PUBLISHED 1 June, 2015 - 18:28

It's been 5 years since we started Homemade London and we've seen the business change and grow enormously. We initially started as a somewhat cosy craft workshop venue and sewing cafe, but we've seen ourselves develop into a creative events business hosting many wonderful parties and corporate workshops. 

With a growing number of events taking place outside our base at 21 Seymour Place and with the end of our current lease period, we've decided to evolve into a pop-up crafts business continuing to offer workshops, parties and events but from various central London locations.

Our final workshops at 21 Seymour Place take place on Sunday 7 June and as a goodbye offer, if you book a place on either our Sewing, Candle-Making or Beginner's Screen-Printing workshops you can bring a friend for free! 

We'll be adding our new workshops at our pop-up locations over the coming days, (although we have a lot to do with the move so please bear with us!).  We'll be offering our most popular craft workshops, including Perfume-Making and our Mystery Craft workshops. Unfortunately won't be able to offer our machine sewing workshops but we are working on brand new craft workshops which we will announcing shortly.

Gift vouchers are of course still valid for any of our workshops and if you'd like to extend your expiry date, please let us know and we'll be happy to offer you extra time to decide your course.

Thank you to everyone who has visited us at our workshop over the last 5 years, we've been astounded by how friendly, amazing and creative you've all been!

 

 

 

PUBLISHED 15 October, 2014 - 15:20

Lst week we helped Laura Ashley celebrate their new Christmas Range by decking our halls and preparing to get festive! The lovely team at Laura Ashley choose our space to hold a fabulous party and they really did an amazing job, Homemade looked so lovely we were sad to see it all go! The team transformed the venue into our very own Winter Wonderland, complete with a reindeer and a 6ft Christmas tree.  It was great to use Laura Ashley wallpaper and fabric in the craft activities and I think the bloggers had a great time getting creative with us. 

Nancy, Martha and Faith all taught three Christmas themed crafts, Paper Cut Cards, Festive Floral  Crowns, and Stocking Decorating, which all went down very well. Just look at those glittery tables! Have a look at our workshop calendar where you will be able to see our Christmas workshops, we also have a very special Christmas Party planned too! 

PUBLISHED 10 September, 2014 - 15:16

Last Thursday we held our 2014 press evening. We envited lots of wonderful lifestyle and craft bloggers and press who all had a great time enjoying our cocktails, mini food and our workshop previews. 

To begin with we taught everyone how to make favorite phrase stationery and embossed greetings cards. Our expert perfume tutor Nicola taught aromatherpy based perfume blending and Nancy taught the group how to make pretty crepe paper flowers. The last craft of the evening was block printed cocktail napkins - perfect for all those Christmas parties coming up in a few months! 

The cocktails went down so well, in fact we've recieved emails requesting the recipes so here they are!

Rose and Thyme Mule for 10 people

1 tbl spoon of rose syrup

Lemomade

Vodka to taste

Squeezed fresh lemon

A few springs of thyme

Pour all the ingredients into a jug and sprinkle a few springs of thyme on the top. When serving make sure each glass has its own sprig of Thyme.

Earl Grey Gin Fizz for 10 people

Cloudy lemomade

Gin to taste

Squeezed fresh lemon

Cold Earl Grey Tea

Make a strong pot of earl grey tea and leave to cool. Pour the lemonade and lemon juice into a jug and add the tea, ice cubes and gin. 

Strawberry Cooler for 15 people

Punnet of strawberries

Lemonade

Blend the strawberries with a food processor until smooth and add the lemonade and stir. We served ours in mini milk bottles. 

Thank you to all of those who joined us for such a fun evening, we really loved having you! See below for some photos of what we got up to. 

Photo by Nancy Straughan

Photo by Nancy Straughan

Photo by Nancy Straughan

Photo by Charlotte Vallance

Photo by Charlotte Vallance

Photo by And Smile Studio

 

PUBLISHED 5 March, 2014 - 18:32

Why not treat your mum to a special afternoon or evening, at one of our creative workshops.

We have lots to choose from on our Workshop Calendar in March and April.

Our Afternoon Tea with Perfume-Making, Mystery Craft Nights and Very Easy Lino Print-Making are the perfect workshops to celebrate how special your mum is.

For more information on how to book visit www.homemadelondon.com or call 0208 6160771

 

 

 

PUBLISHED 13 February, 2014 - 15:37

With the wet and windy weather casting a dark shadow over the UK and my mood. It was lovely to be at Homemade London today as Spring arrived in all it’s glory at the latest Press Launch for Hobbycraft.

Pastel shades, pretty flowers and Easter treats filled the shop. As well as lots of craft demonstrations (chocolate making, pom poms, paper embossing, card making), materials, ideas and examples. It was an inspiring event which has made me feel ready to make some paper flowers this afternoon and research some new workshop ideas.

Kirstie Allsopp also popped in to promote her new range of Craft Kits which can be purchased online at www.hobbycraft.co.uk and in stores.

Visit www.hobbycraft.co.uk to see what other craft supplies and ideas are on offer.

If you want to hire our venue to hold an event visit our website www.homemadelondon.com for more information.

For more photos visit our Tumblr or follow us on Instagram or Twitter @homemadelondon

 

PUBLISHED 22 January, 2014 - 16:15

**January Sewing Special** on our Introduction to sewing by Machine Workshop.

Treat yourself to learning a new skill in the new year.

Book by 31 January and pay just  £45 PER PERSON or £35 with our Bring a Friend Offer.

Our usual rate is £55 per person - 'Bring a friend' price £45 each

For more information visit: http://www.homemadelondon.com/event/introduction-sewing-machine or call us on 0208 6160771

 

PUBLISHED 22 January, 2014 - 15:19

With February fast approaching and love in the air, we're hosting an early Valentine's Day Mystery Craft Special on Wednesday 5th February.

You can be well prepared this year and surprise a loved one (partner, child, parent or pet) with a handmade treat, that you'll make in 60 minutes of sociable crafting.

Absolutely no skills will be necessary and the emphasis will be on fun and creating something to take away with you.

For more information on our next Mystery Craft Workshops visit: http://www.homemadelondon.com/event/mystery-craft-workshops 

 

PUBLISHED 17 January, 2014 - 15:38

Calling all Maids of Honour, Bridesmaids and even Brides-to-be!

Are you looking to organise a stylish Hen Party experience that's not of the 'L' plate variety, then a visit to Homemade London may be for you.

We have lots of craft party options, which have been especially selected to be fun, sociable, creative and suitable for all ages and abilities. Each party comes with either complimentary tea and cakes or cocktails. Or you can upgrade to a full Afternoon tea or light Supper to add a touch of sophistication to your day.

Popular party choices include, Perfume Making, Knicker Decorating, Bunting Making, Fascinator Making and Sock Monkeys.

Our beautiful crafts salon is based in the heart of Central London, close to many bars and restaurants to continue your celebrations. 

Please contact us for a full list of our services or to arrange a visit.

 

 

 

PUBLISHED 29 July, 2013 - 17:41

Homemade London have joined forces with Whiteleys Shopping Centre in Bayswater to offer craft workshops for adults and children.  Every Wednesday and Thursday, we'll be offering *FREE* workshops between 12-5pm, (no booking necessary)  and we're available to run parties from the colourful pop-up at other times. For information on our parties, email us at info@homemadelondon.com.

 

PUBLISHED 3 May, 2013 - 16:10

Change is in the air at Homemade London. In addition to our W1 salon, we'll also be running a brand new W2 venue in the next couple of weeks - more details to follow very soon!

We've also moved our blog site to Tumblr. We'd love you to follow us there - there's lots of behind the scenes pictures of our hen parties, workshops and events and some fun DIY tutorials such as mojito bubbles and candle holders. We're currently updating our website so this will be linked to our main site in coming weeks.

We'll also be annoucing some brand new workshops over the next few weeks and months -  including embroidery taught by a couture embroiderer, millinery and printing workshops.

Plus, if you're interested in the story of how Homemade London has come together, you can follow founder Nicola Barron's monthly columns at Elite Business Magazine