• Lettering workshop with Martina Flor

    May 21st 2014 katie

    A few weeks ago I spent a sunny Saturday taking a hand-lettering workshop with Berlin-based letterer Martina Flor of goodtype.co. It was held in a fab artists’ supply shop called Jackson’s which is about a ten minute walk from my home here in Stoke Newington. The class, generally aimed at creative types, was all about…

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  • Pottery class with The Amazings

    June 18th 2013 katie

    I might be biased because I share a studio with them, but The Amazings is a fantastic startup with a creative and socially-aware bent. They offer classes, courses and workshops on subjects as diverse as woodworking, philosophy and bike maintenance, and all the teachers are 50-plus elders with amazing life experience. Last month I went…

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  • Tea dress class at Ray Stitch

    February 16th 2013 katie

    I was VERY excited to get an email from darling Islington sew shop Ray Stitch, asking if I’d like to try out one of their new sewing classes. Ray Stitch is the loveliest little shop: a cave of beautiful fabrics, notions and supplies alongside a little cafe with excellent coffee and cakes. They now offer…

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  • South Indian cooking at Food at 52

    November 20th 2012 katie

    I bought Josh a South Indian cookery course day at Food at 52 for his birthday last month. It sounded so good that I bought myself a ticket too! South Indian food is one of my favourites – and it happens to be largely vegetarian – but I’ve never been able to master a good…

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  • Screenprinted cushions

    May 20th 2012 katie

    It’s been far too long since I crafted anything – I miss it. So this morning I literally dusted down my sewing machine and whipped up these little cushions. I printed the designs on Wednesday night at The Make Lounge‘s superb beginners’ screen printing class taught by Helen Rawlinson, whose studio happens to be very…

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  • Letterpress workshop at Turnbull Grey

    January 23rd 2012 katie

    Lucky me – I mentioned to Josh months ago that I’d love to do a letterpress workshop, and he remembered and bought me a class for my birthday. It was held at Turnbull Grey in Clerkenwell, who are primarily a graphic design studio but also run letterpress workshops on the side. The class was small…

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