The Papered Parlour is a cool crafty haven in Clapham for people who want to make do, mend, learn and create.
“With a nod towards the ‘Make do and Mend’ approach of the 1940’s The Papered Parlour’s unique classes make use of recycled materials where ever possible, spreading the sustainability message gently, at the same time as offering good old fashioned fun”. The Papered Parlour website.
The Papered Parlour classes cover photography, quilting, screenprinting, dress making and even silver smithing and that is just for starters. I found out about The Papered Parlour on my quest to find an exciting workshop for dress making. I still need help in the pattern cutting department and definitely need guidance with my sewing skills or lack of so I am really interested in going along for a creative nosey. I love that The Papered Parlour also offers to teach you how to make a dress using a vintage singer sewing machine whilst you enjoy some afternoon tea and cake. What is not to like about this?
If making a dress from scratch seems daunting then The Papered Parlour also offer a class called: DRESSMAKING PART 1: Make Me a Domestic Sewing Goddess. Where the teacher will teach you the basics from threading your sewing machine to hand sewing. This class looks great if you want help with button holes, hems and alterations.
I am definitely getting myself to The Papered Parlour as soon as I can. I am always so jealous when I hear tales of people creating their own clothing and I long for the skills to make my very own dress to frock around in. Watch this space and if The Papered Parlour sounds right up you alley then click any of the links above to go straight to their fabulous website where there are more pictures and details about classes.
Picture from The Papered Parlour website used with permission.