Traditional Indian Block Printing with Studio Bagru
Jul
6
2:00 PM14:00

Traditional Indian Block Printing with Studio Bagru

Head & Hands is delighted to welcome Studio BAGRU on a rare visit from India to London. Delve into the rich textile tradition of India, learn how to block print, design your own tote bag and “upcycle” your preloved clothes in this 2.5 hour workshop with Studio Bagru founder, Jeremy Fritzhand.

The workshop will begin with a short talk by Jeremy on the rich history and cultural significance of block printing in northern India. He will share his story of how he set up a pioneering social enterprise in Bagru. 

After a demonstration of the technique, students will have an opportunity to use any combination of the 100+ hand carved wooden blocks travelled from India.

You will be provided a tote bag to print on and are invited to “upcycle” up to three items of existing clothing or textiles with bold and exciting new prints.

You can expect to:

  • Learn about the history of block printing

  • Explore how to effectively apply colour and match patterns

  • Discuss the importance of sustainability and “slow fashion”

  • Leave with your own hand printed tote bag with a small selection of Indian treats and up to 3 items of your own clothing refreshed with a new block print.

    Please bring:

  • Up to three items of clothing or textiles that you’d like to print on in addition to the tote bag provided

  • Wear clothing you do not mind getting a little inky, or bring an apron

About Jeremy Fritzhand

Jeremy first travelled to India in 2010 when he was awarded the Minerva fellowship to assist in setting up a social enterprise. Living and working alongside the Chippa people of Bagru, Jeremy founded Bagru Textiles with an aim of bridging the gap between block-printing artisans and consumers around the world. Located 30kms from Jaipur, the bustling and bombastic capital, Bagru village has remained loyal to its history, culture and craftsmanship and is now one of the last existing hubs for block printing in northern India. Jeremy now splits his time between managing his central Jaipur Boutique - Studio Bagru, running block printing tours and workshops and assisting up and coming brands with textile sourcing.

About Block Printing

Block printing is around 3000 years old, with Indian textiles referenced by Pliny the Elder and found in Egyptian kings tombs. The Chippa (literally people who stamp or print) revere the traditional materials they use and many regard their work as a form of worship. A designs life begins with the careful carving of printing blocks. One block is needed for each colour in the design and each block can take as many as two days to carve. 

Blocks are commonly carved from two types of wood in Bagru. Teak is used for its durability in background blocks and rosewood for its hardness and use in creating detailed and intricate blocks. Once the dyes are mixed and poured into trays, printing is ready to begin. Blocks are aligned by sight before the rhythmic “one-two” punch of the hands transfers the dye to the cloth.


Tickets are £45 and places are limited. Please book below

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*CANCELLED* Nature’s Palette : DIY Dye Scarf
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

*CANCELLED* Nature’s Palette : DIY Dye Scarf

Spend the afternoon learning about how to work with natural dyes, utilising organic matter found in your home and garden. Explore the array of colours achieved using mere store cupboard ingredients such as onion skins, avocado skins and stones, and turmeric. You will then work with a choice of natural pigments to dye a vegan an organic cotton scarf, a timeless accessory to style and wear your own way.

You will learn about how to sustainable fabrics dyes from waste items found home, how to prepare your fabric so it's dye ready and a look at the equipment you will need. Charlene will also demonstrate ways to create repeat dye patterns using various found objects and Japanese folding techniques. By the end of the session you will have your own hand dyed organic cotton scarf to take home and an information pack with everything you need to know to start your own dye project at home.

Charlene Sandy is a Textile designer maker living in London. After finishing her degree in Textile Design for Fashion, she then worked as a fashion stylist working on editorials, TV commercials and advertising campaigns. In 2011 Charlene changed direction becoming a facilitator of creative workshops with adults and young people, using her knowledge of crafts to pass on and keep traditions going and to raise awareness to the perils of fast fashion. Charlene is currently in the process of setting up a business making items using natural dyes and sustainable materials.

This event will be rescheduled.

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Full Moon Crystal Talismans
May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Full Moon Crystal Talismans

Join us for a beautiful evening, slow crafting your own crystal talisman in an intimate group, charged with potent full moon energy from the Flower Full Moon. We will discuss how to work with crystals, how they can be cleansed and programmed with your intentions and activated to work with you.

Learn macrame techniques using natural hemp chord to house your crystal onto a wearable talisman to treasure. The ticket price includes a crystal and all the materials to craft your very own necklace.

There will be a selection of crystals for you to choose from including some handpicked fluorite and amethyst from Cornwall. Crystals can amplify, protect, ground, store and balance your energy. Work with the potent energy of the full moon to set intentions and delve into the magic of crystal healing jewellery.

This workshop is led by Nicole from Love Luna Life who has been crafting crystal jewellery for over five years and carefully hand-picks crystals from all over the world, sourcing local crystals wherever possible. Her crystals are handcrafted into beautiful unique designs, cleansed with palo santo wood and then charged with loving intentions, reiki energy & channeled light.

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Dried Flower Wall Hanging Workshop
May
12
3:00 PM15:00

Dried Flower Wall Hanging Workshop

In this workshop you will learn about stems of dried flowers, how to work with them and explore colour palettes to suit your interior. Create your very own beautiful floral hanging to display and admire at home.

Beautiful dried flowers, ribbons and all the materials are included, however you are welcome to bring anything else that you would like to incorporate into your piece.

Sally has over seven years experience in floristry, working on weddings and events across the UK. With a passion for all things floral, she has a rustic and romantic style that lends itself to experimenting with new materials and ideas to create unique pieces.

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Working with nature : herbs for self-care
Mar
17
6:00 PM18:00

Working with nature : herbs for self-care

In this intimate workshop you will work with herbalist Harriet Coleman, exploring the importance of self-care and the natural beneficial properties of plants, their folklore and how they can have positive effects both on, and in your body.

Harriet will share her extensive plant knowledge and guide you to intuitively select your own personal plant essences to combine, guiding with her expert advice on how best to work with them.

Create your very own Spring Skin Scrub by utilising foraged herbs, mixing plant-based oils and merging natural ingredients from the earth with a side of alchemy and some added intentions!
This 2.5 hour practical workshop will include:

  • An introduction to herbs and working with them

  • A sensory sampling of individual herbs and oils - learning about their properties, through both herbal history and folklore

  • A chance to set an intention for your product and considering the specific benefits you want from it, before letting the alchemy begin - crafting your unique scrub blend

  • An opportunity to get creative and design your own product name and label

  • A Q&A about herbalism, a chance to discuss your own personal needs and which ingredients are best to look out for. And Harriet will discuss the health benefits of herbs - working together with your everyday rituals.

  • Finishing up with a plant oracle card pulling and exclusive West Apothecary goodie bag to take home

This workshop is ideal those wishing to connect a little more with nature in their self-care routine. Whether you're curious about herbs, switching to natural skincare, wanting to make more of your own products, or just wish to deepen your knowledge and awaken your senses, this workshop will leave your feeling inspired with a new insight into the power of plants.

You will come away with a unique skin loving scrub, and an exclusive goodie bag containing a West Apothecary lip balm and natural soap worth £35.

Harriet Coleman is the herbalist and founder of the natural lifestyle and skincare brand West Apothecary. Her vegan, natural deodorant is a popular product in store at Head & Hands along with her stunning Fire & Forest candles that capture the sense of outdoors and bring into your home. Harriet is usually based in her garden studio down in Cornwall, so don’t miss the chance to meet her while she visits London.

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*CANCELLED* Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

*CANCELLED* Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

During this workshop you'll learn the traditional rope knotting technique of Macramé by making your very own macramé plant hanger to take home.

This workshop is ideal for plant lovers who want to create beautiful displays for their growing collection of houseplants and a ticket makes the perfect present idea for someone you want to gift something fun and memorable to.

The class is taught by Amanda, founder of Head & Hands. She set up Head & Hands as a curator of handmade products and experiences, focused on self-care. Amanda has long been fascinated by the healing remedy of crafting something beautiful and watching it unfold.

What’s included:

• Pre-cut and measured stretch cotton rope

• Folded instruction guide

• Medium sized hanging plant

Finished product:

• Macramé hanger with plant

Everything you need will be provided to make your pot-holder including a hanging plant sourced by our host Caroline at The Everyspace. A selection of pots and plant accessories will also be available for purchase should you wish.

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Launch Party - The Oracle Collection
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Launch Party - The Oracle Collection

You are invited to join us for the launch party of The Oracle Collection, a collaboration between Head & Hands & Sharlala Jewellery.

7pm-9pm at The Every Space

6-10 Central Parade, Walthamstow, London E17 4RT

There will be complimentary drinks, oracle readings and a chance to get a first look at the jewellery collection.

Capacity is strictly limited so please reserve your ticket.


This five-piece statement ring collection delves into the mystic allure of symbols and their prized messages, each hand inscribed into a precious, wearable talisman.

Each ring has its own distinctive symbol created and interpreted by Amanda of Head & Hands and Sharla of Sharlala jewellery. The symbols are loosely inspired by an archaic illustration called ‘the hand of five mysteries’ a Masonic invitation to receive secret knowledge and brings together Amanda’s own drawings and intuitively crafted affirmations.

The collection is comprised of Truth, Trust, Light, Honour and Wisdom. Each symbol bearing a mystic message for the wearer to receive, behold and treasure.


The process was guided by artistic intuition, a channeling of each symbols' unique vibration to faithfully craft a band and face for it’s inscription. Each ring has its own distinguished qualities in form, weight, texture, and detail.


Amanda Wayne is the artist and founder behind Head & Hands. Head & Hands is carefully curated store centered self-care care and slow living, it supports small independent makers and artists. Stocking a range of goods and gifts, from ceramics to jewellery, homeware to apothecary, everything is made by loving hands and with good intentions. This is the first signature range by Amanda for her store.

Sharla Donovan is the maker behind the brand Sharlala Jewellery. A designer, and teacher she is based at her studio in East London. Her practice forges her eclectic eye with the alchemy of precious metals. Her pieces seek the untold stories in found relics and nature, its shapes and textures.

Both artists invite you to join in the unveiling their jewellery collaboration The Oracle Collection.

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Graphology Unravelled : What does our handwriting reveal?
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Graphology Unravelled : What does our handwriting reveal?

What can your handwriting possibly say about you? From your unique character traits to your deep-seated beliefs, from your skills and interests to your fears and ambitions. Your individual written expression provides all the clues, if you're curious to decipher them?

Graphology explores the structure and movement of the written forms - slants, angles and spacing are accurately measured and even the pressure is examined and magnified with the utmost precision. 

Handwriting can help us understand other people without ever needing to meet them, and can give us insight into lost family members, or people from history we never got to know. Our personal pen marks can assist with self-development, careers guidance, or even relationship compatibility.

In this fun introductory workshop, you will gain insight into what is involved in the process of handwriting analysis, and learn to recognise the basic principles of Graphology.

You can expect

  • An in-depth introduction to the basic principles of Graphology from a leading expert

  • To uncover the person behind a number of famous handwritten case studies

  • To use what you've learned to examine your own handwriting and samples of others in the group with guidance from a professional Graphologist

  • A take-away fact sheet outlining the top feature handwriting movements, with interpretations


We will unlock seemingly coded scripts of famous and infamous people. As we deconstruct and interpret the handwriting, you will be invited to guess who drove the pens.

We will then examine our own handwriting, unraveling the person behind each sample.

Tracey Trussell's background in graphology stems from a serendipitous moment over a decade ago. Now, a leader in the field, from just a couple of handwritten sentences, her work offers far-reaching insight into people, personalities, and behavior.

Handwriting is as rare as our DNA and fingerprints, which is why graphology is so valuable. Tracey's work provides insight into personality, behaviour, skills, motivation, potential and compatibility. Her areas of specialism are wide, shining a light on a broad spectrum of issues that confront us all each day. She is also an accredited tutor and mentor at the British Institute of Graphologists, the UK's professional body of handwriting analysts. She founded Handright in 2008, and began practicing professionally as well as taking students.


Her fascinating character analyses through handwriting have been commissioned for The Telegraph, Daily Mail, Independent, Mirror newspapers, as well as magazines such as Time Out, and Stylist.


If you wish, you may bring
 

  • A pen you are familiar with using

  • a sample of your handwriting produced naturally (without over-thinking or copying anything) please note this is not essential as there will be an opportunity to produce a sample at the workshop

All attendees will receive a discount for a personal global handwriting analysis from Tracey Trussell following the session.

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Autumn Wreath Workshop
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

Autumn Wreath Workshop

Escape the pace and join Nikki from Cherry Tree Way to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. Spend the afternoon celebrating the season of autumn, using foliage and flowers to create a beautiful autumnal wreath for you to hang at home.

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Bullet Journaling Workshop
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Bullet Journaling Workshop

In this digital age where we are never far from a screen, re-connect with this tactile process of offloading your thoughts, worries, dreams, and wishes onto the page. The therapeutic value of journalling is immense, it's an invitation to slow down, tune in to the self and release.

Explore the creative ways to pour your thoughts and ideas into the page, in this journaling workshop with Olivia Rafferty of Inka Journal. Make thoughtful spreads, vision boards, planner pages and more and play around with Olivia's enviable pencil case of stationary and bag of collected ephemera!

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Float Presents: Create to Meditate - Tassel & Chill
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Float Presents: Create to Meditate - Tassel & Chill

Join Amanda from Head & Hands to explore the intersection between mindfulness and creativity. She will share her connection to the theory of Flow and her personal journey living with a chronic illness.

Allow yourself to make time for you, tune into the therapeutic remedy of tactile crafts, to just simply tassel and chill.

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The Rhythm Within Workshop
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Rhythm Within Workshop

In this workshop, we will explore our own personal rhythm as a way of connecting with the healing force residing in our bodies. Join us to engage in a series of dynamic activities that will allow us to locate and express our inner rhythm, in a safe, supportive environment. Using guided and explorative exercises, we will use our hands, feet, voices, and bodies to connect with and express our own personal rhythmic mantra to sooth and ground us.

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Mindful Mandalas
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Mindful Mandalas

During the summer months Obby is taking up residency in a gorgeous Pop Up venue in East Village. In partnership with Get Living London, they'll be hosting a summer series of specially curated creative workshops throughout the summer and launching on the 23rd with a Wellness theme. During the day there'll be several events happening, including yoga, meditation and a few market stalls to browse.

The first of our Obby Summer Series is going to be with Amanda, from head & hands

Mindful Mandalas with Obby

Learn to craft an Ojo de Dios, woven with yarn between wooden sticks in several colours - an ancient contemplative and spiritual practice for many indigenous peoples in the Americas.

The practice of making an Ojo, is repetitive, grounding and meditative. Crafting one is an excellent tool to quiet your mind and re-connect with yourself.

Head & Hands' founder Amanda, will guide you through a gentle meditation whilst you are creating. This is a great connection between making and meditation, two core part of the latest slow-living movement that is sweeping the nation, and a key part of the wellness day taking place in East Village on the day of the workshop. By the end of the class you'll not only feel relaxed and chilled out but you will have created your woven mandala which you can then take home and display as your own token of taking part in the slow-living movement. You'll also be able to repeat this process, so you can make them for friends, family or colleagues as a little symbol of friendship or love!

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Contemporary Embroidery Workshop
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Contemporary Embroidery Workshop

In this workshop, textile and homewares designer Mariel Osborn of Covet Interiors will teach you a variety of stitches and different ways that you can use them to create beautiful contemporary embroideries. 

All materials are provided and you get your own hoop and needles to take home too, so all you have to do is turn up!

This workshop is suitable for beginners through to practiced stitchers looking for some new inspiration.

Working instinctively with materials, Covet's collection of interior creations each focus on different processes. Every item is handmade in small collections, so no two pieces are ever identical. With an interest in texture and bold colours, Mariel's work is always fun and distinctive.

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Polymer Clay Wall Hanging Workshop
Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

Polymer Clay Wall Hanging Workshop

In this workshop, textile and homewares designer Mariel Osborn of Covet Interiors will guide you to make eye-catching wall hangings from polymer clay. Ever wondered how to create colourful marbled or speckled textures? Mariel will show you some of her signature techniques so you can craft your own fabulous hanging for your home.

While the clay is hardening, Amanda from Head & Hands will guide you to make tassels and pom poms to finish off your piece with a textured fringe.


Everything you need to make your hanging is included in the ticket price.

About Covet Interiors
Working instinctively with materials, Covet's collection of interior creations each focus on different processes. Every item is handmade in small collections, so no two pieces are ever identical. With an interest in texture and bold colours, Mariel's work is always fun and distinctive.

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Mindful Mandalas at Self Care Revolution
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Mindful Mandalas at Self Care Revolution

The practice of making an Ojo, is repetitive, grounding and meditative. Crafting one is an excellent tool to quiet your mind and re-connect with yourself.

Head & Hands' founder Amanda, will guide you through a gentle meditation to help shed any unhelpful energies and bring you into the present moment. She will then guide you to create your woven mandala, to take home and display on your altar or sacred space.

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Beginners Weaving
Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

Beginners Weaving

n this relaxing 2.5 hour workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of weaving on a lap loom. You'll explore the different textures and weaves you can work with to create a beautiful and truly unique wall hanging for your home.

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Tasseltastic Earring Workshop
Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

Tasseltastic Earring Workshop

Join the fun at Central Parade pre-Mothers Day gift market, on the evening of Wednesday 7th March.

Head & Hands will be hosting this fun tassel earring workshop so you can add some oomph to your outfit with your very own statement danglers!

Tickets include everything you need to make one pair ombre tassel earrings to gift someone or keep for yourself!

There will be two classes, 7.15pm-8pm and 8.30pm-9.15pm. Each class has 10 tickets available.

£2 from every ticket sold will be donated to Beauty Banks - to provide toiletries and cosmetic products to people living in serious poverty.

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Macrame Plant Hanger
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Macrame Plant Hanger

During this workshop you'll learn the traditional rope knotting technique of macrame by making your very own macrame plant hanger.

This class is ideal for plant lovers who want to create beautiful displays for their growing collection of houseplants and makes the perfect Christmas present idea for someone you want to gift something fun and memorable to.

 

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An Evening of Winter Wellness
Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening of Winter Wellness

An Evening of Winter Wellness is an opportunity to surrender to the seasonal shift and respond to nature's call to slow down, tune in and nurture. This wellbeing workshop will take you on a journey of self-care and nourishment, teaching you how to harness nature’s healing magic to not only survive the winter months but to truly thrive. Learn practical ways to boost immunity, expand your energy, manage stress, balance mood, and awaken the health and vitality that is your natural state of being. Expect lots of practical tools, edible treats and food for thought to take home with you.

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Macrame Plant Hanger
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Macrame Plant Hanger

During this workshop you'll learn the traditional rope knotting technique of macrame by making your very own macrame plant hanger.

This class is ideal for plant lovers who want to create beautiful displays for their growing collection of houseplants.

 

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Full Moon Crystal Talismans
Sep
8
7:30 PM19:30

Full Moon Crystal Talismans

Join us for a beautiful evening crafting your own crystal talisman charged with potent full moon energy from the Harvest Moon, led by Jessica of Starseed Alchemy.

In this workshop, we will be exploring the use of crystals. These beings from the earth can guide us in many ways. We will learn to cleanse, program and utilise them. Finally, we will learn to craft a macrame piece to hold your crystal allowing you to keep it with you and wear it daily.

 

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