Creative Courses

7 vital ingredients of great craft workshops

I haven't been to that many craft workshops but I've been lucky that the ones I have attended have been fab. The ones that made me go W O W were at The Make Lounge (now sadly closed) and at Homemade London. I remember leaving with an enormous sense of achievement and satisfaction that I had… Continue reading 7 vital ingredients of great craft workshops

Creative Courses · Lampshades · Sewing projects

Streetly stitch? Never heard of it!…

Well, I hadn't until ten days ago. It's a stitch used a lot in making hand-stitched lampshades and now I have finished making my first one, I can (almost) streetly stitch like a pro! I attended the second day of the bespoke lampshade course at Homemade London on Sunday and I have only just recovered.… Continue reading Streetly stitch? Never heard of it!…

Creative Courses · Lampshades · Sewing projects

It’s good to learn something new…

I had the best day yesterday on the first part of the bespoke lampshade course at Homemade London. It is being run by Angela Constantinou from Cocoon Home who is lovely; a brilliant teacher who is passionate about sewing and making lampshades. I really had no idea how traditional lampshades were made but after reading… Continue reading It’s good to learn something new…