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Set your sail towards the sun

7 Jul

A year ago, full on with the wind in our sails, we brought to London our experience, ideas, passion for creativity, together with all the bright colours we could fit. Anniversaries usually suggest retrospection, and, looking back, we thought we’d mark the occasion in a way that brought us closer to the start.

We began the voyage of Slanchogled in maritime Varna, Bulgaria over fifteen years ago, full of passion and enthusiasm, dreams and ambition. As an independent business it is overwhelming to see where the tides have taken us, and to have met such inspirational, daring and creative open minds all along the way.

It has been a year now since we set our anchor in Camden. Sea metaphors aside, with the approaching of summer, our innate nautical passion seems to grow stronger.

A fascination with boats became particularly obvious this week as we put careful effort into making this beautiful one for our window. We really liked the way it turned out, so we made some smaller ones too.

The big one takes some time but the materials are basic – cardboard, transparent paper, a few wood sticks to make it stable. We had to look at real boats to get the right model and it inevitably made us wish for an actual one, but it was still a lot of fun putting it together, and satisfying to see it take genuine shape.

On a smaller scale, you can easily make your own nautical craftwork, and we will show you exactly how. This Sunday from 11am, you’re welcome to join our Sailing Ships workshop! And because it’s our special occasion, you’re in for a special treat – it will be free!

And because children are among those who enjoy summer the most, currently in high anticipation of the coming holidays, we dedicate this exclusive workshop to them. It will be delivered by one of their peers too – the 11 year-old Ognyan, whose passion for boats was recently fueled by a trip to the south coastline near Brighton.

Join us for this very special workshop to mark a great year that has passed, welcome an exciting summer ahead, and share our love for the sea.

Crafts For All Senses

25 Oct

Hello Friends!

As you may know, we have already been open for almost four months and now that our two floors are getting fuller and fuller with inspirational materials, we’d like to invite you to our very first open event, and also sort of a “Slanchogled Warming Party”

Join us for this fun, creative and relaxed Saturday, we’ll be here to welcome you with a smile and make you feel comfortable among the abundance of colours, shapes, patterns and textures.

We’ve seen how much you love to wander around the raw wood shelves and palettes full of details of all sizes and colours, becoming more and more curious, your faces lighting up from all the ideas that pop into your minds while you’re here. “I am like a child in a candy shop”, an elderly lady says as I am writing this, with excitement you often only see on children’s faces, “I love this feeling!”

We know that you appreciate creativity in your lives as much as we do, and that you want to know and to experience more.

That’s why we want to share with you both the relaxing atmosphere in which to create, and the inspiration, in the form of the diversity of materials you can use, and the advice from the artists working with us.

On this event you will have the chance to learn more about different materials and techniques, go wild with your own imagination, and even walk out with something you made yourself!

A group of artists will be demonstrating how you can use simple materials to create something original, and you will be invited to play with the brushes, paints, modelling clay, papers and many more.

Once you’ve reached a satisfying result, you can relax in the company of gentle, live string music and delicious bites in the cosy “cushion area” downstairs.

Also, this will be an opportunity for us to celebrate with you the successful first couple of months we’ve been here and to return the warm welcome we received from you at the very beginning.

Thank you for sharing our excitement and we hope to see you very soon!