January Classes at The Village Haberdashery!
We are so excited about our January schedule! If your New Year’s resolution is to learn something new then look no further. We even have some brand new classes for you to try! Come and join us this January in our bright and airy studio space in our West Hampstead shop! We have something to suit every level, interest and schedule!
Read on to find out what we have planned for the next few weeks or browse all of our classes here. Plus, don’t forget about our weekly events, including our Crafty Mamas Coffee Morning on Thursday mornings at 10:30am and our fun, free drop in Knit Night every Thursday from 6pm. You can find out more about these events and lots of other free happenings on our Events page!
Want to work on your own project in our studio? Check out out studio bookings page to book a slot! Want to book one of our classes as a private party? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org with your requirements!
Sew an Agnes Top with Charlotte Newland
Sunday, 14 January, 11am – 5pm (£89)
Learn to sew with knits whilst making yourself your new favourite top! The irresistibly wearable and endlessly versatile Tilly & the Buttons Agnes Top! Choose long or cropped sleeves; plain or ruched sleeves; scoop neckline or ruched sweetheart neckline – eight possible combinations in all. In this class we’ll cover key skills for sewing with knits on a home sewing machine, from fitting to finishing, so you can leave with a finished top and the confidence to make a zillion more at home! Find out more and sign up here.
Beginners Shibori: Stitching and Binding with Rob Jones
Tuesday 9 January, 6:30pm – 9pm (£50)
In this class you will learn basic shibori stitching and binding techniques before dyeing your work in the indigo vat. Over the 2.5 hour workshop you’ll master the following stitching and binding skills and learn all about indigo. Find out more and sign up here.
Sew a Box Cushion with Kym Armstrong
Sunday 7 January, 11am – 5pm (£75)
Learn to make a custom-sized box cushion with a zipper in this entry level upholstery class! Working with your own cushion or cushion measurements, you will learn to draft a cushion pattern template, how to construct a professional-looking cushion cover and how to install a zipper. Find out more and sign up here.
Introduction to Linocut Printing with Kate Guy
Tuesday 30 January, 7pm – 9pm (£45)
In this fun two hour workshop you’ll learn the prinicples of relief printing and the basics of linocut technique! You will get to design, cut and print a small lino block in a single colour. Depending on your pace, you may also have the opportunity to experiment with adding colour through collage and/or gradiated roller technique. You will get to keep your lino block and take home a print on quality art paper that is ready to frame! Find out more and sign up here.
Sew a Quilted Cushion with Judith Dahmen
Saturday 6 January, 10am – 4pm (£85)
In this class you’ll learn many of the steps to making a patchwork quilt by sewing a quilted cushion! Participants will learn how to use a rotary cutter, how to machine piece patchwork pieces together using a ¼ inch foot on a sewing machine, how to machine quilt the front of the cushion, how to sew a zip. Students will also have the option of learning how to attach a binding. In short almost everything required to start making quilts! Find out more and sign up here.
Rag Rugging for Beginners: Rag Rug Letters with Elspeth Jackson
Sunday 21 January, 10am – 4pm (£75)
Learn to turn old rags into upcycled homeware with the beautiful craft of rag rugging! Our beginners’ workshop is designed to give you all the skills you need to be able to start any rag rug project for yourself at home. Plus in this special edition of our class, you’ll get to make a rag rug in the letter of your choice! With plenty of help from our expert instructor throughout the day, you will learn how to use rag rug equipment, how to work with hessian, how to choose and prepare materials, how to design for rag rug, how to do the two different types of rag rugging (loopy and shaggy) and how to finish your work. Find out more and sign up here.
Brush Lettering Workshop with Emma Block
Monday, 15 January, 7pm – 9:30pm or Wednesday, 31 January, 10.30am – 1pm (£60)
Taught by illustrator Emma Block, this contemporary brush lettering workshop will focus on developing skills and learning techniques allowing you to grow in confidence and start to develop your own brush lettering style. We’ll start with exercises to practice making shapes, creating lines of different thicknesses and using different brushstrokes. You’ll then practice writing the alphabet, words and phrases with plenty of help and guidance on hand. You will be given a complete set of materials which you can take away after class, including guide sheets, a brush and a pot of indian ink. Find out more and sign up here.
Talk & Pop Up: How Sustainable Fashion Fosters a More Positive Self-Image with Ayesha Mustafa
Wednesday, 17 January, 7pm – 9pm (£10)
With each New Year we make resolutions to improve ourselves and focus on creating a well-balanced and fulfilled life. We focus on eating better, getting fit, being more mindful; self-improvement and looking and feeling good are high on everyone’s agenda. But we often miss out on the huge impact being a responsible consumer and choosing our clothing has on our self-image. Ayesha Mustafa, Founder of Fashion ComPassion, will talk about how the slow fashion movement, and being a conscious consumer, helps instil a more positive and real self-image. In exchange for following trends and celebrity styles, we look at how choosing quality over quantity, understanding how your products are made and the environmental impact of apparel makes us more educated and empowered consumers. Wine and nibbles will be served and you’ll have the opportunity to shop Fashion ComPassion’s collection of sustainable fashion accessories. Find out more and sign up here.
Sew a Cleo Dungaree Dress with Charlotte Newland
Saturday, 13 January, 10am – 5pm (£99)
Join us for a fun day in the studio with Charlotte sewing up the fun Cleo Dungaree Dress by Tilly & the Buttons! Bang on-trend, this pattern is simple to sew, with no fiddly zips and minimal fitting required, with lots of options for customisation! This class is perfect for students who know how to use a sewing machine and want to get started making their own clothes. Find out more and sign up here.
Freehand Machine Embroidery with Sophia Palmer
Saturday 20 January, 10.30am – 1.15pm or 2.30pm – 5.15pm (£40)
Do you want to learn a completely new and unique way of using your sewing machine? This workshop will give you a new expressive way to decorate and create. Mixing free motion thread sketching with fabric appliqué to create totally individual pieces of art! You’ll learn how to draw with thread, tips for the perfect fabric appliqué and how to trace your own designs into fabric art. Find out more and sign up here.
Sew a Rope Bowl with Sarah Jeffrey
Tuesday 16 January, 7pm – 9pm (£40)
Sarah Jeffrey creates beautiful rope bowls for her brand Haar East and now you can learn to make them too! In this fun class you’ll learn how to sew a rope bowl on a home sewing machine, picking up tips on how to manipulate the rope into different shapes and how to use thread colours to create different results. You’ll be able to finish one medium-sized bowl or two small bowls in class – perfect for a gift or a treat for yourself! Find out more and sign up here.
Organising for Creativity with Helen Sanderson
Wednesday, 24 January, 7pm – 9pm (£15)
Join us for a special workshop with organisation guru Helen Sanderson! Many creatives buy into a romantic myth that being surrounded by messy piles of inspiration and art and craft materials is vital to being an artist. But the reality is that a decluttered space will actually help the creative process. Say goodbye to some of that unnecessary stuff crowding up your workspace and hello to new habits that help you focus on the creative projects you’re passionate about. From the outer clutter of your studio or creative space to the inner clutter of your mind, this workshop will help you make room for artistic inspiration! Find out more and sign up here.
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy with Suzie Dicker
Friday 19 January, 10:30am – 1pm or Monday 29 January, 7pm – 9:30pm (£60)
Modern calligraphy is perfect for all; its relaxed approach enhances your natural hand writing style to create a unique and beautiful lettering form that is totally individual. Led by Suzie Dicker, founder of luxury stationery brand A L’aise, this beginner’s workshop will guide you through making your first stroke to writing beautiful quotes that will be lovely enough to hang on your wall at home! Whether you are a bride-to-be wanting to learn so you can address your wedding invitation envelopes, or you are the creative sort wanting to learn a new skill; this class is the one for you! Find out more and sign up here.
Learn to Knit with Renée Callahan
Wednesday 3 January, 7.00pm – 9:30pm or Wednesday 24 January, 10:00am – 12:30pm
Do you want to learn to knit or need a refresher on the basics? This class is for you! In this class, experienced knitting teacher and knitwear pattern designer Renée Callahan will start from the very beginning and cover everything you need to know to get started knitting: knit stitch, purl stitch, casting on and off. Find out more and sign up here.
Embroidery for Beginners with Carina Envoldsen-Harris
Tuesday 9 January, 11am – 2pm or Saturday 20 January, 10:30am – 1:30pm (£40)
This class is a fun and colourful introduction to hand embroidery that is designed for beginners or those who want a refresher. You will start by learning the tools of the craft, how to use a hoop and how to transfer a pattern. Next, we’ll explore a selection of stitches – running stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, French knots and more – by creating a modern sampler designed by Carina. You’ll leave with everything you need to know to complete your sampler at home and the confidence to try your next embroidery pattern independently! Find out more and sign up here.
Sew a Zip Pouch with Judith Dahmen
Tuesday 23 January, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£45)
In this class we’ll take the fear out of sewing zips by making handy flat bottom pouches! In under three hours you’ll be sewing zips like a pro and addicted to making these cute bags. Find out more and sign up here.
Cross Stitch for Beginners with Kym Armstrong
Tuesday 2 January, 10:30pm – 1pm or Wednesday 10 January, 7pm – 9:30pm (£35)
Cross stitch is portable, relaxing and seriously addictive! This one-evening class will cover the cross stitch basics from tools to techniques while you stitch a modern cross stitch design to take home! You’ll learn how to work with embroidery floss and the various types of cross stitch fabric, how to get started by anchoring your thread and reading a stitch chart, how to follow a pattern including basic stitches, working rows and changing colours and how to finish your work to display it at home. All materials are provided, and you’ll be able to choose from our selection of kits on class night. Find out more and sign up here.
Guided Studio Time with Charlotte Newland
Monday 8 January or Monday 22 January, 6.30pm – 9.30pm (£48)
Work on the sewing or quilting project of your choice with the expert guidance of 2016 Great British Sewing Bee winner Charlotte Newland! You’re welcome to bring a project at any stage of completion to receive personalised instruction. Classes are kept small so you’ll have plenty of one-on-one time. Find out more and sign up here.
Learn to Crochet Granny Squares with Annie Windley
Tuesday 9 January, 7pm – 9pm or Tuesday 23 January, 10:30am – 12:30pm (£35)
Learn to crochet the classic granny square! In this two hour class, you’ll learn to create a granny square that can be used as a drinks coaster or as the start of a blanket, accessory or anything else you can dream up! We’ll cover basic crochet stitches, how to finish a square and how to connect squares to create larger projects plus how to follow a crochet pattern or chart. All materials are included in the class fee. You are welcome to bring your small baby to our daytime classes! Find out more and sign up here!
This is a Sewing Machine with Lisa Falconer
Wednesday 3 January, 6:30pm – 9:30pm or Tuesday 16 January, 10am – 1pm (£45)
This class will introduce aspiring stitchers – or those who need a refresher – how to use a sewing machine! In this comprehensive three hour class, you’ll get sewing machine-savvy and leave with enough knowledge and confidence to start making your own projects at home! This workshop is focussed solely on the skill of sewing and the entire three hours will be spent practising each element below to ensure that the methods stay in your mind after the class. You are welcome to bring your small baby to our daytime classes! Find out more and sign up here.
Introduction to Modern Weaving with Amy Ilić
Sunday, 28 November, 10:30am – 2:30pm (£75)
Have you been coveting the gorgeous woven wall-hangings in your Instagram feed and are dying to try your hand at this beautiful craft? In this inspiring workshop, experienced weaver Amy Ilić will teach you how to make your own woven wall hanging using a table/lap loom! You will learn how to set up your loom, make knots to start and end your weaving and use weaving tools. You will play with texture and colour through different techniques including Rya knots (tassels), twining, soumak, and learn how to add a 3D sculptural element to your weaving. You will leave class confident to set up and weave on your own and with your own gorgeous hand-woven wall hanging that you can put up in your home or give away as a generous handmade gift! Find out more and sign up here.
Fitting Masterclass with Charlotte Newland
Saturday, 27 January, 10am – 5pm (£95)
This intensive one-day class is designed for students who know how to sew, but want to learn how to make a dress that fits beautifully. Working with the dress pattern of your choice, our experienced instructor will teach show you tips and techniques for taking accurate measurements, making a muslin, evaluating fit, basic pattern adjustments (blending between sizes, bust adjustments, lengthening/shortening) and altering your pattern. You’ll leave class with a finished muslin and a corrected pattern so you can make the dress of your dreams at home! Find out more and sign up here.