Big announcement #1 – We are moving to a bigger, brighter home!

We have some really exciting news coming your way, and today’s post is the first of two major announcements. I’m so thrilled to tell you that we will be moving into a bigger, brighter space in the beginning of 2016!

Our new home will be in West Hampstead Square, a large new development going up in the heart of West Hampstead. We’ll be steps from the Underground, Overground and Thameslink stations, which means you can get to us in under 20 minutes from all the major Central London stations!

In the picture below, we’ll be located in the red brick building above the Marks & Spencer. There is a lift to the first floor so we’ll be buggy friendly and we’ll finally be wheelchair accessible!

The Village Haberdashery at West Hampstead Square

I walk by the building site four times a day on my way to and from Harvey’s nursery. The guys on the ground know me well because I take a lot of pictures. The picture below is what the site looks like now. They are running a little behind the original plans (we should have been in by this month) but we’re getting so close now!

We will triple our floor space in the new premises. The class space will be larger and filled with natural light – do you see those huge corner windows on the first floor? That is where our classes will be! We will also be able to expand our product selection. We will have a broader range of fabric and yarn collections plus we are going to be growing into new areas of stitching and craft (curated for the modern maker as always!) If you saw a project in Mollie Makes or on A Beautiful Mess that you want to try, for example, we want to be the place you can go for those supplies.

The Village Haberdashery at West Hampstead Square

When we take over this space it will be a big empty concrete shell. That’s super exciting because we can design our dream space. A place that truly reflects our brand and is filled with inspiration. It’s also kind of crazy, because we’ll have to fit out everything from the plumbing to the electrics to the floors. Every single detail. I taught myself some basic Sketchup skills and have been mocking up the space to give you an idea of what it will look like. I’ve also been pinning ideas and aesthetic inspiration to this pinboard.

The Village Haberdashery at West Hampstead Square

Here is the classroom up close. Big windows, lots of cutting space…it will be an amazing space to work, create, learn and host special events!

The Village Haberdashery at West Hampstead Square

I hope you’re as excited about this new space as we are! And stay tuned for our next big announcement!

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