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Selvedge Spring Fair in Bath

Posted on March 07, 2017 by The Makery | 0 comments

We're delighted to reveal we're teaming up with renowned textile magazine Selvedge Magazine for a gorgeous competition to win a 'Crafty Day Out' in Bath.

On Saturday 25th March Selvedge is taking over the Tea Room in The Bath Assembly Rooms for its seasonal Spring Fair and bringing together some of the finest UK-based merchants and makers. On sale will be rare fabrics and textile treasures, making it the perfect place to find that special Mother’s Day gift.

Selvedge Spring Fair Bath

The competition is for TWO tickets to the Selvedge Fair in Bath and TWO places on our Make a Vintage Belt Bag workshop at The Makery. A wonderful day out for you and a loved one.

To enter and win the grand prize just click this link and follow the instructions. We will pick a winner on March 10. Good luck!

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W Hotels & London Fashion Week: Makery Patch Workshop

Posted on March 06, 2017 by The Makery | 0 comments

We had the pleasure of working with W Hotels once again in February, to celebrate London Fashion Week.

iron on patches

Their popular 'Finishing Touches' event was a huge success, attracting bloggers, fashion fans and influencers all eager to get their beauty and style fixes during the capital’s fashionable highlight.

applique patch trend

We embraced our love of the 'oh so now' Patch trend to update everyone's wardrobes with our bold and beautiful embroidered patches.

fashion customising workshop activation

 If you fancy a bit of the Patch action, you can shop our range here!

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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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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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