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November 2, 2017

Dear Monster Makers!


For the month of November, the Hook A Monster team are very excited about raising money for Movember.

The Movember Foundation address the urgent issue of men’s health and aim to reduce premature deaths in men. In their own words, “the state of men’s health is in crisis. Men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier. Three quarters of suicides are men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year”. They ar...

September 24, 2017

Hook A Monster is a unique Beginner's Crochet Workshop - instead of granny squares or doilies, let's make a monster!

What we do is called Amigurumi (pronounced a-me-gu-roo-mi). It is a Japanese word for the art of making stuffed dolls and toys. We teach you the basic skills in crochet including single crochet stitch, working in the round, increasing, decreasing, fastening off and making a magic circle. Don't worry if that all sounds like gobble-de-gook.  We have figured out a simple method to help you...

September 17, 2017

You don't notice Time until you're running short. We spend our days dashing from work to chores to weekend commitments, and it's back to another busy-bee week!

Create. Make. Explore.  Whatever your preferred creative activity, there are dozens of ways to slow down time. And yet the irony is that we find it so hard to find the time to engage in things that nourish us greatly.

Here are my top three tips to find time for creativity in your life.

1) Be realistic and be kind

Did you know about the fresh...

September 15, 2017

Hook A Monster has a new venue for our Beginner Crochet Workshop.

Nested in the friendly crafts scene of Stockwell, Art4Space is an award winning, not-for-profit social enterprise founded and run by professional artists with more than 16 years' experience.

They do amazing work with Schools and Communities. What we love is that they have innovative projects that use art to promote wellbeing and are genuinely passionate about supporting fellow artists.  You can literally feel the love in the workshop spa...

May 23, 2017

Dear monster-makers,

Our next Amigurumi class is at the gorgeous Bonnington Centre which is tucked away in a quiet leafy street in Vauxhall.  It will be the birthplace of many a cute monster on Sunday 11th June and we'd love for you to be there.

Let me tell you a little bit about the Bonnington Centre. It has been a centre point to the community for many decades in an area that has changed so much and continues to change. They have a vegetarian restaurant downstairs with a great line up of cooks b...

May 21, 2017

Welcome to our crafty corner of the world. We want to tell you all about Hook A Monster.  Where do we start?  We'll start at the beginning!  THIS is our beginning: today, we launch our fun, colourful crochet workshop.  In three hours, Hook A Monster will get you out of your craft apprehension and into the glory of making stitches and counting stitches like a boss! 

If you're new to crochet, no problems!  If you've tried once and crochet got the better of you, let us demystify...

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