Kids Sewing Workshop: Pom-Pom Cloud Mobiles!
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Kids Sewing Workshop: Pom-Pom Cloud Mobiles!

For this month’s Kids Craft Morning we’re going to be making some very fun and very colourful pom-pom cloud mobiles! Kids will sew their own felt clouds and learn how to make pom-poms in this workshop, using a Loome tool. At the end, everyone will take home their own pom-pom cloud mobile to hang in their rooms.

TICKETS: £22 per child, ages 8+

This is a drop-off workshop, so enjoy a couple hours to yourself while the kids get crafty!

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Sep
13
to Sep 15

The Handmade Festival with Kirsty Allsopp

So excited to say that we’ll be pitching up at The Handmade Festival (formerly the Handmade Fair) in Hampton Court for a weekend full of inspiration and creativity. We’ll be located in the East Shopping Village at stand E97.

Browse our range of kits, Loome tools, craft supplies and see live demonstrations on how to use the Loome tools.

Check out www.thehandmadefestival.com for ticket info.

the handmade festival with kirsty allsopp
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Kids Sewing Workshop: Cactus Plant Pal
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Kids Sewing Workshop: Cactus Plant Pal

This is the June date for our monthly kids sewing and craft session at Stag & Bow in Forest Hill. And we’re going to be sewing… CACTUS PLANTS! This is such a fun project that boys will enjoy too, (I’ve tested it, they loved it!). Kids will learn how to sew on their “prickles”, stitch it all together and create a few different types of felt flowers to stick on. The perfect plant to put on your desk and best of all, don’t need any water!

TICKETS: £22 per child


This is a drop-off workshop, so enjoy a couple hours to yourself while the kids get crafty!

cactus plant made out of felt
little cactus plants kids sewing project
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Mice in Beds Sewing Workshop
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

Mice in Beds Sewing Workshop

Get stuck into a fun new sewing project at this 2-hour workshop where your child will learn a few basic stitches to create their very own felt mouse. Your child will learn how to transform a simple matchbox into a sweet little fabric-covered bed for their mouse and even sew it a little pillow and decorate a mini passport for it, because we all know that mice love to travel!

This workshop is ideal for kids ages 7+. Each child will complete their mouse in a matchbox bed during the workshop.

  • Ticket price: £16 per child (accompanying adults free)

  • This workshop is run with Attic Arts Club and will take place at Upper Norwood Library.

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Kids Sewing Workshop: Embroidery Hoop Animals
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Kids Sewing Workshop: Embroidery Hoop Animals

In this beginner’s sewing and craft class, we’re going to tackle some simple embroidery stitches to create a fun animal face. Whether you’d like to stitch a lion, a bunny, a cat or monkey, I’ll help your child bring their designs to life. We’ll spend a few moments at the beginning sketching our ideas and then start stitching. We’ll add ears with felt at the end and each child will take home their very own animal hoop to take home and hang on the wall. 🦁

TICKETS: £22 per child

BOOKING LINK COMING SOON

This is a drop-off workshop, so enjoy a couple hours to yourself while the kids get crafty!


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Loome Pom-Pom Masterclass
May
25
10:30 AM10:30

Loome Pom-Pom Masterclass

I’m bringing my pom-pom skills to North London this month with two workshop at the Village Haberdashery. This is what we’ll cover in the class:

  • Essential basic pom-pom making including tips and tricks for making different types of pom-poms including orb/dense pom-poms, patterned pom-poms, making tight knots and how to trim

  • Pom-pom sculpting techniques to get different shapes and definition from your pom-poms, different scissor types for pom-poms

  • Tips on the best fibres (natural and synthetic) for pom-poms with hands-on experimentation

  • Different ways to attach the pom-poms for different uses or projects; using our experimentation pom-poms to make keyrings or pom-pom door hangers

    Making one pair of pom-pom earrings to wear on the way out!

The class fee includes everything you need for class, plus loads of supplies to take home! You'll leave with: 

  • A Loome 5-in-1 tool (Sold separately for £12)

  • Card pom-pom trim guide

  • Bobbin of strong string for tying pom-poms

  • A reference leaflet

  • Stash of yarn for continuing the pom-pom journey at home (1x 50g ball of merino aran yarn, 2x 25g balls of acrylic DK yarn, 1x 25g of wool roving chunky yarn, 2x 15g bundles of fingering weight yarn)

  • A pom-pom project (keyring or door knob hanger)

  • A pair of pom-pom earrings

Skills needed: No previous experience is required.

Materials: All materials will be provided for this class. 

Maximum class size: 10

Date: Saturday, 25 May, 10:30am - 1pm

Location: The Village Haberdashery - West Hampstead Square, London NW6 2BR

Tickets: £50 per person

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Loome Pom-Pom Masterclass
May
10
10:30 AM10:30

Loome Pom-Pom Masterclass

I’m bringing my pom-pom skills to North London this month with two workshop at the Village Haberdashery. This is what we’ll cover in the class:

  • Essential basic pom-pom making including tips and tricks for making different types of pom-poms including orb/dense pom-poms, patterned pom-poms, making tight knots and how to trim

  • Pom-pom sculpting techniques to get different shapes and definition from your pom-poms, different scissor types for pom-poms

  • Tips on the best fibres (natural and synthetic) for pom-poms with hands-on experimentation

  • Different ways to attach the pom-poms for different uses or projects; using our experimentation pom-poms to make keyrings or pom-pom door hangers

    Making one pair of pom-pom earrings to wear on the way out!

The class fee includes everything you need for class, plus loads of supplies to take home! You'll leave with: 

  • A Loome 5-in-1 tool (Sold separately for £12)

  • Card pom-pom trim guide

  • Bobbin of strong string for tying pom-poms

  • A reference leaflet

  • Stash of yarn for continuing the pom-pom journey at home (1x 50g ball of merino aran yarn, 2x 25g balls of acrylic DK yarn, 1x 25g of wool roving chunky yarn, 2x 15g bundles of fingering weight yarn)

  • A pom-pom project (keyring or door knob hanger)

  • A pair of pom-pom earrings

Skills needed: No previous experience is required.

Materials: All materials will be provided for this class. 

Maximum class size: 10

Date: Friday, 10 May, 10:30am - 1pm

Location: The Village Haberdashery - West Hampstead Square, London NW6 2BR

Tickets: £50 per person

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West Norwood FEAST
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

West Norwood FEAST

West Norwood Feast brings a volunteer-powered street market festival to Norwood Road in South East London on the first Sunday of every month. Discover different hubs around the neighbourhood, including the Artisans Market where you'll be able to find us.

If you've never been to FEAST, it's worth the trip. There's fab food, a farmer's market, a vintage shopping grotto and tons of live music and designer/makers to shop from. 

The Artisan's Market is located just off Norwood Road on Chatsworth Way. 

For more info, check out WestNorwoodFeast.com.

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Make a Pom-Pom Headband Workshop
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Make a Pom-Pom Headband Workshop

Join me for a morning of pom-pom making!

This is my absolute favourite craft and everyone will have a chance to make their very own pom-pom headband. Kids will learn the basics to pom-pom making using a Loome tool. These tools are brilliant for kids as they’re made of wood and have no moving parts. You simply wrap, tie and cut!

Tickets are £12 and can be booked at the Mamahood website.

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Horniman Museum Easter Fair
Apr
20
to Apr 21

Horniman Museum Easter Fair

If you’re looking for a brilliant Family day out over the Easter weekend, hop on over to the Horniman Museum. I’ll be in the conservatory with a group of other makers both Saturday and Sunday. There will be craft activities for the kids, an egg hunt and treasure trail to follow around the museum and gardens too.

For full event details, check out horniman.ak.uk.

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Kids Sewing Workshop: Mice in Beds
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Kids Sewing Workshop: Mice in Beds

Join me at the Mamahood Pop-Up Shop in East Dulwich for an afternoon of sewing! We’ll be making some adorable little felt mice in matchbox beds in this 1.5 hour workshop.

Kids will learn a couple basic stitches to make their mouse. This is one of our most inspiring projects; I often hear parents say their kids go home to make lots of other accessories for their mice and once I heard a little girl went on to sew a whole family of mice!

  • Tickets are £12

  • Ages 8+

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West Norwood FEAST
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

West Norwood FEAST

West Norwood Feast brings a volunteer-powered street market festival to Norwood Road in South East London on the first Sunday of every month. Discover different hubs around the neighbourhood, including the Artisans Market where you'll be able to find us.

If you've never been to FEAST, it's worth the trip. There's fab food, a farmer's market, a vintage shopping grotto and tons of live music and designer/makers to shop from. 

The Artisan's Market is located just off Norwood Road on Chatsworth Way. 

For more info, check out WestNorwoodFeast.com.

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Urban Makers Market (with workshops!)
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Urban Makers Market (with workshops!)

I’ll be popping up at the Urban Makers Spring Market with my usual stall of kits, but I’ll also be running workshops throughout the day. The Ecology Pavilion overlooks the reed beds of Mile End Park and will showcase 50 different designer makers.

Workshops:

Pom-Pom Keyrings

  • Drop-in anytime 11am-1pm

  • £3 per person

  • All ages (children younger than 7 may need help from an accompanying adult)

Tassel Earrings

  • 2:30pm-4:00pm

  • £16 per person (includes all materials and tools to make 1 pair of earrings)

  • Ideal for adults and teens

  • Join me for a more in-depth workshop experience and learn how to make tassels with a Loome tool and embroidery floss. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn some basic jewellery-making techniques. We use silver and gold-plated earring findings, so sensitive ears are welcome!

For more information about the market, head to UrbanMakers.co.uk.


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Kids Sewing Workshop: Sausage Dogs!
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Kids Sewing Workshop: Sausage Dogs!

Join us for a creative and fun morning of sewing to make your very own felt sausage dog. This is a beginner’s sewing class but all skill levels are welcome to join from ages 7 and up. We’ll start by assembling our pups and learn how to appliqué and over-stitch the dog together. Add a collar or sew your dog a bone at the end! Then we’ll see which little sausage dog will be awarded Best In Show! 🐶

TICKETS: £22 per child

This is a drop-off workshop, so enjoy a couple hours to yourself while the kids get crafty!

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Kids Sewing Workshop: Owls!
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Kids Sewing Workshop: Owls!

Get your stitch on with me at one of my favourite haberdashery shops in South London: Stag & Bow!

We have exclusive use of their brilliant making space below the shop to create, make and sew. In this workshop, we’ll be making our very own woodland owl pillows using felt. Design your owl and I’ll help your child bring it to life using a variety of stitching techniques.

Kids will learn the difference between their running stitch, back stitch and over-stitch at this sewing workshop in London, which is great for beginners but also more confident sewers.

TICKETS: £22 per child

This is a drop-off workshop, so enjoy a couple hours to yourself while the kids get crafty!

owl sewing workshop


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Tassel Earring Workshop with LOWIE
Jan
27
1:30 PM13:30

Tassel Earring Workshop with LOWIE

Add a pop of colour to your outfits with some fun tassel earrings. You’ll learn how to make two pairs of gorgeous tassel earrings in this workshop using a Loome tool and a selection of specialty embroidery threads, natural fibres, yarn and wool. Go funky with brights or go scandi with neutrals.

In this workshop you’ll learn different techniques for creating perfect tassels that are either single coloured, multi-coloured or stacked, plus how to add them to jewellery findings to create fun and unique jewellery.

TICKET PRICE: £22

LOCATION: Lowie, 25 Westow Street, Crystal Palace, London, SE19 3RY

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Family Christmas Cracker Making
Dec
23
12:00 PM12:00

Family Christmas Cracker Making

Get in the festive mood at The Southbank Centre’s Winter Knees Up! This is a free family-friendly event for all ages in the Clore Ballroom and you can get crafty with me making Christmas crackers from 12noon until 2:30pm.

This is a free workshop that is drop-in so roll up early for a chance to sit down and do a little craft. We’ll be making our crackers with beautifully printed holiday paper and decorating them with stickers and stamps. We’ll even have a few treats for you to tuck inside!

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Kids Pom-Pom Garland Workshop
Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

Kids Pom-Pom Garland Workshop

It’s going to be a very pom-pom Christmas this year!

Join us for this 2-hour workshop at the lovely Smallprint Books in Forest Hill and learn how to make amazing pom-poms with a Loome tool. Kids will make a fun and festive pom-pom garland, which you can hang on the tree, above at the mantle, over a door… basically anywhere that could do with a little festive cheer and pom-pom magic.

Tickets include all materials including cotton rope for the garland and a rainbow of yarn colours. We’ll be using Loome tools to make our pom-poms, which make great gifts for crafty kids!

  • Time + Date: Saturday, December 15th, 2-4pm

  • Location: Smallprint Books, 37 Davids Road in Forest Hill SE23 3EP

  • Info: For ages 8+, drop-off

  • Tickets: £18 per child. includes all materials

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inside smallprint books
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A Very Pom-Pom Christmas
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

A Very Pom-Pom Christmas

Learn how to make your own festive pom-pom garland in this afternoon workshop at the lovely studio at Stag & Bow in Forest Hill. There will be tea, biscuits and some delicious yarns and wools for making. I’ll show you how to use a Loome tool to make your pom-poms and then we’ll attach them to a lovely cotton rope to make the garland.

All materials included, plus you’ll be able to take your Loome tool home with you so you can keep your pom-pom game going.

I’ll also demonstrate how to add pom-poms to gifts and tags this holiday season.

  • Level: No experience necessary

  • What to bring: All materials are included

  • Class size: 10

  • Location: Stag & Bow in Forest Hill

  • Tickets are £40 per person

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Christmas Mice In Beds Kids Sewing Workshop
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Christmas Mice In Beds Kids Sewing Workshop

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse!
— Clement C. Moore

Learn how to sew your own felt Christmas mouse, who’s all tucked up in her very own matchbox bed. Kids will learn basic embroidery stitches to make their mouse and then we’ll illustrate a mini version of this Christmas classic for it.

  • Level: No experience necessary

  • What to bring: All materials are included

  • Class size: 10

  • Location: Stag & Bow in Forest Hill / 8 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3XU

  • Tickets are £24 per child / Class is drop-off so enjoy a couple hours off while the kiddos craft and create!

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mini felt mouse
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PEXMAS!
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

PEXMAS!

  • Warwick Gardens London, SE15 4Pt (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As far as community markets go, Pexmas is one of the best (dare we say it) in London. We’ll be rocking up with all our pom-pom kits, banners and so much more on Saturday, December 8th from 11am until 6pm in Peckham’s Warwick Gardens.

Enjoy stalls, amazing street food, maker’s workshops, Santa’s Grotto and all the mulled wine!

  • Saturday, December 8th / 11am-6pm

  • Warwick Gardens, Peckham

  • Nearest train station: Peckham Rye

Check out Pexmas.com for more market info.


New to PEXMAS this year is a workshop tent! I’ll be running two workshops on Saturday, December 8th which are fab for families and for kids ages 7+.

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Christmas Papercraft
Dec
4
6:30 PM18:30

Christmas Papercraft

Learn how to add handmade touches to your Christmas stationary this year using simple paper cutting techniques to make a selection of cards, gift tags and decorations.

All our templates are exclusive to Sewcial Circle workshops; all designed by me! And I have a treasure trove of gorgeous papers for you to dig through to create your designs.

I’ll be on hand to offer tips, show you different techniques for getting straight and clean cuts using the templates, how to create unique gift tags you can use year after year…

  • Level: No experience necessary

  • What to bring: All materials are included

  • Class size: 12

  • Location: Stag & Bow in Forest Hill

  • Tickets are £28 per person

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Horniman Christmas Market
Nov
30
to Dec 2

Horniman Christmas Market

We’ll be setting up shop at the Horniman Christmas Market this year inside the museum. This is really one of the gems of South East London. It’s a free museum with an amazing collection and anthropological species and artefacts from all over the world. I’ve spent so many hours here with my kids on rainy winter days and in their beautiful gardens in the summertime.

The Christmas Market will be taking place at these times, I hope to see you there!

  • Friday 30 November –  5.30pm – 9.30pm

  • Saturday 1 December – 10.00am – 5.30pm

  • Sunday 2 December – 10.00am – 5.30pm

Visit Horniman.ac.uk for more market info.

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West Norwood FEAST
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

West Norwood FEAST

West Norwood Feast brings a volunteer-powered street market festival to Norwood Road in South East London on the first Sunday of every month. Discover different hubs around the neighbourhood, including the Artisans Market where you'll be able to find us.

If you've never been to FEAST, it's worth the trip. There's fab food, a farmer's market, a vintage shopping grotto and tons of live music and designer/makers to shop from. 

The Artisan's Market is located just off Norwood Road on Chatsworth Way. 

For more info, check out WestNorwoodFeast.com.

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Pom-Pom Animal Workshop
Aug
30
2:00 PM14:00

Pom-Pom Animal Workshop

Let’s get pom-poming! Learn how to make super-cute pom-pom animals in this 2 hour workshop for kids ages 8+ at Home & Kids in Blackheath.

Turn your pom-pom creations into necklaces, book bag charms, keyrings or decorations for your room. Bunnies, frogs, mice, owls… the possibilities are endless!

Kids will learn how to make pom-poms and then how to turn them into a cute tribe of animals.

  • Thursday, August 30th · 2-4pm
  • Home & Kids Shop, 121 Lee Road SE3 9DS
  • For kids ages 8+
  • £18 per child
  • Parents, feel free to drop and go, or enjoy a coffee and cake upstairs in the cafe while the workshop takes place in the shop downstairs.

To book, email info@homeandkids.co.uk.

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Pom-Pom Animal Workshops @ Wild Child Festival
Aug
17
to Aug 19

Pom-Pom Animal Workshops @ Wild Child Festival

Ready to get your pom-pom on? We're bringing our fun pom-pom workshops to the newest family festival in London, Wild Child Festival in the beautiful leafy grounds of Dulwich College.

Join us in our cosy Craft Den and learn how to make pom-pom animal necklaces or charms. Make multi-coloured poms, or older kids and parents might want to have a go at making a bunny, fox or even a frog-shaped pom-pom.

Workshops will be taking place at these times on all three days of the festival:

  • 10am - 12pm
  • 12.30pm - 2.30pm
  • 3pm - 5pm

Spaces are limited, so make sure you come early to grab a hay bale. Workshops are completely free and are included in the price of your festival ticket.

Festival tickets are available here: wildchildfestivals.co.uk and don't forget to mention that you heard about the festival from The Sewcial Circle when you check-out. See you there! X

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Mice In Beds Sewing Workshop
Jul
31
10:30 AM10:30

Mice In Beds Sewing Workshop

Back by popular demand, we’re making a cute gang of felt mice in matchbox beds at this sewing workshop for kids ages 7+ at Home & Kids Shop in Blackheath. 

Kids will learn how to stitch on a face using embroidery techniques and then sew their mice together using over-stitch. It’s a great workshop for complete beginners and everyone will take home a little mouse friend at the end of the workshop.

Lots of boys have joined our sewing workshops before, and have loved making pirate mice!

  • Tuesday, July 31st · 10:30-12:30pm
  • Home & Kids Shop, 121 Lee Road SE3 9DS
  • For kids ages 7+
  • £18 per child
  • Parents, feel free to drop and go, or enjoy a coffee and brunch upstairs in the cafe while the workshop takes place in the shop downstairs.

To book, email info@homeandkids.co.uk.

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Pom-Pom & Tassel Bag Charms
Jul
22
1:00 PM13:00

Pom-Pom & Tassel Bag Charms

I'm so excited to be teaching a pom-pom masterclass at one of my favourite haberdashery shops in London: Stag & Bow. We'll be creating some fun, summery bag charms at this workshop, plus you'll learn all the skills needed to make tons more pom-pom and tassel crafts. We'll chat about using different yarn fibres, how to create patterned pom-poms, how to attach your pom-poms to tassels and more. 

Each participant will get their very own Pom-Pom Starter Kit at the workshop, so make sure you specify which colour way you'd like when you book your ticket on the Stag & Bow website. Each kit includes a Loome tool, 5 balls of yarn, a trim guide, strong string and an instruction booklet with more projects to make.

  • Spring: Misty Grey, Tea Rose Purple, Washed Teal, Mustard Yellow, Raspberry Pink
  • Bold & Bright: White, Neon Green, Neon Yellow, Neon Pink, Seafood Blue
  • Seafoam: Misty Grey, Sailor Blue, Spearmint Green, Duckegg Blue and Ballet Pink
  • Pretty in Pink: White, Blush Pink, Lipstick Pink, Ballet Pink, Bright Peach
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Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Papercut Cards Workshop

Learn how to make beautiful and on-trend handmade cards with paper-cutting techniques. In this workshop we’ll take a look at different ways to work with paper to create some stunning stationary. You’ll learn basic paper-cutting techniques, including how to transfer templates and designs onto paper, how to hold and cut with a craft scalpel as well as how to design your own templates to use later. Dig through our incredible collection of pretty papers and get ready to create!

Everyone will take home 5 cards with matching envelopes at the end of the workshop.

TICKET PRICE: £28

LOCATION: Stag & Bow, 8 Dartmouth Road, Forest Hill, London

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West Norwood FEAST
Jul
1
10:00 AM10:00

West Norwood FEAST

West Norwood Feast brings a volunteer-powered street market festival to Norwood Road in South East London on the first Sunday of every month. Discover different hubs around the neighbourhood, including the Artisans Market where you'll be able to find us.

If you've never been to FEAST, it's worth the trip. There's fab food, a farmer's market, a vintage shopping grotto and tons of live music and designer/makers to shop from. 

The Artisan's Market is located just off Norwood Road on Chatsworth Way. 

For more info, check out WestNorwoodFeast.com.

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Tassel Earring Workshop
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Tassel Earring Workshop

Add a pop of colour to your outfit with a pair of fun tassel earrings. You'll learn how to make gorgeous tassels with the Loome tool using a selection of speciality embroidery threads, flosses and fibres.

Go funky with bright brights or neutral with soft pinks, petal mauves or moody greys. This workshop focuses on different techniques on creating beautiful tassels that are either single coloured or multi-coloured, plus how to use them to create fun and unique jewellery. You'll make 2 pairs of earrings of different styles in this workshop.

TICKET PRICE: £22

LOCATION: At The Mamahood Pop Up, 7 Lordship Lane, Dulwich, SE22 8EW

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