshop this winter, fulfilling customer orders to ship around the world and also closer to home I’ve been working with local independent companies. Big thanks to Cafe Calluna @CafeCalluna for asking me to supply them with some gifts ideas for the washing line this Christmas. Lots of cosy arm-warmers […]

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Peat Stack Roobedo Bothy Blanket

Coorie in this Christmas

New Specials section in the shop With the countdown to Christmas upon us, I’ve included a new specials section in the Roobedo shop, which might inspire you for gifts or be perfect timing for a treat. And there’s a few bargains on the sale page too. What’s so special? Not only is everything handmade here […]

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Roobedo reusable kitchen cloth covers

Reusable packaging and everyday things

Latest evening class starts tonight – I am so excited. I am very much hoping we will all come away having made some beautiful things, but also have a chance to discuss things and share ideas over a cup of tea too.  I am simply scratching the surface on this theme but just thought it […]

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Luxury patch scarf handstitch detail

Sewing with Ruth

Evening class 10 weeks (£60) Wednesdays 7-9pm Pitlochry High School Starts Wed 19th Sept till 5th Dec (2 week break over October) Sewing class with Ruth of Roobedo, featuring a selection of bite-size projects which will include making re-useable packaging and everyday things with re-use and recycle in mind. We will use sewing machines and […]

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Beyond the Bothy

Preparations are almost complete for this event. We will be open from 1 – 9th September, 10-4pm, daily (11-4pm Sundays) in the main street, Pitlochry. There will be a selection of prints, original drawings, ceramics, textiles, basketry, clothing accessories, homeware and lots more from myself and a selection of amazing Perthshire Artists and Makers. For more […]

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The Shirt dress workshop poster


Roobedo workshops are designed to be fun and carefully structured for beginners as well as established sewers.   The focus is on developing sewing skills and techniques to create constructed textiles, such as bags, purses, skirts, trousers, PJ’s, shirt dresses, duvet dresses, hand warmers and re-useable packaging solutions to name a few! Over the years, Ruth […]

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Beyond the Bothy

POP UP SHOP as part of PERTHSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS 2018 1 – 9 Sept, 23 Atholl Road, Pitlochry. PH16 5BX Daily 10-4pm, except Sundays 11-4pm   One bitterly cold Saturday morning in February, over coffee, five Highland Perthshire artists hatched a plan to form the ‘Beyond the Bothy’ collective – with their first event being […]

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