As we take down and dismantle the hugely successful Catwalking exhibition The Bowes Museum is giving people the chance to get their hands on a piece of the display.
Some of the mannequins wearing designer clothing featured in the photographs on show were displayed on a catwalk made of white cardboard tubes designed by the artist Steve Messam.
We now have hundreds of those tubes up for grabs, most measuring around 75cm long and 8 cm in diameter.
Joanna Hashagen, Curator of Fashion and Textiles, said: “It would be a shame to see these go to waste, some are being recycled but we thought we would offer them for free to the community to see if any schools, groups or individuals wanted to upcycle them.
“They can be used in a variety of ways from growing award winning carrots to cutting up into drawer organisers or even reinventing as a bench.”
To claim your tubes please contact The Bowes Museum reception team on 01833 690606.