home: event [ workshop roundup ]
If you have a desire to learn a new skill, or just like being creative, but not sure where to start, then fear not as today we look at some of the best workshops in London.
We found this great article at thenudge.com which shares 28 fab workshops, from embroidery to mosaic, life drawing to floristry with some of our favourites including Drink Shop Do, London Craft Club and Turning Earth.
Follow the link to have a read and be inspired.
home: event [ embroidery workshop ]
With Christmas in mind, and the thought of buying gifts it’s a great tune to kill two birds with one stone and learn a new skill.
Tea and Crafting are hosting a one night only Sashiko embroidery class where you will learn all the skills of this popular new craft.
‘During our Sashiko embroidery class you will learn all about the history of this style of embroidery, learn all of our tips and tricks on how to make stunning designs as well as walk home with a finished Sashiko design in a wooden hoop to hang on your wall. You will then move onto stitching your own tote bag‘
Head to teaandcrafting.co.uk for tickets
[ £39.50 ]
home: events [ embroidery hoop workshop ]
Need to be amongst people on Valentine’s Day? What’s better than getting creative, learning a skill and getting to have something for the home as a result?
Love the sound of this workshop at West Elm on Valentine’s Day – book now HERE
Learn to cross stitch a felt heart onto 100% wool felt. In this workshop you’ll get to stitch three hoops, in the colour combinations of your choice. This technique is really easy so suitable for beginners, but more experienced crafters will find it really satisfying too. You’ll go home with the project kit, including a template and pen, so you can carry on stitching hearts, for friends and family. Each participant will receive a Cotton Clara goody bag and there will be drinks and snacks provided on the evening.
home: made [ embroidery hoop art ]
This is a quick, easy and very successful way to have instant art for the walls in s colour or pattern to match a room. It’s easily changeable, it’s a great way to make gifts, and it’s as simple as you need it to be if you not so confident with your creativity.
Hunt down fabrics from anywhere and everywhere – haberdashery stores, markets, old clothes, charity shops, use old bed linen or anything where you love the pattern or colour. Embroidery hoops are available from all good haberdashers, from Hobby Craft or other craft stores, on eBay or Etsy and you could even find second hand options and remove whatever is previously framed.
Head to DesignerTrapped for a great modern tutorial
We love the how-to from IAmAHomemaker to create wonderful hoop art
home: made [ punch rug art ]
We spotted this gorgeous DIY project on fallfordiy.com and it’s pretty simple to achieve. These punch rug art works can be hung on the wall or lent on a shelf, either way they look great and will bring interest to a room [ kids & adults ].
The shopping list for this tutorial is quite small – embroidery hoop, yarn, hessian fabric and a punch rug needle – and it is for beginners, so we can all give it a go.
home: favourite thing [ embroidered art ]
We are loving the new arrivals at lukeartherwells.com, especially this gorgeous trio of embroidered art. These geometric design wall hangings are embroidered onto strong paper, and framed between two wooden panels.
Group them together or split them onto different walls, either way they will bring style and interest to your home.
[ £28 ]
home: favourite thing [ tiles ]
Such a find when wandering through the Design Junction show room – Charlene Mullen is a print, ceramic and embroidered homeware designer, whose unique designs are stand out and incredible quality.
From the swoonworthy range we discover these perfect Moroccan encaustic tiles which make a gorgeous look for flooring.
‘Designed by Charlene and handmade in Morocco, the encaustic tiles are perfect with underfloor heating for bathrooms or kitchens.’
These tiles are available in grey with either white, blue, red or yellow edges.
£100/m² + delivery
(Free Delivery in London)
home: found this [ throws ]
As we head towards Autumn blankets and throws become more and more of a must have. We have found these gorgeous examples from Anthropologie, all with on-trend tassels, embroidery and pattern.
Featuring classic herringbone designs [ blue one ] as well as Moroccan inspired print and texture [ Kimi & Marianella ] meaning there is something for everyone. Perfect for brightening up a room and bringing interest to a chair or bed. [ from £58 ]
Available now at Anthropologie.com