Giant Doughnut Sewing Workshop
Oct
8
1:00pm 1:00pm

Giant Doughnut Sewing Workshop

Join us for a fun afternoon of sewing at Stag & Bow in Forest Hill!

We'll be making these amazing giant doughnut pillows using sewing machines. This is a perfect class if your son or daughter has been dying to get creating on the sewing machine. The class will include a basic introduction to using a sewing machine and then we'll get straight into making our doughnuts.

Each child will be able to work independently on their own machine in a small-group environment so that each gets the help they need to complete the project. Class is limited to only 4 students.

Ideal for kids ages 8+. No sewing machine experience is necessary.

  • Tickets are £40 each
  • Sunday, October 8th, 1-4pm
  • At Stag & Bow, 8 Dartmouth Rd, Forest Hill, London SE23 3XU
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Mice In Beds Sewing Workshop
Sep
23
1:00pm 1:00pm

Mice In Beds Sewing Workshop

Join us for a fun afternoon of crafting and sewing at Stag & Bow in Forest Hill!

We'll be making these adorable little mice in their very own fabric-covered matchbox beds. Kids will cover their matchboxes in fabric of their choosing, learn how to embroider the face and stitch it all together. Any extra time at the end will be used to sew a little pillow, or create a passport... because we all know how mice love to travel!

Perfect for kids ages 7+

  • Tickets are £17 each
  • Saturday, September 23rd, 1-3pm
  • At Stag & Bow, 8 Dartmouth Rd, Forest Hill, London SE23 3XU
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West Norwood FEAST
Sep
3
10:00am10:00am

West Norwood FEAST

Join us for a market day in West Norwood! You'll be able to find our stall in the Artisan's Market on Sunday, September 3rd as we sell our handmade wares, kits carefully curated craft tools and supplies.

Plus, if you've ever wanted to see the Loome tool in action, now is the time to try it yourself or see how to make amazing pom-poms in person. We stock the Big A model and the Robot model.

If you've never been to FEAST before, expect amazing food, cool vintage finds and the most delicious farmer's market spread out along Norwood Road in West Norwood. The Artisan's Market is where you'll find all things handmade, along Chatsworth Road.

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Pom-pom Mania!
Aug
31
10:00am10:00am

Pom-pom Mania!

Let us introduce you to the Loome tool!

This nifty little thing is amazing for making pom-poms, tassels and so much more but we’re going to master the pom-pom in this 2-hour workshop. You’ll learn how to make the perfect pom-poms and create ones with patterns using a rainbow of coloured yarns. Then, you’ll learn how to use them in your DIY projects, like adding them to bags, hair clips, gifts and room decor.

Everyone will take home their very own Loome tool and a completed mobile to hang up in their rooms at the end of the workshop.

For ages 7+.

  • Tickets are £29 and include a Loome tool to take home (£12 value)
  • Thursday, August 31st, 10-12pm
  • At Ottie & The Bea, 12 Old Dover Road in Blackheath

As an added goodie, receive 10% when you shop at Ottie & The Bea on the day of the workshop!

Image: @theloome on Instagram

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Emoji Pillow Craft Morning
Aug
21
10:00am10:00am

Emoji Pillow Craft Morning

Join us for a fun morning of crafting and sewing at Home&Kids in Blackheath!

What's not to love about these sunny bright emotive faces? Choose your favourite emoji face, cut out the pieces to create your face and stitch it all together! Everyone will be able to make their own 30cm emoji pillow in this crafty morning.

Now, which one to choose? 😍 😂 😎 😜

For kids ages 7+

  • Tickets are £17 each
  • Monday, August 21st, 10-12pm
  • At Home&Kids, 121 Lee Road SE3 9DS

As an extra goodie, receive 10% off the Home&Kids shop on the day of the workshop!

Tickets can be booked either through our shop using the button below or by contacting Home&Kids at info@homeandkids.co.uk.

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Summer Sewing Camp!
Jul
31
to Aug 2

Summer Sewing Camp!

This 3-day camp is the perfect introduction to sewing for creative kids that are keen to learn how to use a sewing machine. Your creative little designer will learn everything she needs to know to become confident on a sewing machine, making all sorts of things along the way, from skirts to giant doughnuts! 

We'll start the camp out with learning sewing machine basics, and add new sewing and craft skills as the week goes on.

Camp highlights:

  • Learn to make your own skirt pattern and sew it!
  • Dye your own fabric
  • Make pom-pom crowns
  • And giant doughnuts!

Plus, so much more!

For ages 7+

Monday, July 31 - Wednesday, August 2

10am-3pm

£195 per child

Max. 6 students

The little details: All materials will be provided for the camp and kids should bring a packed lunch + snacks with them. Water and juice will be provided.

Cancellations: We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations within 7 days of the start of camp. 

Camp starts at 10am, and if possible, please don't drop your child off earlier than 5 minutes before the start of camp. Pick-up is everyday at 3pm.

Stag & Bow is located at 8 Dartmouth Road, Forest Hill SE23 3XU

For any questions regarding the camp, please get in touch with Katie by phone 07427 092326 or email: katie@thesewcialcircle.com.

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St. Margaret's House Family Day
Jul
29
10:00am10:00am

St. Margaret's House Family Day

We'll be at the Summer Jamboree at St. Margaret's House in Bethnal Green on Saturday, July 29th at the family marketplace. This is a free event, with lots planned for the little ones, plus a crafty market with local traders. 

Come and say hello! Shop from a lovely assortment of artists and traders and join the summer fun!

Find more info, plus workshop times here: stmargaretshouse.org.uk

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May Half-Term Sewing School: Make a Zipper Bag!
May
31
2:00pm 2:00pm

May Half-Term Sewing School: Make a Zipper Bag!

This 2-hour workshop is all about learning sewing machine basics in a small-group environment. We'll cover how to thread a machine, master our straight lines and go on to make a simple zipper bag that can be used to stash all sorts of things from sleepover stuff to pencils and more.

Everyone will get some 1-on-1 time to use the machine. It's recommended that kids have some hand-sewing experience before this workshop. If they know how to sew a running stitch and thread a needle, they'll be just fine!

Any spare time at the end will be used to make some fabulous pom-pom zipper pulls! 

For ages 7+ / £19 each

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Doughnut Backpack Charms
Apr
13
10:00am10:00am

Doughnut Backpack Charms

Get crafty sewing some funky doughnuts at this 2-hour party! Kids will design their doughnuts with button sweets and felt sprinkles and sew it all together by the end of the party. Add a leash clip on and these doughnuts are ready to make their rucksack debuts on the playground!

If you book they will also be offering a 10% discount on anything in the Blackheath shop that day!

For ages 7 and up / Tickets are £19 each. To book please email info@homeandkids.co.uk.

 

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Spring Market @ St. Margaret's House
Apr
8
11:00am11:00am

Spring Market @ St. Margaret's House

We'll be setting up shop at St. Margaret's House on April 8th, alongside a couple dozen other stalls. Shop everything from homewares to food, vintage clothing to crafts, illustrations and kidswear and toys. 

We can't wait to show off some of the new banners, pom-pom creations and craft kits we have in store! Plus, I'll be giving demonstrations on how to use a Loome tool during the market. 

If you've never been to St. Margaret's House before, the Gallery Garden cafe is the perfect spot to unwind after a bit of shopping! 

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Flower + Pom-pom Crowns
Apr
6
10:00am10:00am

Flower + Pom-pom Crowns

Get festival-ready with one of these fun floral crowns, complete with pom-poms and felt flowers. Kids will learn how to make single and multi-coloured pom-poms that will be stuck onto their headbands, then we'll tackle a few different ways to make beautiful felt flowers. Take your templates home and keep the making going!

If you book they will also be offering a 10% discount on anything in the Blackheath shop that day!

For ages 7 and up / Tickets are £17 each. To book please email info@homeandkids.co.uk.

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Springtime Owls
Apr
4
10:00am10:00am

Springtime Owls

These colourful owls are the perfect project for spring. Kids will learn how to hand-stitch their own together, add some felt feathers, wings, eyes and feet and this little guy will be ready to fly!

If you book they will also be offering a 10% discount on anything in the Blackheath shop that day!

For ages 7 and up / Tickets are £17 each. To book please email info@homeandkids.co.uk.

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ADULTS: Intro to Paper-Cutting
Apr
1
11:00am11:00am

ADULTS: Intro to Paper-Cutting

Get crafty with us on April 1st! This is no April Fool's Joke, we're going to be practising our knife skills at this 2-hour workshop making a beautiful selection of hand-crafted cards in one of the loveliest little shops in Forest Hill: Stag & Bow.

We'll go over some basic techniques for paper cutting, including how to transfer templates and designs onto paper, how to hold and cut with a craft knife as well as how to design your own templates to use later. Choose from our selection of templates or design your own and create a collection of beautifully hand-crafted cards for upcoming occasions. Dig through our massive collection of pretty papers and choose from our original templates to create your cards.

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

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'Best In Show' Dogs
Mar
30
4:00pm 4:00pm

'Best In Show' Dogs

Join us for a spot of after-school sewing at Punk Me Up Cafe making an award-winning dog!

In this 2-hour workshop your child will learn to cut out templates from felt, hand-sew their dog together and create a 'Best In Show' badge for them to wear proudly!

We'll be sewing some cuddly Sausage Dogs (they're the cutest aren't they?) out of colourful felt.

For ages 6+ / £17.50 each

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Doughnut Plushies
Mar
9
4:00pm 4:00pm

Doughnut Plushies

Join us for a spot of after-school sewing at Punk Me Up Cafe sewing some doughnuts!

We'll be making big, (like head-sized big!) felt doughnuts in this class, complete with dripping frosting and covered in sprinkles and button "sweets."

Your child will strengthen their hand-stitching skills in this workshop and learn some essentials like how to sew on a button!

For ages 6+ / £17.50 each

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Monster Tote Bags
Feb
9
4:00pm 4:00pm

Monster Tote Bags

Join us for a spot of after-school sewing at Punk Me Up Cafe making some appliqué tote bags! 

We'll be putting on our designer hats at this workshop to come up with fun ways to appliqué our ideas onto plain canvas tote bags. What'll it be? Cute monster, scary monster, baby monster?

Your child will learn different appliqué techniques that will be embellished with hand-stitching.

For ages 6+ / £17.50 each

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Cactus in a Pot
Jan
19
4:00pm 4:00pm

Cactus in a Pot

Join us for a spot of after-school sewing at Punk Me Up Cafe making these cacti plants in pots... don't worry, they won't be prickly!

We'll be using felt to create these fun cactus plants, complete with embroidered prickles and flowers. Once they're nice and plump, we'll pop them into a little terracotta pot to take home. Luckily these little guys don't need any water, just a bit of love!

For ages 6+ / £17.50 each

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Kids Christmas Craft Morning
Dec
20
10:00am10:00am

Kids Christmas Craft Morning

Keep the kids busy once school lets out for the holidays at this festive and fun workshop where we’ll be stitching up some funky mini-stockings to hang by the fire, ready for Santa to fill! Kids can dig through our collection of trims, ribbons, buttons and bells to sew onto their stockings and make their own pom-poms to hang on the side. We’ll also decorate some baubles, ready to hang on the tree.

If you book they will also be offering a 10% discount on anything in the Blackheath shop that day!

For ages 6 and up / Tickets are £15 each. To book please email info@homeandkids.co.uk.

 

 

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Punk Me Up Xmas Special
Dec
15
4:00pm 4:00pm

Punk Me Up Xmas Special

Join us for a spot of after-school sewing at Punk Me Up Cafe making a funky Christmas stocking!

Get ready for Christmas by making your very own stocking to hang on the fireplace, ready for Santa to fill! We’ll make them extra special with pom-poms, sequins, stars, buttons and more.

For ages 6 and up / £15 each

SOLD OUT

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Funky stockings for Grown-ups
Dec
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Funky stockings for Grown-ups

Create a fun, contemporary stocking to hang by the fire, waiting for Santa to fill! These Anthro-inspired stockings are made of soft cream felt and ready to decorate with pom-poms, ribbons, sequins, embroidery designs, tassels, bells, buttons and appliqué. We’ll show you a number of techniques to create these unique stockings... who said they had to be red and green? Bring on the neon! Baubles and gift tags will also be on hand to decorate at the end.

Tickets are £25. To book, contact the Red Onion Cafe at 01895 636006.

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Contemporary Stocking Workshop
Dec
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Contemporary Stocking Workshop

Create a fun, contemporary stocking to hang by the fire, waiting for Santa to fill! These Anthro-inspired stockings are made of soft cream felt and ready to decorate with pom-poms, ribbons, sequins, embroidery designs, tassels, bells, buttons and appliqué. We’ll show you a number of techniques to create these unique stockings... who said they had to be red and green? Bring on the neon! Baubles and gift tags will also be on hand to decorate at the end.

If you book they will also be offering a 10% discount on anything in the shop that day!

Tickets are £25 each. To book please email info@homeandkids.co.uk.

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Paper-cut Christmas Cards for Grown-ups
Dec
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Paper-cut Christmas Cards for Grown-ups

Send a little handmade surprise this Christmas by making your very own holiday cards, gift tags and decorations. This fun and festive workshop will show you how to play around with paper and create all sorts of different Christmas crafts, including paper-cut holiday cards, customised gift tags, tissue paper pom-poms, and paper decorations for the tree and the table. You’ll leave with a goodie bag full of handmade crafts from the night!

Tickets are £18. To book, contact The Red Onion Cafe at 01895 636006.

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Christmas Paper Craft Workshop (ADULTS)
Nov
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Christmas Paper Craft Workshop (ADULTS)

Send a little handmade surprise this Christmas by making your very own holiday cards, gift tags and decorations. This fun and festive workshop will show you how to play around with paper and create all sorts of different Christmas crafts, including paper-cut holiday cards, customised gift tags, tissue paper pom-poms, and paper decorations for the tree and the table. You’ll leave with a goodie bag full of handmade crafts from the night!

If you book they will also be offering a 10% discount on anything in the Blackheath shop that day!

Tickets are £18 each. To book please email info@homeandkids.co.uk.

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Learn to use a sewing machine
Nov
17
4:00pm 4:00pm

Learn to use a sewing machine

Join us for a spot of after-school sewing at Punk Me Up Cafe making one of these funky banners!

Create your very own YAY! banner to hang on your bedroom wall with this project! Choose a phrase, or the first letter of your name, cut out your letters and sew them onto your banner. Add some creative flare to it by making tassels or pom-poms to hang on the sides. In this workshop, we’ll also get a quick introduction to the sewing machine, how exciting!

For ages 6 and up / £15 each

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Spooky Halloween Crafting
Oct
25
10:00am10:00am

Spooky Halloween Crafting

You’ll be Halloween-ready after this sewing workshop where we’ll be making two very creepy and fun mini-makes! First up is a Mexican-inspired sugar skull badge to wear.

Then, we’ll be sewing some creepy, crawly spiders to hang on some sticks so you can spook everyone around you! Eeek! This workshop is open to kids ages 7+ and is sure to be full of tricks and treats.

If you book they will also be offering a 10% discount on anything in the shop that day!

For ages 7 and up / £15 each

SOLD OUT

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Funky Owls + Spooky Bats
Oct
20
4:00pm 4:00pm

Funky Owls + Spooky Bats

Join us for a spot of after-school sewing at Punk Me Up Cafe making a lovely Owl or a Spooky Bat!

These colourful owls are the perfect project for an afternoon of sewing. Stitch her eyes, beak and belly in place before sewing her all together. At the end, we’ll add some wings and feet and she’ll be ready to fly! Fancy making a spooky black bat for Halloween instead? Just let us know when you book.

Ages 6 and up / £12 each

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Mice in Beds
Sep
29
4:00pm 4:00pm

Mice in Beds

Join us for a spot of after-school sewing at Punk Me Up Cafe making the cutest little Mice in Beds!

These soft felty creatures will become favourite friends, as they're small enough to tuck into your pocket or your rucksack. Stitch your mouse's face, sew him all together and make a matchbox bed, a pillow and a passport to go along with him on his travels.

Ages 6 and up / £12 each

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Festival of Love Necklace Making
Aug
29
3:00pm 3:00pm

Festival of Love Necklace Making

Join us at the Southbank Centre for an afternoon of crafting themed around mankind’s greatest emotion: LOVE!

Sew a special love-heart necklace at our workshop table in the Clore Ballroom and take it home to give to someone you love (including yourself). The afternoon is suitable for the whole family. There will be lots of different crafty activities happening in the ballroom at the same time, so plenty to keep busy with!

The Clore Ballroom is located in the Royal Festival Hall.

This workshop is FREE and drop-in, so come by and say hello!

For more info, check out southbankcentre.co.uk.

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POM POM Hair bands
Aug
21
11:00am11:00am

POM POM Hair bands

We're a bit mad for pom-poms... and who isn't? Join us for this FREE crafty workshop at this summer's BUST Craftacular on Sunday, August 21st in Bethnal Green making pom-pom hair bands.

#BUSTCRAFTACULAR London is the UK's original indie craft fair shopaganza and it's returning to York Hall with over 70 designer-makers, DIY workshops, DJs and drinks.

Entry is £3 and there are goodie bags for the first 100 shoppers.

The workshop is drop-in, running from 2pm to 4pm. For more info, check out bust.com.

 

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Teen Knotted Planters
Aug
12
10:00am10:00am

Teen Knotted Planters

We're so excited to be running a few workshops this summer at the super-stylish Home & Kids Shop in Blackheath!

Create a beautiful and totally unique planter to hang in your bedroom. We’ll paint our own beads, decorate our terracotta plant pots and then create a macrame-inspired rope hanger for our plants to go in. We’ll even provide a mini succulent or fern for you to take home.

If you book they will also be offering a 10% discount on anything in the shop that day!

For ages 12+. Tickets are £17.

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

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