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Yodomo workshops at SAMPLE Christmas Market

Join our makers on Saturday 7th & 8th December, at Greenwich Peninsula, London

Get creative this Christmas with hands-on workshops with Yodomo’s artists and makers at the SAMPLE market. Try willow weaving, bookbinding, basket-making, papercraft, festive wreath making and much more, with craft workshops suitable for all ages.

SAMPLE Christmas is a seasonal experience on Greenwich Peninsula showcasing some of London’s finest independent brands and makers. Shop and create alongside live music, street food vendors and family-friendly festivities. Curated by Hemingway Design, SAMPLE champions slow living movement, bringing together fashion, homeware and craft with sustainability always in mind.

So whether you’re looking to create handmade gifts, ‘treat yourself’ stocking fillers, or add those festive finishing touches to your home. Embrace ‘making-it-yourself’ this Christmas and learn something new with Yodomo’s workshops.

Date Times & Location - SAMPLE Christmas Market

The Tide, Pier Walk, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0ES (Nearest tube stop: North Greenwich station)
Saturday 7th and 8th of December, 11am - 7pm
Free to attend

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Make a sustainable festive wreath with Hazel Gardiner

Create a mini festive wreath fit for your front door with floral artist & designer Hazel Gardiner.

In this workshop, you will learn how to decorate your wreath with sustainably-sourced British greenery and carefully selected dried materials using a natural vine 8” wreath base. Complete with a ribbon, your wreath will be ready to take pride of place at home or gift to a special someone.

Workshops | £30
Saturday 7th December: 11am-1pm and 5-7pm
Sunday 8th December: 11am-1pm and 5-7pm

Demonstrations | FREE
Saturday 7th December: 2-4pm
Sunday 8th December: 2-4pm

Make ceramic Christmas decorations with Studio Ranj

Make your own ceramic Christmas decorations to adorn your tree, or give away as gifts.

In this 1.5 hour workshop, East London based ceramicist Ranj will show you how to craft your own custom decorations using air dry clay, which you can use to deck the halls time and time again.

Workshops | £10
Saturday 7th December: 12-1.30pm, 2-3.30pm and 4-5.30pm

Create a handmade basket with La Basketry

Try your hand at basket-weaving with this brightly coloured workshop, and make your own woven Christmas gifts with La Basketry.

Tabara N'Diaye is a basket weaver and co-founder of La Basketry, a homewares brand which specialises in baskets designed in collaboration with a group of female artisans in her native Senegal. She is on a mission to bring attention to some of the world's most ancient crafts with basketry techniques and modern creations that will inspire and delight.

Workshops | £10
Saturday 7th December: 11am-1pm and 3-5pm

Demonstrations | FREE
Saturday 7th December: 1.30-2.30pm and 5.30-7pm

Make a willow star hanging decoration with Julia Clarke

Make a festive star Christmas decoration from willow with artist Julia Clarke

This hanging decoration makes a great alternative to a wreath for your front door or mantelpiece. Reconnect with nature and learn how to weave with willow, and to shape it and make a sturdy sculptural decoration that you'll treasure for years.

Workshops | FREE (Donations towards materials welcome)
Saturday 7th December: 11am-2pm and 3-6pm
Sunday 8th December: 11am-2pm and 3-6pm

Make a notebook using simple bookbinding techniques with Hanbury Press

In this workshop, you will learn to make an artisanal notebook from scratch.

Learn how to make a single section, quarter-bound cloth notebook, the perfect keepsake for storing your own thoughts or for gifting to the writer in your life. Choose your own cloth and get introduced to specialist bookbinding tools as well as some basic book-binding techniques. You will get to take home your very own personalised notebook and skills to continue making beautiful notebooks anywhere.

Workshops | FREE (Donations towards materials welcome)
Saturday 7th December: 11am-2.30pm and 3.30-7pm
Sunday 8th December: 11am-2.30pm and 3.30-7pm

Make a traditional Polish 'kalinka' pom pom with Karolina Merska

In this workshop, Karolina Merska teaches you how to make a traditional Polish kalinka pom pom which can be used as a colourful bauble for your christmas tree.

The kalinka pom poms are an integral component to the pajaki, a traditional paper chandelier from Poland, adding splashes of colour to festivities. Take home your very own crafted paper pom poms and use them in chandelier designs, or as stand-alone Christmas decor.

Workshops | FREE (Donations towards materials welcome)
Saturday 7th December: 11am-1pm, 2-4pm and 5-7pm
Sunday 8th December: 11am-1pm, 2-4pm and 5-7pm

Make a copper garland with Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell

Make a copper garland to add a warm festive touch to your home with Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell.

In this drop-in workshop, you’ll be shown how to transform soft copper into a garland you can use over and over again. It shines beautifully under twinkly Christmas tree lights or candlelight.

Workshops | FREE (Donations towards materials welcome)
Saturday 7th December: 11am-2pm and 3-6pm
Sunday 8th December: 11am-2pm and 3-6pm

Visible mending: Make a denim sashiko style patch with Barley Massey

Sashiko is a style of stitching originating from Japan that is both decorative and practical. It was originally used as a way of reinforcing points of wear on clothes to make them both warmer and more durable.

You'll learn how to creatively add a sashiko-inspired patch to any garment you wish to repair using simple hand stitching of embroidery thread. You can get started with just a garment, needle and embroidery thread.

Drop In Workshops | FREE
Saturday 7th December: 11am-2.30pm and 3.30-7pm
Sunday 8th December: 11am-2.30pm and 3.30-7pm

Christmas card illustration workshop with Isabella Mitchell

In this drop in workshop, you will be shown easy ways to create marbling-inspired festive cards. You will be able to use stencils and prepared collage materials, in addition to using high quality watercolour pencils to create your own designs.

Whether you seek to create a single momento to gift to someone special, or a matching set, this workshop is designed to make it easy for anyone to combine lettering, classic festive motifs and hand-drawn patterns and create their own signature Christmas cards.

Drop In Workshop | FREE
Sunday 8th December: 11am-7pm

Make Christmas decorations from fabric offcuts with Yodomo

Learn how to make your own Christmas baubles using fabric offcuts and giant paper pom poms.

Give fabric offcuts a second life with this inspiring festive workshop. Drop in anytime and the Yodomo team will show you how to transform scraps of fabric into Christmas baubles. Offcuts will be provided, or feel free to bring your own.

Drop In Workshop | FREE
Sunday 8th December: 11am-7pm

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