READY FOR PLANNING?

Planning, creative business

I used to run my planning & daily schedule on my computer. It was in Outlook so I could check it out from my phone when I was out. These were the days were I was working in the IT world, not running a creative business, so all meetings, deadlines, project work, etc were on either a project…

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ARE YOU READY TO SET UP YOUR OWN UPCYCLING BUSINESS?

upcycling business

Over the past two years, I have had lots of people in my upcycling classes who want to take it one step further and would like to set up an upcycling business or sell their own furniture. During the classes, they ask questions about how to paint but also how to source good pieces of furniture, what…

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UPCYCLING EVENT AT INTERFACE UK, CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK

As part of the Clerkenwell Design Week, we will be running a two-day upcycling workshop at Interface. Their theme for this year is to explore the positive impact of nature inspired design and well-being. On Day One, they will focus on the future design trends and the emotional wellbeing. On Day Two, they will cover how…

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FINDING CUSTOMERS, WHO IS GOING TO BUY FROM YOU?

finding customers

It is not a sarcastic question … Who is going to buy from you? How do you keep finding customers? This is one of the most important steps you need to work on when starting a new product or idea.  Even if you are already running your own little empire, it is a good exercise to step…

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A WOMAN AND HER CREATIVE BUSINESS

creative business

Nobody wakes up one day and thinks “I am going to start a creative business, working 60 hours a week – including nap times & late evenings – to make little money, to stand in the freezing cold during market fairs, to work my brains off to understand how social media works whilst I try to sell my beautiful…

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UPCYCLING EVENT TO TRANSFORM WASHING MACHINE DRUMS #UPCYCLEWITHCURRYS

Oh we love upcycling projects … here at The Old School Club we were super excited when Currys asked us to run an upcycling event to transform washing machine drums into usable pieces. A few drums later, plenty of scary tools, lots of interesting materials and some guidance from us, the creative bloggers managed to make…

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MODERN UPHOLSTERY – HOW TO MAKE A FOOTSTOOL

modern upholstery

This is a great class to learn the basics of modern upholstery. We provide the footstool kit which you have to assemble together and after we paint the legs and the frame with the colour of your choice, you start making your footstool. If you would like to book a space, we are running this class…

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DRESSMAKING TUESDAYS WITH SANESH, BEDLAM & BIRD

The new season starts and I am super excited about our new dressmaking classes. Sandesh, the talent behind the sewing blog Bedlam and Bird, will be teaching how to sew these fabulous garments, from beginners to advanced, to suit a wide range of skills and abilities. If you would like to learn how to read and…

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TOP 10 TIPS TO DECORATE A ROOM THE EASY WAY

I have decided to make more and buy less (or if I need to buy something I can’t make myself, it has to be a pretty good deal!). So when trying to decorate a room, there are a few things you can plan and do yourself without having to spend a fortune .. Here my…

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JEWELLERY MAKING CLASS WITH CHARLOTTE

I am delighted to have Charlotte from Lotts and Lots, teaching this class at the club. She has a real passion for Jewellery making which she writes about in her blog with a combination of great style, inspiration and lots of beautiful projects for you to make. The class covers how to make a beautiful…

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