I run craft parties for adults and children in The Green Shed.
2 hours. £16 per child.
Ages 4/5 yrs upwards.
Children sit around the table and I help them make mini bunting with beautiful fabric and lots of lovely little embellishments. They also make a lavender bag each. There’s a bit of gluing but no sewing.
After about an hour of making they’re ready to have a little quiet play in the garden while we clear the table and bring in the food which is usually pizzas delivered from the lovely local pizzeria that you will have pre-ordered. You pay for that yourself. Then comes the birthday cake which you bring and they usually eat that there and then.
They take their bunting and lavender bags home in a big stripy paper bag so there’s no need for you to provide party bags. It’s nice though if you add a few sweets/bit of chocolate to each bag.
Depending on the ages of the children I’ll need two or three parents to be with us helping with cutting out the fabric and other bits the children might need help with (this helps keep the cost down as I don’t need staff and it’s also nice for the children to have some adults they know in the room).
The parties are very relaxed, informal, great fun and the children go away with something lovely to take home.
New Children’s Workshops for March 2020
Patchwork cushion and lavender bags workshops for children aged 7 and over.
2 hours (10am – 12 noon).
£50 per child (For 2 Workshops). Payable in advance.
The 2 workshops will take place on March 8th & 15th.
6 spaces available.
The children will cut, machine sew, hand sew and iron, all under my supervision. All levels welcome but no experience necessary. No problem if they’re uncomfortable with any of these processes. I’ll help at all stages.
All materials are provided. Plus water and a couple of biscuits.
These photos are just samples of my work. There will be lots of fabric for children to choose from. It’s not all pink!
I’m a textile artist and vintage fabric is my passion. I used to make cushions, patchwork quilts and many many lavender bags for Cath Kidston as well as selling in my Etsy shop, Country Living Fairs, Top Drawer trade shows and in my bricks and mortar shop in Crouch End years ago. I still have lots of vintage fabric (it’s an addiction) so that’s mainly what we’ll be using. Some of mine dates back to the thirties and is so beautiful and comes from old curtains, French bedding, damaged American 50’s dresses, old stained embroidered table cloths etc… which have all been rescued and brought back to life. It’s very hard to get the good stuff now and every tiny piece is precious. Nothing gets wasted.
We’ll be creating and having fun in my garden studio in Muswell Hill N10 which is warm and dry and lovely with a private entrance and own loo. It’s where I do children’s craft parties.
Unfortunately, I don’t offer refunds so please make sure your child can attend the sessions before booking. If they are no able to attend a workshop then you can use a workshop cost as a credit towards another one.
At the end of the second workshop your child will take home a beautiful handmade vintage fabric patchwork cushion, approximately 35cm square and 3 handmade lavender bags.
I’ve got a little old West Highland Terrier dog who loves to be with us and she’s very friendly.
Please write your name, address, mobile number and name and age of your child.
My mobile is 07909 537 403. You can text me with questions at any time.
*If you buy a ticket and the places have all been taken then I’ll refund you as soon as possible. (Unfortunately, PayPal doesn’t have the facility to let only a certain amount of tickets to be sold.)
2 hours. £20 per child.
Ages 5/6 yrs upwards.
Your child and a few friends can come along to The Green Shed and I’ll help them make beautiful bunting, cards, lavender bags or pictures or a collage using my large collection of fabric and trimmings.
Children can also do a Scrapbook Session. See the sidebar for details.
It’s fun, informal, relaxed and they create at their own pace. They can be here for two to three hours, just tell me what times would suit you.
These sessions can be at anytime but are especially good for straight after school from about 4pm till 6pm (or slightly later as the time goes so fast).
They can be in school holidays too at times to suit you.
Between 4 and 8 children is ideal.
These are good for children who are having a birthday but don’t want a big party. Or for no occasion at all.
Children can have parties and workshops from the age of 4 upwards. I cater to any age above that, through to teenagers and then adults who can be left on their own if they like to have fun and make collages or scrapbooks with the huge array of beautiful fabrics and papers. Adults may bring wine if they like.
2 hours. £20 per person.
3 hours. £25 per person.
5 – 10 participants.
Workshops can take place in the daytime, evening or at the weekend. I can be in with you helping with the workshop and guiding the creativity or I am happy to leave you and your group in the shed to have fun with your friends away from normal life.
Textile Flower Collage
2 hours. £25 per person.
3 hours. £30 per person.
5 – 10 participants.
You can create a beautiful collage of a vase of flowers very easily. No artistic talent required at all. You’ll have lots of lovely fabric and paper flowers to choose from and cut out. Session includes a free glass of wine.
Hire The Green Shed
If you would like to hire The Green Shed for your own event or meeting I’d be delighted to share the space.