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Reminder! Our Make Like a Boss Event with Rosa and Dominique of Suzy Magazine is this week!

Our September Make Like a Boss event is this week! Do you have your ticket? Make Like a Boss is a networking series for creative small businesses that we host at our West Hampstead shop. Each super fun, free event features a Q&A with a small business owner (or in this case, owners) 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 nibbles are provided!

This month we will be chatting with Dominique Major and Rosa Riddington of Suzy Magazine! Suzy is an independent sewing magazine for fashion forward sewists published here in London. After a successful Kickstarter campaign and launch in 2016, Suzy is going strong with issue three in shops now. We’re excited to find out all about what it’s like to run a print magazine and what’s next for Suzy! Plus, we’ll get some tips on how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Here are the quick facts for the September event:

Date: Wednesday,13 September
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead
Guest: Dominique Major and Rosa Riddington of Suzy Magazine
Cost: Free
RSVP: Via Eventbrite or to [email protected]

Good to know: Our Facebook Group is now active, so even if you can’t make it to the events you can get in on the conversation and connect with other creative small business women by joining the group.

We hope to see you on Wednesday!

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Join us for coffee, cake and craft for Macmillan Cancer Support – Saturday, 30 September!

This year we will be holding another Macmillan Coffee Morning in our West Hampstead shop to raise money for this wonderful charity! The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer and events are happening all over the UK. All of the money raised will help to make sure no one has to face cancer alone.

Drop by on Saturday 30 September from 10am-1pm. We will have cake, coffee, cocoa, cake, competitions and some fun crafts! No need to RSVP, just turn up and let’s have some fun for a good cause!

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Every cake and cuppa helps us make a huge difference to people facing cancer. There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer. By 2030, it will be 4 million people. One in three of us will get cancer, and Macmillan’s goal is to make sure no one faces cancer alone. They provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning for better cancer care. Find out more about Macmillan here.

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Reminder! Stitch & Story meet and greet and trunk show is this Saturday!

Don’t forget to drop by our West Hampstead shop this Saturday 9 September to meet Jen and Jen from Stitch & Story!

Stitch and Story

This is an awesome chance to see samples of the garments and accessories from all of their gorgeous knit kits, including their new Sophie la Giraffe collaboration!

Stitch and Story Sophie la Giraffe

Plus we’ll have this year’s new colour of The Chunky Wool – Sangria!

The Chunky Wool 2017 Sangria

We’re timing this event with the Great London Yarn Crawl 2017, the fifth annual tour of London’s best yarn and haberdashery shops. Unfortunately tickets to the Yarn Crawl are now sold out, but you can still pop in to our shop between 10am – 4pm for the Stitch & Story event plus cold drinks and nibbles! See you there!

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Makers Market call for trader applications closing soon!

Just a quick reminder that our trader applications for our series of Maker’s Markets at our West Hampstead shop will be closing on 31 August 2017. That’s this Thursday, folks!!!

Makers Market

Every Sunday between 1 October and 17 December we’ll give two talented local designer makers a space to showcase their wares. Our customers will be able to discover and shop products that have been handmade by local designer makers or produced in the UK on a small scale. We’re going to curate the schedule of traders to offer an exciting mix of products, including a lot of excellent gift ideas!

We’ll be working hard to choose a really fabulous mix of designer makers and artists and if you want to be one of them, you can read more about the opportunity and submit your application here.

We will be making our selections by 10 September in time for our first market on Sunday 1 October.

We look forward to reading your application forms! For more information check out our last post here.

Makers Market at The Village Haberdashery

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September Make Like a Boss with Rosa and Dominique of Suzy Magazine

Make Like a Boss is back on 13 September with Dominique Major and Rosa Riddington of Suzy Magazine! Suzy is an independent sewing magazine for fashion forward sewists published here in London. After a successful Kickstarter campaign and launch in 2016, Suzy is going strong with issue three in shops now. We’re excited to find out all about what it’s like to run a print magazine and what’s next for Suzy! Plus, we’ll get some tips on how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign. You can grab a ticket to this free event here.

Dominique and Rosa

Make Like a Boss is a networking series for creative small businesses that we host at our West Hampstead shop. Each super fun, free event features a Q&A with a small business owner (or in this case, owners) 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 nibbles are provided!

Make Like a Boss with Suzy

Here are the quick facts for the September event:

Date: Wednesday, 13 September
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead
Guest: Dominique Major and Rosa Riddington of Suzy magazine
Cost: Free
RSVP: Via Eventbrite or to [email protected]

Good to know: 

Our Facebook Group is now active, so even if you can’t make it to the events 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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Stitch & Story meet and greet and trunk show on 9 September!

We are super excited to announce that Jen and Jen from Stitch & Story will be joining us on Saturday, 9th September for a meet and greet and trunk show!

Stitch & Story

This is an awesome chance to see samples of the garments and accessories from all of their gorgeous knit kits, including their new Sophie la Giraffe collaboration!

Stitch & Story and Sophie la girafe

Stitch & Story have teamed up with global baby brand Sophie la girafe, makers of that beloved and ubiquitous teether (mamas, you know what I’m talking about!), to create exclusive knitting kits using their superfine merino baby yarns. The kits are beautifully designed and packaged in London and are perfect for gifts for new mums and baby. Look at this giraffe baby hat – could you die??

Stitch & Story and Sophie la Girafe

Plus we’ll have this year’s new colour of The Chunky Wool – Sangria!

Stitch & Story Sangria

We’re timing this event with the Great London Yarn Crawl 2017, the fifth annual tour of London’s best yarn and haberdashery shops. Unfortunately tickets to the Yarn Crawl are now sold out, but you can still pop in to our shop between 10am – 4pm for the Stitch & Story event plus cold drinks and nibbles!

 

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Dates for your diary: upcoming events at The Village Haberdashery!

We have some really exciting things happening at The Village Haberdashery over the next few months and there will be lots more to tell you about absolutely everything but I thought we’d give you a quick list of dates for your diary so you don’t miss out on anything!

Saturday, 9 September – Great London Yarn Crawl and Stitch & Story trunk show

You can still grab tickets to this awesome event here and even if you can’t go on the crawl, you can visit our shop on the day for a meet and greet and trunk show with meet Jen and Jenny from Stitch & Story! They’ll have samples from all of their gorgeous knit kits, including the super fun new collaboration with the beloved Sophie la GirafeThe Great London Yarn Crawl

Saturday, 30 September – World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support

Join us for coffee, cake, games, crafts and giveaways to raise funds Macmillan! This will be our second year participating and you can see some highlights of last year’s event here.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Sunday, 1 October – the first of our Makers Market designer maker pop ups

On Sundays from 1 October to 17 December we’ll be hosting a series of pop ups in our shop! Our call for trader applications closes on 31 August, so we’ll be announcing the schedule soon. You’ll be able to shop handmade or locally produced products straight from the designer makers themselves and we couldn’t be more excited!

Makers Market

Friday, 15 December – Meet Santa at The Village Haberdashery

Oh yes, Christmas is coming! We had so much fun when Santa visited our shop last year so we’ve decided to make it a tradition to host Santa on the last day of school before the Christmas holidays. And we can’t wait to decorate in our new shop and share this fun tradition with you! See highlights (including a video!) of last year’s event here.

Meet Santa at The Village Haberdashery

Stay tuned for more info and even more events coming up – we’re going to be busy this autumn and winter!

 

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Announcing our Makers Market! And a call for trader applications

We have big news to share with you today: we are going to be doing pop ups at our West Hampstead shop! This series of events will run every Sunday from 1 October to 17 December and we’re calling it our Makers Market. It’s going to be awesome, so put it in your diary. That’s 12 days of handmade Christmas shopping opportunities!

Every Sunday we’ll give two talented local designer makers a space to showcase their wares. Our customers will be able to discover and shop products that have been handmade by local designer makers or produced in the UK on a small scale. We’re going to curate the schedule of traders to offer an exciting mix of products, including a lot of excellent gift ideas!

I’m really, really excited about this. Our new space is big and beautiful and it gives us a chance to do so many cool things that we couldn’t dream of doing in our Mill Lane store. Being involved in the creative small business community is super important to me (see also: Make Like a Boss) and I love that the Makers Market is a way we can support other creative businesses by sharing our space. Plus, it’s good for our business too! We expect to attract a lot of new customers with these events and give all of our customers a super fun and inspiring shopping opportunity.

Makers Market at The Village Haberdashery

Today we’re also opening up our call for traders for the Makers Market! We’ll be working hard to choose a really fabulous mix of designer makers and artists and if you want to be one of them, you can read more about the opportunity and submit your application here. The application deadline 31 August and we’ll be making our selections by 10 September.

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Reminder! Our Make Like a Boss Event with Jenny and Jen of Stitch & Story is one week away!

Our July Make Like a Boss event is just one week away! Do you have your ticket? Make Like a Boss is a networking series for creative small businesses that we host at our West Hampstead shop. Each super fun, free event features a Q&A with a small business owner (or in this case, owners) 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 nibbles are provided!

Make Like a Boss with Jen and Jenny of Stitch & Story

Next week we’ll be chatting to Jenny Lam and Jen Hoang of Stitch & Story. Stitch & Story is a modern knitting brand founded by two friends whose passion for knitting gave them the inspiration to fill a gap they found in the market. They aim to make knitting simple and stress-free by offering all-in-one DIY kits with knitting patterns to reflect current fashion trends and lifestyle products.

Jenny Lam and Jen Hoang

Here are the quick facts for the July event:

Date: Wednesday, 26 July
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead
Guest: Jenny Lam and Jen Hoang of Stitch & Story
Cost: Free
RSVP: Via Eventbrite or to [email protected]

Good to know: 

Our Facebook Group is now active, so even if you can’t make it to the events 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

We hope to see you next Wednesday!

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Sign up now for the Great London Yarn Crawl 2017!

The Great London Yarn Crawl is back! The fifth annual tour of London’s best yarn and haberdashery shops will take place on Saturday, 9th September, 2017 and we are thrilled that our West Hampstead shop will be included. Organised by Yarn in the City, this wonderful event is a chance to meet some other knitters/hookers/fibre-loving folk, take in some of the sights of London, and generally hang out with yarn!

The Great London yarn crawl

This year’s Great London Yarn Crawl is a day-long tour of yarn and haberdashery shops around the city followed by an exclusive after-party – this year featuring a Mini Yarn Market – for even more yarn-y goodness! Profits from The Great London Yarn Crawl event will be donated to Refuge. To date the Great London Yarn Crawl has raised over £3,800 for this fantastic charity.  As with previous years they will also be collecting knit accessories such as hats and mittens, cowls, scarves and shawls for women and children to be distributed by Knit for Peace.

Find out more and book your tickets on the official website!

 

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