London Calling

London is a fabulous and vibrant city full of opportunities and places to visit. I feel very lucky to call this city my home. But like anywhere else, everyday life often takes over and we tend to forget about the greatness on our doorsteps. This is why I was particularly pleased to receive post from Meda. She bought a little Mouse Fairy from me just before Christmas and named her Milly. Together they have been exploring the famous sites in London and Meda kindly wanted to share some of the photos from their adventures. They are fabulous images and make me think that it is certainly time for another outing in this great city…

Thank you Meda and keep exploring!


Hello September, Welcome Autumn

We are back from our travels and look forward to the new season. It has been a very hot summer both here in the UK and in Finland where we spent some time in July. I took a big stash of wool with me to Finland with an intention to finish a few projects and perhaps to come up with some new ones. It all returned back to London untouched, the heat simply got the best of me. Despite the slight frustration, this 'heat break' seemed to have served me well. The last few weeks have been very productive and there will be new items available on our online shop by mid September. This autumn will be a busy one, we will soon be in full swing preparing for our felting workshops. The first one is already at the end of September, making autumn wreaths. It will be followed by a new workshop for the families, painting with wool. You can find more information about these and the other workshops on our website. At present there are still some places available on all of them. We are also very excited to announce that Bless This Mess will be attending a few craft fairs and local markets here in Southeast London before Christmas. Until now we have mainly worked in the studio with small groups and functioned online. It will be exciting to come out to the big world and meet all of you in person! More information about the venues and dates will follow soon. But before entirely focusing on the new season I would like to share few summer memories with you...

See you soon!



Southeast London Wool and Textile Festival

Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2018, 11am – 4pm

Woodlands Farm, Shooter’s Hill, London DA16 3RP

A celebration of the diversity of South East London, and the common thread of textiles, fabrics, fibres, yarns and sewing in our history and cultures.

Meet local designers and makers, learn a new skill at a craft workshops, buy unique and exclusive products and the materials to make your own, and visit the gallery to see textile art created by local school children and professional artists.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Woodlands Farm to help us celebrate the very first South East London Textiles Festival. There are lots of great workshops, talks, artwork and stalls for families to explore.

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