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May classes at The Village Haberdashery!

Summer is getting closer folks! Learn a new skill this May in our bright and airy studio space in our West Hampstead shop! When the sun is shining we fling open the windows and it’s such a lovely place to be. We have classes to suit every level, interest and schedule.

West Hampstead Studio

Want some extra space to work on your own projects? Need to use an overlocker? You can book our studio! Check out our studio bookings page to book a slot! We can also host our classes as private parties. Fill in our Private Party Enquiry Form to start planning your event with us now!

Birthday party at The Village Haberdashery

That’s not all! Don’t forget about our weekly events, including our Crafty Mamas Coffee Morning on Thursday mornings at 10:30am, our fun, free drop in Knit Night and our super popular Sewing Social evenings every Thursday! You can find out more about these events and lots of free happenings on our Thursday nights page!

Read on to find out what we have planned for the next few weeks or browse all of our classes here.

Intro to Crochet Flowers with Annie Windley
Tuesday, 1 May, 7pm – 9pm (£38)

Learn to crochet daisies, buttercups and leaves that you can use in a wreath, a garland, or as embellishments on garments, cushions or other items! Suitable for complete beginners, during this class you will learn how to follow a crochet pattern, how to crochet a number of basic stitches and how combine these to make flowers. Our teacher will also offer guidance for how to sew the floral motifs onto a felt base to make a wreath. Find out more and sign up here.

Intro to crochet flowers

This is a Sewing Machine with Lisa Falconer
Wednesday, 2 May, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£45)

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. Find out more and sign up here.

This is a sewing machine

Learn to Knit with Renée Callahan
Wednesday, 2 May, 7.00pm – 9:30pm (£45)
or
Wednesday, 23 May, 10:00am – 12:30pm (£45)

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. Find out more and sign up here.

Learn to knit

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy with Suzie Dicker
Friday, 4 May, 10:30am – 1pm (£60)

Modern calligraphy is perfect for all; its relaxed approach enhances your natural hand writing style to create a unique and beautiful lettering form that is totally individual. Led by Suzie Dicker, founder of luxury stationery brand A L’aise, this beginner’s workshop will guide you through making your first stroke to writing beautiful quotes that will be lovely enough to hang on your wall at home! Whether you are a bride-to-be wanting to learn so you can address your wedding invitation envelopes, or you are the creative sort wanting to learn a new skill; this class is the one for you! Find out more and sign up here.

Modern Calligraphy

Sew a Jersey Moneta Dress with Charlotte Newland
Sunday, 6 May, 11am – 5pm (£89)

Learn to sew with knits whilst making yourself the stylish and comfy Colette Moneta Dress! In this class we’ll cover key skills for sewing with knits on a home sewing machine, from fitting to finishing, plus you’ll learn handy techniques like how to use clear elastic for gathering. Find out more and sign up here.

Moneta dress

Vintage China Mosaic Workshop with Eva Jaber
Tuesday, 8 May, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£40)

Learn to design and make a mosaic while you create your own pretty home dec piece using mosaic pieces from vintage china! This is a fun and relaxed class for all skill levels. All materials are included. Find out more and sign up here.

Vintage china mosaic workshop

Embroidery for Beginners with Carina Envoldsen-Harris
Tuesday, 8 May, 11am – 2pm (£40)
or
Saturday, 19 May, 2pm – 5pm (£40)

The class is a fun and colourful introduction to hand embroidery that is designed for beginners or those who want a refresher. You will start by learning the tools of the craft, how to use a hoop and how to transfer a pattern. Next, we’ll explore a selection of stitches – running stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, French knots and more – by creating a sweet modern sampler designed by Carina. You’ll leave with everything you need to know to complete your sampler at home and the confidence to try your next embroidery pattern independently! Find out more and sign up here.

Embroidery for beginners

Learn to Crochet Granny Squares with Annie Windley
Tuesday, 8 May, 7:00pm – 9:00pm (£38)

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. All materials are included in the class fee. Adults and teenagers are welcome! Find out more and sign up here.

Crochet Granny Squares

Sew a Rope Bowl with Sarah Jeffrey
Wednesday, 9 May, 7pm – 9pm (£40)

Sarah Jeffrey creates beautiful rope bowls for her brand Haar East and now you can learn to make them too! In this fun class you’ll learn how to sew a rope bowl on a home sewing machine, picking up tips on how to manipulate the rope into different shapes and how to use thread colours to create different results. You’ll be able to finish one medium-sized bowl or two small bowls in class – perfect for a gift or a treat for yourself! All equipment and materials are included and no experience with a sewing machine is necessary. Find out more and sign up here.

Sew rope bowls

Rag Rugging for Beginners with Elspeth Jackson
Sunday, 13 May, 10am – 4pm (£75)

Learn to turn old rags into upcycled homeware with the beautiful craft of rag rugging! Our beginners’ workshop is designed to give you all the skills you need to be able to start any rag rug project for yourself at home. With plenty of help from our expert instructor throughout the day, you will learn how to use rag rug equipment, how to work with hessian, how to choose and prepare materials, how to design for rag rug, how to do the two different types of rag rugging (loopy and shaggy) and how to finish your work. During the session you will get the opportunity to begin a rug, cushion or smaller project (depending on how ambitious you’re feeling!). All the rag rug materials are provided on the day and you’ll get a latch hook to take home with you! Find out more and sign up here.

Rag rugging for beginners

Guided Studio Time with Charlotte Newland
Monday, 14 May, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£48)
or
Monday, 28 May, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£48)

Work on the sewing or quilting project of your choice with the expert guidance of 2016 Great British Sewing Bee winner Charlotte Newland! You’re welcome to bring a project at any stage of completion to receive personalised instruction. Classes are kept small so you’ll have plenty of one-on-one time. This class is for you if you: *Want Charlotte to hold your hand whilst you set sleeves, insert an invisible zip or tackle a fly front, *Feel frustrated that you can’t get your home-sewn garments to fit right and want to learn how to adjust a pattern for your body, *Are interested in trying out reverse appliqué, foundation paper piecing, improv or any other quilting technique, *Love the look of one of Charlotte’s classes, but the date doesn’t work for you, *Or just want to hand-stitch your quilt binding and eat cake whilst listening to Charlotte tell rude jokes! Find out more and sign up here.

Sew with Great British Sewing Bee winner Charlotte Newland!

Crochet Basket Workshop with Rachel Rogers
Tuesday, 15 May, 7pm – 9:30pm (£40)

Learn to crochet while creating a fun and endlessly useful crochet basket out of recycled t-shirt yarn! 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. All materials are included in the class fee. Find out more and sign up here.

Crochet baskets workshop

Beginners Shibori: Itajime with Rob Jones
Wednesday, 16 May, 6:30pm – 9pm (£50)

This 2.5-hour session covers the range of Shibori techniques focussing on clamped resist techniques, known as Itajime and teaches you all about indigo. You will learn the three basic folding techniques for preparing fabric for clamp resist dyeing, known as “Kikko” – equilateral triangles, right angle triangles and squares. These can be varied in many ways to achieve different effects. Stitched Itajime uses stitch to create resist patterns on kikko folded parcels to create kaleidoscopic pieces. The traditional Sekka (snowflake) pattern will be demonstrated. Free clamping and board clamped techniques using a range of shaped boards and clamps will be covered and Rob will demonstrate how these can be used to produce a number of varied patterns and different shades of blue on the same piece of fabric using indigo. Find out more and sign up here.

Shibori workshop

Foundation Paper Piecing Workshop with Charlotte Newland
Saturday, 19 May, 11:30am – 4:30pm (£80)

Foundation paper piecing is an addictive patchwork technique that enables you to sew intricate shapes accurately and achieve precise points perfectly! In the first half of this class, you’ll learn the technique by creating two different quilt blocks using foundation paper piecing patterns. In the second half, you’ll get to work on the pattern of your choice with the help of our experienced instructor. You’ll leave with the know-how to tackle any foundation piecing pattern and several finished blocks that you’ll be able to turn into cushions, tote bags or the basis for an entire quilt! Find out more and sign up here.

Foundation Paper Piecing

Learn to Sew with Knit Fabrics with Charlotte Newland
Sunday, 20 May, 11:30pm – 4:30pm (£80)

Learn to sew with knits whilst working with the pattern of your choice! This is your chance to face your fears of sewing with knit fabrics head on with the help of our talented instructor. We’ll cover key skills for sewing with knits on a home sewing machine, from fitting to finishing, so you can leave with a finished garment and the confidence to keep sewing all the knit patterns you’ve been dying to try! Find out more and sign up here.

Learn to sew with knit fabrics

Watercolour Brush Lettering Workshop with Emma Block
Monday, 21 May, 6:30pm – 9pm (£60)

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. We’ll start with exercises to practice making shapes, creating lines of different thicknesses and using different brushstrokes. You’ll then practice writing the alphabet, words and phrases with plenty of help and guidance on hand. You will be given a complete set of materials which you can take away after class, including guide sheets, a brush and a tube of watercolour paint.Find out more and sign up here.

Brush lettering workshop

Crochet Granny Squares: Next Steps with Annie Windley
Tuesday, 22 May, 10:30am – 12:30pm (£38)

If you know how to crochet a basic granny square, this intermediate class is perfect to take your crochet to the next level. In the first part of the two-hour lession, you will learn a number of different variations on the basic square: such as starting with a circular motif, adding clusters for texture, and incorporating 3-dimensional effects like petals to give your project design some added interest and texture. You’ll also learn the principles behind creating a granny square variation so that you’ll be able to design a granny square of your very own. In the second part of the lesson you’ll learn a number of different ways to join your finished squares together: invisible methods, sewn and crocheted ones, a way to join squares as you go and also some decorative finishes to add a whole new layer of interest to your finished project. Find out more and sign up here.

Granny squares level 2

Introduction to Linocut Printing with Kate Guy
Tuesday, 22 May, 6:30pm – 9pm (£45)

In this fun two hour workshop you’ll learn the principles of relief printing and create your own linocut print! You will design, cut and print a small lino block. Depending on your pace, you will also have the opportunity to experiment with adding colour through collage and/or gradient roller technique. You will get to keep your lino block and take home a print on quality art paper that is ready to frame! Find out more and sign up here.

Lino cut printing workshop

Weave a Wall Hanging with Stephanie Carswell
Saturday, 26 May, 11am – 5pm (£70)

Join textile artist and craft designer Stephanie Carswell for this one day weaving workshop and learn your rya knot from your soumak! Discover all the weaving basics from warping up and preparing your loom to creating different shapes and textures using yarn and wool roving. No previous experience is needed and you’ll be guided through how to use shuttles, needles and your fingers to weave and how to come up with your own designs as well as how to finish your piece and display it in your home. Using one of the packs provided and Hawthorn Handmade’s lightweight loom, everyone will leave with a beautiful wall hanging fit for the trendiest of spaces. Find out more and sign up here.

Weave a wall hanging

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Meet our teachers: Eva Jaber, mosaic making

We are delighted to introduce you to the most recent member of our teaching team! Eva Jaber is a self taught mosaic tutor who loves nothing more than teaching people new skills and techniques involved in mosaic work. Read on to find out more about Eva and her upcoming mosaic classes!

Eva Jabber

Q: Where did you first discover your love for Mosaic?

A: Whilst on holiday in Brighton I bought myself a large mirror with a mosaic frame using vintage china tiles. I fell in love with the way this looked that I had to try and make something similar myself. I am self taught I attended a few mosaic courses and I use books and the internet to learn all the various methods of mosaic work and how to cut the tiles etc.

Eva Jabber

Q: I see from your blog that you sell your handmade items at Old Spitalfields Market, that is super exciting. Tell us a bit about how you got into this.

A: I regularly visit Old Spitalfields Market especially when they have a handmade theme. I decided to make wares to sell there. Some of my regular customers asked if I do workshops, at that time I didn’t but the idea stayed with. Eventually I started holding workshops which have been so popular that I no longer have time to make pieces to sell. I have fond memories of exhibiting there as it was great fun and that is where the idea came to me by my customers to start tutoring.

Eva Jabber

Q: Where do you find the inspiration for your work?

A: I love vintage styles and colours I look at wallpaper designs and vintage posters that is where I often get my inspiration by the colours I see.

Eva Jabber

Q: We are really looking forward to your upcoming classes… what can students expect?

A: My workshops are super fun and there is no right or wrong way to make a mosaic. My classes are freestyle so students can design whatever they want and it will look great. It’s like an abstract mosaic but using china tiles I’m very attentive to my students and I’m guiding them all the way.

Eva Jabber

Q: What one crafting tool/gadget could you not live without and why?

A: My tile nippers, this is what I use to cut and shape my china.

Eva Jabber

Q: What is your most favourite piece that you have worked on? Why was it particularly special?

A: I made a mosaic piece of art for my daughters bedroom. I mixed china tiles with new tiles so it was like a mixed media piece. I added glitter and mirror tiles which made it very glitzy and special. Every girl loves a bit of bling!

Eva Jabber

Thanks Eva!

You can find out more about and book Eva’s upcoming classes here.

 

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Six brand new classes to try at our West Hampstead shop!

We LOVE adding new classes to our schedule. It’s so exciting! Here are six new classes that are running for the first time in the next couple of months. Get in on the fun and learn something new at our West Hampstead shop! Read on to get inspired and browse all of our classes by month, time, teacher, craft and more right here.

Crochet an Amigurumi Cactus with Zoe Bateman
Wednesday 18 April, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£45)

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. In this fun class you’ll learn the amigurumi method of crochet while making a crochet cactus! Everything is included in your class fee. Find out more and sign up here.

Crochet a Cactus

Weave a Wall Hanging with Stephanie Carswell
Saturday, 26 May, 11am – 5pm (£70)

Join textile artist and craft designer Stephanie Carswell of Hawthorn Handmade (yes, she came up with the pop up loom!) for this one day weaving workshop and learn your rya knot from your soumak! Discover all the weaving basics from warping up and preparing your loom to creating different shapes and textures using yarn and wool roving. No previous experience is needed and you’ll be guided through how to use shuttles, needles and your fingers to weave and how to come up with your own designs as well as how to finish your piece and display it in your home. Using one of the packs provided and Hawthorn Handmade’s lightweight loom, everyone will leave with a beautiful wall hanging fit for the trendiest of spaces. Find out more and sign up here.

Weave a Wall Hanging

Learn to Sew with Knit Fabrics with Charlotte Newland
Sunday, 20 May, 11:30pm – 4:30pm (£80)

Learn to sew with knits whilst working with the pattern of your choice! This is your chance to face your fears of sewing with knit fabrics head on with the help of our talented instructor. We’ll cover key skills for sewing with knits on a home sewing machine, from fitting to finishing, so you can leave with a finished garment and the confidence to keep sewing all the knit patterns you’ve been dying to try! Check out our patterns for knit fabrics and the new book Stretch! by Tilly Walnes for ideas! Find out more and sign up here.

Learn to sew with Knits

Everlasting Rag Rug Bouquet with Elspeth Jackson
Saturday, 21 July, 10am – 4pm (£75)

Learn to turn old rags into upcycled homeware with the beautiful craft of rag rugging! Our beginners’ workshops are designed to give you all the skills you need to be able to start any rag rug project for yourself at home. With plenty of help from our expert instructor throughout the day, you will learn how to use rag rug equipment, how to work with hessian, how to choose and prepare materials, how to design for rag rug, how to do the two different types of rag rugging (loopy and shaggy) and how to finish your work. In this workshop you’ll learn to use rag rugging techniques to create an everlasting rag rug bouquet to take home with you! All the rag rug materials are provided on the day and you’ll get a latch hook to take home with you! Find out more and sign up here.

Everlasting Rag Rug Bouquet with Elspeth Jackson

New York Beauty Quilt Workshop with Jenny Haynes
Sunday 22 April, 10am – 5pm (£95)

The classic New York Beauty block made modern by mixing circles and ovals! In this class you’ll be using Jenny’s Drunkard’s Path templates and foundation paper piecing (FPP) pattern. You’ll learn how to cut, sew and press perfect curves using Jenny’s no-pin technique and how to use the FPP technique to sew precise shapes. Make a start on Jenny’s Oval NYB Quilt (pictured) or design your own version with Jenny’s help! Find out more and sign up here.

New York Beauty with Jenny Haynes

Vintage China Mosaic Workshop with Eva Jaber
Tuesday, 8 May, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£40)

Learn to design and make a mosaic while you create your own pretty home dec piece using mosaic pieces from vintage china! This is a fun and relaxed class for all skill levels. All materials are included. Find out more and sign up here.
Mosaic Workshop with Eva Jaber

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April Classes at The Village Haberdashery!

April is coming and the days are getting longer! Why not use all this glorious daylight to learn a new skill in our bright and airy studio space in our West Hampstead shop! We have classes to suit every level, interest and schedule.

Read on to find out what we have planned for the next few weeks or browse all of our classes here. Plus, don’t forget about our weekly events, including our Crafty Mamas Coffee Morning on Thursday mornings at 10:30am, our fun, free drop in Knit Night  and our brand new Sewing Social evenings every Thursday! You can find out more about these events and lots of free happenings on our Events page!

Want to work on your own project in our studio? Check out out studio bookings page to book a slot! Want to book one of our classes as a private party? Fill out our new Private Party Enquiry Form!

Studio

Crochet an Amigurumi Cactus with Zoe Bateman
Wednesday 18 April, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£45)

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. In this fun class you’ll learn the amigurumi method of crochet while making a crochet cactus! Everything is included in your class fee. Find out more and sign up here.
Crochet a Cactus

Finish that Quilt with Jenny Haynes
Friday 20 April, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£45)

Have a quilt that is stuck in WIP purgatory? This class is for you! Bring in your project to get help, encouragement and inspiration from our experienced teacher and finish that quilt! Jenny can help you with everything from how to baste your quilt, different ways to quilt your quilt (either machine stitching using your walking foot or hand sewing with luscious Perle Cotton) and how to bind your quilt (get the perfect mitred corner, how to do the invisible hand finish). Find out more and sign up here.

Beginners Shibori: Stitching and Binding with Rob Jones
Tuesday, 3 April, 6:30pm – 9pm (£50)

In this class you will learn basic shibori stitching and binding techniques before dyeing your work in the indigo vat. Over the 2.5 hour workshop you’ll master the following stitching and binding skills and learn all about indigo, including: the basic kamosage knot used to secure all bound work; how to make the kumo (spiderweb), bai (seashell), and tesugi (stripes) patterns using binding; the three basic stitches – running stitch, ori nui (teeth) and maki nui (twist stitch); how to create filled shapes (maki-age) using stitching and binding; and how to dye your fabrics in a genuine indigo vat! Find out more and sign up here.

New York Beauty Quilt Workshop with Jenny Haynes
Sunday 22 April, 10am – 5pm (£95)

The classic New York Beauty block made modern by mixing circles and ovals! In this class you’ll be using Jenny’s Drunkard’s Path templates and foundation paper piecing (FPP) pattern. You’ll learn how to cut, sew and press perfect curves using Jenny’s no-pin technique and how to use the FPP technique to sew precise shapes. Make a start on Jenny’s Oval NYB Quilt (pictured) or design your own version with Jenny’s help! Find out more and sign up here.

Introduction to Free Motion Quilting with Trudi Wood
Saturday, 21 April, 10am – 4pm (£85)

Join experienced Free Motion Quilter Trudi Wood in a hands on class to learn (or build on your) free motion quilting skills. Focussing on technique, this class will show you how to set yourself up for success by sharing tips and simple designs which will enable you to finish a project without unpicking or throwing it out of the window! Find out more and sign up here.

English Paper Piecing: Hand Pieced Curves with Jenny Haynes
Saturday 21 April, 10:15am – 1:15pm (£45)

Learn how to hand-piece beautifully using an English Paper Piecing technique. In this class our teacher Jenny Haynes will teach you the basics of English Paper Piecing and how to sew pieced shapes, both straight and curved, by hand whilst creating a beautiful little pin cushion or pouch to show off your new skills! Find out more and sign up here.

Brush Lettering Workshop with Emma Block
Monday 9 April, 7pm – 9:30pm (£60)

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. We’ll start with exercises to practice making shapes, creating lines of different thicknesses and using different brushstrokes. You’ll then practice writing the alphabet, words and phrases with plenty of help and guidance on hand. You will be given a complete set of materials which you can take away after class, including guide sheets, a brush and a pot of indian ink. Plus you’ll learn how to photograph your brush lettering using just your phone to create a unique piece of digital artwork! Find out more and sign up here.

Learn the art of brush lettering with Emma Block

Granny Squares Next Steps with Annie Windley
Tuesday 17 April, 7pm – 9pm (£38)

If you know how to crochet a basic granny square, this intermediate class is perfect to take your crochet to the next level. In the first part of the two-hour lession, you will learn a number of different variations on the basic square: such as starting with a circular motif, adding clusters for texture, and incorporating 3-dimensional effects like petals to give your project design some added interest and texture. You’ll also learn the principles behind creating a granny square variation so that you’ll be able to design a granny square of your very own. Find out more and sign up here.

Sew a Zip Pouch with Judith Dahmen
Tuesday 10 April, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£45)

n this class we’ll take the fear out of sewing zips by making handy flat bottom pouches! In under three hours you’ll be sewing zips like a pro and addicted to making these cute bags. Find out more and sign up here.

Modern Macrame Wall Hanging with Zoe Bateman
Tuesday, 24 April, 7pm – 9:30pm (£45)

Macrame is a form of textile-making that uses knots rather than weaving or knitting. In this class you’ll learn macrame basics, including how to get started, the three most common macrame knots that are the basis for most macrame designs, how to use knots to create a pattern and how to customise or design your own pattern for future projects. You’ll leave class with a beautiful wall-hanging and an addictive new hobby! All materials included. Find out more and sign up here.

Modern Macrame Wall Hanging

Colourwork Magic with Renée Callahan
Wednesday, 11 April, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£48)

In this class you’ll learn techniques for knitting stranded colourwork that you can apply to any stranded colourwork pattern! Our expert teacher will guide you through reading fairisle charts, working with two colours and working the Magic Loop method for small circular knitting. Find out more and sign up here.

Colourwork Magic with Renée Callahan

Freehand Machine Embroidery with Sophia Palmer
Saturday 14 April, 10:30am – 1:15pm OR 2:30pm – 5:15pm (£45)

Do you want to learn a completely new and unique way of using your sewing machine? This workshop will give you a new expressive way to decorate and create. Mixing free motion thread sketching with fabric appliqué to create totally individual pieces of art! You’ll learn how to draw with thread, tips for the perfect fabric appliqué and how to trace your own designs into fabric art. Find out more and sign up here.

Make a Lampshade with Suzie Kemner
Tuesday 17 April, 7pm – 9pm (£45)

In this fun two hour workshop, Suzie Kemner will lead you through the process of turning a fabric of your choice into a beautiful drum lampshade. You’ll learn how to line up the fabric, attach it to specialist lampshade vinyl (glow tested and certified) and then craft it into a 30cm lampshade that can be hung from a ceiling rose or mounted on a standard lamp. Once you’ve learned the technique, you’ll be able to create lampshades of your own in different sizes. Find out more and sign up here.

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy with Suzie Dicker
Monday 23 April, 7pm – 9:30pm (£60)

Modern calligraphy is perfect for all; its relaxed approach enhances your natural hand writing style to create a unique and beautiful lettering form that is totally individual. Led by Suzie Dicker, founder of luxury stationery brand A L’aise, this beginner’s workshop will guide you through making your first stroke to writing beautiful quotes that will be lovely enough to hang on your wall at home! Whether you are a bride-to-be wanting to learn so you can address your wedding invitation envelopes, or you are the creative sort wanting to learn a new skill; this class is the one for you! Find out more and sign up here.

Learn to Knit with Renée Callahan
Wednesday 4 April, 7.00pm – 9:30pm or Wednesday 25 April, 10:00am – 12:30pm (£45)

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. Find out more and sign up here.

Embroidery for Beginners with Carina Envoldsen-Harris
Tuesday 10 April, 11am – 2pm (£40)

This class is a fun and colourful introduction to hand embroidery that is designed for beginners or those who want a refresher. You will start by learning the tools of the craft, how to use a hoop and how to transfer a pattern. Next, we’ll explore a selection of stitches – running stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, French knots and more – by creating a modern sampler designed by Carina. You’ll leave with everything you need to know to complete your sampler at home and the confidence to try your next embroidery pattern independently! Find out more and sign up here.

Guided Studio Time with Charlotte Newland
Monday 2 April, 16 April or 30 April, 6.30pm – 9.30pm (£48)

Work on the sewing or quilting project of your choice with the expert guidance of 2016 Great British Sewing Bee winner Charlotte Newland! You’re welcome to bring a project at any stage of completion to receive personalised instruction. Classes are kept small so you’ll have plenty of one-on-one time. Find out more and sign up here.

Guided Studio Time with Charlotte Newland

This is a Sewing Machine with Lisa Falconer
Tuesday 17 April, 10am – 1pm (£45)

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. You are welcome to bring your small baby to our daytime classes! Find out more and sign up here.

This is a Sewing Machine with Lisa Falconer

Sew a Quilted Cushion with Judith Dahmen
Saturday 28 April, 10am – 4pm (£85)

In this class you’ll learn many of the steps to making a patchwork quilt by sewing a quilted cushion! Participants will learn how to use a rotary cutter, how to machine piece patchwork pieces together using a ¼ inch foot on a sewing machine, how to machine quilt the front of the cushion, how to sew a zip. Students will also have the option of learning how to attach a binding. In short almost everything required to start making quilts! Find out more and sign up here.

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An update to our class booking policy

An update to our class booking policy

Based on feedback from our customers, we have decided to make a major change to our class booking policy and wanted to share this news with you! We hope the new policy will be more flexible for our customers and more fair for everyone.

Charlotte Newland Teaching at The Village Haberdashery

Just a bit of background first. Despite having a published ‘no refunds or transfers policy’ we find ourselves regularly trying to accomodate our students’ requests to reschedule because we feel really bad saying no. Our classes require a great deal of pre-planning, including ordering supplies and tools, booking staff, and making commitments to pay our instructors. When students ask to cancel or reschedule, we lose money. As a small business, it is extremely difficult for us to absorb these costs. Plus, when we try to reschedule a customer, the admin costs go up too.

We know life is complicated and things come up, so from today, if you contact us more than 14 days before your class date and request to cancel, we will gladly issue you a store credit, no questions asked. However, after the 14 day cut-off your booking will be final and no refunds or transfers will be given, under any circumstances. This will allow us to plan more accurately and also give you some much-needed wiggle room. To be fair to all of our customers, we must apply this policy to all requests, even in cases of illness, travel, or family emergency. If you find you can no longer attend a class after the cut-off date, we suggest you give your place to a friend!

While we’ve got you here, we also wanted to talk to you about one more thing: our use of third party booking sites. We value our relationships with the third party sites where we list our classes, because they help lovely new customers find us. But the cost to us is a 20% commission. We sincerely hope that after you’ve discovered us, you’ll book future classes directly with us. Apart from supporting our business, there are a couple of benefits for you! First, you earn Stash Points on your booking fee that you can spend in the shop. Second, if you book your next class while you are attending a class you can use your 10% student discount.

If you have any questions about our new policy or our use of third-party booking sites, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for your support!

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