The Make Arcade is passionate about sewing, crafting and making. We want to make life more creative by passing on the practical skills needed to make things by hand and provide inspiration to make and create.
Founder and head maker Ruth Oliver is a rather experienced stitcher. Her first sewing session was aged 10 on the family sewing machine and via a learning curve of scrunchies, cushions and interesting fashion statements she went on to study a degree and masters in fashion accessory design at the renowned Cordwainers college part of the London College of Fashion. A career designing handbags, luggage and accessories followed with a recent stint at a Royal Milliners. A lifelong passionate crafter and maker Ruth wants to share and pass on her skills and knowledge to enable the pleasure and practicality of sewing and making to continue to new generations.
In 2013 Ruth launched The Make Arcade which combines sewing workshops, craft themed parties, handmade products and haberdashery. Let’s Make and Create