We recently took on a new stockist, Shipshape Studio based in Northwood, Middlesex, which is ran by the lovely Emily and her partner Adam. Here is a little bit about them…
Shipshape Studio is a new creative venue and boutique in Northwood, a leafy part of Greater London near Harrow, founded by me, Emily, and my partner, Adam. Adam’s a musician and I’m a writer and designer-maker so craft and creativity are things that have always been a part of our daily lives. We’d always dreamt of one day doing something in the creative world but didn’t quite know what. Just over a year ago we were all set to leave the tiny, cute cottage that we were renting in Brighton and head to the big smoke but Adam, the tall and clumsy one, fell and fractured his head a week before we were set to move. Our plans were tossed out of the window, however, over the months that it took Adam to fully recover, we talked and dreamt and had a brand new creative plan. After months of working and planning, we launched Shipshape Studio on 19th November 2011.
Shipshape Studio is an engaging and friendly space where new skills can be learnt and ideas swapped. We know that making things for yourself is very empowering and you can make things the way you like them rather than what’s on offer in the shops. We’ve got some of the best designer-makers in London teaching creative and crafty workshops in a fun and friendly atmosphere, which we think is the perfect environment for learning new skills. Complimentary drinks from indie companies and homemade cakes are served in every class too because, well, everyone loves tea and cake, right?! Once you’ve tried the deliecious Tea*Shed tea you’ll want to take some home with you, so we have some onsale in our shop for all your tea needs! Our upcoming classes are available to book through our website and you can email us if you’d like to book a class starting in 2012. We’re always open to new ideas so please don’t be shy and get in touch if you have an idea for a class you’d like to take, or if you’re a designer-maker and have an idea for a new class. We also host events like exhibitions, parties and film screenings so get in touch as we’d be happy to hear from you! As well as hosting art, craft and creative workshops, and events and parties with a difference, Shipshape Studio also has a quirky online and in-store shop full of vintage, handmade and design-led lifestyle products and craft supplies. We stock lots of wonderful talented folk, including Sandra Dieckmann, Abby Wright, Fritha Strickland and Hannah Latham, as well as my personal creations under the name of Handmade by Emily and our own-brand range of design-led homeware. Our online shop isn’t up and running just yet but pop instore to shop our products, or take a look at our online shop when it’s open in a couple of weeks.
Community is very important to us at Shipshape Studio and we run craft nights every 2nd and 4th Thursday evening of the month, 7pm – 9pm. Entry is free and you can bring along the latest project you are working on or purchase some supplies, have a cup of tea and a slice of cake, and meet other local crafty types. All ages (over 18s), abilities and disciplines are welcome – artists, illustrators, designers, knitters, sewers, crafters – come along! We look forward to meeting you!
You can find our bricks-and-mortar shop and venue in a little yard accessed between Ellie’s Hair Salon and Just Sew on High Street, Northwood, Greater London, HA6 1BN. It is a 10 minute walk from Northwood Tube Station or you can catch the H11 or 282 bus from the tube station to us. There is free on-street parking nearby, and the area is easily accessible from London, Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. You can relax in our courtyard walled with plant-filled 1950s and 1960s apple crates and enjoy a coffee after your journey. Our regular opening hours are 10am – 6pm Tuesday to Saturday but we’re open at other times for classes and private hire. Just see our What’s On page or email us at email@example.com for more information! Drop us a line by post or email, or give us a call on 01923 828987 if you have any questions or queries. We’re always happy to hear from you!
*Places you can find us* Shop and Venue :: Unit A, Albert Yard, Rear of 18 High Street, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 1BN 01923 - 828987 firstname.lastname@example.org