Make it a handmade Christmas at Battersea’s Old School Club

Make it a handmade Christmas at Battersea’s Old School Club

January 30th, 2014|

Image credit: © The Old School Club

2 December 2013


The Old School Club, set up by Battersea Mum Inma Goodhew, is a relaxed and welcoming arts and crafts space situated off Lavender Hill, and ten minutes-walk from Clapham Junction train station. This Christmas, The Old School Club is offering a series of ‘Handmade Christmas’ classes for adults and children. From the 9th to the 13th and the 16th to the 19th December adults can make something new every day. So, whether you fancy making your own tree decorations, transforming an old jumper into a personalised stocking or creating a stunning wreath for your front door The Old School Club has a class for you. And, between the 16th and 20th December there’s a daily class for little ones eager to make their own Christmas bunting or Santa’s Sack. Visit  to find out more.

Handmade Christmas Classes for adults running from the 9th to 13th December: 9.30-12.30 and from the 16th to 19th December: 18.30-21.30 – make something new every day.

9th & 16th December: stockings
10th & 17th December: tree decorations
11th & 18th December: wreaths
12th & 19th December: crochet decorations
13th December: a Christmas table-setting
£35 per class (includes materials)

Christmas Crafts for Children from the 16th to 20th December from 10.00-12.00

16th December: make a stocking
17th December: tree decorations
18th December: personalise a Santa’s sack
19th December: make Christmas bunting
20th December: family Christmas party

£20 per class (includes materials). Children under 5 should be accompanied

Founder of the Old School Club Inma Goodhew said: “Creating something by hand is a wonderful experience – and whether you’re young or old learning a new skill can be very rewarding. Making some of your own decorations or gifts for Christmas means you can be totally original and gain maximum impact.”

The Old School Club offers:
• A wide range of arts and crafts classes and workshops for beginners to advanced, from sewing, dressmaking and design to upholstery, DIY and furniture upcycling
• Classes for mums with babies, children and teenagers, over 50’s and professionals
• A Cocrafting™ space, providing a relaxed communal workspace and shared resources for the creative entrepreneur
• A crèche for parents every weekday morning & educational activities for toddlers
• Weekly Craft Night: try a new craft after work
• Take-home craft kits
The Old School Club can be found at Unit 141, Battersea Business Centre, 99-109 Lavender Hill, SW11 5QL. Visit  to find out more, and to book.