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London Craft Week Workshops


From book binding to spoon carving, try your hand at something new this London Craft Week. Part of The Future of Craft event, Yodomo are hosting a programme of live workshops and craft courses at a dedicated space within South Bank's iconic Bargehouse.

Led by a roster of Yodomo instructors, our line up of morning and afternoon sessions brings together an inspiring collective of artists, designers and makers. So do something different during LCW 2019, and take your pick from our line up of hands-on, creative courses.

Yodomo X The Future Of Craft
Event Details

8 - 12 May 2019
Yodomo Room 
Room 6, The Bargehouse

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An Introduction to Embroidery
With Embellished Talk

Learn calming and creative ways to hand embroider with Rebeckah Kemi Apara of Embellished Talk. In this workshop suitable for all levels, you will learn how to transfer a design, split the thread, thread a needle and stitch different designs. You'll get to take home your very own embroidered design, and learn all the techniques you need to embellish your life.

Embellished Talk is a platform to explore textiles through digital workshops, with  collaborations including GURLS TALK, WAH Nails, Palm Vaults, WeWork, Second Home and Lush.

Workshop Details

Thursday 09 May 2019
4.15 – 6.15 pm
From £49.99 | Book Now


Tinyjohn Workshop
With London Terrariums 

Come and learn about the intricacies of terrarium eco-systems, while creating your own miniature garden to take away and nurture. Pairing historical context with practical advice, expert Emma Sibley will guide you through all the steps necessary to create your very own terrariums at home. By the end of the session you will have your own Tinyjohn terrarium to take away, which you'll be able to witness developing over the coming months and years.

Emma is the founder of London Terrariums, a South London based shop and event space which sells ready-made terrariums, kits and workshops.

Workshop Details

Friday 10 May 2019
11.15 am – 1.15 pm
From £40.00 | Book now


Linocutting, the Rude way
With Rude Studio

Master the art of linocut printing, with Abi and Rupert Meats from Rude studio. In this two hour workshop, you will learn the techniques behind the relief printing process, all whilst creating your own hand-printed designs. Linocut is an ideal introduction to printmaking, and with Rude's expert design advice, this workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced artists alike.

Founded in 1998 in East London, Rude has become known for their eye popping colourways, hand-drawn type and illustrative style. 

Workshop Details 

Friday 10 May 2019
2.00 - 4.00 pm
From £20 | Book Now



Sashiko & Boro Mending Class
With Barley Massey

Sashiko, meaning ‘little stab’ is the Japanese art of stitching beautiful patterns using running stitch. Often used to add strength, texture and warmth to old garments. Boro (more accurately ‘Boro boro’), meaning ‘rags or tatters’ is the art of repairing fabric using scraps and stitching. Boro work follows the British wartime tradition of ‘make do and mend’ but was used out of necessity in Japan to prolong the life of clothes and bedding due to extreme poverty and the scarcity of textiles.

Bring along an item of clothing or soft furnishing for repair or embellishment. Denim, cotton or linen wear are recommended. There will be a selection of additional fabrics and threads for using in your patching and stitch work. All levels of sewer welcome, Barley will guide you through the Sashiko sewing technique whilst offering additional tips and inspiration on ways to mend and uplift your item (and other pieces you may have at home).

Workshop Details 

Friday 10 May 2019
4.30 pm - 6:15pm
From £27 | Book Now



Rise & Shine Shoe Shine
With Carréducker Shoe & Leather School

Learn how to clean, nourish and polish your favourite pair of leather shoes with Carréducker Shoemaking and Leather School. Aptly titled 'Rise & Shine', this workshop is taught alongside brunch, served with a sparkling soft drink or juice. Using time-honoured techniques, you will learn how to prolong the life and rejuvenate the leather shoes you bring along, with a glacage flourish at the end. You can use this process at home to extend the life of every pair of leather shoes you own.
Carréducker is a partnership between  award-winning shoemakers Deborah Carré and James Ducker. They offer bespoke design services and run a dedicated school space, championing the craft of handsewn shoemaking.

Workshop Details

Saturday 11 May 2019
11.15 am – 1.15 pm
From £40 | Book Now



Make a Paper Pajaki Chandelier
With Karolina Merska

Discover the traditional Polish craft of pajaki (pah-yonk-ee), and take home your very own paper chandelier. Over the course of a day, you will learn how to create a basic pajaki with five traditional 'kalinka' pom-poms, working with specialist materials including rye straw, tissue paper and paper discs.

Karolina Merska is a pajaki maker reviving the tradition. She has travelled extensively in Poland to unearth and understand the history of the pajaki, to meet the makers, hone her techniques and to help regenerate this lost art. 

Workshop Details

Saturday 11 May 2019
11.00 am – 5.00 pm
From £90 | Book Now




Make a Rope Knot Necklace
With Shoorah Shoorah

In this 1.5 hour workshop, Sian from Shoorah Shoorah will teach you decorative knotting techniques to create your own custom rope necklace.

You'll choose your own colour combination to make two-tone rope necklace and learn techniques including wrapping and hiding the rope ends.

All materials will be provided and you will take away a step-by-step guide to continue to create your own designs at home.

Workshop Details

Saturday 11 May 2019
4:30 - 6:15 pm
From £32 | Book Now



Spoon-Carving Workshop
With Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell

Discover a time-honoured craft and learn how to hand carve your very own wooden spoon, with seasoned maker and author Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell. On this one-day course, you will learn each stage of the spoon carving process from the axe to the knife, as well as how to select wood and use your tools safely. By the end of the course, you’ll understand the tools of the trade, you'll have crafted your own spoon (and get to take it home), and you'll have the foundational techniques to continue your spoon carving journey!

Deborah is the author of over 30 project-based craft books on a range of subjects, with the desire to encourage and value 'handwork' and creativity.

Workshop Details

Sunday 12 May 2019
11.00 am – 5.00 pm
£80 | Book now




Introduction to Book Binding 
With Kate Rochester

Spend a relaxing afternoon learning how to make a hand-bound notebook, covered in the fabric of your choice. Over the course of two and a half hours, book-artist Kate Rochester will guide you through all the techniques and materials you need to make your own notebooks, so you can continue bookbinding at home.

Kate is also the founder of Hanbury Press, an independent press based in East London which specialises in hand-bound, limited edition books and printed papers.

Workshop Details

Thursday 09, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May 2019
2.00 - 4.30 pm (Daily)
From £42 | Book Now