UPDATES, INSPIRATION and IDEAS

New Menu Launch!!

New Menu Launch!!

Our new menu came out this week in time for the bank holiday weekend!  We're working on breakfast, brunch and lunch with a mix of delicious and beautiful savoury snacks. Already one of our favourites is the beetroot cream cheese open sandwich with pea shoots. Beaut in colour and served with edible flowers. Or how about our Mediterranean plate, perfect to nibble on. Pick and mix between hummus (topped with Spice & Green's Sunflower Dukkah), sundried tomatoes, olives and flatbread. One of our breakfast options is the Granola Bowl. We've combined granola and yoghurt with fruit, desiccated coconut and rose...

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Leeds Community Clothes Exchange Make Reusable Make Up Wipes

Leeds Community Clothes Exchange Make Reusable Make Up Wipes

Last weekend we hosted a workshop for the lovely volunteers at Leeds Community Clothes Exchange!  Leeds Community Clothes Exchange is a fantastic organisation who are actively encouraging people to make more from their wardrobes and reduce waste through swapping their clothes rather than throwing them away.  LEARN MORE ABOUT THEM HERE We wanted to host a workshop that tied in with their sustainable ethos and spent a couple of hours making reusable make up wipes with them! They sourced material from some men's shirts which they found in the Cat's Protection. In bold but tasteful designs, they were all woven...

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Watercolour Painting with Kate Shires

Watercolour Painting with Kate Shires

Kate Shires is running a watercolour class with us over the next couple of weeks. We wanted more of an insight on how she worked, so chatted to her a bit more about her inspirations and ideas!   I have always painted since I was little, and attended an art club outside of school until I was 16. Fortunately I have supportive parents and teachers, and was encouraged to complete my degree in Art & Design. I find inspiration in the everyday, and my current practice is inspired by 'Small yet significant' moments - trying to make the most of everyday...

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Summer Party Pals - Thank You

Summer Party Pals - Thank You

Our summer party was a roaring success and we want to say a huge thank you to all our party people for making it happen!  The sun was shining and so many talented crafters, makers and appreciators turned up to the summer solstice. It was so much fun to bring the crafty community altogether! From live workshops, makers market stalls and a new pattern launch, not to mention the raffle and *delicious* cake from Porter House and The Blending Room’s delectable coffee. In good spirits, for a great cause The event was in support of Mind UK - which is...

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June Artist Takeover: Amy Jade Prints

June Artist Takeover: Amy Jade Prints

Inspired by folklore, mythology and social history, Amy Jade Prints creates lino cuttings using traditional techniques and materials. This month, she’s taken over our café to display some of her beautiful work! Bold shapes are printed from black ink on contrasting white background to create images which are both striking and detailed. Having studied a degree in Illustration and Animation, her signature style comes through across all of her designs. Amy starts her process working in pencil to map out her designs and then moves onto carving these out of lino and printing them. Each step is done by hand,...

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