As a business, we have chosen to participate in the NHS track and trace for our premises. We will be displaying our unique QR code for you to scan with the NHS track and trace app upon entering the shop. At present, we are not required to participate, but hope that this will bring some peace of mind to those who visit.
Temporarily closed on Mondays
Crafts@TheMalthouse News and Updates
OCTOBER - AALL & Create Products 20% off, introductory special
Exciting News! Jazz The Alchemist will be holding a Socially distanced in-person Warm Glass taster workshop using glass powders and stencils for 1-2 people at a time at The Malthouse this month. You will be making a 15x15 cm piece, selecting from a variety of stencils and colours of powders, perfect for a trivet! Your work will be fired after the class and available to pick up within 2 weeks from the day of your workshop. No previous experience required and you will NOT be cutting any glass in this workshop.
Masks are mandatory, not just because of the Covid rules, but glass powders require a mask to be worn when using them so that you do not inhale airborne particles.
The class will last approximately 40 minutes and will be held while the shop is closed to customers on Thurs, 15 October, Thurs 29 October and Sat 17 October. One hour time slots will be available to book, 40 minutes for the session and the additional time for us to sanitize and reset the table. The cost of each session is £25, payable directly to Jazz on the day, cash is appreciated.
Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces - even if just your eyes show!
Bookings are now open
September Take-home Glass Fusing Kit of the Month...Coastal Currents, as a pre-holiday special, this kit will be available through October.
Jazz has outdone herself this time. You create the atmosphere, make the background bubbles and use copper foil to cut your own inclusions to make the scene. They get fused in the glass along with beautiful blue frits and a bit of bling with Dichroic chips. No Glass cutting is required, you create your project in the comfort of your own home or share the experience with a friend or family member. The £20 kit is complete with everything you need and includes the cost of the kiln firing. You can make 2 10x10cm coasters, a 10x15cm hanging panel or, as a special treat, Jazz will be doing a second firing at no additional cost, so your panel could become a shallow rectangular dish or be bent in a curve so it is free-standing; it would make a lovely shade for a tealight if you fancy! Simply return the completed kit to The Malthouse in Herstmonceux and you will be able to pick up a beautiful fired piece of your own art within 2 weeks.
October kit due soon!
We have been closed for what may feel like forever in crafting years! The shop is open for personal shopping, one person at a time to maintain social distancing and to avoid you having to play Ms. Pac Man around the corners. Appointments are not required, but a quick call before coming may save you time outside waiting. According to Government mandates, a face coverings must be worn in the shop.
Regular groups and workshops will not be held until social distancing is relaxed. We would love to play, but your safety comes first.
'Crafternoon Casual' every Tuesday on Zoom. The room will be open for everyone to say hi and catch up at 9:50, then the topic will start at 10, to last an hour or less. I am working on having links to the recorded sessions available on this site. Each week will will be a different topic. If you want to craft along, and specific materials are needed, they will be announced in advance. Sometimes the topic itself will indicate what you need.
The URL to copy and paste for this zoom session, and each following Tuesday is
Just in case it asks, Meeting ID: 824 0907 3321 Passcode: 835333
Since attending the AFCI Creativation Trade show in The States, seeing and playing with so many exciting products, and looking at the retail space we have, The Malthouse will be changing - just a bit! Along with the 'needs' that we will always have, the stamps and stencils we stock will be changing. The Malthouse always likes to be different and give you materials that can help make a difference to your craft, therefore, you will find the cool, the innovative, the out of the ordinary and the inspiring with the new lines. Favouring individual manufacturers rather than mass marketed products, more in the spirit of Paper Artsy, who sell through stockists who teach and use their products. We love the designers and small companies who support education and promote exploration. We have stock coming from all over the world to complement our made in the UK favourites. Stencil Girl Stencils have arrived, the first shipment is almost gone! We will be setting up a play place so you can try them with the Aladine Izink lines when you come in for your personal shopping. I could tease you with others, but hey, we all need a little mystery.
I can't begin to tell you how much I have appreciated the designers across the globe who have been giving their time and sharing techniques through their facebook live postings. Many have now put up online classes, and they are very reasonable. Pick your favourite craft designers and look them up, take a course, learn a technique and have fun!
A word about the creative sector and lockdown...Please help artists and small shops recover by supporting your local community. Buy Gift certificates for a future class, find out who has online and distance learning courses, think of them when you are sending a gift to someone. See if your favourite artist ships, they may now even if they didn't before. Find out what has kept your friends occupied in lockdown, if they have discovered a new hobby, encourage it get them materials or training to take it further. Purchase online direclty from the designer's shop if you can, or the gallery that carries their work. Remember the Just a Card philosophy when the shops open, make a small purchase of something that you can use, Just a Card, can make a difference to a shop if everyone who went in spent just a little. If we did in every small business in our communities, think of how much faster the recovery will be. To you it's a £2.50 handcrafted one of a kind card. To me, it is one more item I can ask the local maker to deliver when she brings the next batch, a bit of cash flow to use to pay my local window cleaner, a reason to go to the post office in local shops to make a deposit and grab a pint of milk, for surely, when I pass by the local bake shop on my way home, I will have popped in for a loaf of bread and ended up with a slice of delicious cake or a brownie. Even after HMRC takes their 20%, your purchase contributed so much to the local community.
Until we know when we can safely hold workshops, we are not publishing any teasers of things to come. Rest assured, all the Tutors have been planning, plotting and anxious to share their talents with you.
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Phone 01323819216 or 07771906630
@TheMalthouse, we stock supplies for Cardmaking, Beadweaving and Encaustic Art. Un Chat dans l'aiguille embroidery kits and The Crafty Kit Company felting kits are also available in the shop.
If you are looking for something special, please ask, we can usually get it for you