Six classes for a fabulous handmade home!
Do you love looking at home design blogs and have Pinterest boards full of dream kitchens? This round up is for you! We’ve got some truly inspiring classes coming up to show you how to create handmade pieces for your home that look amazing.
All of our classes take place in our bright, airy studio in our West Hampstead shop. We have something to suit every level, interest and schedule – including sewing, knitting, weaving, macrame, decoupage and more!
Plus, don’t forget: we’re offering 10% off all 2017 classes until Friday. No coupon necessary!
Want to work on your own project in our studio? Check out out studio bookings page to book a slot! Also many of our classes can be booked as private parties for groups of 8 to 18. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org with your requirements!
Modern Weaving with Amy Ilić
Saturday, 28 October, OR Sunday, 26 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.
Make a Lampshade with Suzie Kemner
Monday 13 November, 7pm – 9pm (£45)
In this fun two hour workshop, Suzie Kemner will lead you through the process of turning a fabric of your choice into a beautiful drum lampshade. You’ll learn how to line up the fabric, attach it to specialist lampshade vinyl (glow tested and certified) and then craft it into a 30cm lampshade that can be hung from a ceiling rose or mounted on a standard lamp. Once you’ve learned the technique, you’ll be able to create lampshades of your own in different sizes. This workshop is perfect if you want to create a beautiful, lovingly made lampshade to brighten up your home, and is a wonderful, relaxing way to pass the evening. You don’t need any experience at all as Suzie will take you through every step of the process. Find out more and sign up here.
Decoupage for Beginners with Gabriela Szulman
Saturday, 25 November, 10am – 1:30pm (£50)
Decoupage is a fabulous DIY skill to have! Once you’ve learned the technique, you’ll be able to upcycle furniture, home decor pieces and even your own clothes! In this class you’ll learn all of the tricks involved with applying layers of thin paper to a glass surface, working with both a plate and a small tea light holder to create your own useable works of art. All materials are provided. Find out more and sign up here.
Knit a Big Loop Chunky Blanket with Kym Armstrong
Monday, 4 December, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£195)
Super chunky Big Loop merino wool by Loopy Mango knits up into the most gorgeous blankets! In this class, you’ll learn knitting basics, including how to cast on on circular needles, knit stitch and cast off while you create your own Montauk throw measuring 30″ x 50″. This throw is a fabulous decoration for your home and makes the most amazing gift. All materials are provided, including one giant skein of Big Loop yarn and 35mm circular needles to take home. Find out more and sign up here.
Introduction to Macrame: Wall Hanging with Susana Cunha
Saturday, 11 November, 10am – 12:30pm (£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, how to create square knots, 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 made from recycled t-shirt yarn and hand-collected local wood…and an addictive new hobby! 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. Box cushions can be made to fit a chair, a window seat or bench or can be used as floor cushions or pet beds. The possibilities are endless! You’ll be able to apply the techniques you learn in this class to make a box cushion in any size, giving you the ability to redecorate your home any time you wish! Find out more and sign up here.