Saturday, 23 October 2010

The start of SW Craft Club

I’m new to blogging, I’m sure you will start to see that writing isn’t really my forte, but I can assure you that craft is. Over the last week, I’ve been scouring the internet looking for craft or cookery courses taking place in South London. It was mostly a depressing internet search, with over half of the courses taking place in East or North London. My search had bought up a lot of out of date information but occasionally a glimmer of light would shine down and I’d find a little gem of a course, group or company, with an event taking place in South London and had I not searched I would now be trekking to the east to get my crafty fix.
Don’t get me wrong, this blog is not about us versus them. I love East London as much as the next person; Curtain Road, Hoxton Square & Brick Lane are little treats after work or at weekends, however the commute to get there and back in my mind is a mission, especially after a glass of wine or two. So, because of the distance it really is a treat and my desire to stay local; to go out locally and discover more of what is going on around me and what is locally growing.  
To put it frankly crafts/ craft courses in South London are lacking and I feel it is my South Londoner duty to bring craft awareness south of the river.
This blog is going to be a little slow to begin with, but don’t you worry, you won’t always be hearing from me, I’ll be roping my friends in to lend a writing hand. However this blog is going to be stagnant unless I hear from anyone who wants to be part of the club. I welcome your suggestions, comments and contributions.

I look forward to hearing from you

SW Craft Club XX
ps. you can also find me on twitter at


  1. Yay, finally a sensible person :-)! I tend to get rather grumpy as there are never any crafty things here in the SW, I even joined the WI (only lasted one session but that's another story) out of desperation!

    I look forward to reading your posts and enjoying the gems that you discover :-)!

    I blog over at and we already follow each other on twitter @01momonawire

  2. Yay, I can't tell you how happy this has made me! I live in Balham and constantly have to travel north of the river to participate in crafty events, even though I know there are so many crafters down this way. Have you heard of an stich n bitch/knitting classes taking palce in Balham? Tried to contact the old one last year but it appears to have shut down!

    I'll probably see you at Dogstar on 11th if you're going to the fair?

    Clazzerati x

  3. Congrats on being most sensible and starting this blog.
    Hope to bump into you around the place in Saf London.

  4. Guys’ thank you for all of your great comments and posts. Hold fire for the New Year, we have lots of great blog entries from SW and guest bloggers to post in January & February.
    In the meantime have a Crafty Christmas & keep tweeting us. XX

  5. Hi

    Great blog! I just wanted to let you know that we run lots of different craft workshops (sewing, knitting, crochet, cupcakes etc) and are based in East Dulwich, SE22.

    They are all listed online on our website here:

    Please do drop us an email on if you have any questions,


    Mel & Zoe

  6. Hi,
    fantastic blog. I run classes in the Balham/Clapham area. i have a few spaces left for my sewing class on the 16th feb, at St Lukes community Hall. It will run between 7.30 pm and 9.30pm. It is aimed at beginners and the first class is making a bag. Please contact me at if you are interested in attending.


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