Thursday 9 February 2012

Make Do Mend Crochet Class Giveaway


I have something really special and exciting for you today! Are you ready? Through a string of fortunate events surrounding a broken RSS feed, it has come to be that I have the opportunity to host a fantastically cool and crafty giveaway for a beginner's crochet workshop in London, held on an afternoon in April by the wonderful people of Make Do Mend

You might remember me gushing about Make Do Mend if you read about my hen do crafternoon and the fun my hens and I had making keepsake bunting flags under the tuition of the lovely Bee. By offering one of my lucky readers a place at the crochet class, it only shows how fabulous the Make Do Menders really are! Can I get an AWESOME?!

In addition to organizing craft parties in London and South East England and selling cute handmade items and haberdashery supplies from their online shop, Make Do Mend run all kinds of different classes, including corsage and bunting making, cupcake workshops and quilting. At their Crochet For Beginners workshop, they will provide a helping hand and all the materials for you to learn the basic crocheting stitches like chain, double and treble crochet and making a crochet circle. 

I'm really stoked that Make Do Mend have so generously offered to invite one of you to their crochet class, and I just know that you are going to have such an enjoyable afternoon! You can go and check out the Make Do Mend blog to sneak a peek at what crafty shenanigans they have already been up to in the past. Or maybe you would like to follow them on Twitter to keep up-to-date?

Alas, I hope you are now suitably excited, too?! And wouldn't you like to know what you need to do in order to be in for a chance to win? Well, here goes.

Prize Details:

 1 spot at the Make Do Mend Beginner's Crochet Class 
Kings Cross, London
Sunday, 22 April 2012
1 - 4 PM

How you can enter:

1) MANDATORY - Please leave a comment below, telling me why you would like to win

2) OPTIONAL - Visit the Make Do Mend shop online and leave a separate comment with your favourite item from their selection for a second entry.

3) OPTIONAL - For a third and final entry, why don't you either blog or tweet about this giveaway? If you do, please leave the link to your blog post or your tweet in another separate comment. You can use this tweet if you like: Want to win a place at @MakeDoMenders beginner's crochet class in London? Check out @Live_Long_Day's blog to see how:

Please make sure you leave one comment for each action and that you provide some kind of contact detail that I can reach you at in case you win. You will also need to be able to be in London on the day of the class. Travel expenses are not included in the prize.

The giveaway will close at midnight (GMT) on Sunday, 26 February 2012 and I will draw a random comment and announce the winner on Monday, 27 February 2012. The winner will receive a voucher to book their free place for the crochet workshop through the Make Do Mend website. Please note that alternate dates, alternative classes or a cash payout are not possible. You can, however, nominate another person to take your place if you win but are not able to attend yourself.

All clear? Then all that's left to say now is: GOOD LUCK! Oh, and: tell all your friends!


© Text by Annika - All The Live Long Day. Photos courtesy of Make Do Mend.


  1. Hurrah for Annika and the Menders are so looking forward to collaborating on this fabulous giveaway!

  2. Oh lovely! I've taken a crochet class before but literally nothing stuck and now I really really want to be able to make granny squares... this would be perfect...

  3. I've always wanted to learn how to crochet.. somehow my brain just can't comprehend it! Thanks for the chance :)

  4. And if I was to choose something from the shop, it would be the little embroidery scissors. I've been needing some!