Friday, 29 October 2010

Bold Souls

Come and join Welcome Home at Bold Souls pop up styling event with an array of Glasgow's most talented fashion designers, makers, stylists and photographers. 4-9pm, Thursday 4th November - GN Salons, 555 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G3 7PQ.

product of the week

Inspired by Alice in Wonderland this white china mug is printed with an illustration by Stuart White. Fill it with your favourite hot beverage, do what the label tells you to and enjoy...

Friday, 22 October 2010

product of the week

Dressing up for Halloween? Release your inner animal with these plastic masks, just £2 each!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Patchwork Quilts

There are still places available for Autumn's quilting classes here. Here are some photos of pieces that were made in the last block to give you an idea of what you can make for yourself!



Have you always wondered how to use that dusty sewing machine standing on your desk? Would you like to feel free to create, losing the fear of making mistakes? Do you love fashion and the magic of creating something in your own taste? If the answers are all YES then come join us at STITCH IT!!! Join us for a 3 week course of creative sewing classes with fashion business owners Jennie Lööf and Silvia Pellegrino.

1st lesson - Saturday 30th October 2-5pm:

We will start at the beginning and show you how to thread the machine, how to do a straight, curved and corner stitch and how to cut fabric according to pattern. You will also create and take home with you your own hand made tote-bag.

2nd lesson - Saturday 6th November 2-5pm:

We will now go in to the world of clothing and show you how to do basic alterations. Such as how to take up and bring down hems, alter sizes, fix a hole or rip, etc. So we encourage you to bring in some of those items you have in your wardrobe but never wear because of those centimeters that just don’t agree with your taste.

3rd lesson - Saturday 13th November 2-5pm:

Now when the knowledge is there we will start exploring your creative mind, with creative alteration/restyling of clothes. In this lesson we will show you how to transform that dated dress/skirt/shirt/trousers into a catwalk ready piece. You will learn how to add on or take away design elements to your item in an easy, quick but long lasting way. The second hand shops will be your new high street after this one!

The course costs just £25 per 3 hour session. Email or call 0141 334 9598 to book your place.

Friday, 15 October 2010

product of the week

As it's national wool week it would be rude not to indulge in some cosiness... This week's product of the week is Hilary Grant's Rocky Mountain cushions which are hand made from 100% lambswool knitted in great patterns and felted for extra softness. I love them and want to create a whole landscape for myself. At present they are available in store only but I will be digging out the camera and getting them in the online shop soon!

** EDIT - these are now available to buy online too, hooray! Different sizes and colours available from just £8!! **

Friday, 8 October 2010

product of the week

I seem to be writing a lot of lists at the moment, one of these would be perfect! A lovely hand printed, hand bound A5 blank notebook by Jen Collins. They were dropped off to the shop on Sunday and probably won't be around long so get yours while you can...

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Quilting Classes

Quilting classes with Freya Gabie are coming back to Welcome Home this month...

17th October, 2-5pm – Patterns, templates and patchwork.

24th October, 2-5pm – Patterns, templates and patchwork.

7th November, 2-5pm – Quilting.

14th November, 2-5pm – Quilting.

+ There is a week's break in the middle on Sunday 31st October +

Materials are provided but you are welcome to bring in anything that you have been working on or your favourite fabrics to use.

The classes will overlap techniques and there is time for personal tuition so you can develop your project at your own pace and join us for one class or the full course.

Each class is £20 for the 3 hours or if you would like to book the full course there is a 20% discount - £64 for all 4. Places are limited to 6 per class so make sure that you book yours early, just email or call 0141 334 9598.

Origami Flower Class

Come and learn how to fold like a pro and create beautiful origami flowers in a variety of designs. All materials provided and a great selection of coloured paper to use. This class is taught by tutor, visual artist and designer Pauline McCloy.

£12 for the 2 hour session and an amazing paper bouquet to take home with you! Email or call 0141 334 9598 to book your place...

one year old

Welcome Home turned one on Sunday 3rd October 2010! I can't believe how quickly this year has gone past, it's true - time flies when you're having fun!

Thanks to all of the artists and designers who keep the shop and gallery full of lovely things and to all of the customers and followers for your interest and support! I will be sharing lots of Birthday Presence prizes and annual images with you all tomorrow... See you soon x