Who's Who: Homemade London

This week we had a chat with Nicola about her lovely little place called Homemade London so we thought we should let her tell you all about it!

What is Homemade London?
At Homemade London we specialise in indulgent creative experiences – including parties, team building sessions and workshops. We have brought together London’s most stylish designers and crafts people, to produce a range of tailored activities so that at the end of every visit, you will have made something you will want to keep forever or give to someone special. 

How did the idea of Homemade London start?
I (Nicola) had been working as a producer at the BBC and wanted to do something new - to explore a new creative direction. I had always loved fashion and enjoyed making things and was a habitual course-taker myself, but I realised I could find relatively few places in London where she could learn to make things I really wanted to wear or keep.
So I started Homemade London as a place where people could learn how to make high-quality items for themselves and learn a new skill in the process.

Who makes up Homemade London?
I founded Homemade London myself two years ago and am lucky enough to have an amazing team of experts and designer-makers, who have helped to shape and design the classes and party experiences. There are currently 20 different Homemade London teachers, each with their own specialist expertise. I design and teach a number of the workshops myself as I wouldn't want to miss out on all the fun!

How do you decide which workshops to run?
We always try to do something different - Homemade London was created to offer things that you can't find elsewhere. I'm passionate about fashion and interior design and am often influenced by designers that I love. For example, the cardboard deer head, designed by Francesca Baxter-Hunter is contemporary and you won't find a workshop like it anywhere else.

Why come to Homemade London?
We're really proud of the environment we've created, which is an important and sometimes overlooked aspect of the experience. Our workshop feels more like a salon and every detail has been carefully designed. I've included a lot of personal touches and found some wonderful furniture. The intimate space we've created is particularly important for parties and team building sessions.

We at Live it.  Love it.  Make it. are really excited about taking a trip down to Handmade London, their website looks lovely and it makes a change to have a craft space in Central London, they mostly seem to be on the outskirts of town. 

Check out the website and have a look at some of the workshops, I think I might go and check out the Craft Clubs they have on or the Liberty Print Cushion workshop! that always going to get my vote!

Thanks for chatting with us Nicola