Do It Yourself

So, remember January? When we made all those new year’s resolutions?

One made here at Handsome and Pretty was to learn new skills – particularly of the handmade variety.

But where could one go to learn these skills?

“Where” you ask? Here’s where.


Very excitingly, the Katie-half of Handsome and Pretty will be running a beginners quilting class at the wonderful Crescent Arts Centre.

The 8 week course begins in only a couple of weeks (17/04/12). 

“In an effort to keep alive the beautiful crafts that are being lost to the modern age, come and learn how to make a beautiful quilt to give as a special gift or keep you warm on your sofa next winter.”

To book, or for further information check here.

If a one day wonder is more your thing, or you don’t have the time or can’t afford to sign up to an 8 week class, then check out the one day workshop in making some cute children’s toys.

“Bring a personal touch to your child’s toy collection or create some extra special gifts for little ones that you know and love.”

All information here.

There are lots more classes in the Crescents Arts Centre, from knitting and crochet to life drawing. A great place to learn


The Make Lounge

“The Make Lounge offers contemporary craft workshops, hen partieschildren’s parties and corporate events – each with a stylish, social twist.

  • Learn a new skill in a short time from London’s best craft teachers in more than 35 different workshops.
  • Take home a completed item made from top-quality materials to keep or give as a special gift.
  • Relax in a fun, friendly atmosphere in one of our two gorgeous, purpose-designed venues.
  • Enjoy complimentary nibbles and drinks (wine during evening classes) as you work!”

Check out their calendar here.


“Sip and Stitch Academy is the place to unleash your inner-fashionista. Get creative. Get learning. Make some new friends. And raise a springtime glass to your new-found fashion fabulousness!”

Check out all their classes here.

Turns out learning might just be fun!

Do you know of anywhere exciting to pick up new skills? We’d love to hear about them and what you’ve learned.

 handsome and pretty



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