Get to know MakeHQ!
Ran by Mel Greer-Walker and Zoe Buckney, teaching contemporary crafts in small groups e.g. sewing, knitting, crochet, cupcake decorating, bath and body products etc. Based in East Dulwich, London SE22. They also have Mobile MakeHQ where they will bring all their crafty loveliness to you for a private workshop! How great is that, you can enjoy it from your own home!!
So what's your story Mel and Zoe?
'Zoe and I met through an antenatal group when our first babies were brand new. We have always loved crafting and have been doing it in one form or another since we could first wield a needle. We both decided that we wanted a career that we were passionate about and that would also fit around our children, so MakeHQ was born at the beginning of 2010 (after much chatting, tea, cake and cooing over each others handiwork!)'
Who’s your biggest inspiration girls?
'Both of have to look to our grandmothers and mothers who not only taught us how to sew, knit, crochet, embroider, cook etc etc, but managed to do it all whilst bringing us and our siblings up, which, as we now know, can't have been an easy task!'
Have you both always been creative and had creative jobs?
'We have always been creative in our personal lives, and whilst Zoe is an actor and therefore very creative in her job, I am a City lawyer, so not at all. I've always had a (not so) secret hankering to be crocheting rather than conveyancing though!'
What are your future plans for your business?
'We are having a little "school" holiday for a few weeks over the summer whilst we work on our website and plan all our new courses, then we will be back in September with lots and lots of workshops. Some will be classics like A-line skirt making, more children's clothes, knitting and crochet, some seasonal for, say, Halloween and Christmas and of course there will be plenty of cake as ever. We plan to get everyone in our area making beautiful clothes, home accessories and Christmas gifts - homemade rocks!'
It sounds like these girls are going to make it big and I wish you both the best of luck with your business!
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