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Yearly archive: 2013

Craft ideas for hen parties

December 18, 2013

As we end the year and look forward to 2014, the Menders are in excellent health and ready to welcome another highly talented tutor to their team. We pride ourselves on being a small but perfectly formed craft workshop party company with highly qualified and experienced creative artists and teachers. Bee started the business in […]

Craft baby shower

December 11, 2013

Hens and brides aren’t the only ones that can enjoy craft parties and workshops. Baby showers are the perfect way to incorporate welcoming the arrival of a new baby with a little craft between friends at the same time as creating something memorable. Our quilt making workshops are the perfect event to entertain your friends […]

Craft activities – needlepoint

November 25, 2013

As promised, a post about a craft I love picking up (when time allows) and which is a great introduction to extending beginner sewing skills. Needlepoint is one of the most satisfying and beautiful crafts to get involved with. I love to tell people at our craft parties that there’s nothing that you can’t achieve […]

Crafty hen do ideas

November 20, 2013

Crafty hen do’s are never don’ts with the Menders. We love them!! We are now into our fourth year of offering quality craft workshops for hen parties and events. We can provide venue, afternoon tea as well as our signature fabrics and materials sourced with care and love. All our workshops are tutored by experienced […]

Hen party ideas at home

November 13, 2013

Who needs to go anywhere when you’ve got this to stay in!! Here at the Menders we love our visits to hen houses around the country. As well as hen homes we also love to host our workshops in some lovely rented cottages deep in the English countryside. Just the perfect setting for all our […]

Craft hen do ideas

November 6, 2013

The most effective way you can personalise a piece on a patchwork is through the use of applique. The term applies to a shape or silhouette, usually in fabric or felt, which is then sewn or bonded onto a piece of patchwork or fabric. Of course here at the Menders we like to make you […]

Craft parties with afternoon tea

October 29, 2013

The Menders know that a good hen loves her afternoon tea and there’s scarcely a craft hen party goes by when we’re not in an adorable tea salon like Metro-deco in Brighton or Tea Party in Tufnell Park sampling gorgeous delights from a crammed cake tier plate. Pretty crockery and cute tea-cups are part of […]

Hen party craft ideas

October 21, 2013

The Menders have been busy criss-crossing the country this month with their¬†craft hen party roadshow and enjoying watching the hens scoffing and crafting in some brilliant locations. We all seem to be bake-off crazy at the moment and, as you may have guessed, we’re keen on cake delights almost to the point of obsession. We’ve […]

Getting the most from a craft party event – sewing do’s and don’ts

October 14, 2013

Making sure that every person enjoys a Menders’ craft party event is among our top priorities and here at Menders’ Central we hope that everyone goes away with a smidgen of expertise and bucketload of fun. As our sewing activities are among the most popular choices I thought it might be a good idea to […]

Hen party craft workshops

October 12, 2013

Two hen parties, two different crafts. The Makedomenders pride themselves on combining skill and fun in their craft hen parties. Both the¬†Picture Book and quilt-making workshops offer the hens a chance to be as creative as they wish in personalising their own page or fabric square to commemorate a lovely afternoon for a best friend […]