crafty hen session
My friend Charlotte is getting married and our friend Angela planned a great Hen Day session for her, booking textile designer and recent Kingston graduate Zeena Shah to lead us all in a craft session just down the road at the Broca Food Market in Brockley. (You may remember Howard Hardiman’s Badger visits its sister shop, the Broca coffee shop, just across the railway tracks.) Here’s Zeena and me and my doll:
Zeena did a great job, giving us all little takeaway-style boxes filled with craft supplies for a few projects, printed sheets with project ideas (a heart or bird-shaped pin cushion, a tote bag, a felt brooch) and then had a supply of a lot more craft materials we could use. It was very free-form and we could make what we liked, so I doubled up by making that Stitch Yourself doll I’d promised Lauren I’d give her, for the Science Museum exhibition. And we had sandwiches and cakes and champagne, tea and coffee, not a bad afternoon! And a great idea of Zeena’s to do these hen sessions, you can book her, too.
Below: I only just spotted it in the photos, but I think that might be a Simone Lia poster in the window.
Here’s a pillowcase from the session, and a few of us in the evening at a Cuban restaurant, trying our best to look monumental under the rather imposing Sean Connery poster.