Teach Yourself

The start of a new year is the perfect time to take up a new hobby, go back to one you've loved before or try something afresh. 


Needle and Stem

Needle and Stem offers a selection of fun and modern embroidery kits that come with everything you need to re-create the design yourself! With three different levels of designs available, for beginners to advanced embroiderers, so you can learn a new skill and make something stylish for your home. 

Check out all the designs and buy your next project via Etsy for £22 each. 

Popmo Crowns

As well as beautiful pre-made offerings, Popmo Crowns now give you the chance to create your own! Making your own headbands is a lovely activity for the craft-inclined that doesn't require too much equipment.

You can choose your headband colour and pick between tropical or woodland vibe, then receive the headband with wires pre-sewn on and a selection of flowers and foliage. To make the headband it's just arranging and twisting wire around stems - super easy!

Available from Etsy for £25, including postage. 


Front and Centre

Front and Centre offer musical theatre workshops with West End and Broadway professionals, both online and in person. You can sign up for a class or book in a private lesson. Perfect for fans of musical theatre who'd like to give a go, budding performers, or professionals who want some musical theatre fun! 

Places in the online workshops start at £5.50 and can be booked via front-centre.co.uk

Handmade by Em

Handmade by Em has a wonderful selection of cross stitch kits to choose from as well as her collection of pre-made cross stitch pieces. Each kit comes with everything you need to create a beautiful hand stitched design, threads, hoops, and full instructions!

Check out all the designs on Etsy, where this sunflower kit costs £16. 

handmade by em kit.jpg

With thanks to Mike and Judie Saunders for their financial support of this project. 

Not On The West End is a registered Etsy Affiliate. When you buy something having clicked through from this site we make a very small amount of money. This does not charge either sellers or customers, but rather Etsy themselves. This money will be used to maintain the website and keep the project running. 

  • Facebook