On today’s Breakfast Craft Club menu…Make your very own rabbit!

Doing anything in this weather seems like walking through treacle. Yes, I know, we moan about the bad weather and then we moan about the good weather. What can I say? It’s what we do as a nation. But on a more upbeat note, my trip to this week’s Breakfast Craft Club was worth braving…

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Worker Bee Box – Lino print tea towel (February)

The February worker bee box project contained all the materials and a tutorial to make a lino print tea towel. We used the following: * 1 x 100% Pre-washed Cotton * 1 x Fabric – Summersville for Moda * 1 small piece of fabric for block* Ribbon* Soft Lino cut* 2 cutting blades, 1 handle* Textile paint*…

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New Pocket Sized Fabric Delights

  When I visited Inma at The Old School Club last Friday I was welcomed by tea (obviously)& a smile, but also a huge vintage, wooden tray full of jewel like delights.  They were of course the new ‘Scrap Bags’.  Little bags of fabric goodies, pre-cut & pre-loved, and yours for only £2.  A bargain…

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Glue, ribbon and Japanese Fabric…On today’s Breakfast Club menu: Packaging

Even though baby Sam is just six months old, it feels like a lifetime since I immersed myself in the world of sticky-back plastic and PVA glue. So, as tragic as it sounds, I took great pleasure in seeing a table overflowing with glue, ribbon and Japanese fabric when I entered The Old School Club.…

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WANT TO START A NEW CHAPTER? (GUEST POST)

Being creative is going to make you look at crafting in a perfectly non crafty way.  Embroidery is not just for cushions, & knitting is not just for scarfs. You must practice and play.  That’s what I did, & its turned me from someone who doesn’t even own a sewing kit, into a keen amateur embroiderer…

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The New Old School Club and two new excellent collaborators

The Old School Club is open for business!! Our first day was the 17th of June and we are still running the two weeks of free taster classes, drop ins, coffee mornings and a few other events. We have had a few taster classes such as learn to sew,  XL crochet, applique, embroidery, make a…

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My first taste of the Breakfast Craft Club

I like to think I’m a little bit crafty. That is to say, I love sticking, cutting, painting, sewing and so on… I’m not entirely sure if and what my specific crafty calling is however but, for me, that’s not really the point. I just enjoy the experience of learning new skills and meeting new…

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I need a Blog collaborator ..

Right, this is the time when I really need some help to get things going. I have just found our new premises and I need to do lots of work to get the club ready for the opening in two weeks. And it is not going to get any easier! I will be running the…

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New Things: Silk & jute ribbons

New things is going to be a regular post about new products, handmade projects, designer makes and any other interesting items that are available in the shop (online and hopefully onsite very SOON!!!) shop.theoldschoolclub.co.uk This week we have in the shop: New Silk & Jute Ribbons . Limited quantities. If you require a larger quantity please…

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Worker bee box – Sewing bag roll (January)

The first 3 boxes of our Worker Bee Box have now been delivered. Here some photos of the January box. Delightful.  Some of the materials included:  – 3 pieces of Mama Said Sew Sweetwater for Moda fabric – Off-white & Grey linen – Wadding  – Ribbon Lace  – Hemp Cord  – 70’s Applique monograms –…

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