home: found this [ toolbox ]
When a product is practical and beautiful it’s a winner in our eyes.
The Toyo Toolbox T-190 from Nook would make a lovely gift. It’s a practical piece of storage but would look great adorning any sideboard, shelf or cupboard. And toolboxes aren’t just for tools – they are excellent storage for paints, make up, jewellery, toiletries… all sorts.
This coated metal toolbox is stack-able with an attached hinged lid. Use to store tools or stationery. Made in Japan.
home: event [ glass etching workshop ]
Learn the techniques of acid etching with this great workshop with Lovely Craft Club.
You will have the opportunity to practice your design first, and then move on to either 6 wine glasses, champagne flutes or tumblers after your design has been digitally etched.
[ £79 ] All materials are included
Head to lovelycraftclub.co.uk
home: event [ life drawing ]
We are constantly looking for new art prints, new artists, new designers, new print makers, new illustrators, new typographers and other creatives to admire and use their work to adorn our walls. We create gallery walls, look for originals in second shops and markets, read up on latest trends and often just fall in love with a piece and frame it.
Figurative work has long been popular but there are more modern styles of work emerging in the last few years and it’s strong trend being seen in the big name print houses and interiors stores. But how about having something more unique, getting creative yourself and trying your hand at a new skill.
Life drawing classes can be found in all the major cities and towns, in art schools, colleges, community centres, church halls… it’s always good to check local press for latest information
Explore life drawing and perhaps get to create your own art for your wall, discover a talent or just simply for fun and enjoyment and to then run off and buy somebody else’s work but appreciate even more the work and talent behind it.
Search the internet for classes in your area or work from home with photography and invest in a good tutorial book like Life Drawing or Life Drawing in 15 Minutes
home: event [ KANA workshop ]
Founded by Ana Kerin, KANA LONDON is a clay workshop with a difference. Rather than using a traditional wheel to create the pieces, Ana’s workshops teach you how to hand build.
With an array of workshops to choose from a you can find one that suits you. From a tableware taster session to a three week course, or something in between.
My approach to work is experimental and playful, as I never follow a procedure, and invent new recipes daily. I work with a unique mixture of clays and mix my own glazes, often turning my back on traditional ceramic practice. Hand building, rather than turning on the wheel, further emphasizes the individuality of each piece.
Head to kanalondon.com for tickets [ from £35 ]
home: event [ letter press workshop ]
If you are looking to get a but more creative this year and fancy making your own art work, have you considered letter press print?!
We have found a great beginners class in London, where you will be able to create your own piece of work from an idea you may already have. You will learn the skills and get step by step guidance throughout the 5 hr workshop.
Head to m.uk.funzing.com for more details and tickets
[ £90 ] various dates available
home: event [ vintage china upcyling ]
If you fancy some new year creativity, and like a bit of vintage, then this workshop is perfect for you.
Heals are hosting vintage china upcyling classes early next year, and give you the opportunity to learn the techniques to carefully bring life back a previously loved piece.
‘Give life to your vintage china in our upcycling class at Heals. First choose a pre-loved plate or teacup from The Indytute’s very special vintage china collection. Each piece has been rooted out by the Indytute china scout, who has scoured garage sales, antique stalls and junk shops to select the ideal pieces to upcycle’
Head to eventbrite.co.uk for tickets
[ £20 ]
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 [ Macrame Christmas Wreath ]
Take some time out to enjoy a macrame workshop with London Craft Club. This wreath making class combines the traditional with a modern interpretation.
You will learn all the techniques during the workshop and enjoy a glass of fizz. All materials are provided and of course you get to take your creation home with you.
Hurry. Only one date left – 7th Dec
[ £59 ]
home: event [ wrapping paper printing ]
Learn to create your own wrapping paper designs and bring a unique edge to your Christmas gifts this year.
This Christmas Wrapping Paper Workshop with Hato Press is on Wednesday 11th December.
Learn about riso-printing, mark-making and collage techniques
Take home 10 sheets of Riso printed wrapping paper of your own design
Complimentary mulled wine and mince pies included
The festive season is nearly upon us, and with it comes the unavoidable seasonal insanity; Christmas CDs on loop, bearded men inviting you to sit on their knee, unnecessary amounts of tinsel, and industrial presses methodically churning out packs of generic greetings cards. Not at Hato HQ. We’re encouraging you to get personal this yuletide with some creative wrapping paper making to share with your nearest and dearest. Using a mixture of collage and mark-making techniques, you will create 10 sheets of A3 wrapping paper, printed in 2 colours on our risograph printers.
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 ]