Make May the month of all things bright, bonny and bespoke. We’ve got you covered with creative workshops and events this month. Join a masterclass to satisfy your crafty cravings.
Catering to your skill level and area of interest, you can choose to make a patchwork cushion, bunting, tote bag, fabric doorstop or even a zipped purse. Why not give it a go? You’re guaranteed a personalised accessory, a good cuppa and an evening with likeminded crafters.
Where: Studio 2, Apperley Studios, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Bristol BS6 5EH
When: 7 May
Jennie Mazels’ sketchbook club
Learn the tricks of the trade from an illustrating sensation. With 22 published books which have sold over a million copies worldwide, this masterclass is sure to get your creative cogs turning. Jennie Mazels is committed to erasing the fear from drawing and making sure that your pencils are sharpened and ready to dance.
Where: Amberley, Braishfield Road, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0PR
When: 19 May
Screen Print Tote and Tea Towel
Create your own personalised tea towel and tote bag. Beginner friendly, this workshop will show you the ropes of stencil cutting and screen printing. Run by Harrods’ former in-house designer, this is the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill, and make sure that your accessories and kitchen are the centre of attention.
Where: North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD
When: 14 + 29 May
Clone Your Closet
“You know THAT item in your wardrobe? It’s your wear-it-every-day, so-blimmin-comfortable, wish-I’d-bought-three absolute favourite. But it has seen better days and you’re feeling anxious about its inevitable demise. Well now you can clone that clothing! Expert dressmaker, Jeanette Archer, will teach you how to take copies of your favourite garments without having to hack them to pieces, be they dresses, t-shirts, trousers or skirts.”
Where: Fred Aldous, 37 Lever St, Manchester M1 1LW
When: 14 May
Willow Goose Sculpture
Sustainable and striking, this wooden sculpture is the perfect handmade addition to any crafty home. Whether you adorn it in your lounge or place it on your patio, it’s sure to complement the spring sunshine. Grab some comfy clothes, and they’ll provide the rest. Get ready to get plucky and a little mucky.
Where: Cowslip Workshops,Newhouse Farm, St.Stephens, Launceston,Cornwall PL15 8JX
When: 24 May
Time: 9.30- 5 pm
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Colourful Paper Chandelier
Keep your abode lightyears ahead of the trend curve with this exciting make. Bobbin and Bow offer the chance to create this quirky circus-inspired chandelier. Add it to your home to show that you are the ringmaster of paper craft.
Where: Dogstar, 389 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8LQ London
When: 28 May
Pop Art Ceramics Canvas
Always admired the abstract genius of Andy Warhol? Now’s your chance to splatter some paint and embrace this bright, retro vibe. This canvas print promises to make a statement and will look fantastic in a bedroom, living area or kitchen. An added bonus is it’s waterproof, ensuring that your vintage masterpiece never goes out of style.
Where: Little Budds Farm, Coldblow Lane, Thurnham, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3LR
When: 31 May