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January Makers’ Club: Scaling up

TweetMaking a living as a sole trader can be a big problem for creatives. One solution is to scale up your business, decreasing your production costs so you can supply larger stores. At our January meeting, Erica Purvis (right), community … Continue reading

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Makerhoodie publishes book on party decorations

TweetMany congratulations to Makerhoodie Juliet Carr of PaperPoms UK on the publication of her first book, Paper Pom-poms and Other Party Decorations. Juliet has been a firm supporter of Makerhood, giving talks on how she made the leap from making … Continue reading

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“Super useful visual merchandising workshop”

TweetThat was the verdict of one of the participants in this workshop, run specially for south London makers by Metamorphosis Group and hosted by Makerhood partner WBC. Not only was the course great value – less than half the normal price … Continue reading

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10% off at Diverse preview shopping evening

TweetTo launch our Christmas promotion with giftshop Diverse in Brixton, we’re delighted to announce a special preview shopping evening on Thursday 6 November, 5-8pm, offering a 10% discount on all items from Makerhoodies! This year the Makerhood/Diverse Christmas promotion, which … Continue reading

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Exclusive visual merchandising workshop for local makers

TweetDid you know that in Europe shoppers don’t like to talk to people? It’s true – 76% of us never actually speak to a sales assistant when we’re shopping. This means that what your customers see makes all the difference … Continue reading

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Meet the makers: Jayne Rutland

TweetJayne is a hairdresser who started making and selling her own hair products under the brand Hairy Jayne in 2008. Here she tells us what it’s like pitching to the Managing Director of Liberty, and how she raised £3000 through … Continue reading

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Meet the makers: Gill Scheuer

TweetA passionate upcycler, Gill Scheuer of um-bags etc talks about her interest in creating new items from old and why she loves living in Lambeth. Where does your interest in upcycling come from? I’ve always hated waste, and I’ve always … Continue reading

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Diverse Christmas 2014 promotion

TweetWe’re thrilled to be partnering again with Anita Thorpe of Diverse in Brixton on a Christmas promotion for Lambeth makers!This is a great opportunity to get experience of selling through an independent retailer – Anita is very supportive and full of useful … Continue reading

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Making Uncovered: Judith Bartlett

TweetUpholstery can restore unused or discarded furniture into glorious, cherished pieces. Judith Bartlett of Cushions ’n’ Stuff will demonstrate her skills in the art, transforming over the course of the day a charity shop chair to its former glory and … Continue reading

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Making Uncovered: AfroRetro

Tweet Lilly and Anna, the sister duo behind AfroRetro, will be demonstrating their unique blend of Ugandan textile art and upcycling at Making Uncovered, transforming various materials and fabrics into garments and other items. Tell us something about your work. … Continue reading

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