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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: Sunday, 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 to receive email reminders about our upcoming events? Email me at [email protected]

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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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Kona matching! What goes with Ava Rose by Deena Rutter

Ava Rose by Deena Rutter is fresh and pretty, mixing southwestern-inspired florals, bold geometrics and delicate script. We have the perfect selection for a springy quilt and we know you need the solids to match, so here we go. From top to bottom, the Kona Cotton Solids colours we chose to match this pretty collection are Smoke, Mustard, Flesh, Orange, Pool, Teal Blue and Celestial. You can find all of these colours in one place right here.

Kona Cotton Solids to coordinate with Ava Rose by Deena Rutter

And here is our selection of Ava Rose so you can see how they look all together!

Ava Rose by Deena Rutter for Riley Blake

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New in stock at The Village Haberdashery!

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Wonderful Things by Bonnie Christine

Wonderful Things by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery inspires to delight with happy hues and delicate prints to uplift your spirits. We’re stocking a lovely selection of five quilting cottons including a double border!

Wonderful Things by Bonnie Christine

We also have two gorgeous cotton/spandex blend knits.

Wonderful Things by Bonnie Christine
Wonderful Things by Bonnie Christine

Find Wonderful Things in the shop here and the Kona Cotton Solids to match our quilting cotton selection here.

Fiesta Fun by Dana Willard

Hang up the streamers and throw some confetti because Dana Willard has started a fiesta with this festive collection for Art Gallery Fabrics! A medley of vibrant colours and modern designs are combined with Mexican flair to have you cheering Ole! We have a trio of colourful prints and one beautiful jersey knit. Just right for summer party dresses and decor! Find Fiesta Fun in the shop here.

Fiesta Fun by Dana Willard

Fiesta Fun by Dana Willard

Magical Summer PVC-coated cotton fabric by Rico Design

We were just crazy about these super fun PVC-coated cotton fabrics by Rico Design! The fabrics come in 70cm x 25cm pieces so they are just right for bags, clutches, purses, pouches, wallets and other small projects. Find them in the shop here.

Magical Summer PVC-coated cotton by Rico

Enamel charms by Rico Design

These fabulous enamel charms caught our eye at a recent trade show where Rico had added them to a zipper pull on a bag made with the PVC-coated cotton (above)! We have five retro and rainbow designs that we just can’t get enough of and we can’t wait to see what other ways you’ll incorporate these into your projects! Find them in the shop here.

Enamel Charms

Make Like a Boss on 26 April

Make Like a Boss is a new networking series for creative small businesses hosted at The Village Haberdashery! Each free event features a Q&A with a small business owner followed by drinks. In April, we’ll be chatting to Rachel and Kate from The Fold Line, 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. Find out more about Make Like a Boss here and sign up on Eventbrite.

Make Like a Boss

Sale!

This week save 10% on our favourite woven collections with code WOVENS10 until 18 April! Applies to Loominous, Checkers, Checks PleaseWindow Dressing and Dapper Wovens.

Loominous by Anna Maria Horner

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Easter weekend opening hours at our West Hampstead shop

Just a quick post today to let you know about our Easter weekend opening hours! Please take note if you’re planning to visit the shop – we’ll be closed on Easter Sunday and open our regular Sunday hours (11am – 5pm) on Friday, Saturday and Monday.

Friday, 14 April – 11am – 5pm

Saturday, 15 April – 11am – 5pm

Sunday, 16 April – Closed

Monday, 17 April – 11am – 5pm

I hope your plans involve lots of chocolate, marshmallow peeps, hot cross buns, coconut cakes and whatever else your family loves to celebrate with!

 

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New in stock at The Village Haberdashery!

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Sewing patterns by Named Clothing

We are now stocking Named Clothing sewing patterns! Named is a Finnish clothing pattern label founded by sisters Saara and Laura Huhta. Named garments are a combination of Scandinavian clean-lined simplicity and interesting details. The aim of the collections is to enable self-expression and to support ethical and ecological consuming.

Named Clothing sewing patterns

We have 20 of our favourite patterns in stock now and you can find them in the shop here. You can also read our Q&A with Saara and Laura on The Daily Stitch here to find out more about Named!

Goldilocks by Jill Howarth

Based on the well know story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, this fun children’s fabric features a delightfully sweet main print that is supported by pretty florals, a charming small-scale cottage print and lovely stash builders. Perfect for children’s projects and little girl dresses! Find Goldilocks in the shop here and our picks for coordinating Kona here.

Goldilocks by Jill Howarth

By the Sea by Dani Mogstad

Welcome aboard! Whether you are sailing the seven seas or enjoying a day at the seashore you are sure to love the vintage colours and adorable illustrations in this nautical themed collection. We are especially fond of the whales! Perfect for little boy quilts, baby bags and more. Find By the Sea in the shop here.

By the Sea by Dani Mogstad

Neon washi tape by MT

Our washi tape selection continues to grow and we’ve added the super popular neon solids from MT to the mix! These were the surprise hit of our last Washi Tape Workshop and we now have them in the shop for all of your crafty projects. Find all of our washi tape here.

Neon washi tape

Japanese Bookbinding with Nancy Straughan

This brand-new class will guide you through the beautiful art of Japanese binding stitch techniques so you can create your very own book to take home! Led by Nancy Straughan, the techniques that we will cover include bookbinding basics and Japanese stab binding, which is a classic stitch. All materials will be supplied. These Japanese notebooks make excellent gifts and can be used for photo books, journals, travel diaries – the possibilities are endless! Find out more and sign up here.

Handbound book with needle and thread on wooden background

Sale!

This week save 10% on the Friedlander fabric collection by Carolyn Friedlander with code FRIEDLANDER10. Offer ends 11 April.

Friedlander by Carolyn Friedlander

Plus, check out our selection of bolt ends! Lots of new fabrics have been added this week.

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Next week is World Craft Week!

We’re super excited to be a part of World Craft Week 2017! Hosted on Facebook during 3-9 April by the team that brings you Mollie Makes, World Craft Week will celebrate the very best in crafting, here in the UK, and all around the world.

World Craft Week

Click here to receive a free downloadable magazine with 25 craft projects for World Craft Week plus discount codes to use to buy supplies at participating shops (including The Village Haberdashery!)

World Craft Week

You can also take part in the World Craft Week challenge and win one of 10 £50 vouchers to Not on the High Street. All you have to do is post a photo, or share a short crafting video, of something you’ve made on our Facebook and tag who (or what) inspires you most, encouraging them to take up the World Craft Week Challenge. Remember to hashtag #worldcraftweek.

For more information and inspiration follow World Craft Week on Facebook and Instagram!

 

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Kona matching! What goes with Goldilocks by Jill Howarth

The new Goldilocks collection by Jill Howarth for Riley Blake features darling and delightful illustrations in an Easter-egg pastel palette! From top to bottom, the Kona Cotton Solids colours we chose are Pink, Punch, Peach, Putty, Wasabi, Sage, Blue and Shale. You can find all of these colours in one place right here.

Kona Cotton Solids to match Goldilocks

And here is our selection of Goldilocks so you can see how they stack up!

Goldilocks by Jill Howarth

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