Learn to weave, sew, knit and craft
ground floor, 2a Chatham Place, Hackney, London, E9 6LL Directionshttps://www.yell.com/biz/make-town-london-9753210/#view=map
Why Choose Us?
Textiles & Craft Studio in East London
Make Town is a textiles & crafte studio, accessible to adults, children, men and whanau. A central hive of buzzing creativity, focused on inspiring and guiding you through your journey of making.
Whether you are an absolute newbie or a seasoned sewing pro Make Town has got your back baby!
Products & Services
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Drop in Sessions
Fabrics, yarns and notions
Ms Brooke Dennis - Director - Craft Tutor
Since graduating Fashion Design in Aotearoa, New Zealand in 2005, I have experienced and enjoyed teaching textiles alongside some awesome establishments including, The Tate Modern, The Royal British Society of Sculpture, Time Out Magazine, Southbank Centre, independent artists, various schools and universities. I established Make Town in 2019 to share my passion of all craft with all of you.
Ms Edith Dynah - Children's craft ambassador
Edith started her journey into crafts alongside her mum at The London Loom in 2017. Developing her fine motor skills in weaving, sewing, and other needle crafts. Edith is only 11 years old, but she assists in many workshops, especially with children and will become your best friend in the studio. Her encouraging, understanding, knowledgable and patient nature will draw you into Make Town.
Mr Bobby Neil - IT Specialist
Bobby launched the design agency Alchemy-Digital in London 2013 and guided the development of the website, online presence and influenced the overall voice and communications for Make Town.
Brooke is one of those magical people you meet for a second and feel you've known all your life. She's so insanely talented and shares it with such grace you also feel like you can accomplish such technical skills with her around. As a teacher she is knowledgeable, interesting and engaging and most importantly FUN! 10/10 would weave together again, just sew you know.
- Source: Lewis Thatcher
Exactly what I was after
When I approached Brooke to sew a stage outfit for me, I was confident she would deliver a perfect product by the looming deadline. She was great at following my brief while also advising me on what design and fabric would work best. The result exceeded expectations; I have had endless compliments on my silver sequinned cape!
- Source: Brydie Scott
Crafting with Brooke was brilliant. I was a complete beginner and felt totally safe and unjudged in her pro hands! Biggest thing she taught me is that any and all (crafting) mistakes can be mended or made into something more beautiful. Her patience, kindness and craic seeps into the work, I loved every minute of learning from her and now have a beautiful wall hanging in my home, that everyone knows I made, cos I tell them, immediately.
- Source: Julie Tierney
My baby shower
I’m not much of a crafter, but my mates dragged me along to a craft evening for my baby shower. I was soon put in my place, the workshop was really easy to follow and once I knew what I was doing I was soon in a smooth and peaceful groove of creating that left me forgetting all about the woes of impending parenthood that had been occupying my headspace up until then. I’d recommend to anyone looking for something to keep their hands (and head!) busy.
- Source: Jennifer Painter