Date: Saturday 29 July
Times: 11am – 1pm
Facilitator: Grace & Thorn
Workshop Title: Terrarium Workshop with Grace & Thorn
Get your hands dirty in this Terrarium Workshop with Grace & Thorn. In this class you will learn everything from how to select your plants to caring for your terrarium. We provide everything from the vessel to the succulents, showing you all of the steps and creating your own miniature garden to take home with you.
Nik Southern founded Grace & Thorn in 2011. Opening her tiny floral studio onto East London’s busy Kingsland Road, her philosophy was simple: help people in the city live a greener life. Drawing on the worlds of art and fashion rather than traditional florist designs, Grace & Thorn plays with unique combinations of textures and patterns so no two pieces are ever the same. Grace & Thorn now has roots in Hackney, Soho and Brick Lane with clients all over the UK. Nik’s first book, How Not To Kill Your Plants, will be published by Hodder in 2017.
Date: Saturday 22 July
Times: 10am – 11.30am
Facilitator: Earl of East
Workshop Title: Candle Making Workshop with Earl of East
During the class one of our expert candle makers will take you step-by-step through the candle making process. You will have the opportunity to smell and test our selection of fragrances and essential oils, learning to blend two of our signature fragrances. We'll share hints and tips on the creation of the perfect fragrance and you will make your own 6oz scent soy wax candle to take home with you.
Earl of East London is an interiors fragrance and lifestyle brand founded in east London in 2014 with a small store in a converted shipping container in Netil Market, selling a curated mix of independent brands from around the world. They launched their own range of hand-poured scented soy wax candles in summer 2015 with unique fragrances inspired by travels and memories.
Exclusive one day only Warehouse Sample Sale from Rockett St. George is happening at Hackney Walk on 15th July starting at 10am.
Date: Saturday 15 July
Times: 10am -1pm
Facilitator: Zoe Timmers
Workshop Title: Lifestyle Photography Workshop with Photographer and Social Media Influencer Zoe Timmers
Join this creative workshop with Instagram expert and social media influencer Zoe Timmers, to learn her tips on capturing your world and building your own lifestyle brand. Zoe will cover topics such as [ADD}
As a photographer and social media influencer with more than 84k followers on Instagram as @zobolondon, Zoe has created content and worked on commissions for brands such as Sony, Jaeger, J Crew, The Dorchester Collection, One Fine Stay and 7UP amongst others. She launched the first Instagram #empty event in London at the Tate Gallery #emptytate which was followed by The Wellcome Collection #emptyWellcome and most recently the British Museum #emptyBM.
Date: Saturday 8 July
Times: 10am – 12pm
Facilitator: Hattie Fox, That Flower Shop
Workshop Title: Bouquet Workshop by That Flower Shop
That Flower Shop specialises in working with seasonal flowers to create wild and uninhibited bouquets for all occasions. This workshop provides an introduction to the basics of working with flowers and encourages participants to "think outside the box" with their approach to contemporary floristry. Participants will create a hand tied bouquet using seasonal British flowers using techniques implemented daily by our talented staff.
That Flower Shop provides unique, natural flowers for weddings, events and delivery. Founded in 2012 That Flower Shop was bought to life by Hattie Fox. With 12 years of experience and drawing on her musical, painterly and political crushes Hattie has carved a home for That Flower Shop in the streets of Shoreditch, with a shop at The Ace Hotel and a studio on Hoxton Street.
Date: Saturday 1 July
Times: 10.30am – 1.30pm
Facilitator: Hackney Herbal
Join us for a masterclass on Herbal Wellbeing where we will be sharing tips and tricks for crafting your own herbal goodies. The workshop will talk you through the basics of how to turn herbs into products, giving you a chance to have a go yourself and take home what you make.
We will show you how to:
- make an infused oil with calendula flowers
- combine oils, waxes and essential oils into a lip balm
- blend herbs to make unique tea blends
- make your own personalised tea bags
- use essential oils to make a relaxation spray to help you sleep
You will take home a personalised lipbalm, a pack of your own crafted teabags and a relaxation spray.
Hackney Herbal is a social enterprise that promotes wellbeing by connecting people with herbs through creative activities. We run bespoke events and sell locally grown herbal tea blends to help fund our work in the community supporting good mental health.
Join us Thursday 15th June till Sunday 18th June at The BOX for an exclusive Women's and Menswear sample with up to 80% off brands including:
Thursday 15th June: 11am - 7pm
Friday 16th June: 11am - 7pm
Saturday 17th June: 11am - 7pm
Sunday 18th June: 11am - 5pm
For more information please visit: www.thebox-london.com
The BOX is hosting an exclusive menswear sample sale, brands include: Gieves & Hawkes, Cerrito 1881, Hardy Amies and Kent & Curwen.
Don’t miss out:
Friday 9th June: 11am - 8pm
Saturday 10th June: 11am - 7pm
Sunday 11th June: 11am - 5pm
For more information please visit: www.thebox-london.com
Renowned fashion Blogger, Susanna Lau, also known as Susie Bubble is a British fashion blogger whose blog, Style Bubble has become one of the most successful and widely recognised blogs of its type since it started in 2006. A pioneer within the digital landscape she gained notoriety for her unique style, realistic approach and honest tone. For Stitch Academy, Susie will run a blogging 101 workshop where you can learn how to write and create your own online identity and voice.
Christopher Raeburn – “Tote-tastic” Design & Make – Create your own unique Tote bag with Christopher Raeburn
Christopher Raeburn is a British fashion designer with a unique and innovative approach to creating menswear, womenswear, and accessories collections. A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal College of Art, Christopher became known for his re-appropriation of military fabrics and in particular for iconic outerwear created from de-commissioned parachutes.
Christopher’s pioneering work has brought sustainable design to a mainstream fashion audience and presents a new definition of luxury with integrity. For Stitch Academy he will be running a Tote “Tote-tastic” design and make workshop, where each ticket holder will be able to design & make their own unique tote bag.
Grace Wales Bonner is one of London’s most talked about new menswear designers, awarded Emerging Menswear Designer at the British Fashion Awards in 2015 and the LVMH Young Designer Prize in 2016. She will host a workshop on the 22nd April that will explore how to start the creative process, investigating concepts and ideas. She will also be on hand to answer questions and share her knowledge of how to building a fashion brand.
Piers Atkinson launched his first collection of luxury, handmade headpieces in 2008. The nine-piece collection contained elements of his roots; from fashion and theatre to sculpture and the wild, energetic excesses of the London club scene. Now one of the industry leaders in headwear aesthetics, Piers’ creations regularly appear in the pages of Vogue, Italian Vogue, Love, VCR Fashion Book, V Magazine, Tatler and the London broadsheets. Piers is back for a second season with Stitch Academy and will create another workshop in Headwear design. Each ticket holder will learn to make his signature “Cherrys” headband adding their own elements to create a bespoke design.
Upon her graduation in fashion design from The University of Westminster in June 2012, Williams was hotly tipped as a standout designer. She showed her first collection in February 2013 with Fashion East and continued to show with Fashion East for a further 2 seasons. Known for her fun prints, cute designs and ironic concepts, she will run an interactive fashion print workshop for Stitch Academy with each ticket holder able to take away a bespoke Ashley Williams T-shirt from the workshop.
FYODOR GOLAN was established in 2011 by Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman. Their innovative pieces and sense of humour have immediately help establish a recognisable brand image. In 2015 the duo won in category Best New E -Store on the block at the Decoded Fashion Futures Awards and have brought to life unique collaborations with My Little Pony, Transformers and Microsoft
As part of Stitch Academy they will be running a textile design workshop.
The Liberty London Sample sale will be held at the BOX from the 30th March - 2nd April.
Caitlin is a young London designer who has championed the Luxe sportswear aesthetic - one of the biggest womenswear trends right now. She has garnered much attention for her modern approach to womenswear and as part of Stitch Academy will create a design workshop highlighting the key elements in contemporary women fashion.
Mimi Wade is a British American designer and graduate from Central Saint Martins who made her debut in February 2016 as part of Fashion East womenswear. Her cute designs take inspiration from movies, music and popular culture. As part of Stitch Academy Mimi will create a Fashion Illustration workshop, where ticket holders will create drawings that can be styled up using Mimi Wade designs. Mimi will also create a bespoke playlist for the learners to listen to whilst they sketch.