We are super excited to announce the launch of our Crafty Mama Coffee Morning at our West Hampstead shop! This is a casual, baby-friendly meetup aimed at mums with small babies who love getting stuck into a creative project. We’ll provide coffee, cake and an easy and fun craft project you can try for a small materials fee, or bring any project you’ve got on the go, be it knitting, crochet, embroidery, hand sewing, drawing, whatever! Join us every Thursday from 10:30am starting this week – no sign up necessary. Follow us on Instagram for updates and contact us with any questions.
Baby-friendly daytime classes
It’s a little known fact that small babies are welcome at our daytime classes so you can use your maternity leave to learn a new craft! You might not get quite as much done if you’re a little distracted, but no one will mind a bit if you need to take a break to feed or comfort your little one! Most of these classes happen each month, but there are some gaps over the summer. The next two dates are listed below and you can find the full schedule on our website! All materials are included in these classes.
Cross Stitch for Beginners – £35
Tuesday, 1 August, 10:30am – 1pm
Tuesday, 5 September, 10:30am – 1pm
Cross stitch is portable, relaxing and seriously addictive! This one-evening class will cover the cross stitch basics from tools to techniques while you stitch a modern cross stitch design to take home! You’ll learn how to work with embroidery floss and the various types of cross stitch fabric, how to get started by anchoring your thread and reading a stitch chart, how to follow a pattern including basic stitches, working rows and changing colours and how to finish your work to display it at home.
Learn to Knit – £45
Wednesday, 26 July, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Wednesday, 27 September, 10am – 12:30pm
Do you want to learn to knit or need a refresher on the basics? This class is for you! In this class, experienced knitting teacher and knitwear pattern designer Renée Callahan will start from the very beginning and cover everything you need to know to get started knitting: knit stitch, purl stitch, casting on and off.
This is a Sewing Machine – £45
Tuesday, 18 July, 10am – 1pm
Tuesday, 17 October, 10am – 1pm
This class will introduce aspiring stitchers – or those who need a refresher – how to use a sewing machine! In this comprehensive three hour class, you’ll get sewing machine-savvy and leave with enough knowledge and confidence to start making your own projects at home! This workshop is focussed solely on the skill of sewing and the entire three hours will be spent practising each element below to ensure that the methods stay in your mind after the class.
Learn to Crochet Granny Squares – £35
Tuesday, 22 August, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Tuesday, 26 September, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Learn to crochet the classic granny square! In this two hour class, you’ll learn to create a granny square that can be used as a drinks coaster or as the start of a blanket, accessory or anything else you can dream up! We’ll cover basic crochet stitches, how to finish a square and how to connect squares to create larger projects plus how to follow a crochet pattern or chart.