You may remember me introducing you to my own brush lettering workshops over here on the blog, back in November? A big thanks to all you lovely people that have booked on to the eight classes I’ve taught already under The Lovely Drawer. As ever I’ve really been enjoying teaching but I also wanted to take a moment to introduce you to another workshop I’m running. I’ve taken my digital session exclusively to the Lovely Drawer going forward so now there’s a next step to further how you can use your lettering.
Well the day has finally come! I’ve just launched The Lovely Drawer Brush Lettering Workshops and couldn’t be more excited. Any of you who follow along on social media will know I’ve been teaching regularly for a while and doing various different events here, there and everywhere but this is the first time it’s all completely under The Lovely Drawer brand. I would have never envisaged teaching 2 years ago but I’m so glad I embraced this and have been over the moon to see the workshop’s popularity grow. I have two fabulous new venues, West Elm and Smug and come the new year I will be doing three workshops a month with the potential for more, so hopefully this will allow for some of you that haven’t managed to get on a class so far.
A few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of teaching a talented group of bloggers how to brush letter. I was over the moon that Etsy asked me on board for the Making With Etsy blogger event and doubly happy when I saw the stunning location for the afternoon. If you haven’t been to Bourne & Hollingsworth in Clerkenwell then you jolly well should. The painted white walls, string lights, marble tabletops, botanical patterned chairs and hanging planters in every corner make this place so instagrammable you’ll want to have your phone glued to your poised hand. The large windows and glass ceiling panels mean the whole space is flooded with light even on a cloudy old day.
If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know I’m a brush lettering fanatic and teach classes with Quill London to help other people perfect the technique. It’s such a satisfying, not to mention therapeutic discipline that translates into so many different applications and is a great skill to have, particularly with all the potential Christmas gifts on the horizon. One that I often mention for exploration is brush lettering onto porcelain. It was something I tried a while ago but I wanted to give it another whirl and share the technique as I know using porcelain paint is a bit different to putting ink to paper.
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a workshop at sofa.com. I picked flower arranging with Daisy Doodle Dandy because the idea of walking away with an arranged bouquet of blooms sounded very inviting indeed. They run so many other creative workshops as well from up-cycling to screen printing to pinata making that there’s aways something exciting happening there. All workshops are held upstairs at their Chelsea Harbour showroom (a midst their gorgeous sofas) and there are both daytime and evening ones to choose from. It was such a lovely way to spend a morning, swimming in flowers, chatting to other ladies and nibbling on Pearl & Groove cakes.
This was what I brought home. I enjoyed that it looked Autumnal but not obviously so. I felt it was looking a bit drab until I introduced yellow to the colour palette which gave it a little lift. Then I suddenly thought how lovely these colours would look with my ‘Into the woods’ wedding stationery so being the geek I am I photographed a few bits with the flowers and decided I definitely was a fan of the combination. Just a smidgen of Autumnal wedding inspiration there for you…not that you asked for it.
I’m very excited that sofa.com have asked me to put on a workshop….and it’s Christmas themed, hurrah! We will be making stamped wrap and stitched gift tags on the 26th November if you fancy joining. Just click right here.