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Reminder: Make Like a Boss with Suzie Dicker of À L’aise on Wednesday!

Make Like a Boss is back this Wednesday! Hosted at The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead, Make Like a Boss is our monthly networking evening for creative small businesses. Each event features a Q&A with a small business owner followed by time to hang out and chat, learn, share, moan and come away with some new contacts and ideas for your business. The events are free and drinks and snacks are provided!

Make Like a Boss with Suzie Dicker from À L'aise

This month we’ll be chatting to Suzie Dicker from À L’aise! À L’aise is a luxury stationery and leather goods brand that launched in 2015 and is stocked in stores such as Anthropologie, Fenwicks and The Design Museum. Suzie also does calligraphy for brands such as Aspinal of London, Clinique and House of Fraser. We’ll be talking to Suzie about launching and building her company and how her product range has grown and evolved plus we’ll get her advice for getting your products manufactured and how to work with working with big brand clients. You can sign up for our May event on Eventbrite.

Suzie Dicker from À L'aise

Here are the quick facts for the May event:

Date: Wednesday, 24 May
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead
Guest: Suzie Dicker from À L’aise
Cost: Free
RSVP: Via Eventbrite or to [email protected]

Good to know: 

Save the date for our June event on 21 June with Tilly Walnes from Tilly and the Buttons!

Our Facebook Group is now active, so if you missed the first event you can get in on the conversation and connect with other creative small business women by joining the group.

Want email updates about Make Like a Boss events? S

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New Japanese fabrics

New in stock at The Village Haberdashery

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New Japanese fabrics

We’ve just had a fresh delivery of beautiful Japanese fabrics including lots of new double gauze and cotton sateen from Nani Iro! Our selection includes several colours of the fun Pocho print, which has been a Nani Iro favourite for 15 years. Printed on super soft 100% cotton double gauze fabric, this collection is perfect for dressmaking and summer quilts!

New Japanese fabrics

Our delivery also included this Cactus Print on 100% cotton barkcloth from Kokka which is going to be impossible to keep in stock!

Cactus Barkcloth in Green

We’re also wild about this fox-print cotton/linen blend canvas from Echino!

Echino Fox Canvas

You can find all of our new Japanese fabrics from Kokka here.

Lillie by Sew Simple Fabrics

This fun new collection by Sew Simple Fabrics is full of quirky prints for your fabric stash. With foxes and bears, arrows and chevrons, diamonds and triangles, in a cheerful palette, we’d love to see these fabrics used for children’s clothing or quilts! You can find the Lillie collection in the shop here.

Lillie by Sew Simple Fabrics

Indikon wovens by Robert Kaufman

We are in love with these Indikon woven fabrics from Robert Kaufman! They are actually stitched so they have a hand-crafted look and have a beautiful texture. Find Indikon in the shop here.

Indikon wovens by Robert Kaufman

The Avid Seamstress Sewing Patterns

Sew yourself a beautiful Day Dress, A-Line Dress, Sheath Dress or Raglan Dress with The Avid Seamstress sewing patterns. A London based pattern company dedicated to helping modern women enjoy the art of sewing, The Avid Seamstress produce gorgeous patterns with easy-to-follow instructions. Find The Avid Seamstress sewing patterns in the shop here.

The Avid Seamstress Patterns

The Avid Seamstress patterns

New stamps by Yellow Owl Workshop

Personalise invitations, gift tags, snail mail, and more with beautiful stamps and stamp kits by Yellow Owl Workshop. New designs in the shop include gnomes and mushrooms, unicorns and rainbows, cacti and winking eyes. Find them all in the shop here.

New stamps by Yellow Owl Workshop

Rag Rugs, Pillows, and More by Elspeth Jackson

In this stunning new book, British crafter Elspeth Jackson reinvents the old (and somewhat forgotten) technique of rag rugging to create contemporary and sustainable homeware items from leftover fabrics.

Elspeth also teaches Rag Rugging for Beginners in our West Hampstead shop!

Rag Rugs, Pillows, and More by Elspeth Jackson

Learn the art of brush lettering with Emma Block

Taught by illustrator Emma Block, this contemporary brush lettering workshop will focus on developing skills and learning techniques allowing you to grow in confidence and start to develop your own brush lettering style. Emma’s next workshop is on 30 May and it’s already filling up so click here to find out more and book your place!

Learn the art of brush lettering with Emma Block

Sale!

Lots of new fabrics have been added to our Sale section at 40% off! Have a browse and pick up a bargain. You can start shopping here.

Sale section

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A virtual tour of our West Hampstead shop!

Recently we were approached by a cool startup called Virtually There, who do really incredible 3D tours of physical spaces. They needed a shop for their portfolio and offered to do a tour of our new West Hampstead shop for free. I was like, um, YESSSSS!

The result is really, really cool. They used 3D cameras to scan our shop and you can now virtually wander through, checking out our set up almost as if you’re really there! Plus click on the little tags around the shop to be taken right to our website for actual shopping. It will blow your mind!

Huge thanks to Virtually There for this tour!

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New in stock at The Village Haberdashery

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Birdsong by Joanne Cocker

Joanne Cocker’s latest Dashwood collection, Birdsong, is a muted and calming collection of birds, trees, mountains, and raindrops. In peaceful shades of blue and grey and pops of mustard, this collection is perfect for home decor projects – quilts, cushions, lampshades and more!

Birdsong by Joanne Cocker

This collection also has a really beautiful double border!

Birdsong by Joanne Cocker

Browse the Birdsong collection here and pick up a fat quarter bundle here.

Birdsong by Joanne Cocker

Sugar Pie by Lella Boutique

here and if you are making a quilt, make sure to check out our Kona matches here.

Sugar Pie by Lella Boutique

Corner of Fifth and Fun by Sandy Gervais

This super cute collection of brushed cotton flannels is perfect for pyjamas, baby quilts, water bottle covers and soft toys. The crosshatch print is an especially good flannel basic for quilt backs! Find Corner of Fifth and Fun in the shop here.

Corner of Fifth and Fun by Sandy Gervais

Corner of Fifth and Fun by Sandy Gervais

Etta Dress by Tilly and the Buttons

Sew your own knockout dress for special occasions or bossing it at the office! New from Tilly and the Buttons, Etta is an elegant fitted dress, shaped with darts at the bust, waist and shoulders.

Etta by Tilly and the Buttons

Sleek and flattering, it has a choice of lined cap sleeves or darted three-quarter length sleeves, high-back or stunning V-back neckline, with optional collar and faux pockets. Find Etta in the shop here.

Etta Dress by Tilly and the Buttons

Friendship Bracelet Kits by Buttonbag

Make loads and loads of cool bracelets for you and your friends and family!

Buttonbag Friendship Bracelet Kits

This kit contains 12 colours of embroidery thread, 12 assorted metal charms and full instructions that have been kid-tested and approved! A perfect gift for kids aged six and up. Find them in the shop here.

Buttonbag Friendship Bracelet Kits

Magical Summer stickers by Rico

Summer love continues! We have three super fun sticker sets by Rico that are perfect for decorating your agenda, planner or bullet journal! With ice creams, cacti, unicorns and rainbows, these stickers will put extra fun in your day. Find them in the shop here and more Magical Summer products here.

Magical Summer agenda stickers by Rico

Anna Maria Horner is coming to The Village Haberdashery!

We are thrilled and excited that the lovely and super talented Anna Maria Horner is coming to our West Hampstead shop where she’ll be teaching her very first ever classes in the UK! Anna Maria’s fresh and modern perspective within the creative handcraft community continues to inspire new directions in making as well as earn her a unique place within it. We have three exciting classes planned with her, including two one-day patchwork classes and a one evening handwork class. These are already filling up so click over to The Daily Stitch to find out more or go straight to booking!

Anna Maria Horner

Sale!

Save 15% on all knits this week! We have such a good selection these days – drapey jersey, stretchy interlock, sexy sweater knits and more. Use code KNITS15 to save. Offer good until end of day on 16 May.

Knit fabrics

 

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New in stock at The Village Haberdashery!

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Magical Summer fabric by Rico Design

We have more super fun goodies from the Magical Summer collection to show you this week! This stack of quilting-weight cotton is 140cm wide and super fun.

Magical Summer fabric by Rico

Metallic gold, neon and girly girl motifs that we can’t get enough of right now. Plus, you asked for it: Magical Summer PVC-backed cotton on the roll! Perfect for placemats, beach bags, table cloths and loads more projects.

Magical Summer PVC

Don’t forget, you can find all of our Magical Summer products here.

Magical Summer fabric

Cross Stitch Kits from The Make Arcade

We are now stocking some fun little modern cross stitch kits from The Make Arcade! These designs – cacti, flamingos, unicorns and more – are just what we’re obsessed with at the moment. Cross stitch is relaxing and portable – perfect for your holiday or even your commute! Make yourself a lovely little piece or art for yourself or a gift for a friend. Find them in the shop here.

Modern cross stitch kits

Modern cross stitch kits

Modern cross stitch kits

Magical Summer paper pads

Perfect for card-making, scrap-booking (or pimping your bullet-journal), book covers, gift wrap…with our paper pads the possibilities are endless. And we have two new sets from the Magical Summer collection! Find these (plus links to videos so you can see a flip through of each book) and all of our other paper pads here.

Magical Summer paper pads

Flint Trousers and Shorts by Megan Nielsen

The new Flint pattern by Megan Nielsen includes versatile wide leg cropped trousers or shorts with unique crossover closure at the side seam. This pattern can be made in a wide variety of fabrics for a casual or sleek and dressy look! The pattern sits on the natural waist and features hidden closure at the left pocket , release tucks at the front, darts at the back, slash pockets, two waistband options and two lengths. There is a Flint sewalong happening right now on Megan’s blog, so grab your pattern and make yourself a cute pair of trousers!

Flint Trousers and Shorts by Megan Nielsen

Flint Trousers and Shorts by Megan Nielsen

Pineapple Grove Flatter

We’ve added the new, delicious Pineapple Grove scent of Flatter! This starch-free smoothing spray relaxes wrinkles and freshens fabrics, leaving it sleek, soft and static-free. Made with natural ingredients, Flatter has no sulfates, no silicones, no SLS or SLES. Plus, the mild formulation is easy on sensitive skin and won’t harm the environment. And…it smells amazing! Find all of our handmade laundry care products in the shop here.

Pineapple Grove Flatter

Learn to crochet and make a basket with Rachel Rogers

Learn to crochet while creating a fun and endlessly useful crochet basket out of recycled t-shirt yarn! Taught by Rachel Rogers, a Hackney-based designer and maker of crochet homeware and accessories, this class will introduce you to the basics of crochet, how to follow a crochet pattern, how to change colours and how to finish a crochet project. The next class runs on 17 May at 6:30pm at our West Hampstead shop and you can sign up here.

Learn to crochet with rachel rogers

Learn to crochet with Rachel Rogers

Learn to crochet with Rachel Rogers

Yarn Shop Day!

This Saturday is Yarn Shop Day! Pop into our West Hampstead shop and you can save 10% on all of our gorgeous yarns – including Madelinetosh, Spud & Chloe, Loopy Mango, The Fibre Co and more!

https://www.thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk/london-shop

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Attention, Makers! Join us for Make Like a Boss on 24 May featuring a Q&A with Suzie Dicker from À L’aise

Our Make Like a Boss networking series for creative small businesses kicked off last Wednesday with a great first event featuring Rachel and Kate from The Fold Line and it was such a success! Minor technical difficulties aside, everyone had a great time and we’re really looking forward to seeing everyone again in May. Plus, our Facebook Group is now active, so if you missed the first event you can get in on the conversation and connect with other creative small business women by joining the group.

Hosted at The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead, each Make Like a Boss features a Q&A with a small business owner followed by time to hang out and chat, learn, share, moan and come away with some new contacts and ideas for your business. The events are free and drinks and snacks are provided!

Make Like a Boss with Suzie Dicker from À L'aise

In May, we’ll be chatting to Suzie Dicker from À L’aise! À L’aise is a luxury stationery and leather goods brand that launched in 2015 and is stocked in stores such as Anthropologie, Fenwicks and The Design Museum. Suzie also does calligraphy for brands such as Aspinal of London, Clinique and House of Fraser. We’ll be talking to Suzie about launching and building her company and how her product range has grown and evolved plus we’ll get her advice for getting your products manufactured and how to work with working with big brand clients. You can sign up for our May event on Eventbrite.

Suzie Dicker from À L'aise

Here are the quick facts for the May event:

Date: Wednesday, 24 May
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead
Guest: Suzie Dicker from À L’aise
Cost: Free
RSVP: Via Eventbrite or to [email protected]

Plus, save the date for our June event on 21 June with Tilly Walnes from Tilly and the Buttons!

Want email updates about Make Like a Boss events? S

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Save the date for World Wide Knit in Public Day!

We are so excited to tell you that we’re teaming up with Yarn in the City (the awesome ladies who bring you the Great London Yarn Crawl, among other fabulous events) to host a World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKIPDAY) event on West Hampstead Square!

World Wide Knit in Public Day

WWKIPDAY is unique in that it’s the largest knitter run event in the world. Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers. The event has been running every year on the second Saturday in June since 2005. There were 1015 events last year in 57 countries. Wow!

So save the date, start planning a knitting project that travels well (we’ll have more ideas for you on that soon!) and tell your friends! We can’t wait to take over West Hampstead Square with you!

Here is what you need to know about our event:

Date: Saturday, 10 June
Time: 11am – 2pm
Where: West Hampstead Square (in front of The Village Haberdashery)
How to register: Find out more about our event and sign up here or email us at [email protected]
How to get there: We are just steps from the West Hampstead Underground, Overground and Thameslink stations. The 139, 328 and C11 buses stop in front.
Lunch options: There is an M&S on the square, and several cafes nearby to grab a bite
Questions? Email [email protected] [email protected]

Remember – it’s important that you sign up and we have your email so we can keep you informed about any changes to the plans due to rain!

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New in stock at The Village Haberdashery

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Outback Wife by Gertrude Made presale!

Outback Wife is the debut collection of Cathi Bessell-Browne, the hands and heart behind Gertrude Made. Each fabric has been a labour of love and they have taken more than a year to complete. The stunning hand-painted floral designs printed on an exclusive cotton barkcloth base are an ode to the strength, passion and courage of rural women across Australia.

Outback Wife by Gertrude Made

Inspired by the beautiful floral barkcloth fabrics of the 1940s and 1950s, each detail of this collection has been meticulously and sincerely considered to create a range with an authentic vintage voice. We hope you love our selection as much as we do! You can place your pre-sale order here.

Outback Wife by Gertrude Made

Kalle Shirt and Shirt Dress by Closet Case Patterns

We love the new shirt dress pattern by Closet Case Patterns! With a loose, body skimming silhouette and a number of interchangeable features, the Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress is the ultimate in chic, easy dressing.

Kalle Shirt and Shirt Dress by Closet Case Patterns

View A is cropped with a wide faced hem, View B is a tunic length shirt inspired by classic men’s oxfords, and View C is a stylish shirtdress with a high-low hem. All versions feature a subtly curved yoke, kimono sleeves with arm cuffs, and a dramatically shaped hem.

Kalle Shirt and Shirt Dress by Closet Case Patterns

You can personalise your Kalle with a standard or band collar, an optional breast pocket, an inverted or box pleat, and button, popover or hidden placket. Find Kalle in the shop here.

Kalle Shirt and Shirt Dress by Closet Case Patterns

Crochet Tie Kits from DMC

Crochet a hipster-worthy tie for the dude in your life! These rad new kits from DMC come in five colours and are a perfect beginner crochet project. And wouldn’t this make a great Father’s Day gift? Find them in the shop here.

DMC Crochet Hipster Tie

Meri Meri gift wrap

We have such a fun selection of gift wrap from Meri Meri! Rainbows, pineapples, cacti and chevrons in neon and pastel colours – how could they possibly not make you smile? Find them in the shop here.

Meri Meri Gift Wrap

Make a Leather Notebook with Nancy Straughan

Learn to work with leather and paper to leave with skills that will make it simple for you to make your own special leather journals at home. The techniques that we will cover include the classic saddle stitch and how to craft a leather cover. These leather notebooks make excellent gifts and can be used for photo books, journals, travel diaries – the possibilities are endless! Find out more and book a place here.

Leather Notebook

Sale!

Stock up on cotton voile and lawn for your spring and summer wardrobe! Save 10% with code VOILE10 until 2 May. Start shopping here!

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Reminder: Make Like a Boss with The Fold Line next Wednesday, 26 April!

Super important reminder time: We are kicking off our new monthly networking series for creative small businesses called Make Like a Boss on Wednesday, 26 April at our West Hampstead shop!

Make Like a Boss with The Fold Line

Each free event features a Q&A with a small business owner followed by time to hang out and chat, learn, share, moan and come away with some new contacts and ideas for your business. Drinks and snacks will be provided!

Our first event on 26 April will feature Rachel and Kate from The Fold Line! The Fold Line is an online hub for the sewing community to socialise, review dressmaking patterns and keep up-to-date with the latest news and sewing pattern releases. Since launching in late 2015, the site has grown like crazy and the team have won a Mollie Makes Handmade Award and a British Craft Award for their contribution to the industry. We’ll be talking to Rachel and Kate about the challenges of launching a website, the thrill of seeing those user numbers grow and making the leap to running the website full time.

Rachel and Kate from The Fold Line

We have a big new space in West Hampstead that is super easy to get to, and you can find directions and travel info here.

Here are the quick facts of the first event:

Date: Wednesday, 26 April
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: The Village Haberdashery
Guest: Rachel and Kate from The Fold Line
Cost: Free
RSVP: Via Eventbrite, via our website or to [email protected]k

You can also save the date for our next two events – we’ll be releasing ticket info for May and June very soon but put these in your diary:

Wednesday, 24 May with Suzie Dicker from À L’aise

Wednesday, 21 June with Tilly Walnes from Tilly and The Buttons

Want email updates about Make Like a Boss events? S

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New in stock at The Village Haberdashery!

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Magical Summer stationery by Rico

We are mad for Rico’s new Magical Summer collection! Our order is starting to roll in and this week we’re featuring some of the fun stationery products we’ve received – pencils, washi tape, iridescent tape and a stamp and ink set. These are the perfect products to decorate your planner, get crafty or just make you smile. Find our selection of Magical Summer products here and check back for new stock often!

Ava Rose by Deena Rutter

Ava Rose is a bouquet of bold and dainty florals, colourful geometrics, textural designs and a script print make for a romantic collection that’s ready to make your spring projects bloom. These prints will be popular for dressmaking, but we think our selection will make a beautiful quilt! You can find the coordinating Kona Cotton Solids here.

Ava Rose by Deena Rutter

New Sevenberry garment fabrics

We have a handful of quirky new Japanese fabric from Sevenberry! They include these pandas on double gauze, cute whales on double gauze and a tie-dye print on quilting cotton. Just what you need for a summer frock? Find them in the shop here.

Knit a Chunky Lace Shawl with Renée Callahan

In this fun class we’ll take the fear out of knitting lace patterns! Led by our expert teacher, Renée Callahan of East London Knit, you’ll learn how to work basic lace stitches and how to read a lace chart, plus the Garter Tab cast on and a stretch cast off. Find out more and sign up here or browse all of our knitting classes and free knitting workshops here.

Sale!

Select wool blend fabrics have been added to the sale section at 40% off to make room for more summer weight fabrics! Start shopping here.

wool fabric

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