A new place to go and make stuff

The Maker Station has opened up in Brentford – ‘a co-working space for makers and creatives in west London’. As a ‘Maker’, for £30 per month you can use the space as often as you want, take part in free networking events, collaborate and grow your business. As a ‘Friend’, for £15 per month, you can be a part of the creative community and benefit from member perks, such as selected free classes.

The classes look fun. Some for adults, some for children and some for both together. The picture is something of a clue. There are lots of Halloween and half term related activities over the next couple of weeks. Next month the classes are much more varied and adult oriented – general afty-crafty themes such as glove-making, weaving and how to tart up unloved garments which have fallen out of favour.

Here are the classes for the rest of this month


Thursday 17 October – How to get the best out of Instagram
Monday 21 October – Family card quilling (making designs out of spirals)
Tuesday 22 October – Tie-Dye for kids

Thursday 24 October – Family pumpkin carving afternoon
Thursday 24 October (evening) – Adult pumpkin carving
Friday 25 & Saturday 26 October – Beginners leather bag making (2 day course)
Friday 25 October – Children’s Halloween headdress (at the Parenthood in Chiswick)

Friday 25 October – String art for children
Saturday 26 October – Knit & Natter
Saturday 26 October – Children’s Halloween headdress
Tuesday 29 October – Adult Hallo-Queen headdress
Thursday 31 October – Handbag Atelier Accessory class

To find out more about the Maker Station and all their lovely courses, have a look at their website


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