Author Archives: Glammamamma

About Glammamamma

I’m not going to give out too much personal information, as that’s the way I want it for now. A little mystery’s good for the soul! I’ve been creating, making & crafting for many years , and have not stopped! I’m a qualified visual arts tutor and teaching assistant, and have worked with young children, teenagers, older adults and special education needs. I'm available to teach individuals, groups or parties. I have no recollection of mum teaching my sis & I to knit or crochet, but remember trying to sew a girls’ frilly dress on an old Singer sewing machine, with the turning handle. It had many mistakes, & I think it sold for £1! My sister was better at machine sewing. I always remember mom’s stool with the removable lid, which would house all the buttons in the world, just trying to pick a button, was an all day event, but such fun! I did a City & Guilds course at university, & shared a stall with a fellow student @ Portobello Market, then some time later, I had a stall @ Old Spitalfields Market, especially with a friend for Alternative Fashion Week. John Lewis had 1 hr classes at their Oxford St branch, & I did a crochet & embroidery class, and would buy books to teach myself the crafts I was interested in, so you could say i’m self-taught. The same went for bead loom weaving. I had already bought a loom, but didn’t know how to use it, despite the written instructions, as i’m more of a visual learner. Then I saw a show on a shopping channel, blew the dust off the loom, & off I went! Off-loom bead weaving is good too, but those loose ends are a bugger to weave in at the end, you think you’ve finished, then you see all those ends, so like knitting & crocheting, I weave in the ends as I go. Trust me, it saves time. Those who know me, know I frequent charity shops, for old and vintage patterns to knit and crochet. I love any pattern pre or post war, and have a jolly old time, trying to work out ounces into grammes, as yarn was sold by the weight, also, I recommend a needle conversion chart. It’s not the first time i’ve confused an old 8 and a new 3mm needle or hook! Apart from charity shops, street markets are great places to hunt down the old knitting & crochet books. Try not to laugh at the finished product or models pointing to a mountain on a painted back drop, just think of the techniques, that’s all you need. OK, a discreet giggle at some of the photos! A few months ago, I taught myself to (dry) needle felt, spin my own yarn, and recently, I learnt how to weave on a peg loom. It’s been a journey, which i’ve enjoyed, and which I will continue to use throughout my creative crafting life! You can contact me via my email. You can see some of my work & contact me via Ravelry: plus more pics on Flickr: TEACHING: Want to learn to knit or crochet? I’m available for one to one or group sessions. I can be contacted via email or via my Ravelry page. Sessions are a minimum of 1 & a half hours, with no set maximum time, for the moment. So, until the next time. Keep crafting, keep creating. Peace & Love Nam Myoho Renge Kyo Glammamamma ;)

Hexie love in Yarnarama @cocobarclay

Using up my hexies for greetings card making. African cotton #fabric dress, I used to wear! 

Due to be lsold in Coco Barclay, Greenwich, soon.

 #recycle #reuse #upcycle #reducedwaste #nolandfill #relove #handcut #patchwork #hexagons #MadeInUK #MadeInSouthEastLondon

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Posted by on April 3, 2017 in Uncategorized


Hexie greetings cards in Yarnarama @cocobarclay

Re-using hand cut, patchwork hexagons to make greetings cards. 100% Cotton fabric.

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Posted by on April 2, 2017 in Uncategorized


I-cords in Yarnarama @cocobarclay

Making i-cord necklaces using yarn. Coming to @Coco Barclay in Greenwich soon. #wool #yarn #jewellery #coils #knitting #handmade #MadeInUK #MadeInSouthEastLondon

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Posted by on April 2, 2017 in Uncategorized


Hexis in Yarnarama @cocobarclay

Brand new! Using up my Hexies, made from cotton, printed, fabric & a recycled Afrian dress. 

The hexagons were hand cut, & handsewn onto a cardboard template, then, attached to the card.

They are blank on the inside, so you can write your own message.

Each card will be £4. Available in Coco Barclay, 4 College Approach, Greenwich, London SE10 9HY. Open daily from 11am to 6pm. 

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Posted by on April 2, 2017 in Uncategorized


Crochet now inYarnarama @cocobarclay

We have the new issue of Crochet now magazine.

It has a free booklet for you lovers or beginners of granny squares & a 10cm blocking board.

Get your copy in the shop, between 11am-6pm,Mon-Sun, whilst stocks last! Or they can be posted to you. DM me your payment details for shipping. 
#PopUpShop #wool #yarn #needles #hooks #notions #felting #fibres #WeeklyKnit&NatterGroup #AprilFibreFest #ShopGreenwich #ShopIndie #BuyIndie #ShopSmall

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Posted by on March 27, 2017 in Uncategorized


Picnic & leather in Yarnarama @cocobarclay

Time for a picnic! This handmade, cotton, crochet throw can easily be folded into this Italian glazed leather backpack, handmade by Coco Barclay. 

4ply cotton yarn to make your own throw, can be bought from Yarnarama, the pop-up yarn shop.  

So, get your rucksack, throw & yarn whilst stocks last!                                       The shop is open daily from 11am – 6pm. #ShopGreenwich #ShopLocal #BuyHandmade #BuyIndie #ShopIndie #NotMassProduced #accessories #design #style #colour

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Posted by on March 26, 2017 in Uncategorized


New! Mulberry Silk Twist Yarn in Yarnarama @cocobarclay

New, in Yarnarama in Coco Barclay, Greenwich. Hanks of Mulberry Silk Twist Yarn. 100% Mulberry Silk from China. 5ply/sportsweight. 

Approx: 100g/250m. Recommended needle size: 2.5mm – 3.5mm.                       3 colours currently available: Ice Blue, Dark Navy Blue & Bright Red. £14.00 each. 

Want it now? Can’t come to the shop? I can post it to you. DM me your payment details. #ShopGreenwich #ShopIndie #BuyIndie #ShopSmall #NotMassProduced #PopUpShop #Knitting #Crochet  #Felting #Notions #Fibres #Books #Patterns #Kits #WeelyKnit&NatterGroup #AprilFibreFest

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Posted by on March 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

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