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Meet the makers: London’s craftiest teachers reveal all

Posted at 2:15 pm, October 13, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Louise Richardson, upholsterer at the Goodlife Centre© Rob Greig

If you totted up all the hours you spent on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. when you should have been achieving things, would you be ashamed? Don’t worry, most of us would – there’s nothing wrong with writing elaborate messages to our friends using only emoticons. But sometimes it’s nice to use our spare time to do something creative, where our concentration levels and dexterity can produce something more physical than a bespoke meme. These masters of craft can teach you how. We went to meet Graham the letterpress printer, Joseph the green woodturner, Elena the fashion designer, Rob the welder and Louise the upholsterer and asked them what their beginners’ courses entail.

Read our interviews with the teachers of London’s unusual craft workshops (and see some beautiful photos of where they work).

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