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Our Anniversary Sale Event is tomorrow!

Can you believe it’s been a year since we opened our beautiful West Hampstead Square shop? We have a huge day planned for you on Saturday, full of offers, giveaways, bubbly and more. We can’t wait to see you!

But first, take a trip down memory lane with us…

Here is the state of the shop when we started our fit out on 6 December 2016. Yikes!

After the fit out (which you can see in progress on Instagram at #tvhatwhs if you scroll back) the shop looked like this on 13 January. At this point, we were closer to being ready than our lobby, so we had to wait…

This is after one day of moving and unpacking on 25 January.

And here is how we left the shop when we closed up on Friday, 27 January. Ready to open our doors to the public on Saturday, 28 January!

We really hope you’ll come in and see what our shop looks like one year on! Read on to find out what we have planned for you!

Get a free tote when you take a picture in front of our rainbow wall!

This is easy and sooooo fun! Take a photo of our rainbow wall for a free tote. Here’s what you do:
1. Take a picture of or in front of our rainbow wall.
2. Post it on instagram with the tags #thevillagehaberdashery and #thatrainbowwallnw6
3. Show it to us in the shop to collect your tote!
There may even be something extra in it for our favourite posts!

Enter to win great prizes with every purchase!

We’ve put together some amazing prizes and our neighbours Johns & Co and M&S have contributed prizes too! Here is what you can win – just enter at checkout!

A set of colour-in blank notebooks and a brilliant set of pens!

A rainbow bundle of Kona Cotton Solids fat quarters.

A kit to make your own Cleo Dungaree Dress based on the pattern by Tilly!

A selection of super bright Manos del Uruguay Maxima wool yarn!

Plus, our neighbours at West Hampstead Square are getting in on the fun too! You can win tickets to the next Saracens Rugby match courtesy of Johns & Co and a nice bottle of booze from M&S!

Save 10% on everything in the shop!

Save 10% on everything in the shop, including new arrivals and all of our upcoming classes! Go on, treat yourself to something new or use our Anniversary Sale as an excuse to book the last place in our next Ginger Jeans class!

Save 10% on stash builders

Drink Prosecco and mimosas!

Have you met us? We love any excuse to pop a bottle – and this is a pretty great excuse! Come on down and toast with us and sip bubbly while you shop. Oh, and Charlotte will be here too!

Make Valentines at our all-ages craft table!

We will have all kinds of colourful supplies at our craft table so you can make Valentines (or just play with washi!) If you were here for our Christmas Crafts Day you know the plan – this table is NOT just for kids, but it’s totally kid-friendly. Sip prosecco and get crafty with us!

Balloons!

There will be balloons, so many balloons! Bring the kids by so they can grab one because we have so. many. balloons!

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February Classes at The Village Haberdashery!

February might be the shortest month of the year, but it’s jam packed with exciting classes and workshops! Come and join us this February in our bright and airy studio space in our West Hampstead shop! We have something 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 and our fun, free drop in Knit Night every Thursday from 6pm. You can find out more about these events and lots of other 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

Sew a Rope Bowl with Sarah Jeffrey
Tuesday 13 February, 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! Find out more and sign up here.

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy with Suzie Dicker
Monday 26 February, 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.

Watercolour Brush Lettering Workshop with Emma Block
Monday 12 February, 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 tube of watercolour paint. Find out more and sign up here.

Isosceles Triangle Masterclass with Judith Dahmen
Saturday 17 February, 10am – 4pm (£95)

Designed for intermediate and advanced quilters, this class will take you through the tricky bits of isosceles triangle patchwork. We will cover how to cut triangles with a ruler, deal with bias seams and sew precise and sharp points while working on a baby or lap-size pyramid quilt top. You’ll be able to keep your isosceles triangle ruler and you’ll leave with the confidence to complete your quilt top at home! Find out more and sign up here.

Isosceles Triangle Masterclass with Judith Dahmen

Crochet Basket Workshop with Rachel Rogers
Monday 26 February, 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.

Clamshell Quilt with Jenny Haynes
Sunday 25 February, 10am – 4pm (£95)

Feeling adventurous or looking for a challenge? Learn to machine-piece beautiful curves by making a clamshell quilt! Our teacher, Jenny Haynes of Papper, Sax, Sten, will teach you how to cut, sew and press curves and get you started making your own clamshell quilt top. This fun pattern is perfect for showing off favourite fabrics and looks great in solids too! Find out more and sign up here.

Learn to Knit with Renée Callahan
Wednesday 7 February, 7.00pm – 9:30pm or Wednesday 28 February, 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 13 February, 1.30pm – 4.30pm or Saturday 17 February, 10:30am – 1:30pm (£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.

Cross Stitch for Beginners with Kym Armstrong
Tuesday 6 February, 10:30pm – 1pm or Wednesday 14 February, 7pm – 9:30pm (£35)

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. All materials are provided, and you’ll be able to choose from our selection of kits on class night. Find out more and sign up here.

New cross stitch kits by The Make Arcade!

Guided Studio Time with Charlotte Newland
Monday 5 February or Monday 19 February, 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

Learn to Crochet Granny Squares with Annie Windley
Tuesday 13 February, 7pm – 9pm or Tuesday 27 February, 10:30am – 12:30pm (£35)

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

Learn to Crochet Granny Squares

Sew a Zip Pouch with Judith Dahmen
Tuesday 20 February, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£45)

In 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.

Finish that Quilt with Jenny Haynes
Friday 23 February, 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.

This is a Sewing Machine with Lisa Falconer
Wednesday 7 February, 6:30pm – 9:30pm or Tuesday 20 February, 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

 

Slalom Quilt with Jenny Haynes
Saturday 24 February, 10am – 4pm (£95)

Learn how to cut, shape and machine-sew curves with bias tape! In this class Jenny Haynes of Papper, Sax, Sten will talk you through three different ways of using bias tape, discussing which technique works best for what project and how to get a neat finish. Plus, you’ll get to put your techniques to work by making a start on The Slalom Quilt. This is a quick and fun pattern that offers an easy way to create curves without piecing. Find out more and sign up here.

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Celebrate with us at our Anniversary Sale on Saturday, 27 January!

Guys, it was a year ago this month that we opened the doors to our West Hampstead Square shop, which is CRAZY! This year has been intense, and it’s been amazing, and we are so proud of our beautiful shop. Plus it’s been nearly six years since we launched our online shop! Crazy! So what are we going to do about it? We’re going to party the best way we know how…prosecco and a sale!

Save the date to come on down and celebrate with us! We’ll have special in-store only offers, prizes, prosecco and balloons, plus we have a few surprises planned we can’t wait to share with you!

 

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A close up on our Christmas Morning vignette!

It’s Christmas!!!

Kym here and I am so excited to share the details of our third Christmas display this year! We have gone all traditional with red, green, gold and blue colours. Our two children are dressed in their Christmas pyjamas on Christmas Morning with their stockings by the Christmas tree.

Christmas Morning Vignette

Our littlest is wearing her ‘Knitted by Nana’ Christmas Jumper! Nana has stitched it up in Rico Essentials Merino DK yarn in Red and natural. Isn’t it adorable!

Christmas Morning vignette

The pattern is a vintage find from etsy.com (you can find it here). I just love the snowflake detail! (A big big thanks to my Nana London for this!)

Christmas Morning vignette

Our little one is wearing her Christmas Jumper over her Oliver + S Sleepover Pajamas in Santa Express – Main in White by Doodlebug Design (Riley Blake).

Christmas Morning vignette

Our little girl’s big brother is also wearing his Oliver + S Sleepover Pajamas!

Christmas Morning vignette

Fabric here is Nutcracker Christmas – Nutcracker Minis in Green by Riley Blake Designers. So sweet!

Christmas Morning vignette

We chose to add a contrast lapel, cuff and pocket facing with a little Kona Cotton Solids – Lipstick. I had great fun with the pattern matching on the pocket!

Christmas Morning vignette

Instead of buttons we have gone for Kam Snaps. These are super easy to attach and nice and easy for kids to use too.

Christmas Morning vignette

Their stockings made by @needlesandlemons are all ready for Father Christmas!

Christmas Morning vignette

Our lovely friend Sara has made us this totally amazing tree skirt!

Christmas Morning vignette

It is so clever how it looks like presents under the tree! Fabrics are from the Nutcracker Act 1 collection by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller mixed with Kona Cotton Solid – Basil and some sparkly Essex Yarn Dyed Metallic.

Christmas Morning vignette

Sara’s detail in gold embroidery thread is stunning!

Christmas Morning vignette

On the back is Mini Candy Cane Stripe in Red from the Studio Christmas collection by Michael Miller for an extra festive finish.

Our lovely tree was kindly donated to us by Pines and Needles and we totally love how Christmasy it makes the shop look! We have a lovely selection of hand made decorations hanging on its branches including these exquisite ones by Laura Howard. You can find a tutorial for these ones here!

We have also used Laura Howard’s pinwheel tutorial as inspiration for our wool felt tree topper with the addition of some felt balls… such fun!

No tree would be complete without some presents! We have wrapped ours in our Classical Christmas wrapping paper. Find all of our gift wrap supplies here and check out our blog post by Gift Wrap Guru Jane Means here for more inspiration and ideas!

We hope you have enjoyed reading all about our Christmas Morning vignette as much as we enjoyed creating it!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

 

 

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REMINDER! Christmas opening hours and final Christmas order dates

REMINDER! Christmas opening hours and final Christmas order dates

Hi Guys! Here is a quick reminder of those essential Christmas dates for you…

Christmas at The Village Haberdashery

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)

The Village Haberdashery

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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