Stag & Bow is an award winning, specialist haberdashery, textiles, craft and design shop in Forest Hill. As well as beautiful fabrics, wool, haberdashery and locally crafted gifts, they are well renowned for their makers workshops. Making skills taught are wide ranging from crochet, knitting, sewing and embroidery all the way through to specialist skills like millinery, quilt making and lino printing (full workshop schedule here).

Now the Stag & Bow team are hosting new workshop programmes especially designed for young, local aspiring designer makers, kicking off with their Kids Craft Club during the May/June half term. Young crafters aged 8-12 yrs will learn felting, screen printing, tie dye, weaving & knotting over the course of four days.

Stag & Bow owner Pascale Spall says: “In the current climate we are in no doubt that the national curriculum is strongly geared towards academic achievement, and so the teaching of traditional making skills within the school environment is sorely lacking.  We are passionate about the art of skilled craftsmanship and are thrilled to be able to play a part in teaching these much needed skills to the next generation of designers and makers.”

Other courses aimed at young people included the weekly Sew What workshops that run on Sundays in term time, again teaching a variety of skills; and the new Sew and Sew course that launches in June and focusses on developing and honing skills with a sewing machine. Projects will include appliqué cushions, tote bags, pencil cases, buntings, felt toys, skirts and shorts.

*Spaces on courses are limited to early booking is advised. Email to secure your spot.*