In April, The Makery is opening in John Lewis Oxford Street. John Lewis was founded in 1864 as a small draper’s shop on the same site that their famous Oxford Street store still occupies today, while in the six years that The Makery has been running, it has helped teach over 60,000 people a new craft skill. So it seems like the perfect partnership. We totally love The Makery’s philosophy too:
If you can make it yourself, you won’t need to buy it. If itʼs broken and you can mend it, you won’t need to replace it. If it’s old and you can reinvent it, you won’t need to update it.
In its new creative hub on the 4th floor, The Makery will be running a calendar of workshops in a whole host of skills, from sewing, patchwork and embroidery, to making clothes, lampshades, crochet and knitting. There will be regular daytime slots, as well as bite-sized lunch hour workshops and after-work sessions too. And we’re offering one lucky winner a place on The Makery workshop of their choice, PLUS a copy of the new book Makery: Sewing, which has more than 30 sewing projects for the home, to wear and to give.
To be in with a chance of winning, either leave a comment at the bottom of this post or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘I want to Makery things’. The competition closes at midnight on Thursday 19 March. Don’t worry if you don’t win, you can still reserve a space by visiting The Makery website www.themakery.co.uk or calling 01225 581 888. Alternatively you can book in store at John Lewis Oxford Street. You can see the full list of workshops available here.