home: made [ Jesmonite class ]
In case you missed out last time, we’ve spotted another chance to catch the great ‘working with Jesmonite’ workshop with the London Craft Club.
There’s one tonight but there’s another on July 3rd!
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.
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,
(just off Hackney Road)
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 [ collage workshop]
Heals never fails to have a huge selection of great workshops throughout each year and this collage workshop with Katy in May, is definitely one to book in for.
18th May / Heals Westfield
Learn to love the medium of collage and embrace your inner Matisse during this collage workshop.
What you will do
You will work alongside print designer Katy Welsh (@katydwelsh) to explore composition and the art of colour play, creating our own abstract compositions and translating these into collage using hand cut shapes.
We will be working with brightly coloured sticky back vinyl, usually used for sign making and shop windows, Katy has discovered it is a great material for collage too.
During the workshop, you will create a series of A3 collaged artworks that you can take away with you, and an appreciation for playing with shapes!
Katy designs patterns for companies across the world, her work has been applied to products from gift wrap, mugs and cards to cushions and clothing.
She embraces anything handmade and collage has been a big part of her process from the beginning.
Some of her biggest inspirations include Matisse, Picasso and the Bloomsbury group; she likes to have fun with design and is excited to share her knowledge with you!
home: event [ plate making ]
Create something unique for your home with this plate making workshop at Token Studio, London.
Learn the techniques of pottery with out the wheel throwing, but instead hand building and using tools to make your desired plate.
A perfect workshop to create a personal item for your home or a gift.
‘Token studio’s philosophy is not just limited at the crafts is about creating a style of living, more creative, less waste, more sustainably by lots of fun way of creating everyday products, most importantly we promise that we made the experience full of joy and inspiration‘
To book your place head to tokenstudio.co.uk [ £28 ]
home: event [ lino printing workshop ]
Definitely one to book in for – learn to lino print with artist, Debbie Chessell, at Heals, Kingston Upon Thames.
Saturday 30 March
Join this workshop to learn how to carve and hand press your own Victorian-inspired lino print with artist Debbie Chessell.
During this workshop you will;
Learn how 19th Century designers such as William Morris used relief printing and bold repeating patterns to create vivid and powerful designs
Learn all about various traditional lino carving tools and how to use them
Design and carve your own bold pattern onto lino
Hand press your design onto a luxury canvas bag to take home with you!
About the artist:
Debbie Chessell is an award-winning artist who has trained with Kingston School of Art, Slade, and The Royal Drawing School. She runs workshops across the Southeast, has been exhibited by the Royal Academy and has her artwork featured in international collections including the Suzzallo Library (USA) and St George’s Hospital (UK).
All materials will be provided, this includes a course pack and a lino-printed ticket handmade by Debbie Chessell to be posted to you upon booking.
home: made [ Christmas wreaths ]
It’s coming up to that time of year again. The ‘C’ word is getting closer.
The wreath is a symbol of Christmas and one of the first decorative items to start appearing on homes in the lead up to the big day.
Beautifully crafted ones aren’t cheap to buy so if you want to invest and have the satisfaction of making your own why not try a wreath making class? Be taught by the professionals and come away with a beautiful wreath ready to adorn your front door.
Head to EVENTBRITE and explore by area to find a class near you!
home: made [ concrete candle holders ]
With concrete still such a strong trend, it’s great to be able to make a DIY piece of concrete homeware.
We love this DIY from Design Mom which shows you simply how to create beautiful concrete candle holders.
Simple, effective and wonderful to make as gifts!