home: event [ upholstery ]
We love what The Good Life Centre offer in their ranges of creative course. This year has an abundance of upholstery courses, so if you fancy creating something for your home, have a chair that you’ve been ‘meaning on covering’ for years, want to learn a new skill or simply love to get creative – have a browse of the courses available throughout the year. A mix of courses, different lengths, anything from a one day course to a one year course.
Book now to avoid missing out
The Goodlife Centre
49/55 Great Guildford Street
Head to Bob’s Cafe, Muswell Hill, this 20th February – for a macrame workshop , if you’re in the north London area – book here .
Macrame is a great craft to learn and the end result? Producing a piece of homeware for you or a gift.
Muswell Hill, 43 Muswell Hill Broadway, N10 3HA London, United Kingdom
We’re really excited to have Forget-me-knots hosting an extra special Macramé workshop at Bob’s Café in Muswell Hill.
Macramé is a form of textile making using knotting rather than weaving or knitting and is a really exciting and versatile craft to learn.
Lead by the lovely Lian, you will learn a range of macramé techniques and knots whilst making your very own beautiful plant hanger.
You will also be able to enjoy a delicious brunch dish and a hot drink while you knot, which are included in the ticket price of £30.
This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners, and will run for approximately three hours. For more details and to book your spot, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The workshop is limited to 8 spaces, please book early to avoid disappointment
Please note, pots and plants are not included, so BYOP (bring your own pot!)
home: made [ table cloth ]
With just a flat bed sheet, some fabric paint and a little creativity (or head to Pinterest for inspiration) you can make your own unique table cloth – tailor it to your event, theme, colour way or home interior!
Depending on your table size you can buy cheap cotton flat sheets across the high street ( including Dunelm and John Lewis) to use – a great way to get a large ready-hemmed piece of fabric. Alternatively you could visit a fabric store or even try a charity shop for second hand bedding sheets to use. Next pick your colour/s for fabric paint widely available online and craft stores ( Hobbycraft ).
Then visit any of these great blogs to give you easy tutorials to follow ;
Brit + Co
The House That Lars Built
The Lovely Things
home: event [ brush lettering workshop ]
Start the new year with a lovely workshop from the guys at The London Craft Club.
‘Join us for a wonderful evening of brush lettering with Shoshana of Shoshy Cadoodle. Gently learn the techniques to create natural, flowing letters with Shoshy’s help and guidance. You’ll try different drills to get the hand of the letters and brush, with lots of top tips on how to make your words look nicer. Create your own phrases, or use some of Shoshy’s lovely examples to guide you. When you’re happy with the end result, you’ve got the option to turn one of your pieces into a framed piece of art for your home’
Get tickets from londoncraftclub.co.uk
home: event [ wreath making ]
Head to the Heals website and check out their events page – find a wreath making workshop near you. Create your own unique, festive wreath, a personal touch to decorating your home for Christmas with prices from £25 to £90 depending on location.
Catch the London workshop and join Abigail Ahern to get creative (November 18th)
home: event [ neon workshop ]
Fancy learning all about neon? Somerset House in London is hosting a 2 hour neon workshop with Neon Workshops where you will be introduced to how it is made and have a chance to create your own.
‘See glowing examples of neon art explained, expect mesmerising demonstrations of cutting, blowing, stretching, bending and fusing glass with flame, filling with gas and illuminating with electricity. Experience the chance to have a go yourself under tuition. If you want to take home your neon, Neon Works can turn it into a working light after the workshop, for an additional cost’
Head to somersethouse.org.uk for tickets
Sat 28th or 29th Oct – £140
home: made [ Halloween wreaths ]
Not content with just having something creative and beautiful adorn your door at Christmas, why not also look to getting creative for Halloween.
With different levels of complexity, there’s a plethora of tutorials across the internet for Halloween DIY wreaths.
Country Living has pulled together 35 of the best diy wreaths (see main image) giving you great inspiration – and the tutorials to follow. Whether it’s something ghoulish and fun or more stylish and autumnal there’s designs to suit everyone.
We also love the explosion of colours and textures from the fun wreath diy from TheWreathDepot (top right main image)