Category: craft workshops london

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 […]

a ‘mender wedding

January 25, 2012

When we were swapping our old faithful blog to a swish new website, this post – our last! – went awry, and as it contains some great tips, we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss it first time round! Enjoy! This summer, the ‘menders put our own make do and mend principles to good […]


January 24, 2012

Today we had a slightly wet meeting in Kings Cross to look at a brand new venue and meet a lovely designer who we may collaborate with…all very exciting and slightly hush hush for now, perhaps Bee will fill you in when all is confirmed….!! It was my first outing since being on maternity leave […]

Craft workshops in London for January 2012

January 11, 2012

You may have already caught a glimpse of our upcoming craft classes in London for spring 2012 and hopefully you’re interest has been spiked to dip your toe into one or more of them. We just wanted to flag the workshops planned for this month, Beginners’ Crochet and Bunting making with Valentines’ Day just over […]

Make Do Mend

January 9, 2012

This article caught my eye from this Saturday’s Guardian for the obvious reasons that the headline started with Making Do and Mending.  It seemed particularly relevant as we were due to host a class entitled Make It Mend It on Sunday! It would have been nice to fill the class with all the lovely people […]

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 […]

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 […]

Christmas shopping

November 23, 2011

There may still be leaves on the trees but it is also serious Christmas shopping time.  The Menders are very keen to dust off their biggest shopping totes to bag the best in British design and head off to the fairs and studios that are popping up in the next few weeks. Bee lives in […]