Latest Event Updates


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A big welcome to our new volunteer George who is a dab hand with Tunbridge Ware and general antique restoration with 40yrs experience in these trades. George, recently retired, has no access to space to continue his passion and so we are pleased to provide some. We are now able to offer small repairs for tea caddy’s, sewing boxes and other general wood work repairs.

Sewing Machine Service and Repair

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New volunteer Dennis has a passion for sewing machines and was delighted to bring to life this early 1900’s Jones Queen Alexandra treadle model. If you have a sewing machine that needs a service or repair then drop it in to us for some loving care.

Classic Golden Hind Restoration

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A few months ago, a lovely visitor to our shop presented us with a challenge: a vintage model ship in desperate need of some TLC.

Along with this fixer upper, came a puzzling history with it. We were told that it was purchased over 50 years ago at an antique shop, but the age was estimated to be closer to a century in age. With its intriguing backstory and old-world aesthetic, we decided to see what we could do.

A few weeks later, and many sleepless nights The Golden Hind was restored to its former glory. Our trusty repair team, specially researched the correct positioning of the sails, freshened up the paintwork, and strengthened the ship’s fixings. Blood, sweat and a few tears went into the restoration of this piece (damn splinters).

We’re always excited to take on any new restoration projects, no matter the size. So, if you have any items in particular that you would like to see being brought back to their former glory, then please give us a shout or pop by the shop. We’re happy to help!

The darkroom Project

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Some great examples of Photograms created by Duke of Edinburgh Students in The Darkroom Project. Photograms are an easy way to create a photographic image without using a camera

Commando Comics Presentation

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Saturday 20/08/22 at 2pm. During lockdown Paul (Pilot Officer with the Royal Air Force Cadets) decided to write a story based on ‘Commando Comics’. It has been accepted and is being published today. The exciting news is that this Saturday Paul will be at Makeitworkshop cic to give a presentation on the story writing process, the history of commando comics, the artwork and to sign copies of his comic. Please feel free to come along and support a local author.