If you visit Paul and Caterina at their tailoring shop el91 you will be able to learn lots of cool things. From how to take measurements to how to tie a tie or even how to do bow ties with feathers! Fun and useful, just how we like it.
C/Rodriguez San Pedro 14
Acaramelada is Mabel and María José´s new project. It is a magical place where everybody can learn how to make biscuits, cupcakes and cakes. Go visit them and have fun! They are two sweet and dedicated moms who can´t wait to meet you!
C/ Santa Clara, 6
Esparto grass has been used for centuries to make all sort of things: chairs, mats, toys, hats…Juan is a talented esparto craftman and wants to show you his skills. Visit his workshop, it’s full of surprises.
Cava Baja, 13 28005 Madrid
If you are in Madrid come to visit Yuli in Malasaña. She has tones of ideas to help you discover the world of tea and spices. She may cover your eyes to see if you guess the name of whatever she makes you smell or she may even let you try a few teas and teach you how to prepare them. Whatever it is that she invents for you, you will want to come back, that´s for sure.
Calle de Valverde 42,
Do you know how old cameras used to work? You had to take into consideration lots of factors: the light, the focus, the exposure…If you live in Madrid contact Rafa and go for a walk with him. You can take pictures together with his old cameras and learn a bit of how photography used to be.
Luis learnt the art of leathercraft from his dad and now he wants to show it to you. Visit Puntera, his amazing workshop in the center of Madrid. Bags, notebooks, purses or even slingshots… There are lots of things you can do with leather and Luis and his team will be glad to show you how they do some of them.
Plaza Conde de Barajas, 4
Do you like fish? Marisol and Alejandro love them and have a house full of them. Write them an email to connect with them via skype and they will show you how beautiful their fish are. Want to start your own aquarium? They can teach you how to do it. You will see, it is a fascinating world!
You can also find them in twitter.
Long distance / In Madrid.
Does the blankness of a white page scare you? Need to write something but don’t know how to start? Would you like to improve your writing skills? David is a journalist who loves to tell stories. From organizing your ideas to correcting mistakes on your essays there’s lots David will be able to help you with.
You can talk with David via email, chat or webcam. If you are in Madrid he will be happy to meet in person as well. You can talk with David in English or Spanish.