March Classes at The Village Haberdashery!
March is nearly here, and Spring is in the air! Why not make this your time to learn something new in our bright and airy studio space in our West Hampstead shop! We have classes 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, our fun, free drop in Knit Night and our brand new Sewing Social evenings every Thursday! You can find out more about these events and lots of free happenings on our Events page!
Sew a Wrap Circle Skirt with Elisalex de Castro Peake
Sunday, 4 March, 11am – 5pm (£85)
Sew a fun, flirty wrap circle skirt with Elisalex! In this relaxed one-day class we will learn how to draft and construct a simple circle skirt and elaborate on it to make a gorgeously flattering wrap skirt. The best bit? No fiddly zippers or fastenings! Find out more and sign up here.
Beginners Shibori: Itajime with Rob Jones
Tuesday, 6 March, 6:30pm – 9pm (£50)
This 2.5-hour session covers the range of Shibori techniques focussing on clamped resist techniques, known as Itajime and teaches you all about indigo. You will learn the three basic folding techniques for preparing fabric for clamp resist dyeing, known as “Kikko” – equilateral triangles, right angle triangles and squares. These can be varied in many ways to achieve different effects. Stitched Itajime uses stitch to create resist patterns on kikko folded parcels to create kaleidoscopic pieces. The traditional Sekka (snowflake) pattern will be demonstrated. Find out more and sign up here.
Learn to Make a Quilt with Charlotte Newland
Saturdays 10 & 24 March, 10am – 5pm (£185)
If you’ve ever wanted to make a quilt, this class if for you! Over two full days you’ll learn techniques and tips for every step of the process from our award-winning teacher, including fabric selection, cutting, piecing, basting, quilting and binding. At the end of the course, you’ll leave with a gorgeous finished lap or baby-sized quilt to keep for yourself or give as a gift. Find out more and sign up here.
Brush Lettering Workshop with Emma Block
Monday, 12 March, 7pm – 9:30pm (£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. Plus you’ll learn how to photograph your brush lettering using just your phone to create a unique piece of digital artwork! Find out more and sign up here.
Dressmaking 101 with Charlotte Newland
Saturday, 11 March, 10am – 5pm (£95)
Would you love to make clothes but find patterns impossible to understand? This one-day class will demystify the dressmaking process whilst you make a beautiful skirt in the fabric of your choice. You will learn standard sewing terms and techniques that you can apply to other patterns and gain the confidence to sew your own clothes. This class will cover taking accurate measurements, accurate cutting and invisible zip insertion. Find out more and sign up here.
Granny Squares Next Steps with Annie Windley
Tuesday, 20 March, 7pm – 9pm (£38)
If you know how to crochet a basic granny square, this intermediate class is perfect to take your crochet to the next level. In the first part of the two-hour lession, you will learn a number of different variations on the basic square: such as starting with a circular motif, adding clusters for texture, and incorporating 3-dimensional effects like petals to give your project design some added interest and texture. You’ll also learn the principles behind creating a granny square variation so that you’ll be able to design a granny square of your very own. Find out more and sign up here.
Introduction to Bookbinding with Joe Dixon
Tuesday, 27 March, 7pm – 9pm (£45)
Introduction to Linocut Printing with Kate Guy
Tuesday, 20 March, 7pm – 9pm (£45)
In this fun two hour workshop you’ll learn the principles of relief printing and create your own linocut print! You will design, cut and print a small lino block. Depending on your pace, you will also have the opportunity to experiment with adding colour through collage and/or gradient 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.
Rag Rugging for Beginners with Elspeth Jackson
Sunday, 18 March, 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. 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. During the session you will get the opportunity to begin a rug, cushion or smaller project (depending on how ambitious you’re feeling!). All the rag rug materials are provided on the day and you’ll get a latch hook to take home with you! Find out more and sign up here.
Knit a Chunky Lace Shawl with Renée Callahan
Tuesday, 27 March 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£48)
In this fun class we’ll take the fear out of knitting lace patterns! Led by our expert teacher, you’ll learn how to work basic lace stitches and how to read a lace chart, plus the Garter Tab cast on and a stretch cast off. The pattern is included with the class. Find out more and sign up here.
Sew a Rope Bowl with Sarah Jeffrey
Tuesday 13 March, 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.
Modern Macrame Wall Hanging with Zoe Bateman
Tuesday, 24 April, 7pm – 9:30pm (£45)
Macrame is a form of textile-making that uses knots rather than weaving or knitting. In this class you’ll learn macrame basics, including how to get started, the three most common macrame knots that are the basis for most macrame designs, how to use knots to create a pattern and how to customise or design your own pattern for future projects. You’ll leave class with a beautiful wall-hanging and an addictive new hobby! All materials included. Find out more and sign up here.
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy with Suzie Dicker
Friday 9 March, 10.30am – 1pm, or Monday 26 March, 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.
Watercolour Brush Lettering Workshop with Emma Block
Wednesday 7 March, 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 tube of watercolour paint. Find out more and sign up here.
Crochet Basket Workshop with Rachel Rogers
Monday 26 March, 7pm – 9:30pm (£40)
Learn to crochet while creating a fun and endlessly useful crochet basket out of recycled t-shirt yarn! This class will introduce you to the basics of crochet, how to follow a crochet pattern, how to change colours and how to finish a crochet project. All materials are included in the class fee. Find out more and sign up here.
Learn to Knit with Renée Callahan
Monday 5 March, 7.00pm – 9:30pm or Wednesday 28 March, 10:00am – 12:30pm (£45)
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 13 March, 1.30pm – 4.30pm or Saturday 17 March, 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.
Guided Studio Time with Charlotte Newland
Monday 5 March or Monday 19 March, 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.
This is a Sewing Machine with Lisa Falconer
Wednesday 14 March, 6:30pm – 9:30pm or Tuesday 20 March, 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.