The last three years May 28, 2017 12:07
This last three years have been huge for me. Incredible. Life changing.
London Craft Club, my little passion project that I started back in 2014, has taken on a life of its own, and grown bigger than I ever expected.
When we started in 2014, I designed and taught all the workshops myself. All the materials lived in a cupboard under the telly. I drove everything about in my little car, and handed out fliers all over the place by hand.
A year later and I’d starting asking hand-picked guest teachers to create and teach brand new workshops – the first two were the wonderful Riannon of I Make Knots and brilliant Rhiannon of Rhiannon Palmer Jewellery. It was hugely successful and our beloved #crafttarts* joined in droves because of the variety of workshops we offered.
Bounce on to 2016 and we’re still growing! Darling wonderful Hannah Miles joined, kicking our social media into order and coordinating our schedule brilliantly. Between us we found our gang of awesome craft hosts. The originals were Dee, Will, Eleanor, Kat and Zuz, and their arrival meant that I could actually spend evenings and weekends at home with my family at last.
And now it’s halfway through 2017. In January Briony joined the gang, initially as a volunteer but now as our Live Events Manager, and our events programme is going through the roof. We have an amazing (but top secret project) taking shape, and things are looking rosy for London Craft Club. It has definitely had it’s ups and downs, but here we are, three years on, and I can’t believe how well its gone.
I am totally in love with London Craft Club, and how it unleashes creativity, kicks off new friendships, builds confidence and brings happiness to so many people. It helps the professional and aspiring professional craft community in London and educates people about the products they consume. The community gathering around it is truly beautiful and I’m so grateful to everyone for being part of it. I really feel that it’s one drop of good in the world, and all the drops combine to form a flood of positivity that can carry us through anything.
And now, if we are going to keep up with this movement, we are going to need help. If you are the kind of person who loves a goal, is confident, fascinated by people, and enjoys social media, you might want to join us as our Sales and Marketing Coordinator. Or if you like nothing better than having everything in its right place, and have a head for dates and details, you might be interested in being our Logistics Coordinator. They’re both part-time and very flexible, on a temp to perm basis, and based in North London
If you’d like to know more, email firstname.lastname@example.org and join us on this wonderful, creative, journey building a social enterprise that makes the world a better place
* What's a craft tart? It's a very affectionate term that I coined the term for me but it fits tons of us! Someone who loves trying new crafts all the time, and can't resist a new kit or a new technique!