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Christmas opening hours and final Christmas order dates

Happy December! Christmas is just around the corner and we have some essential info for you for planning purposes.

First up, our shop schedule. Everything is normal, except:

Saturday, 23 December – Closing at 2pm
Sunday, 24 December – Friday, 29 December – Closed
Monday, 1 January – 11am – 5pm (Sunday hours)

Post schedule:

We are using Royal Mail’s published schedule as our guide. You can find it, along with detailed international shipping dates here.

*UK orders placed by 1pm on Tuesday, 19 December, will be sent using our normal Royal Mail First Class service and are expected to arrive by Christmas.

*Orders placed up to 1pm on Friday, 22 December can be send Special Delivery at your request. Please leave a message in the comments on your order and we’ll send a PayPal invoice for the difference in shipping costs. If you don’t request Special Delivery we’ll send your order First Class as usual.

*Our last post day for the shop is Friday, 22 December. Orders placed after about 1pm on the 22nd will begin shipping on Tuesday, 2 January, or can be collected from the shop from 30 December. Leave a comment on your order if you wish to collect.

*As always, we’ll do our best to communicate with you as quickly as possible about any issues that may slow your delivery.

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Reminder…Our special event with the V&A is this Saturday!

Reminder…Our special event with the V&A is this Saturday!

This Saturday (25 November) we’ll be hosting a special event to celebrate two beautiful new books from the V&A! At 2pm, we’ll be toasting the first two volumes in the V&A Maker’s Guide series, Patchwork and Quilting and Embroidery, with an afternoon of show and tell by some of our favourite contributors to the series.

V&A Maker's Guides

Many of the projects from the books will be on display and you’ll be able to see them up close, hear from the designers and get your book signed. It’s going to be so much fun! This quilt is one of the projects by our teacher, Jenny Haynes, from the Patchwork and Quilting book.

The V&A Maker’s Guide series is completely different to any other craft books we’ve seen. Each volume includes 15 step-by-step projects shown side by side with the museum objects that inspired them. Drawing from a range of handcraft traditions from around the world, these books will make you want to try so many new things. They are exactly what we love – a fresh, modern spin on traditional craft.

V&A Makers Guides

Please note this event is free but it is ticketed – we are expecting a full house so please reserve your place via Eventbrite to avoid disappointment. You can also pre-order a book (or both books!) with your ticket to ensure you have one for signings on the day!

See you there!

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We have been Nominated for an Immediate Media British Craft Award 2018!

We are totally thrilled to have been nominated for an Immediate Media British Craft Award 2018!

With 30 categories, across 6 craft sectors, including Stitch, Craft, Knitting, Crochet, Quilting and Sewing, these prestigious awards celebrate the very best that the craft industry has to offer.

They are also offering an £100 Amazon voucher for each craft category when you vote!

Head over to WWW.BRITISHCRAFTAWARDS.COM to vote. We would be so happy if you voted for us in the Sewing and Quilting categories!

Voting closes at 11:59pm on 17th Dec 2017.

Many thanks in advance from all at The Village Haberdashery!

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Book your next kid’s birthday party at The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead!

We are super excited to announce that our lovely West Hampstead studio is available for kid’s birthday parties!

Kids love our creative parties; they get to try something new and take home their own creation! Our studio is suitable for party sizes of 4 – 20, children age 6+ and a range of craft projects, including sewing, knitting, paper crafts and more. We are currently taking bookings for after school parties.

We want to help you and your child choose a project they are excited about! We can teach a wide variety of crafts so if your child has project in mind, please let us know! Otherwise we’re happy to make recommendations based on the age and size of the group – from a hand-sewn stuffed toy to a stationery-making party.

Want inspiration? Check out our pinterest board for ideas! For most projects we can accommodate groups of up to 20. For projects on a sewing machine we can accommodate groups of up to 8.

You are welcome to bring in decorations, party food and drinks for your event. If you’d like us to arrange party food or cake we are happy to do that – please let us know at the time of booking and we can provide a quote. We can also provide Party Bags, Decorations and/or the assistance of our Party Planner!

Head over to the website for even more information and how to book here!

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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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