Posts Tagged ‘Morsbags’

Bag Workshop
From the 22nd May

Fabric & Paper
Bag Making

Every Friday
2pm – 4pm
Ventnor Community Cafe

3 Albert St, Ventnor,
Isle Of Wight PO38 1DS

Come along and make yourself a Morsbag – a shopping bag made out of recycled fabric (like the ones in the photo above) to help rid Ventnor of plastic carrier bags. Sheila will show you how to make them, you only have to sew straight lines on the sewing machine – they are very easy to make. (more…)


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A Ventnor MorsbagSaturday 29th November Ventnor will be part of a worldwide handout of Morsbags.

The Ventnor handout has been organised by Sheila, she has been working very hard for weeks sewing over 200 Morsbags to give away to Ventnor shoppers,  with some help from a couple of other machinists.  Morsbags are shopping bags made out of donated recycled fabric to help stop the use of plastic carrier bags.

These bags are free!

To find out where to get one . . . (more…)

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Selection of MorsbagsTo encourage more people to ditch the dreaded plastic carrier bags and use a lovely free bag made from recycled fabric, Morsbags are holding a worldwide morsbags handout on the 29th November.

Ventnor Bags our local ‘pod’ is of course taking part, which is top of the morsbags pod chart, having made and given out 1667 free fabric bags in Ventnor, mainly due to Sheila’s efforts.

We desperately need more fabric offcuts, old curtains, sheets, pillowcases etc to make lots of these bags to give away free to shoppers on the 29th November. If you have any spare fabric could you drop it of at The Ventnorian, Spring Hill Road, Ventnor or or email: ventbag@btinternet.com to arrange to have it collected.

If you can sew a straight line – you to can make a morsbag, full instructions can be found on the Morsbags website.

I will post nearer the date the various shops that are taking part.

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Somerfield Ventnor IWSomerfield are at last trying to reduce the amount of thin free plastic bags that they are giving away. Instead of being put at the end of the till for people to help themselves they are by the cashier and you have to ask for bags.

This is a directive from Head Office to all stores, probably to try and get people to use their own bags before the tax on plastic bags comes in next year, so they don’t have to bump up the food prices even more to cover the cost of your ‘free plastic bags’.

It is supposed to be implemented in all Somerfield stores but as of Monday 11th August the message had not got through to the Shanklin branch who still had bags for the taking at the end of every checkout.

To find out what the fabric bit is about (more…)

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See Sheila making Morsbags like these at Brook Fete

See Sheila making Morsbags like these at Brook Fete

Brook Village & Church Fete – Saturday 5th July
Brook Green and Seely Hall
2pm – 4:30pm
See Sheila making Morsbags there, as well as the normal fete type activities. There are often plants for sale at these events.

For other weekend events, car boot sales etc (more…)

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