About Us

Studio + Shop

We are a sewing workshop studio and designer deadstock fabric shop based in Hackney, East London. We run a wide range of specialist sewing workshops alongside beginner classes, have a look at our upcoming schedule here to book. All of the fabric we sell is deadstock, sourced directly from designers. This fabric is all leftover after they've finished creating their collections and would otherwise go to waste. We also stock deadstock haberdashery items from the same designers. In all of our classes we use PFAFF machines and sell the whole PFAFF machine range, you can shop those here

Team

Set up and run by Hannah and Rosie in 2013, we now also have a wonderful team who help us to keep everything running smoothly. These are all of the faces behind the business. 

Hannah + Rosie
@newcrafthouse
We're the founders of the business and still head everything up now. Friends since school, we're both keen sewists. When we're not sewing you'll find Rosie with her family in Ramsgate and Hannah on long dog walks with her dog Twigs in East London. 

 

Ellie
@eleanormcdonaldstudio
Ellie is our fabric sorting and packing queen and teaches a few of our workshops too. She's a brilliant sewist and designer who studied fashion at Central St Martin's and now has her own menswear label. Ellie also lives on a boat so when she's not knee-deep in fabric in the studio you'll find her cruising around the London waterways.

 

Gemma
@sewersaurus
Super organised and efficient, Gemma helps us to keep everything in the studio running like clockwork. If you've ever got a problem or query with an order you'll probably be chatting to Gemma to get it sorted. Also a keen sewist and often brightening the studio with her handmade clothes, she actually studied Textile Design at Chelsea so has an eye for beautiful prints.

 

Molly
Molly is one of our packing extraordinaires and is brilliant at making sure all of your orders are cut and packed with care. She's also one of the smiley faces you'll see if you ever visit our shop on a Saturday. Molly graduated from a degree in Fine Art: Painting at Camberwell last year and has become a keen sewist in recent years too. The newest (and youngest!) member of team NCH but we don't know what we'd do without her happy self around any more.
Charlotte
Charlotte is the other half of our packing and Saturday shop team. Super friendly and chilled, she's also a textile specialist so ask her all of your technical questions when you bump into her! Charlotte is also currently training to become a Textiles teacher and previously graduated from Central Saint Martins with a Masters in Textiles. Could you find anyone more qualified to talk to about fabric?!
  

Class Teachers

Kirstie @_eells_ and Ellie @eleanormcdonaldstudio are our teaching team. Both hugely experienced and skilled, they always make sure our classes are friendly and encouraging and that you leave having learnt loads. We also occasionally host guest teachers and specialist makers. 

If you'd like to join our team keep an eye on our Jobs page where we post all available positions.

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