Last knitting classes for 2012!

Monica Russel will be running a Boot Topper day workshop inspired by her recent book on Saturday 10 November from 10.30am – 3.30pm (with a break for lunch), where you will learn how to knit a pair of boot toppers of your choice – all materials and a copy of the book will be included in the price of the class which is £65.

We are also squeezing in a last knitting course before Christmas where you can come along and complete any Christmas presents or projects you have been working on, this course will run for 4 weeks on Tuesday mornings from 10am – 12pm and the dates are: Tuesday 20 November – Tuesday 11 December and will cost £100. Again, please let us know if you want to join up as the group will be limited.

And finally, if you wanted to book in any private knitting sessions for some one on one time, we would be glad to accommodate so let us know when suits you and what you would like to do during the session.

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The Note Studio Pop Up – Personalised Christmas Cards & more!

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Photography workshop at Oak Studio this weekend!

USA Photographer Kat Sloma from The Kat Eye View of the World of the World is coming to Oak Studio in Hampstead, London, to do a creative photography workshop ‘Sense of Place’ this Saturday. To Book your place, on the workshop, go to:

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Find out all about Kat in the interview with@ukhandmade:
Starts at 9am, here at Oak Studios then lunch and a look around the infamous Zebra Gallery, known for their photography and art. Onwards to the creative and colourful backdrop of Brick Lane, with all its fusion & celebration of culture, style, colour and vibrancy. Its going to be an exciting DAY! : )
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Into The Woods – Workshop Schedule

Into The Woods for London Design Festival

Sannapanda & Friends will be taking over Oak Studio for this year’s London Design Festival. Upstairs will be a Collective shop showcasing the work of 30 designer-makers, and down in the basement there will be workshops and other crafty activities going on during the 10-day event.

Here is a list of the designers involved and for more info about the event go to:

Below is a list of the workshops and classes that need to booked in advance, to avoid disappointment. You can do this in the shop, via email or online bookings taken at (subject to booking fee)

There will be various free craft projects going on too, which anyone is welcome to drop-in to join in with, more info will be available during the event, so please call back in or email at the above address if you are interested.


Workshop and Event  Schedule  at Oak Studio:15th –23rd September

Please book your place in advance to avoid disappointment.

Saturday 15th Sept

10.30am-12noon Vintage Cake Stand Class – £35

Learn how to turn vintage plates into a 3 tier cake stand. We supply a wide selection of plates you can choose from to create your bespoke stand, or you can bring your own.

1-4pm Meet the Author – Knitted Boot Cuffs book launch – free

Oak Studio’s Monica Russel is launching her first book Knitted Boot Cuffs, available to buy for £4.99. You can also sign up for her 1-day Boot Cuff course next month.

Sunday 16th Sept

12-2pm Owl Mask Making Workshop – £3.00 or suitable donations accepted

Come and create the wisest characters in the wood. Materials provided to make your own designs or just decorate some pre-cut masks. Suitable for adults and kids.

POSTPONED! Hopefully to be rescheduled soon – Tree Brooch Making – £18

Learn to make forest creatures with Craft Guerrilla. You’ll learn to make a palm sized creature which you can use as a brooch. Choose from a selection of patterns to use.

Monday 17th Sept

2-4pm Learn to Crochet a 5-petal Flower – £20

You will learn the basic stitches needed to make a flower which if you want you can then make into a brooch or attach to a greeting card. Beginners welcome, materials provided,

Tuesday 18th Sept

2-4pm Needle Felt a 3D bird – £25

Learn the basics of needle felting, with Debbie from Craft Guerrilla, to create from a handful of wool fibres your very own birdie to take home! All materials provided

Wednesday 19th Sept

6.30-8pm Knit Club – £10 (includes tea and biscuits)

Oak Studio’s weekly Knit night. Come with a knitting or crochet project and join some of the regulars for a sociable evening of crafting, with experienced knitter on hand if you need any help.

Thursday 20th Sept

6-9pm Meet the Makers evening – free

Come drink, be merry and meet some of our makers at our late shopping evening. To celebrate our Into The Woods – Sannapanda & friends’ collective shop as part of this year’s London Design We have been sponsored by Tiger Stores, who have provided us with lots of snacks, soft drinks

and goodies and Finlandia Vodka have donated us a few bottles of their finest vodka.

Friday 21st Sept

4-5.30pm Design and Screen-print a Tote Bag – £15

Create your own design using paper stencils and then learn how to hand screen print it onto a cotton tote bag for you to keep. A great workshop to introduce you to the art of screen printing.

Saturday 22nd Sept

12-2pm Decorated Wooden Birds and Animals – £10

Craft some fun and foresty wooden hangings! Pre-cut wooden shapes will be available for you to make cute woodland squirrels and foxes, birds, owls & leaves to decorate with colour and pattern.

2.30pm – 3.30pm – Introduction to the Ukulele – £5

You will be taught some basic chords and learn a little about the ukulele. No previous musical experience required. Ukuleles will be provided to use during the session. Adults & children welcome (children aged 7-10 should be accompanied by a participating adult)

Sunday 23rd Sept

1-3pm  Build your Dream Home – Paper-cutting workshop – £18

Using basic paper sculpture techniques you will design and make a fantasy house. Starting from a template, you will be thought how to translate your ideas in an interesting design by using basic paper sculpture techniques such as cutting, folding, scoring and embossing. (over 12 yr olds only)

3.30-4.30pm Turn your Doodles into Mugs! – free to doodle, prices vary for cups.

Come and draw a picture, or bring one from home and Nadia Sparham will collect them up to make it into your own customised crockery! Price list available for customer orders.

For any enquiries, please email

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Sannapanda & friends Collective shop at Oak Studio

Anna Wiscombe and Sanna King are curating a Forest-themed collective  shop together at Oak Studio for London Design Festival

From September 14th-23rd, as part of this year’s London Design Festival, Sannapanda & friends will transform Oak Studio into an enchanted forest full of fantastical creatures and handmade treasures.

Anna Wiscombe makes beautiful handmade painted wooden birds to wear and adorn your walls, while Sannapanda produces screenprinted felt sleepy sets to keep you cosy and snug at home or on your travels. Both of their work is inspired by forests and its inhabitants, so it seemed like a perfect pairing to come together and create a setting that would evoke this in the aptly-named Oak Studio, Hampstead.

Together they have handpicked a selection of fantastic designer-makers who either already produce work of the same forest theme, or have created pieces specifically for the event, and there will be workshops* and craft projects to join in with every day during the 10-day event.

*Some require booking in advance either online or by popping into the shop.

More info coming soon, but in the meantime visit:

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Knitting workshops coming up at Oak Studio

We have a one day knitting workshop this Thursday at Oak Studio where you can have a go at knitting a pair of boot toppers with Monica Russel who has recently had a book published by Search Press full of her colourful and creative designs – you will be knitting from a selection of her patterns in this fun and informative one day workshop. Monica will also be starting another of her ever popular 6 week knitting courses this month, which take place on a Thursday morning and are suitable for all levels of knitters from very beginners to those who are more advanced and want to extend their knitting skills – further details are below and please contact us with any more questions.

One Day Knitting Course: Boot Toppers

  • Thursday 23 August, 10.30am – 3.30pm with break for lunch

Join Monica Russel and knit a pair of boot toppers from a pattern straight out of her new book, choose from three unique designs depending on your level of knitting and learn new skills. This workshop is designed for those with some knitting experience who are looking to pick up some tips and meet other knitters for a fun day of creative making. Monica is an experienced knitter and teacher who has taught many popular classes at the Studio. All materials will be provided.

Cost: £65 per person, this includes all the wool and a free copy of Monica’s brand new book.

Teacher: Monica Russel (

Six week Knitting Course: All Levels

  • Thursday 30 August, 10am – 12pm

Join Monica Russel for this 6 week knitting workshop for all levels. Whatever your knitting ability from beginner to advanced, Monica will be on hand to help guide you through new projects and learn new skills. Beginners will learn all the basics such as how to cast on and off, and the knit and purl stitch and will embark on their first knitting project. More advanced knitters can learn how to increase and decrease stitches, change wool colour as well as more complex knitting skills such as Fair Isle and Intarsia. Needles and wool can be borrowed from the Studio and Monica also sells a selection of high quality yarn and needles. This is a friendly and informal sessions where students are taught in small groups to ensure they get plenty of attention and support. Do contact the Studio or Monica directly for further information or if you have any more specific questions.

Cost: £135 for 6 weeks

Teacher: Monica Russel ( /

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‘Intro to the Ukulele’ workshop THIS WEEKEND!

Sunday 5th August 2012

@ 3.00pm

“Intro to the Ukulele”

Sunday 5 August, 3pm

(for children aged 8-11)

Learn some chords and sing some songs – find out how to play these small guitars.

Come in and reserve your place now or drop in on Sunday.

£5.00 per child (bring an adult for free!)

This one hour, one-off “taster” lesson introduces children to the ukulele.

Ukuleles will be available to use on the day

If you decide to purchase a ukulele at the end of the lesson, the workshop fee will be deducted from the price of the ukulele.


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