Search

Made in Hackney: Handy pair are out to keep craft cool

PUBLISHED: 12:00 21 January 2017

The New Craft House founders Rosie Scott and Hannah Silvani in their new workspace, Wusi, in Broadway Market Mews. Picture: Polly Hancock

The New Craft House founders Rosie Scott and Hannah Silvani in their new workspace, Wusi, in Broadway Market Mews. Picture: Polly Hancock

Archant

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we spoke to two friends who are keeping knitting and sewing cool.

Two twenty-somethings are out to ensure traditional craft skills are passed down to younger generations by giving them a modern twist.

Rosie Scott and Hannah Silvani, both 27, are the founders of The New Craft House, which has just moved into the new Wusi workspace in Broadway Market Mews.

As well as selling their own sewing, knitting and underwear-making kits, the pair run their own workshops – the latest of which is a bra-making class.

“All of our kits are aimed at encouraging people to learn traditional crafts, but in more modern and stylish designs,” Rosie explained. “We want to encourage as many people to start up new crafting hobbies and make sure that skills are passed on.

“We’ve just gone full-time and the Wusi is a great location. We’ve got a whole schedule of craft workshops launching soon, everything from sewing to embroidery to bra-making.”

For workshop updates and to read the pair’s blog, click here.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hackney Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hackney Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hackney Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Hackney News Stories

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Emma Bartholomew spent a night on “vice patrol” with police officers in Brownswood ward. This week, we focus on the women selling sex. Next week, we will look at how the men who buy it are dealt with.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Three men from Tower Hamlets have been jailed for running a ‘drugs hotline service’ where they delivered to the Hoxton area after taking orders over the phone.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Hundreds of teachers, students and parents flocked to Hackney’s parks this afternoon to protest against funding cuts to schools across the borough.

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting and unusual new businesses in Hackney. This week we speak to Tim Soar about his high-end sports brand.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Emma Bartholomew finds out more about the not-very-well documented history of Ridley Road Market after coming across a Gazette article dating back 60 years to its 30th birthday – give or take

Friday, May 26, 2017

Hackney North and Stoke Newington candidates locked horns at a packed hustings to debate the unprecedented challenges currently being faced by schools.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we spoke to Ben Kulchstein who single-handedly pumps out hundreds of bottles of his chilli sauces every week.

Friday, May 26, 2017

A Catholic priest who repeatedly raped and assaulted boys is facing jail.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists