home: event [ upholstery classes ]

home: event [ upholstery ]

Set in East London this upholstery workshop and school offer a wealth of courses with great guidance and expertise.

The Shoreditch Design Rooms are based at 2-4 Scawfell Street,
E2 8NG
(just off Hackney Road)

They say;

Shoreditch Design Rooms has established itself as the most innovative and successful upholstery training centre in the country, offering small class sizes, expert tuition and direct links for its students to the design and furniture industries. Giving our students the experience, knowledge and expertise on one hand whilst encouraging them to think for themselves and to be bold and creative on the other is the basis of what we try to do here. We care about our students deeply – please find out about the many different ways we offer far more and go way beyond the normal hours and standard syllabuses of each upholstery course and class.

home: event [ M. Y. O ]

home: event [ M. Y. O ]

M. Y. O [ Make Your Own ] is a creative space for adults to take part in workshops, work on your own craft or just hang out and relax.

With studios in Borough and Peckham, M. Y. O offers you the chance to learn some new creative skills, in a great environment with no pressure.

Creative classes include, ceramic painting, decoupage, pottery, calligraphy and illustration. It’s a great place to take a group of friends for an afternoon, and you can bring your own booze!!

Head to myo.place for classes and bookings.

home: event [ craft classes ] 

home: event [ craft classes ] 

Creating something yourself for your home is so rewarding. 

Rag rug making is fun, accessible for all ages and a great way to bring colour into the home. 

Search through at CraftClasses.com and find a class near you across the UK to have a go at making your own. 

Prices from £30 

home: event [ wood workshop] 

home: event [ wood workshop ]

Signed Designs is the welcoming, small North London based woodwork workshop offering great classes to learn a variety of woodworking skills and produce a choice of a few different final projects including spice rack and planter. 

These friendly carpentry classes are weekend based. The fun but focused classes range from 4 to 18 hour courses and are limited to three students per class to ensure dedicated tutoring. 

Prices start from £68 to £240 

home: made [ crate shelving ] 

home: made [ crate shelving ] 

Adaptable for any space, size or colour, we love this tutorial we found, for making cool shelving from old vintage wooden crates. 


Wooden crates can be found at vintage fairs, eBay, carboot sales and other vintage selling outlets plus there is now ‘new’ versions that can be bought in plain wood. 

Then you’ll need a drill, screws, wood glue and your choice of stain, varnish or paint. 

Nifty tutorial HERE 

home: made [ towel loops ] 

home: made [ towel loops ] 

With a nod to our favourite style providers, the Scandinavians, these wooden beaded towel holders are simple to make and look great in a bathroom or kitchen. 

This simple tutorial from SpoonForkBacon is easy to follow and can be adapted in size and colour depending on your interior preference. Beads and the leather straps can be ordered online from a craft supplier or there is plenty of choice on eBay, and then you just need a length of pliable wire that is slim enough to fit through the holes in the beads. The wooden beads can be dyed, varnished or stained to which ever colour suits the room. 

This great project could be made large for bath towels, great in a kitchen for a tea towel or other areas in the home could look lovely as a decorative feature. 

home: event [ west elm x 91 magazine workshops ] 

home: event [ West Elm x 91 Magazine workshops ] 

West Elm champion small brands and supporting them with pop ups and workshops held regularly at their central London store on Tottenham Court Road store. 

This November there is a collection of workshops and brands brought together by the fabulous 91 magazine. This pop up collaboration, inspired by the A/W issue of the magazine, unites lovely brands and makers in a four day event combining selling, talks and workshops

The four day pop up event includes learning how to make a wall hanging, basic weaving, produce clay decorations and talks include learning all about bringing hygge in your home. 

Visit to see brands including: 

91 Magazine, Blue Bird Tea Co, Botanique Workshop, Lollipop Designs, The Lovely Drawer, Nancy Straughan, Reste and Roco

17-20th November 2016

West Elm 

209 Tottenham Court Road London W1T 7PN