There’s a whole host of craft events to attend this summer. You can create a macrame plant hanger, take part in a dress making weekend or craft your own ankle-tie espadrilles. Running a workshop of your own? Tell us more at molliemakes[at]immediate.co.uk
Macramé: Make a Plant Hanger
Everyone seems to be trying out macramé at the mo, so why not get on board? In this workshop you’ll find out how to craft a plant hanger which you can then fill with a pretty potted succulent when you get home. Choose from a variety of different coloured yarns to make sure your plant hanger matches your home.
Where: The Makery, Beau Nash House, 19 Union Passage, Bath BA1 1RD
When: Thursday 3rd August
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Visit www.themakery.co.uk to book a space, buy tickets and find out more.
Clay Beads ‘n’ Buttons
It’s always good to have a stash of beads and buttons, particularly when you’ve made them yourself! During this workshop you can sculpt, press mould, stamp and cut out a variety of unique buttons and beads. They’ll look great sewn to cushions and bags or added to necklaces. All materials are provided.
Where: Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR
When: Saturday 5th August
Time: 10.45am – 12.15pm and 1pm – 2.30pm
Visit www.farnhammaltings.com to book a space, buy tickets and to find out more.
Sew Over It Dressmaking Weekend
A whole weekend of dressmaking? Yes please! This two-day course is aimed at beginner sewists looking to develop their dressmaking skills. Taking place at Lisa Comfort’s gorgeous sewing café in Clapham, you’ll see a huge difference in your stitchy skills after the weekend. You’ll come away with two garments – a full circle skirt and shift dress – that you’ve made from scratch, and improved knowledge about how to work a pattern to make your own clothes.
Where: Sew Over It, 78 Landor Road, London SW9 9PH
When: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August
Time: 10am – 5pm
Visit www.sewoverit.co.uk to book a space, buy tickets and to find out more.
Craft Scotland Summer Show Workshops: Hand Appliqué Tropical Bloom Earrings with Emily Millichip
Join designer Emily Millichip for a tutorial in hand-appliqué. Emily will show you how to make a bespoke pair of supersize tropical flower earrings in felt or leather, perfect for sunny summer days. The workshop is part of the Craft Scotland Summer Show, a selling exhibition throughout August that showcases contemporary craftsellers, so you can do a spot of shopping while you’re there too.
Where: 2nd floor Workshop Space, White Stuff, 89 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3ES
When: Sunday 6th and Saturday 26th August
Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Visit www.craftscotland.org to book a space, buy tickets and to find out more.
Make Your Own Ankle-tie Espadrilles
Learn how to make your own ankle-tie espadrilles, as seen in issue 81 of Mollie Makes! Bring your own fabric (for a reduced ticket price) or craft yours with fabric from London Craft Club. Teacher Suzie Kemner will teach you a variety of skills to take you from beginner to espadrille-making whizz. You’ll start with a square of fabric and signature soles and leave with one finished espadrille, plus everything you need to make your second one.
Where: Todd Sloane, 71 High Street, Epping CM16 4BA
When: Sunday 6th August
Cost: From £39
Visit www.londoncraftclub.co.uk to book a space, buy tickets and to find out more.
Social Slam: Instagram Workshop – Craft & Design
Super power your Instagram marketing at Social Slam, an intensive half day social media workshop from Gertrude & Ivy’s social media specialists. You’ll find out how to create engaging content for Instagram, gain coverage from the right influencers and elevate your digital presence. The workshop is a collaboration between Gertrude & Ivy, a boutique social media marketing agency, and Mollie faves Hannah and Rosie of The New Craft House.
Where: Wusi Creative Space, 4 Broadway Market, London E8 4TS
When: Wednesday 9th August
Time: 10am – 2pm
Cost: From £100
Visit www.gertrudeandivy.com to book a space, buy tickets and to find out more.
Make A Romper Suit
Learn how to make a super-cute romper suit for your little one in this workshop with The Craft Studio. You can craft one with a handy pocket or with tiny ties and can make it in various sizes. By the end of the session you’ll have picked up lots of handy skills, like how to work from a commercial pattern, face a bodice and insert poppers.
Where: The Craft Studio, 63 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5BA
When: Saturday 12th August
Time: 10am – 3pm
Visit www.thecraft-studio.com to book a space, buy tickets and to find out more.
Modern Craft Workshop: The London Terrarium Tinyjohn Vessel
Learn how to make a teeny tiny terrarium in a Tinyjohn Vessel with the team from The London Terranium. You’ll find out how to look after these self-contained ecosystems and how they survive so well. You’ll leave with your own mini garden to take home. It’s a must if you’re obsessed with adding a bit of greenery into your living space.
Where: The Forge, Colston Yard, Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5BD
When: Friday 25th August
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm
Visit www.theforgebristol.com to book a space, buy tickets and to find out more.