At what point do you throw away your old shoes. Is it when the heel has worn away, the stitching has come away, or maybe the sole suddenly began talking to you on your way to work or school. As you can probably imagine we consume a ridiculous amount of shoes all in the name […]
I spent January reflecting on the past year, taking the time to review the good, the bad and the ugly! So in this post, I’ll obviously concentrate on the positive aspect of 2016. 2016 presented me with some challenges but for each challenge, I was met with a rainbow, and I wanted to highlight some […]
After last month’s pattern cutting class, we headed down to Crafty Fox at its new location in East London’s Opal space. On this sunny Saturday afternoon, we were greeted by the sweet conscious sounds of Bob Marley on our entrance. The cute signs on your way up the stairs to trail the route to the […]
This event shines a spotlight on young black influencers, entrepreneurs, and academics. Catch me there on the 22nd October 13:00 – 17:00 selling my recycled leather purses, wallets, and purses and leather and copper jewellery. More details here.
There was a time when I didn’t fully appreciate the significants of Black History Month. But now older and wiser I see it as an opportunity to celebrate, reflect and learn from our past ancestor’s endeavors and achievements. Unfortunately, we too often are shielded from black history in education systems and Black History Month is […]
Last month I was featured in my local and national newspaper. Read the full article here and here on how Studio Nelle was born.
For the past 5 years I have facilitated creative workshops as part of Adult Learners’ Festival, passing on my craft skills to local residents of Hackney. Coming from a social care background I have developed a passion for working with vulnerable adults experiencing or overcoming challenging situations, wanting to offer some solution especially in these […]
If like me you have a pile of unfinished sewing projects, long to socialise with like minded crafty folk, you’re looking for an excuse to dust off that sewing machine that has been stuck at the back of your cupboard for the last few years or simply in need of some much needed sewing motivation. […]
There is something quite thrilling about making a custom order for someone, there is a distinct adrenalin as you attempt to create something your customer will truly love. I was approached by this fellow, after he had seen a wallet I had made for his friend, made with my fair hands. He wanted to commission […]