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About

Makedomenders has arrived to help you find your creative side. From craft hen parties to craft workshops we will fill your days with clever ways to create with yarn, fabric and colour. Here are some introductions (in no particular order!) and our lovely portraits, sketched by our very own super-talented Nancy Straughan. We hope you like what you see and will want to book an event with our team. Wonderful workshops tutored by talented and experienced practitioners!!

Bee Clinch

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Bee established the Makedomenders in the autumn of 2009 with Claire Montgomerie following  careers teaching creative crafts and design. Knowing there was an audience for a more varied choice of craft tuition in unique surroundings, and together with other talented and creative tutors, the Menders started sourcing special venues and creating their unique portfolio of classes and party plans. Bee is passionate in making sure the Makedomenders becomes known for their professional approach and their delivery of fun and enjoyable craft events.

Nancy Straughan

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We’re so pleased here at Menders’ central to welcome the talented printmaker, Nancy Straughan, to our tutors’ staff room. Popular with our parties for her patience and ability to enthuse even the most non-crafty amongst the group, Nancy has experience in all our crafts so you’ll be seeing a lot of her at the workshops! Hurrah!!

Tara Mcinerney

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We’re so pleased to welcome Tara to the Menders’ team as she’s super-talented and experienced in the world of craft as jewellery designer and teacher so she fits in just nicely! She very much likes our wish to bring the creative ethic to our parties without sacrificing the fun. With her years of experience teaching design and craft and her own business we know she’s going to be a great asset and we will really have all the craft arts at our finger tips (literally) to pass on.

Kitty Forbes

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Kitty is a very creative and talented person bringing new skills to our team with her fine arts background. She’s very excited to bring some of these skills to our workshop list, including the beautiful craft of origami, but she will also be a great asset as tutor at all our regular and popular activities.

Erica Singer

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Erica is fresh from the world of fashion and now relocated to the north-west, so we’re hoping to spread our wings. She’ll be guesting ‘down south’ and researching potential venues for our iconic craft parties in the Manchester area.

Victoria Wilbraham

Victoria is a children’s wear designer and all-round crafty gal. In addition to being nimble with a needle and thread, she’s more than keen to give our other popular workshops her careful attention!

Shelley Eaton

Shelley is our latest secret weapon as she’s a genius in the art of floristry so that we can now offer flower crown making to our list of activities. It’s now fast becoming our most popular craft so she’s a busy girl and has trained us all in the this delightful workshop. In addition, she can also turn her hand to some baking skills that many are interested, including sugarcraft which is an art unto itself!

 

 Terms and Conditions

Our workshops are 2-3hrs in duration and, in all cases, prices will include all materials and tutor fees.  Travel costs for bookings within the  London area and for south and central England. For all booked bespoke workshops and hen parties, the deposit is non-refundable and starts at £50 to confirm the date and administration.

This is then followed by the payment of the outstanding balance 2 weeks before the date of the function.  In the event that the payment is not made within this time and, after repeated contact seeking resolution with the client, we receive no communication either by email or telephone from them, we will be forced to take the decision to cancel the event with no recourse or refund to the client by Makedomenders.

If numbers of participants decrease, dependant on notice given, we will charge for initial numbers quoted unless discussed with the client at least 2 weeks before the event.  Parties of less than 10 people are subject to an overall cost based on a minimum fee.

Makedomenders reserves the right to decline a proposed booking prior to deposit being taken subject to due notice from the company.

In the unlikely event of cancellation due to illness or unforseen circumstances we will provide an alternative tutor if possible or refund in full having provided immediate notice to the client.