Monday 19 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

That's it my craft loving kittens... only 5 days to go before Christmas! I hope you have a fabulous holiday and that olde Saint Nick brings you all you wish for!!!
I've had a blast this year...made lots of new friends, learned lots of new crafty skills, participated in all sorts of great events and will now be embarking on a few exciting adventures in the new year. There have also been a few changes regarding the collective and due to life it is now run solely by me. It's still a collective but it's now all down to one woman with a nack for spinning a dozen plates at once, a love for quality hand made designer goods and a belief that CRAFT is the answer to so many questions! Of course it goes without saying that many hands have helped Craft Guerrilla get to where it is today and that they are still lending us a knitted mitten when needed. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Also a huge thank you to everyone (shoppers, designer makers, crafters and all)  for your support and enthusiasm... I absolutely love the craft community and am so proud to be part of such a vibrant and growing scene.
I hope to come back in 2012 bright eyed, bushy tailed and raring to go on his fantastic voyage with you!!! Craft Guerrilla will be sailing back in February with a few new ventures and an all new monthly night in Archway, North London. That's right, "The Craftivista Social Club" will now happen at the Hideaway Bar every second Tuesday of each month. I'm very,very excited about this and can't wait to start! Stay well, stay crafty and remember... there's still time to make, bake and shop HAND MADE!!!
Founding member of Craft Guerrilla

Tuesday 6 December 2011

Not one but two!!!!

OH YES...we know how to treat you craft loving people, we've organized two mini workshops for you so you can get into the Christmas crafting spirit!
Book your spot now but don't hesitate as places are going fast...
For work shop info, details and bookings please have a look here:

Who loves ya baby?!

*P.S. Don't forget we're taking January off but we'll be back all bright eyed and bushy tailed on the 9th of February. Same time same place.

What a Christmas hellaballoo!

Thank you to everyone that made last Saturday's market such a winner! It was so busy...I think there wasn't one single quiet moment during the whole day...
We've had a record breaking 700 + visitors to the Vestry House Museum and they were all super lovely.
Having so many visitors to the gallery is wonderful as they need people to keep it going!!! Otherwise local council will take away funding because they say that there's not enough foot fall to keep it open.
We love our local galleries and we're blessed with not one but two plus we like to see our community thriving with great art and cultural events so it's imperative that these galleries remain open.
The William Morris Gallery is currently under refurb hence why we were at  Vestry House instead so If you've missed it smack yourself on the naughty, naughty are a few photos so you can see exactly what you've missed! And if you're really clever you can pop in and check out the Craft Guerrilla display case which has a few items for sale...

Monday 28 November 2011

Get your self into Ship Shape...

Shipshape Studio is a new creative venue and boutique in Northwood, NW London near Harrow, founded by Emily and her partner Adam.  They are also our Christmas fair sponsors so if you'd like to know a bit more about them read on!

 "Adam's a musician and I'm a writer and designer-maker so craft and creativity are things that have always been a part of our daily lives. We'd always dreamt of one day doing something in the creative world but didn't quite know what. Just over a year ago we were all set to leave the tiny, cute cottage that we were renting in Brighton and head to the big smoke but Adam, the tall and clumsy one, fell and fractured his head a week before we were set to move. Our plans were tossed out of the window however, over the months that it took him to properly recover, we talked and dreamt and had a brand new creative plan. After months of working and planning, we launched Shipshape Studio on 19th November 2011.
Shipshape Studio is an engaging and friendly space where new skills can be learnt and ideas swapped. We know that making things for yourself is very empowering and you can make things the way you like them rather than what's on offer in the shops. We've got some of the best designer-makers in London teaching creative and crafty workshops in a fun and friendly atmosphere, which we think is the perfect environment for learning new skills. Complimentary drinks from indie companies and homemade cakes are served in every class too because, well, everyone loves tea and cake, right?!
Our upcoming classes are available to book through our website and you can email us if you'd like to book a class starting in 2012. We're always open to new ideas so please don't be shy and get in touch if you have an idea for a class you'd like to take, or if you're a designer-maker and have an idea for a new class. We also host events like exhibitions, parties and film screenings so get in touch as we'd be happy to hear from you! As well as hosting art, craft and creative workshops, and events and parties with a difference, Shipshape Studio also has a quirky online and in-store shop full of vintage, handmade and design-led lifestyle products and craft supplies. We stock lots of wonderful talented folk, including Sandra Dieckmann, Abby Wright, Fritha Strickland and Hannah Latham, as well as my personal creations under the name of Handmade by Emily and our own-brand range of design-led homeware. Our online shop isn't up and running just yet but pop instore to shop our products, or take a look at our online shop when it's open in a couple of weeks.

Community is very important to us at Shipshape Studio and we run craft nights every 2nd and 4th Thursday evening of the month, 7pm - 9pm. Entry is free and you can bring along the latest project you are working on or purchase some supplies, have a cup of tea and a slice of cake, and meet other local crafty types. All ages (over 18s), abilities and disciplines are welcome – artists, illustrators, designers, knitters, sewers, crafters – come along! We look forward to meeting you!

You can find our bricks-and-mortar shop and venue in a little yard accessed between Ellie's Hair Salon and Just Sew on High Street, Northwood, Greater London, HA6 1BN. It is a 10 minute walk from Northwood Tube Station or you can catch the H11 or 282 bus from the tube station to us. There is free on-street parking nearby, and the area is easily accessible from London, Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. You can relax in our courtyard walled with plant-filled 1950s and 1960s apple crates and enjoy a coffee after your journey.

Our regular opening hours are 10am – 6pm Tuesday to Saturday but we're open at other times for classes and private hire. Just see our What's On page or email us at for more information! Drop us a line by post or email, or give us a call on 01923 828987 if you have any questions or queries. We're always happy to hear from you!

We're very pleased to be sponsoring the Craft Guerrilla Christmas Market this year. If you haven't visited one of their events yet, you're in for a treat! Head on down at 11am and be sure to come and visit us afterwards too!

Places you can find us
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Unit A, Albert Yard,
Rear of 18 High Street,
01923 - 828987"

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