The Old School Club
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Unleash your creative spirit on your home. Throw away the interior design magazines. This comprehensive, practical course is unique in talking through your ideas, identifying your style and then letting you paint, sand and drill to make your own handmade furniture.
Let's understand our upcycling from our recycling…. Recycling is when waste is turned into a reusable product. Upcycling is a particular form of recycling, meaning to turn waste material or an unwanted product into a better-quality product. Recycling requires more energy and resources to collect, sort and process unwanted items and waste, hence the rise in this eco friendly trend. We love both and now you can talk like a ecowarrior.
Taught over five informative, fun sessions, advance your ideas and skills from a personalised mood board to upcycling your own piece of furniture. A range of techniques and DIY skills are covered, including painting, upholstery, a guide to soft furnishings and finishing tips. Everything you need to go forth and decorate.
Be the king or queen of DIY in your own castle!
You will love sitting on your chosen chair that you have upholstered yourself, while you order material for the curtains you have always wanted to make, at the table you have upcycled with that snazzy design. Don’t worry about bringing anything in for the first session, any materials you need can be bought at the school.
Creating your handmade home at The Old School Club is the ultimate in learning how unleash your interior design diva with liked minded divas.
Inma Goodhew, founder of The Old School Club grew up surrounded by lovingly handmade and personalised interiors. She is passionate about sharing and teaching her broad range of skills. Inma is approachable and hands on, she happily advises her clients on colours, fabric and patterns and loves to teach the joys of crafting and DIY to beginners and more experienced hands alike. Have a look at her blog http://teachcraftrevolution.com/
Knock this date into your diary. Make it a priority to have fun making a home!
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The Old School Club
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A creative club to learn skills, make unique creations and feel inspired.
The Old School Club is a welcoming creative hub, based in Battersea, South West London. The founder, Inma Goodhew, is part-time mother of two children, part-time creative visionary. Growing up in an environment where everything was handmade, personalised and familiar, her inventive upbringing lead to a passion for sharing her skills with others. Yet Inma hit a frustrating block, where, on maternity leave, she wanted to take some creative classes but there was nowhere in London aimed at parents with children. so Inma formed a sewing club and hired babysitters to look after the babies whilst the mums were learning and making. This started to grow into something much bigger, much quicker than Inma could imagine; from a network of young mothers to a devoted community, breeding creativity.
Inma found that making things for herself, her family and her home allowed her to learn, improve and practice everything she know. Having done it all her life, she now uses her broad range of skills and styles to advise her clients on everything, from colours & patterns, to fabrics and furniture styling. Her true expertise lies in teaching beginners and keen crafters how to sew, paint, style furniture, upcycle, master embroidery and nail DIY projects. Her classes are always informative, bespoke, friendly, but most importantly, great fun.
Inma appreciates that, as a mother of two, mums need their down time and it comes in no better form than getting creative and being social with other mums. Inma is rightly proud of her bold career u-turn, transforming her profession from a senior IT role, to doing something she was truly passionate about - teaching, making and sharing with other creatives her entrepreneurial journey.
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