West Norwood FEAST
Nov
4
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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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

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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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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

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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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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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Tassel Earring Workshop
Jul
14
1:30 PM13:30

Tassel Earring Workshop

Add a pop of colour to your summer 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: £28

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

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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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The MAMAHOOD Summer Pop-Up
Jun
15
9:30 AM09:30

The MAMAHOOD Summer Pop-Up

South-East Londoners will not want to miss this unique shopping event in East Dulwich! The Mamahood has brought together more than 60 mum-run business from across the UK to sell their unique and handmade wares on Lordship Lane in East Dulwich.

There will be a lovely cafe space and garden and an amazing schedule of workshops and events for both kids and grown ups, including one by yours truly. You will be able to find so many of the beautiful small brands listed on The Mamahood but also many more! Shop kidswear, homewares, stationery, books, furniture, clothing, crafting, vintage, gifts, toys and party goods.

Our range of craft and sewing kits, pom-pom headbands and banners will be on sale if you want to have a look at our product range in person.

For more details, or to see which other brands are involved, head to TheMamahood.co.uk.

Open daily 9.30am - 6pm (Sundays 11am - 4pm) from June 15th - July 10th.

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West Norwood FEAST
Jun
3
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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SHOP: CRAFTY FOX MARKET in Brixton
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

SHOP: CRAFTY FOX MARKET in Brixton

We're so excited to be taking part in this festive market at The Dogstar in Brixton with 40+ other creative and handmade vendors. Check out the whole line-up!

Join us for fashion, homewares, kitchen essentials, stationery, toys and gifts galore! Free entry PLUS workshops, cafe, killer DJ tunes and drinks.

The market is open 11am-5pm. See you there!

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Giant Doughnut Sewing Workshop
Oct
8
1:00 PM13:00

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
1:00 PM13:00

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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Pom-pom Mania!
Aug
31
10:00 AM10:00

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
10:00 AM10:00

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
10:00 AM10:00

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
2:00 PM14:00

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
10:00 AM10:00

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
11:00 AM11:00

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
10:00 AM10:00

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
10:00 AM10:00

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
11:00 AM11:00

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
4:00 PM16:00

'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
4:00 PM16:00

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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