The Craft Shack

With Gilly Woo

Come on in and join us in The Craft Shack, we’ve got the kettle on! Join expert crafter, dressmaker, jewellery maker and more as she teaches you the basics of crafting from sewing to jewellery making and much more as well as some top tips and a look at some more advanced techniques.

Each episode covers an entire project from start to finish, with that you’ll need and a step-by-step guide to recreate it at home.

Gilly Woo is a designer from Bristol. She started sewing at 6 years old and was drafting patterns and fashioning garments by the time she was 10! Gilly went on to build a successful career as a couture dressmaker. From humble beginnings, (making her first collection in her bedroom with a 40 year old sewing machine that she found in a skip), to managing a small team and making wedding dresses and red carpet gowns for premiers and ‘The National TV Awards’.

In 2010 Woo featured as the dressmaker in the hit BBC One TV show ‘Turn Back Time The High Street’ and went on to present Wedding TV’s ‘Bridal Boudoir’.

Becoming disillusioned with the fashion industry after two decades, Gilly began designing and making orthopaedic braces for arthritis sufferers and exploring accessible apparel, building a small clientele of wheelchair users and making bespoke outfits to suit their needs.

A passionate fashion revolution supporter after the Rana Plaza disaster Gilly Woo began teaching sewing workshops at her atelier with the primary goal of educating people about the time and skill involved in garment construction in the hope that they would value clothes more.

What are you waiting for, get the kettle on and join us in the shack!

Craft Shack - Episode 1 - The Gilly Woo Pin Cushion

Welcome to episode 1 of The Craft Shack. We’re starting off with perfect addition to your sewing kit and a great, easy to make, gift for keen sewers. The Gilly Woo pin cushion is quick simple wearable item that’s not only practical but also stylish and safe to use thanks to its built-in plastic to stop any needles penetrating the back si...

Craft Shack - Episode 2 - Silver Heart Shaped Pendant

In this episode Gilly shows you how to create a beautiful Silver Heart Shaped Pendant. This is a simple and easy project to get you started, and a great introduction to the art of jewellery making. Providing the essentials, Gilly guides you through the process, step by step, from designing your pendant, to working with a specialist equipment to ...

Craft Shack - Episode 3 - Handy Headphone Holder

In this episode of Craft Shack Gilly shows us an amazingly handy creation to keep those headphone cords tidy. A great addition to your handbag, belt, pocket or keyring. This handy leather holder keeps your headphones from tangling, and you’ll always know where they are! The perfect easy to make item for yourself, or as a gift you can embroider...