Raise the beds!

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So yesterday the transformation began of our rubble yard, with a workshop that showed you how to build your own raised beds as part of the Cultivate Urban Food Growing FestivalUsing some old decking, work began with the help of a band of volunteers to build some planters that will incorporate some outdoor seating for those heady days of summer coming our way…

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Thanks to everyone that helped out..and watch the garden of eden as it unfolds…

It was Nice That….

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Thanks to It’s Nice That for featuring the workshop this week.  A new workshop is indeed in town! And yes, if you’re about to leave college and worried about the loss of access to facilities – we can certainly help!

Spring into Action…

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We’re open Tues – Sun 9.30 – 5.30pm, so feel free to drop in and we’ll show you around. Don’t forget our introductory rates run until the end of March, so seize the moment and grab your toolbox.

Printed Pleasure

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Check it out! Blackhorse Workshop is in this month’s FORM magazine where the focus is the forward-looking spirit of design education. Great to see in the context of all the regeneration work happening in Blackhorse Lane (by architects We Made That) and a nice profile too of our design identity created by the rather special Europa.

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Behind the Welding Curtain

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Annual member Seb Hipperson gets to work on his motorbike build in the welding area.

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Don’t forget, our introductory rate Annual Membership for £360 is only available until 31st March, so sign up soon to get a full year of access for only a £1 a day! To find out more click here .

DIY Drawer Rescue

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Gilbert shows off his revamped drawer that he shortened and added a new lining. If you’ve got something you want fixing up drop in and tell us about it, and we’ll show you how to go about mending it yourself, or for an agreed fee fix it up for you.

And the Making Begins…

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The machines kicked into action this week as our members got to work on building furniture, upholstery projects, motorbike frame building, and fashioning jewellery…

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We also began our introductory courses, starting up with Metalwork Basics #1 and tackling the art of basic welding. Running over 3 evenings, we’ll be making an industrial style steel tool cabinet. If you’re interested in signing up, the course runs again in March, with further dates announced soon.

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