Wind down with a modern calligraphy class

Join one of John Lewis’ modern calligraphy classes for an introduction to the craft

Croissant making at Bread Ahead’s baking school

There’s nothing more comforting than the smell of freshly baked goods straight out of the oven. I get so much satisfaction in whipping up a batch of cookies or a simple sponge – even if the results are sometimes a little hit-and-miss. It’s with that in mind that I signed on to a three-hour croissantContinue reading “Croissant making at Bread Ahead’s baking school”

Add a handmade touch to Christmas gifts

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I’ve been busy crafting handmade gift tags and Christmas tree decorations – and I wanted to share the idea. The ornaments – a great way to add a personal touch to a gift, or to a friend’s tree – are made from salt dough; a simple mix ofContinue reading “Add a handmade touch to Christmas gifts”

Getting into the Christmas spirit at Camden’s Tea & Crafting

  You wouldn’t think you’d be able to find a place of such tranquility within the hustle and bustle of Camden Market, but Tea & Crafting, located within Camden Lock, is just that. A room where you can be creative and learn new crafts with the help of a lovely teacher, Tea & Crafting is intimate and hands-on. IContinue reading “Getting into the Christmas spirit at Camden’s Tea & Crafting”

A therapeutic evening of craft, creativity and cocktails at Homemade London

Craft salon Homemade London has unveiled a string of new workshops for the coming season – and I went down there to give them a try. What followed was a therapeutic evening of crafting and creativity, while sipping on swoon-worthy cocktails (recipes below) and munching on yummy treats. We created embossed greetings cards (a really simple concept, with a professional-lookingContinue reading “A therapeutic evening of craft, creativity and cocktails at Homemade London”

Anyone for a crafty surprise?

Craft has become cool again. What was once resigned to the classroom has been reinvented and given a grown-up twist thanks to the likes of Drink Shop & Do, I Knit London, Print Club London, Homemade London and co. For those wanting to dip their little toe in the craft revival, Homemade London has recentlyContinue reading “Anyone for a crafty surprise?”