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We're Hiring!

Posted on March 13, 2015 by The Makery | 0 comments

We're on the look-out for one more talented person to complete our new team at The Makery in John Lewis, Oxford Street! Could that person be you? Have a read of the below, and send your CV to poppy(at)themakery.co.uk We can't wait to meet you!

Workshop Tutor

You live in London!

You LOVE making things, and are a naturally adept sewer and lover of all things craft.

You have studied some form of Textiles, preferably at degree level.

You have experience of teaching - whether it be among friends or in an educational environment. You adore that wonderful satisfaction of teaching someone a new skill. 

You are confident and comfortable in front of groups of people. 

You're unflappable, and able to think on your feet.

You emanate warmth and you're tuned into people and social situations. 

The hours are flexible: There will be some work during the week and some and weekends. And some during the day, with the odd evening shift.  

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Buy 1 Workshop, get 1 half price: Spend some quality time together!

Posted on March 06, 2015 by The Makery | 0 comments

Inspired by Mothers Day, although of course you could share the experience with whoever you like. But what a perfect gift! The opportunity to spend time with your mum, sister, granny, friend; learning a new skill and making something lovely.

Between now and the end of Sunday March 15th, if you use the discount code 'mumsday' at the checkout when you purchase two places on the same workshop on our website, you will receive one place at half price! 

Click here to go straight to our workshops!

Terms & Conditions:
Two places on the same workshop must be purchased.
Offer applies to workshops at The Makery Bath and John Lewis Oxford Street.
Does not apply to items purchased from our shop (online or in-store).

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A Quilt of Memories

Posted on March 06, 2015 by The Makery | 0 comments

Do you recall the colour of your favourite dress? The smell of a childhood blanket? The pattern on the drawing room curtains?

All the fabrics that surround us; in our wardrobes, homes, offices and communities have stories. 

WeFabricate is a community art organisation exploring these stories in a project called A Quilt of Memories. 

Emily Langdon is a textile artist who makes quilts (and also happens to be one of our amazing tutors here at The Makery). Her most recent quilt is now on display at Bath Central Library. This quilt has a long history - it was first started back in the 1950's by a lady called Su Elliott and contains lots of different fabrics, from many places and people. Emily finished the quilt last year following a commission from Su's daughter - Clare. That's over 60 years since it was first started!

What's so great about Su and Clare's quilt is that it has inspired another one - although this one will look rather different....it will be a quilt of written memories

WeFabricate is looking for contributions to go into this quilt. This could be anything - an idea, a story, a memory - as long as it's inspired by a fabric. For example:

  • An item of clothing your grandfather used to wear.
  • A wigwam that you used to hide away in at the bottom of the garden.
  • A description of a familiar pattern.
  • A memory of the smell of clean bedsheets.
  • Your dislike of how velvet feels against the skin.
  • The dress you can’t believe you wore to your first disco.
  • The collection of flags from your travels abroad.
  • The first fabric you bought at The Makery!

Please share your memories here in the comments, or on the WeFabricate facebook page, or you can send an email direct to emily.langdon1@googlemail.com.

If you'd like to come and visit Emily during her artist residency at Bath Central Library, she'll be in the foyer during opening house from Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th March. Drop in and learn how to hand-patchwork for free while sharing your fabric memories. 

Everyone who provides a memory will be entered into a prize draw to win a patchwork cushion! Good luck!

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New Kit & Haberdashery Range

Posted on November 18, 2014 by The Makery | 0 comments

Here at The Makery we have been beavering away to bring you some exciting new goodies. 

After our appearance on 'Dragons' Den' last year we have been really eager to produce some extra special kits that would wow our creative community. Working alongside Bath based  Wild and Wolf we are so proud to show you our new range.

En-treasured inside these bright gold foil boxes, swaddled in stylish neon tissue paper are some great make-away projects! Whether you're giving the gift of a purse making kit or receiving the treat of a flying duck project we can't wait to see all your creations. 


But the treats don't end there. Alongside the kits we also now have on sale some stunning new items for your haberdashery stash! 

Crochet lace, neon and  glittered ribbon and metallic twines are sure to be a key feature poking out the top of many Christmas stockings. These quality trimmings are beautifully presented, some of which are on a wonderful wooden Makery spool that can be used again and again!


All of these delights can be purchased in The Makery shop at 19 Union Passage, we'd love to see you! Or in our online shop. And if you can bear to wait, they'll soon be available at our Bath Christmas Market stall. They'll also be stocked nationwide in John Lewis, Fortnum & Mason and many independent stores. And they'll be available in the US from early next year.

If you would like to stock any of these products in your shop please contact the wonderful Wild and Wolf team!

We are looking forward to seeing the walls of Britain and the US emblazoned with fabric flying ducks and stylised stag heads.

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