The Japanese word sashiko means little stabs – which may sound violent – but this craft is totally about chilling out and stitching along the lines. The little stabs actually refers to the small stitches used in this form of needlework.

It’s super clever too! When you’ve chosen your pattern you’ll see how the stitches form a genius little pattern on your fabric. This is really the ideal craft for anyone who loves following a pattern and prides themselves on keeping stitches neat and tidy, it’s also very simple for all those stitch starters out there (aka beginners, that’s what we call them on the mean streets of Hackney Downs Studios, with a flat white in one hand and an embroidery needle in the other).

A very relaxed and beautiful craft that will have you feeling like you’re sipping a green tea next to mount fuji and being delicately showered in cherry blossom. Kawaii. In this class you will learn how to set up your patterned cloth and start stitching -feel free to bring some wine with you, this one is going to be seriously chill.

Choose from a selection of 8 different designs, all pre printed onto Japanese cloth 80% cotton 20% linen. Approx 30cm x 30cm. A sashiko needle and 20mt of sashiko 100% cotton thread.


“I took my friend here for her birthday and she rated it the present of the year!”

— Meera

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2 hours - £25

This class is selling quick! Book your place now so your heart chakras can glow bright.

25th July – 2 hours £25




Freestyle Weaving

2 Hours – £50
5 Hours – £105
Children (2 hours) - £40

Learn to weave on a simple two pedal floor loom. This style of weaving really allows you to zone out and create unique fabric with our huge selection of beautiful yarns.

Mindful and fun
ages 6+

Tapestry Weaving

2 Hours - £65

Learn how to set up and weave on a frame loom. Learn essential tapestry stitches so you can experiment with texture, colour shape and form.

One sweet workshop every month
Equipment is yours to take home

Ladies Ultimate Pleasure Night

2.5 hours - £30

Membroidery? You got it. Talk about women's pleasure? Uh huh. This night is going to get you going, in more ways than one.

Embroider your vulva
Talk on women's pleasure by Ruby Stevenson

Spin This! Learn to spin your own yarn

2.5 hours - £55

Want to learn to spin your own yarn? Well come on then!

Learn to spin and ply your own yarn!
Mindful and colourful

Dye your own yarn with The Wool Kitchen

4 hours - £80

Every dreamt of dying your own yarn? Haven't we all? We have The Wool Kitchen in for THE BEST yarn dying workshop...ever.

Dye two skeins of yarn to take home
Genius tuition by The Wool Kitchen

Weave Your Genes with Dot One

2 hours - £65

What can your genes tell you about yourself? Learn about what makes you tick and weave your gene traits into a gorgeous woven wall hanging.

Science AND craft!
Family fun

Warp to weft

8 hours - £200

So we got you hooked on weaving and now you want to make something even more unique? Thought so. Let's do this!

8 hours to Make a scarf
Pick a day that suits you

Children’s Weaving

2 hours - £40

Children love using our floor looms and we don't blame them, it's as good for them as it is fun. Why don't you join them?

Mindful and fun
Children from 6 years

Tapestry Club

2.5 Hours - £15

You got the kit, now you just want to weave with us!

Once a month
Morning and Evening classes

Private Parties

Prices start from £30

Get our whole studio entirely to yourselves!

Tons of options
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