Workshop Fun

There is a chill in the air to signify Summer is really over. With crispy mornings and evenings drawing in, it is time to find those knitting needles, balls of wool and other crafting accessories. The Festive Season is just around the corner, let the preparations begin!

Last Saturday we had our first workshop of this Autumn. A wonderfully talented group came together to make needle felted Autumn wreaths. It was a morning of great fun, colourful wool and busy felting needles. Many of them had no previous felting experience but you could never tell by looking at the end results! It was fascinating to follow how simple polystyrene rings turned into beautiful, individual pieces of Art. Our youngest participant was only eight years old. She worked under her Mum’s watchful eye, but very little supervision was needed as her needle control was already very impressive.


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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Bless This Mess London - Open Studio Weekend

It is time for our annual Open Studio Weekend. We open our doors to visitors on 9-10 June, 12-6pm. We are located in the Thames Side Studios which is the largest single-site studio provider in the UK. This is a unique opportunity to meet us and our fellow artists, makers and designers and talk about what we do. A possibility to buy beautiful handmade items and wool craft kits directly from the studio. Also our new workshop schedule for the autumn will be announced during the Open Studios. You will find us in unit 2 studio 55. Come and join us for this wonderful event!