Monthly Crafter Party

by Maiden Aunt

8 reviews
8 reviews
Join us for drinking, chatting and making with a new craft each month - no skills required, just turn up!

Sewing Class

2 hour workshop

Beginner

Anywhere

Monthly Crafter Party
by Maiden Aunt
Flexitime
from £30 per person

Classes

2 hour workshop

Evening

Maiden Aunt evenings are a world away from the classes you did at school. You're encouraged to talk to each other, doodle, daydream and even enjoy a drink (no pranks on the teacher though, please). Mistakes are embraced as part of the creative process and there's no such thing as a fail. We're all about creating a social experience so you get extra marks for swapping hints and tips, and telling each other how awesome the things they are making are. We love it when people continue the crafter party on socials and when there's some good chat between the different groups.

We curate talented designers to offer you trend led accessories that you can make yourself. This is a brilliant way to spend an evening with friends making something useful, unique and joyful!

We want people to experience the joy of making things even when they don't think of themselves as creative. We love it when people go home and keep making so we offer crafts that are suitable for all levels and that don't require any special skills, tools or materials. You will also be provided with written instructions, templates and a list of our suppliers.

AUGUST Wooden jewellery making at Make More Fest

Drop in for a mini crafter party led by Maiden Aunt where you’ll create a bold statement necklace using laser cut wood pendants. Learn how to decoupage, embellish with metallic leaf and make your own swishing tassels. Perfect for when more is more and you want to elevate your look (read: always). This is a lite version of our usual crafter parties and will be offered free of charge. Please book via the Make More Fest listing.

SEPTEMBER Quirky Collage (in collaboration with Glue Club)

You will be guided through the creative process including advice on how to integrate images, colours and play with scale. Glue Club is the brainchild of South London artist Matthew Kay, who uses materials from vintage magazines to scraps of paper he finds on the street to create witty collages. You will choose from a selection of materials that Glue Club has specially curated along with a theme. After starting with some quick experiments in collage, you will develop your final piece. You will get everything you need including a frame for your work of art.

OCTOBER Brush lettering and watercolour illustration Think you handwriting is too messy to create beautiful lettering? I challenge you to try using super handy brush pens. Learn the basics of lettering and hot to create gorgeous watercolour effect florals and botanicals while enjoying a glass of fizz. Take home your own brush pen and within no time you'll be making oh-so stylish gift tags, cards and labels. NOVEMBER Crochet a Chunky Scarf Learn the basics of crochet to create a wonderfully soft, cosy and warm scarf in neutral colours. In this two hour session, you will learn the basics of crochet including how to create a slip knot and basic stitches. You will be shown how to finish off your work to ensure a neat finish. You will also be provided with your own crochet hook to take home.

DECEMBER Graffiti embroidery Here's something subversive for you. Inspired by the textile artist Richard Saja who embellishes historic toile patterns, you will learn how to create an iron-on patch. Take an inoffensive piece of chintz and punk up that delightful picnic scene with bright mohawks, tatts and sunglasses. Or give that country peasant drawing water from the well a pink mohican and black boots. Add your patch to give an irreverent edge to a cushion, a denim jacket or your backpack. Now who said needlecraft was antifeminist?

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Flexitime Class

This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

Number of people in an Obby Flexitime classYou need to be a group of 2
Days notice required in an Obby Flexitime classI need 21 days notice
Days available in an Obby Flexitime classI am available any day
Location of an Obby Flexitime classI can teach you at a location of your choosing.
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Sarah
27 Apr
So much fun making sleep masks. It was lovely to have a glass of wine, some great chat and come away with a beautiful and functional mask!
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Sarah
27 Jun
I absolutely LOVE my geometric plant holder!! With Jay’s careful instruction it was actually quite easy to make. I had a wonderful evening catching up with friends over wine, pizza and crafting!

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Sarah
27 Apr
So much fun making sleep masks. It was lovely to have a glass of wine, some great chat and come away with a beautiful and functional mask!
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Sarah
27 Jun
I absolutely LOVE my geometric plant holder!! With Jay’s careful instruction it was actually quite easy to make. I had a wonderful evening catching up with friends over wine, pizza and crafting!
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Joanne
3 Jul
It was a really fun and relaxing evening which was enjoyed with friends while turning your hand to something there’s not normally enough time to do. It was extremely well organised, all the tools and resources provided as well as detailed instructions. However, it was an informal environment such that Jay was always on hand to help and guide you along the way. A very different evening gossiping with friends and like mind people over a drink while taking the time to make something worthwhile.
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Anna
3 Jul
Held in different locations around London, Monthly Crafting is a nice and easy workshop you can join every month. Each month you can make easy new things to proudly display at home. I made a tiny brass hanger for a succulent I was given and it’s now on my window!
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Maia
10 Jul
I had such a great time making my succulent plant holder, using materials and techniques I've not tried before, under the expert guidance of Jay at Maiden Aunt. It was a perfectly timed and well organised activity but also a wonderful way to catch up with friends and meet new people. A thoroughly enjoyable experience and I now have a beautiful plant holder hanging in my home!!
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Justine
1 Aug
Relaxed and enjoyable Maiden Aunt session....came away with a lovely crocheted pot made with my own fair hands out of recycled T-shirt fabric. Jay provided all the materials and I left with instructions to make another, a giant crochet hook and, most importantly, new skills. I found that my basic knowledge of crochet was helpful, but Jay was on hand to help me and beginners alike.
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Jessy
19 Sep
I'm sure it would have been fantastic but unfortunately no one was there for our booked event! I am trying to get hold of the Maiden Aunt to rearrange for another day - my friend Catherine has emailed!
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Joanne
23 Nov
I attended the Brush Lettering Monthly Crafter Party. As a child I loved lettering and in particular calligraphy so I was fascinated to see what brush lettering was all about. It was more difficult than I thought as the technique was not what I expected. However, Jay guided me through how to do it and provide extra help and material when needed. I produced a small Christmas graphic (which I can turn into a Christmas Card) as well as everything I need to go home to practice and become an expert :) Again, it was a lovely evening where I could take time out and enjoy something for me.

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About your host, Maiden Aunt

Maiden Aunt is dedicated to making the mindfulness and delight of craft accessible to all. We curate the best designs allowing you to make trend-led fashion and home accessories that are personal, unique and joyful.

Maiden Aunt is creating a collective experience in person and over social media to share our crafty discoveries as widely as possible. We want to create a positive space for making and socialising.

Each month, we pick one item and craft and work with independent designers to develop workshops in that month that will be suitable for all abilities. If you can’t make it or want to organise your own event, there will also be a corresponding all you need kit. We can then continue the conversation by sharing pictures and stories of our own versions of the make.

You benefit from fresh, creative ideas. Independent designers and businesses benefit from showcasing to customers in a different context.

If you have any questions, please contact us using the ‘contact host’ button on the website page.

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Notes

As with all Maiden Aunt workshops, everything you need will be provided. You will just need to turn up. Refreshments are not included unless specified.

Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Monthly Crafter Party
by Maiden Aunt
Flexitime
from £30 per person
2 hour workshop
from £30 per person