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Yearly archive: 2011

MakedoMerry Christmas from the Menders

December 23, 2011

To all our fellow Makers both near and far, a very wonderful festive season and a great start to a new year full of creativity.  To finish 2011, can we pass on our heartfelt thanks to everyone who came to our classes or asked us to host their parties.  It’s been a fabulous roller-coaster ride […]

Perfect grannies

December 19, 2011

Our last workshop of 2011 was all about grannies.  Squares, hexagons, how to make and how to join together.  Lots of questions surrounding the techniques involved in an area of crochet that’s getting lots of fashion mentions as well as general design plaudits.  Maybe it appeals to our inner nurturing at this time of year.  […]

New classes for 2012

December 16, 2011

The Menders are happy to announce the full list of new year and spring classes for 2012 including Mend It, Make It where you can learn all the sewing basics and a chance to mend your wardrobe casualties.  An unravelling hem or a threadbare, but well-loved jumper?  It’s all sortable thanks to the Menders on […]

Read all about us

December 14, 2011

We’re so pleased to be featured in the press this week in the lovely Sew magazine with a feature on craft workshops and classes.  There’s lots of tips and comments by Bee on what we think classes can offer the experienced (and not-so!) crafter.  Everyone who’s been to one of our workshops comes away with […]

He’s making a list and checking it twice

December 10, 2011

This is really the best time of year to go gift-shopping even if it’s not for a particular day.  The shops are bulging and the internet is lit-up like the proverbial.  Makedomend are no exception and, even though not bulging, our shop has got an odd crafty gift for the creative type. All the items […]

Ooo, that’s my name!

December 8, 2011

At the risk of repeating the entire last post I completely forgot to mention that, as well as using Honor yarn (in Sherbet), I was also using Bessie May Bee yarn in the adorable little crop jacket pattern! Bee, the yarn, is a soft cotton with little ‘bee’ slubs running through it.  It makes a […]

A new project and a new friend

This is a very busy time of year for creative types and the Menders are no exception.  But we’ve always got some extra time for projects of our own and, in many ways, it’s all to do with Makedomend! We’re very excited to introduce a new friend to our Menders’ increasing list.  Bessie May yarns […]

Christmas Story – elves make beautiful quilt

December 3, 2011

Our latest hen party in London on Sunday was so atmospheric and fun.  It all looked very festive and wintery. Slightly later in the afternoon than normal, Drink Shop & Do was in cosy mood with twinkly lights and decorations.  Our table was all rigged up with extra light as we were all set for […]

Festive forgetfulness!

December 1, 2011

Happily posted yesterday about our granny squares workshop and completely forgot to name check the amazing ‘tree skirt’ from Anthropologie that was pictured alongside the Bessie May yarns. The class is an ideal chance to brush up your crochet skills if they’ve grown a little dusty and to give it a bit of oomph.  You […]

Grannies Christmas

November 30, 2011

So looking forward to our last class of the year, Crochet Granny Squares.  It’s absolutely full to the brim with tips on how to create classic, chic and cheerful crochet grannies with lots of patterns, ideas and gorgeous yarns from Bessie May. This is an example by Helen of Bessie May made up in Smile, […]