Saturday 5 December 2020

Our Makers

These are just a few of our beautiful makers looking forward to seeing you at Homeworks tomorrow and next Sunday - come along to the Salusbury Rooms, 10-2!

Friday 27 November 2020

Not-so-black Friday

If ever there was a year to shop small, shop local and support small businesses, it's 2020. Homeworks Christmas Bazaars offer the perfect opportunity to buy Christmas presents direct from the designers, makers, artists and craftspeople who made them. And the chance to make a stallholder's day while ticking off your shopping list! 

6 & 13 December, Salusbury Rooms, Salusbury Primary School, NW6 6RG


Saturday 21 November 2020

 Just some of the treasures you'll find at Homeworks on 6 & 13 December! 

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Saturday 14 November 2020

Three weeks to go till the first of our two fairs, on Sunday 6 December! We may need to do things a bit differently this year, but we can't wait to hold the fairs and show you the work of lots of famtastic designers, makers and craftspeople. 

Sunday 8 December 2019

Come along! 10-2 today. 

Wednesday 4 December 2019

Meet the Maker - Sally Hampson

Meet the Maker - Sally Hampson
Sally Hampson weaves with 100% pure British wool and is passionate about being involved in every step of the process, from selecting the sheep breeds to creating the finished blanket, shawl or scarf.

The shawls and scarves are woven in natural un-dyed wool from the fleeces of Welsh Black and Jacob sheep, using a traditional twill which creates warmth in its open structure. Sally has recently started felting some of her shawls. This creates a denser, warmer and softer feel.

The blankets are limited edition, woven in 100% pure Shetland wool. The ‘Family Blanket’ a new addition to the collection, is a replica of a blanket Sally grew up with. The original label read, The Connemara Rug.

Sally has spent time with shepherds in the Cheviot Hills on the Scottish border. This wild and rugged landscape continues to be an important part of what she wants to share through her weaving.

Sally will be at Homeworks on 8th December. 

Meet the Maker - Marissa Irwin

Meet the Maker - Marissa Irwin

As the granddaughter and niece of professional jewellers, Marissa Irwin has been draping herself in gemstones from a very young age. Her first designs included graduation gifts for her elementary school girlfriends and birthday presents for her Mom and beloved grandmothers. She continued making jewellery throughout  university, hosting trunk shows at her family’s jewellery store in the US and selling earrings alongside local artisans at her town’s summer fair. Nowadays, you’ll find her crafting new designs with semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearls and delicate gold findings at her home studio in London.

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Marissa says! My favorite product is the Freshwater Pearl Threader earrings. They're made of 14kt gold-filled ear threaders and Freshwater Pearls that I individually wrap using 14kt gold-filled wire. I wear them almost everyday!

I often feel most inspired to create when I'm sitting at my desk with a pile of colorful gemstones in different shapes & sizes all mixed up together in front of me. I'll play with color combinations and designs on a velvet cloth until I have that 'aha!' moment. I also use Instagram as a source of inspiration by following the journeys of fellow designers & makers - seeing each of them do what they love inspires me to keep going!

Marissa will be at Homeworks on 8th December.