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The place in East London to learn weaving, tapestry, knitting, sewing, crochet, macramé, hand- dying, printing + heaps more.

Opening hours

Mon

Closed

Tues

10am - 5pm

Wed

10am - 6pm

Thurs

10am - 6pm

Fri

10am - 6pm

Sat

10am - 6pm

Sun

1pm - 4pm

That's not even my baby!

Haere mai and welcome to Make Town! A studio makerspace, designed to allow you the creative freedom and space to make, create, share and develop a practice in making.

With floor looms, sewing machines, cutting tables, fabrics, yarn, coffee and haberdashery to boot, we have everything at your fingertips for you to get stuck in and making ASAP.

I’m Brooke, I am from Aotearoa, New Zealand, and I am sofa king excited that you are here!

So with that in mind…

 

 

What's your story?

I graduated in Fashion Design in 2005 from the Design and Arts college of NZ. I worked in the textiles industry in different sectors, including a kiddos garment business until I moved to London with my family in 2013.

We planted our roots in Hackney and in 2017 launched The London Loom with Francesca, where we achieved some crazy goals! Being featured in various magazines including Pom Pom Pom Quartely and Time Out, appearing on BBC, hosting workshops and events with Tate Modern, British Sculpture society, and in 2018 writing a book! See?

Ultimately this was not justifying my core values and desires and after a miserable and painful breakup, Make Town was imagined and born.

Offering you a new kind of service in making across all disciplines of textile craft.

Teach me everything!

With extensive training and experience in fashion, fabric consultation, garment construction, techniques and cutting you will be able to learn the tricks of the trade while developing your own personal style in glorious colourful comfort.

You can learn to make and create your own wardrobe in a sustainable, fitting, ethical, colourful and interesting way, or try your hand at homeware, handbags and household design and decorating.

Practical shit too

The true values of this Make Town lie in education, resources and connection.

Learning to sew, knit or weave is just the first step. What we are achieving here is a happy lifestyle change.

Focussed with a heavy respect for resource required, an understanding of production lines, of fibres and factories, manipulation, fashion trickery and consumerism. And then pure joy in creation!!

If that tickles your fancy get here already!

Community

The gathering of people is so important in times of trouble and pleasure.

This space is for you all, young or wise and everybody in between.

We would like to offer this studio to as many people as possible, so if you have a project or workshop or youth group that needs a space, just holla!

We have shared our space with  supper clubs, and fashion pop ups, charitable organisations and the local social groups.

We have all the mod cons, know how and flexibility to make this easy as pie!

Get in touch for your next event here at Make Town!

 

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Corner Morning Lane + Chatham Place
London, E9 6LL

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