Sunday, 24 November 2013

Lovely Courses!

Over the last couple of months we've had some amazing new six week courses running here - jewellery making, textile and design  screenprinting your own designs, art and sewing, these have been very successful and all the ladies taking part have made lovely things.
Make up bags

Square patchwork

Fat Quarter Dress

Pearls & Flowers Bracelet making

Part of our six week art course
And lots more lovely courses to come in the new year!

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

So in February 2013 I promised myself that I would write regular blog posts and yet here I am again!  My only excuse if that things have been frantically busy at The Make It Room with workshops, courses, children's parties and hen parties.
Summertime in our courtyard

So a quick whizz through the year here! There are lots of images of our workshops and what's been happening on our facebook and twitter pages too

In March  I taught felt making at the Knit & Stitch Show at Olympia, a perfect excuse to have a look at all the lovely stuff on offer and spend a fortune on yet more fabric, my favourite being a piece of handpainted silk.
Making felt bowls at Olympia

This year our cushion and lampshade making workshops have been really popular and it seems that interest in sewing has been on the increase following the Great British Sewing Bee and Kirstie Allsopp's craft programmes. Screenprinting, jewellery making and our new art classes have also been very popular.
Lovely lampshades
Cushion Making
So we had lots of lovely workshops all over the summer and paid a visit to the NEC at Birmingham for the Festival of Quilts which was amazing, we all came back buzzing with so many ideas for new projects.
Children's stitch and stamp holiday workshop

Mums and daughters summer sewing

There are so many more things to write about but instead of posting all in one go, I'm going to try and be good, pace myself and write blog posts on a regular basis - we'll see!

Monday, 4 February 2013

Keeping up to date!

Feeling slightly guilty that I have not written my blog for over six months, I thought I had better rectify the situation!  My only excuse is that I have spent most of my time trying to get The Make It Room off the ground and I am glad to report that my hard work is paying off.

I have run lots and lots of workshops - sewing, knitting, crochet, lampshade making, rag rugging and many more.  Andrea has run silver clay, copper clay and jewellery making workshops, all very well attended and very enjoyable.  We have plans for many more new workshops for the new year and as well as running our regular classes, such as polymer clay beads with Jess and bookbinding with Jo Gross, we now have lots of lovely silk screenprinting workshops with Candice Wren. We've also been joined by The Cake Lady who is running fabulous new cake decorating classes, if you need cakes made for a special occasion, she should be your first port of call.
Chainmaille Jewellery

Lampshade Making

Handsewn Patchwork


Lovely Lampshades

Owl Cushions

Vintage Apron
Valentines Cupcakes

Vendor Apron

Pearls and Flowers Bracelet

Rag Rugging Workshop

Party time!

Understanding Sewing Patterns

The Make It Room Courtyard