Living and Giving News

Archive August 2011

Where: Mary’s Living and Giving Shop for Save the Children, 109 Regent’s Park Road, Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8UR

When: Thursday 18th August, 2011

Time: 2 exciting workshops are happening: Corsage making at 11.30am – 12.30pm and Canvas Bag Printing at 3pm – 4pm.

Please feel free to turn up on the day, or to ensure you secure your place for this sure to be sell out event please call the shop on: 0207 586 9966.

Cost: £10 (includes scrumptious tea and cake too!)

For the first time, the fabulous Homemade London, who are well-known for their array of crafting workshops and events, have teamed up with Mary’s Living & Giving to offer all you budding crafters out there an exciting treat! This Thursday the Homemade team of specialist designers will be on hand to inspire and guide you through the process of the art of corsage making and canvas bag printing; a particularly useful opportunity for all you eco friendly fashionistas to transform a dull canvas tote into a personalised masterpiece just in time for Fashion Week!

No prior knowledge or experience is required, so just let your imaginations run wild, as it’s sure to be a day to remember. Not only will you be guaranteed to have a lot of fun, you will also walk away with a stylish treat for yourself, or one that will make that perfect gift. Fabulous!

Whilst in store, please also take the time to browse and explore the delectable offerings that we have to tempt all tastes and styles. With new drops weekly there’s always a treasure to be found!


Date: Saturday 20th August

Time: There are two workshop slots: 12pm-2pm or 2pm-4pm (turn up on the day, or book in advance)

Where: Mary’s Living & Giving Shop for Save the Children, 177 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2SB

Cost: £20

To book in advance call the shop on: 020 7727 6166

Tatty Devine will be holding a jewellery-making workshop at the Westbourne Grove shop. Create something personal by bringing along any jewellery you no longer wear, and mix it with shop donations and Tatty Devine findings to create a unique new piece, guided by Tatty Devine designers Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine.

Refreshments will be provided and every workshopper will receive a Tatty Devine goodie bag. Our usual eclectic mix of designer goodies will also be on display, ready for you to browse. You can turn up on the day, or to guarantee your place, book in advance.

Who are Tatty Devine? Listed by Dazed and Confused magazine as one of the top 50 coolest brands in the world, Tatty Devine are known for their cult classic British witty, offbeat designs and they will be one of the many brands showcasing their collection at London Fashion Week in September. In the past, Ashish, Peter Jensen and Basso & Brooke have all turned to Tatty Devine for statement catwalk pieces, and pieces have been created especially for Rob Ryan, Tate, Selfridges and Gilbert & George. Perspex silhouettes are Tatty Devine’s signature style, but you’ll also find pieces created in textiles, wood, leather, veneer and enamel. Visit their website: