May Classes at The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead
Our May class schedule is jam packed with a huge range of classes, for every level, interest, and schedule! Come and join us in our beautiful studio in our West Hampstead shop! Its is the perfect place to learn and get inspired. Read on to find out what else we have planned for May or browse all of our classes here.
Plus, don’t forget we are open until 9pm on Thursdays for shopping and our weekly Knit Night! Come along with a knitting, crochet, or hand work project!
Make a Leather (or Vegan Leather) Notebook with Nancy Straughan
Tuesday, 2 May, 6:30pm – 9pm (£45)
This class will guide you through the beautiful art of classic book binding techniques so you can create your very own book to take home. Find out more here.
This is a Sewing Machine with Lisa Falconer
Wednesday, 3 May, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£45) or
Tuesday, 16 May, 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! Find out more and sign up here.
Learn to Knit with Renée Callahan
Wednesday, 3 May, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£45) or
Wednesday, 24 May, 10:30am – 1:30pm (£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. All materials are included. Find our more and sign up here.
Sew a Quilted Cushion with Judith Dahmen
Saturday, 6 May, 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 here.
MT Washi Tape Workshop with Caroline Garcia
Sunday, 7 May, 10:30am – 12:00pm (Free, £10 deposit)
Join us for a free workshop sponsored by MT and washi tape may become your next crafty obsession! For this workshop, MT will be providing us with loads of fabulous washi tape and you’ll be able to experiment with making gift boxes, cards and more and kids can have fun decorating animal masks. We will take a £10 deposit for this class that you’ll receive back as a credit to spend in the shop on class day. See photos from our last workshop here and find out more here.
Learn to Make a Quilt with Judith Dahmen
Tuesdays, 9, 16 and 23 May and 6 June, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£165)
In this four-evening course you will learn all the techniques that are required to make a quilt starting from the design process to piecing, machine or hand quilting and finishing with the all important binding that gives the quilt its frame. At the end of the course, you’ll leave with a gorgeous finished lap or baby-sized quilt measuring 36″ by 40″. Find out more here.
Knit a Chunky Lace Shawl with Renée Callahan
Wednesday, 10 May, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£45)
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 here.
Knit Night Plus Free Drop In Clinic with Renee Callahan
Thursday, 11 May, 6:30pm – 9pm (Free)
In this special edition of our weekly Thursday Knit Night with our teacher Renee Callahan, we’ll spend an hour talking about cast off methods, including the three-needle bind off, followed by a clinic where you’ll be able to get expert help with your knitting challenges! Find out more here.
Sew an Asaka Kimono with Rachel Pinheiro
Saturday, 13 May, 10:30am – 3:30pm (£85)
The Asaka Kimono by Named Clothing is an open-front kimono with a relaxed fit, wide-cut sleeves, a long belt and a longline hem. Learn to sew with lightweight, slippery fabrics while you make a beautiful kimono! It is designed for a light fabric with good drape; choose a lightweight cotton lawn or try your hand with a more challenging fabric, such as silk satin, crepe or rayon. Find out more and sign up here.
Sew an Inari Tee Dress with Rachel Pinheiro
Sunday, 14 May, 10:30am – 3:30pm (£85)
Inari by Named Clothing is a loose-fitting tee dress with an uneven hemline, side-slits, short sleeves with a rolled-up effect and an optional neck-band. A wardrobe staple you’ll make again and again. In this fun class you’ll learn to sew a tee dress using your choice of knit or woven fabric. Find out more and sign up here.
Sew a Handmade Wardrobe with Rachel Pinheiro
Mondays, 15 and 22 May and 5, 12, 19 and 26 June, 6pm – 9pm (£265)
In this exciting class you’ll learn all the skills you need to begin sewing your own clothes! Over the six week course, we’ll make three wardrobe staples – a top, a skirt and a shift dress – in your choice of style. We’ll cover fabric selection, working with a commercial pattern, cutting your fabric, fitting, construction and finishing techniques. Find out more and sign up here.
Screenprinting for Beginners with Nancy Straughan
Wednesday, 17 May, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£45)
In this workshop you will learn how to print and make your own silk screen from scratch! Using silk organza fabric and embroidery hoops you will be taught all the ins and outs of the screen printing process. You will have a chance to mix your own professional fabric paint to print a personalised tea towel, set of napkins or tote bag to take home with you! This really is a fantastic class where you learn not one but three skills that will really inspire you to get creative. Fins out more here.
Crochet Basket Workshop with Rachel Rogers
Wednesday, 17 May, 6:30pm – 9pm (£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 here.
Rag Rugging for Beginners with Elspeth Jackson
Saturday, 20 May, 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. Find out more here.
Sew a Jersey Moneta Dress with Charlotte Newland
Saturday, 27 May, 10:30am – 3:30pm (£85)
Learn to sew with knits whilst making yourself the stylish and comfy Colette Moneta Dress! In this class we’ll cover key skills for sewing with knits on a home sewing machine, from fitting to finishing, plus you’ll learn handy techniques like how to use clear elastic for gathering. You’ll also have the opportunity to try sewing knits on an an overlocker! Find out more here.
Dressmaking 101 with Charlotte Newland
Sunday, 28 May, 10am – 5pm (£95)
Would you love to make clothes but find patterns impossible to understand? This one-day class will demystify the dressmaking process, using the Zinnia pattern to 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 here.
Brush Lettering Workshop with Emma Block
Tuesday, 30 May, 6:30pm – 9pm (£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 iPhone to create a unique piece of digital artwork! Find our more and sign up here.
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy with Suzie Dicker
Tuesday, 31 May, 6:30pm – 9pm (£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 our more and sign up here.