Go behind the scenes at The Handmade Festival and meet the makers bringing their passion and skills to you in September.

We would like to introduce you to Isabella Strombio from TWOME who will be hosting our Macrame Necklace Workshop.

  • Isabella Strambio

I'm Isabella, a self-taught maker & educator with a passion for anything handmade and design. In my former life, I was an interior designer for almost 15 years. In 2016 I started a blog following my creative journey to learn 12 crafts in 12 months and after 6  months I started teaching regularly crafts workshops in London and around the UK. I now run regular macrame and natural dyeing workshops as well as teaching online courses. I have been featured on the Sunday Telegraph, Kirstie's Handmade Christmas on Channel4 and I regularly write macrame tutorials for Mollie Makes magazine and Hobby Craft blog. You can also check my online shop with ethical & #slowfashion approach products, handmade by me. 


What are you most looking forward to at the festival?

I am looking forward to meeting all the creative people. The vibe must be magical!


What has been your best ever project or make?

Commissioned pieces are always great projects because you connect with the client on a deeper level. I also enjoyed making the tutorial for a macrame camera strap for Mollie Makes magazine last year.


Do you have a favourite material to work with?

Natural cotton and flax linen twine.


What is the biggest disaster you have had?



What’s your go to snack when you need a break?

I love a chocolate biscuit dipped in my coffee. 


Are there any skills you would like to try? 

I would like to learn how to weave on a peg loom, or maybe try punch needle embroidery.


What would feature in your motivational playlist?

Some Italian rock music from my teens! 

Find out more about Isabella on her website and follow her on social media:


Twitter: /I_Strambio

Facebook: /twomeuk

Instagram: /_twome

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