home: event [ craft workshop ]

home: event [ craft workshop ]

Ever heard of Jesmonite? Us neither til we got educated by the London Craft Club. A great material used in one of the latest workshops.

The London Craft Club run brilliant creative crafty workshops using all sorts of materials, skills and methods. Learn a new technique and enjoy getting creative!

When the words ‘concrete’, ‘marbling’ and ‘terrazzo’ are used in a description of a material – we’re sold on it!

Pick from a few dates on offer to take part in a workshop, where you will design and make a little trinket box in the super material Jesmonite.

They say;

Get ready to meet your new favourite material, Jesmonite. What is Jesmonite I hear you ask? Well it’s a cross between concrete and resin, that can be coloured and used to create awesome effects like terrazzo and marbling. Intrigued? Then read on…

In this introduction to working with Jesmonite you will learn all about this amazing material from our expert Haidee. She will discuss different applications for Jesmonite, and tell you about the different effects you can achieve. Then you’ll make a mould for your trinket dish – choose from a triangle, diamond, or hexagonal shape for your final piece.

Haidee will then show you how to mix your Jesmonite, how to colour it, and you will be able to cast your very own geometric trinket dish! It’s such an amazing material to work with, we know you are going to want to go home and make more pieces for everyone you know! You’ll leave with a finished Jesmonite trinket dish, plus all the knowledge and skills needed to make lots more.

Dates still available :

Tuesday 26th February 7.00 – 9:30pm

Tuesday 5th March 7.00 – 9:30pm

Saturday 16th March 2.00 – 4:30pm

Book quick to avoid missing out!

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home: made [ macrame table runner ]

home: made [ macrame table runner ]

This little make is a great way to bring interest to a table and gives a nod to the Seventies trend which is so popular right now.

With some basic skill and a little patience you will be able to create a gorgeous table runner from scratch. Just follow the tutorial from abeautifulmess.com

home: made [ Easter wreaths ]

home: made [ Easter wreaths ]

Looking for another reason to get creative. Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas. Try creating a beautiful wreath to adorn your door for Easter. Use delicate spring colours, real or artificial flowers, add in eggs, ribbons or even miniature Spring animals.

Look to Pinterest for inspiration or head to Country Living for some great DIY ideas!

home: made [ books ]

home: made [ books ]

January is always the time of the year when everybody starts talking about DIY, cleansing the home, revamping rooms and this is great. But if you are struggling for ideas and need some guidance then there are loads of fab books available to do just that.

We have picked 6 of our favourites ranging from DIY hacks to colour inspiration. These books are there to pick up and put down whenever the need takes you, full of interesting ideas and photos to really kick start your creative juices.

Clockwise from top left:

Be Bold: Interiors for the Brave of Heart – Emily Henson [ Fly the flag for maximalism – bring playful patterns, bold prints and vivid colours into your home ]

Sustainable Home – Christine Liu [ A stylish, inspirational and practical guidebook to maintaining a more environmentally friendly household ]

Pearl Lowe’s Vintage Craft [ In this beautiful and inspiring craft book Pearl shares with you her designer secrets and shows you how to capture her unique vintage style in your own home ]

Creative Living: London – Emily Wheeler [ Don’t read this book unless you want a serious dose of decorator-envy – Evening Standard ]

Reinventing Ikea [ This book features 70 customisation projects conceived from popular Ikea products ]

Beautifully Small – Sara Emslie [ Drawing inspiration from truly tiny spaces, with creative styling for compact interiors ]

All books available from waterstones.com

home: made [ concrete vase ]

home: made [ concrete vase ]

Head to PaperNStitch blog for a great, simple tutorial for making a cool modern vase from concrete.

Concrete is still big in interiors and doesn’t look like that’ll end any time soon. It’s such a beautiful and versatile material which suits so many parts of the home.

home: made [ blanket ]

home: made [ blanket ]

During January there is nothing better than curly up on the sofa in the evenings wrapped in a warm blanket. So why not try making your own.

The last couple if years has seen arm knitting grow in popularity and its a fun way to create your very own chunky knit blanket.

Perfect for a bedroom or living room!

Give it a go by following the tutorial at woolcouturecompany.com

home: made [ bedside shelving ]

home: made [ bedside shelving ]

January is definitely a good time for new interior ideas and DIY projects, and with purse strings being a little tighter after Christmas, a good affordable DIY is a good option.

We love this staggered upwards box shelving idea from Homesthetics which as well as being stylish, it’s practical offering a decent amount of shelving and storage for a company space as the space is gained going upwards.

Head to high street stores for affordable box shelves to work with in staggered formation up the wall. We found good options at IKEA, IKEA, Dunelm and MrHousey.