We might be too old to head back to school next month but that doesn’t mean we want to stop learning. We’ve rounded up our pick of September’s craft workshops and creative events where you can learn new crafty skills. Running a workshop of your own? Tell us more at molliemakes[at]immediate.co.uk.
Project Craft: Scrapbooking for Kids
Take your little ones along to Paperchase’s scrapbooking workshop, where they can get creative with their summer holiday memories. They can bring along photos and souvenirs and learn how to create different layouts using products from the store. They’ll pick up some handy tips so they can show you how to scrapbook when they get home!
Where: Paperchase, 12-14 Saint Mary’s Gate, Manchester M1 1PX
When: Saturday 2nd September
Time: 4.30pm – 6pm
Visit www.paperchase.co.uk to book a space, buy tickets and find out more.
Machine Doodles Class
We’re been obsessed with doodling since we spent our school days scribbling on our notepads. Take it up a notch and learn how to use your sewing machine to sketch and doodle on fabric. You can use variegated and coloured threads, try fusibles to add fabric appliqués or add to your artwork with paints and fabric dyes. Doodling just got a whole lot more impressive.
Where: Sew Confident Studios, Mercat House, 19 Argyle Court, 1103 Argyle Street, Finnieston G3 8ND
When: Monday 11th September
Time: 6pm – 8.30pm
Visit www.sewconfident.co.uk to book a space, buy tickets and find out more.
Crochet – Amigurumi
Make your own adorable amigurumi animal in this three-hour workshop with designer and creator Josie Dekkers. By the end you’ll know how to make a double crochet, work on the round, crochet a magic loop and increase and decrease on the round. You might find that one amigurumi creature isn’t enough and start creating a whole squad of them!
Where: Guthrie & Ghani, 169 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JR
When: Tuesday 12th September
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Visit www.guthrie-ghani.co.uk to book a space, buy tickets and find out more.
Craft Fairs Explained
Planning to take your creative business to craft fairs? The Craft Council are holding an event to give you the lowdown on all things craft fair-related. Find out more about retail fairs, trade fairs, crafts fairs and options for selling your crafts abroad. There’ll be an opportunity to network with other creatives too.
Where: Colonnade House, 47 Warwick Street, Worthing BN11 3DH
When: Tuesday 12th September
Time: 1.30pm – 5pm
Visit www.craftscouncil.org.uk to book a space buy tickets and find out more.
Working with plant dyes with Claire Cawte
We’re all over the trend for natural dyes at the moment. In this workshop you’ll learn how to extract natural dyes from leaves, petals and berries to create patterns on paper and fabric. You’ll leave with the technical skills to make your own natural dyes at home, which sounds pretty good to us.
Where: The Makers Guild in Wales, Craft in the Bay, The Flourish, Lloyd George Avenue, Cardiff CF10 4QH
When: Saturday 16th September
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Visit www.makersguildinwales.org.uk to book a space, buy tickets and find out more.
Crafty Fox Market
They’re back! Crafty Fox Market are bringing their market to south-east London for the Peckham Festival and we couldn’t be happier to see them. Get your shop on at over 50 stalls, selling everything from textiles, to homewares, to prints. There’ll be workshops, drinks and DJs too. See you later, we’re off to Peckham…
Where: CLF Art Café, The Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham SE15 4ST
When: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September
Time: 11am – 5pm
Visit: www.craftyfoxmarket.co.uk to find out more.
Autumn Styling & Photography with Mademoiselle Poirot
If you’re anything like us, your pics don’t always work out quite how you planned. Luckily, photographer, stylist and blogger Mademoiselle Poirot has come to our rescue! Join her at The Forge where she’ll show you how to create beautifully styled photos. The workshop is aimed at people working in the creative fields who want to expand or develop their photo, styling and visual storytelling skills. Did we mention that a yummy autumn-themed lunch is included too?
Where: The Forge, Colston Yard, Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5BD
When: Saturday 30th September
Time: 10.30am – 4pm
Visit www.theforgebristol.com to book a space, buy tickets and find out more.