Six brand new classes to try at our West Hampstead shop!
We LOVE adding new classes to our schedule. It’s so exciting! Here are six new classes that are running for the first time in the next couple of months. Get in on the fun and learn something new at our West Hampstead shop! Read on to get inspired and browse all of our classes by month, time, teacher, craft and more right here.
Crochet an Amigurumi Cactus with Zoe Bateman
Wednesday 18 April, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£45)
Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. In this fun class you’ll learn the amigurumi method of crochet while making a crochet cactus! Everything is included in your class fee. Find out more and sign up here.
Weave a Wall Hanging with Stephanie Carswell
Saturday, 26 May, 11am – 5pm (£70)
Join textile artist and craft designer Stephanie Carswell of Hawthorn Handmade (yes, she came up with the pop up loom!) for this one day weaving workshop and learn your rya knot from your soumak! Discover all the weaving basics from warping up and preparing your loom to creating different shapes and textures using yarn and wool roving. No previous experience is needed and you’ll be guided through how to use shuttles, needles and your fingers to weave and how to come up with your own designs as well as how to finish your piece and display it in your home. Using one of the packs provided and Hawthorn Handmade’s lightweight loom, everyone will leave with a beautiful wall hanging fit for the trendiest of spaces. Find out more and sign up here.
Learn to Sew with Knit Fabrics with Charlotte Newland
Sunday, 20 May, 11:30pm – 4:30pm (£80)
Learn to sew with knits whilst working with the pattern of your choice! This is your chance to face your fears of sewing with knit fabrics head on with the help of our talented instructor. 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 garment and the confidence to keep sewing all the knit patterns you’ve been dying to try! Check out our patterns for knit fabrics and the new book Stretch! by Tilly Walnes for ideas! Find out more and sign up here.
Everlasting Rag Rug Bouquet with Elspeth Jackson
Saturday, 21 July, 10am – 4pm (£75)
Learn to turn old rags into upcycled homeware with the beautiful craft of rag rugging! Our beginners’ workshops are 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. In this workshop you’ll learn to use rag rugging techniques to create an everlasting rag rug bouquet to take home with you! 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.
New York Beauty Quilt Workshop with Jenny Haynes
Sunday 22 April, 10am – 5pm (£95)
The classic New York Beauty block made modern by mixing circles and ovals! In this class you’ll be using Jenny’s Drunkard’s Path templates and foundation paper piecing (FPP) pattern. You’ll learn how to cut, sew and press perfect curves using Jenny’s no-pin technique and how to use the FPP technique to sew precise shapes. Make a start on Jenny’s Oval NYB Quilt (pictured) or design your own version with Jenny’s help! Find out more and sign up here.
Vintage China Mosaic Workshop with Eva Jaber
Tuesday, 8 May, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£40)
Learn to design and make a mosaic while you create your own pretty home dec piece using mosaic pieces from vintage china! This is a fun and relaxed class for all skill levels. All materials are included. Find out more and sign up here.