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Take some time out and sew together

Posted on November 29, 2016 by The Makery | 0 comments

With a Makery sewing kit in my backpack I headed out on a bitter cold November morning to run a workshop at a homeless day centre in Central London. I arrive at The Passage, St Vincent's Centre and I am struck by it's airy, light and welcoming atmosphere.

  

I set up a workshop ready to teach a group of people how to hand patchwork. There was an array of fabrics to choose from, hot tea and coffee and a delicious spread of biscuits. Hospitality is big in The Passage and it seems to me that everyone was welcome. 

Mark, Eva, Brian, Eilis and Anne start off the morning and more people join in as the chin-wagging and sharing stitching stories begins. It was wonderful to see such a warm group of people, some of whom had never sewn before, become so absorbed in this collective activity. Despite the challenges they are facing in other parts of their lives everyone in the group came together and shared in a common experience. By the end of the session, cushion covers were being completed and sense of achievement was being shared. 

It's great to take some time out, no matter how hard, how busy, or how uninspiring life feels. The people of The Passage day centre inspired me to remember that to simply sew together is one of life's joys.  

Here are the thoughts of some of the people from the workshop: 

"How lovely to spend a morning sewing and talking together, it's something I have not done in a long time and I have remembered how much I enjoyed it"

"I never thought I would be able to learn to sew in just one morning but I did"

"I would love if we could do this every Friday morning, Emily was so patient and really gave us confidence that we could do it"

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The Makery Bath Summer Open Day!

Posted on July 06, 2016 by The Makery | 0 comments

The UK’s favourite craft workshop hub is throwing open its doors this summer for another spectacular crafty Open Day!

Sunday 14th August 2016 10:30am - 16:30pm
19 Union Passage, Bath, BA1 5RD
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Tour all four floors of The Makery
Get 10% off in the shop
Take part in a special one-off £5 workshop

The Makery will be running workshops that anyone and everyone can attend; whether you’re a bonafide crafter or just about able to thread a needle, there’s something for you!  There will be special £5 workshops including these adorable and pretty practical Cactus Pin-Cushions! 


The workshops are full of opportunity, allowing people to explore The Makery’s magnificent home in the centre of Bath, but more importantly ‘sewing’ creative seeds encouraging non-crafters, as well as regular customers, to come and try a new craft. And to keep the creative fire burning, every customer will enjoy  10% off in our shop all day! 

Gorgeous Botanical Jewellery (made with fresh flowers!) is always a firm favourite among our Makers, it just shouts summer! 

“Every year we are blown away by the success of our Open Days and seeing so many people catch the crafting bug.” - Kate Smith, Owner.

To book onto a workshop click Here, they sell-out quickly, so places should be booked early to avoid disappointment.
 
 

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Handmade Heroes: Lily&Isla

Posted on June 02, 2016 by The Makery | 1 comment

Handmade Heroes is back and sharing our love of crafty makers that have caught our eye! We want to show off the ever so gorgeous 'Lily&Isla' and all the wonderful creations from Rebecca, who, along with her two daughters (Lily and Isla no doubt!) make the most fabulous pieces for your little ones! 

A little while back we released a video on How To Make Bow Hairbands from any old scraps of fabric that you may have. Well, Rebecca has been inspired and then some, we are so proud to see that our Makers really benefitting from our tutorials and grabbing the ideas and running with them.

Lily&Isla is growing fast, having already shown her work at numerous craft fairs she is picking up quite the following, her use of ditzy, liberty inspired florals makes the perfect accessories to your little ones wardrobes. 

She combines practicality and prettiness! The dresses and skirts from Lily&Isla allow girls to run through puddles and jump across a muddy field, her clothes allow kids to be kids while still looking pretty darn adorable doing it. 

We cannot wait to see Lily&Isla grow as not just a business, but also seeing Lily and Isla themselves grow, inspiring Rebecca to create more and more amazing pieces for Mums and Dads who want affordable clothes that are literally made with love. 

You can see more of Lily&Isla on InstagramFacebook and Etsy :) 

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Gorgeous Fresh Flower Crowns!

Posted on May 31, 2016 by The Makery | 0 comments

There are few things that say "Celebrate!" to us more than fresh flowers! They optimise vibrancy and life, you cannot look at a bunch of posy's without feeling fabulous, this is why at The Makery we can combine your perfect Hen Party with something a little extra special, making the most beautiful Fresh Flower Crowns. 

When your party arrives at The Makery will be greeted with a room full of the most exquisite fresh flowers from The Great British Florist that will enable you to have the most eye catching Flower Crowns around town. 

Our skilled Tutors will assist you to bring out your inner florist and be there helping so you leave with what will truly be a work of wearable art.

 
If you are planning or are looking to throw the most perfect Hen Party for a bride-to-be then this Premium option is the perfect choice. Enjoy a cup of tea (or a bottle of wine) while you make some fab memories that you can share on the big day!



Book Online Today! We look forward to seeing you at The Makery very soon. xx

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Refer a friend for a FREE £20 Makery or Amazon voucher!

Posted on May 10, 2016 by The Makery | 0 comments

When something's good, it's great to share! So we've just launched a hen party referral programme here at The Makery .

If you have a friend who’s getting married or you know someone organising a hen party, just share your experience by recommending us to them.  If they book in, we’ll send you a £20 Makery or Amazon voucher as a thank you. And your friend will receive a bottle of Buck’s Fizz to enjoy at their party!

And if you’d like to book another party yourself, you get to enjoy the voucher and Buck’s Fizz!

Just forward this page onto them or fill in their details below (with their knowledge of course!) And we'll do the rest :)

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Your voucher will be paid within 30 days of your friend's party at The Makery. Your friend’s Buck's Fizz (or other product of equal value) will be given at their party. If the party is cancelled for any reason, the offer will not apply.

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