August 2018 craft workshops and creative events

August 2018 craft workshops and creative events - design your own macrame plant hanger


This summer is all about the craft workshops and creative events taking place across the UK. We’ve rounded up the finest selection of crafty occasions for you to try. Go on, you know you want to…

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Learn the art of needlepunch

August 2018 craft workshops and creative events - London Craft Club needle punch workshop

Needlepunch newbie? Then this one’s for you. You’ll learn how to use a large tool called a prodder to create your own jazzy piece to take home. Needle punching (or rug hooking) can be used on anything from clothes to cushions, coats to wall hangings, so once you’ve learnt the craft you can come up with projects galore.

When: Wednesday 8 August

Where: DVine Cellars, 74 Landor Road, London SW9 9PH

Time: 7pm – 9.30pm

Price: £49

Visit www.londoncraftclub.co.uk to book a space, buy tickets and find out more

 

Himmeli

August 2018 craft workshops and creative events - himmeli

Learn the Finnish art of Himmeli in this workshop with Fay Hall. You’ll find out a bit about the history of the craft, learn all the techniques you need to create the striking geometric shapes and leave with your own small project. Complementary refreshments are also provided because crafting is thirsty work.

When: Saturday 11 August

Where: The Craft House, 101 Saltaire Road, Saltaire, Shipley BD18 3HD

Time: 10am-3pm

Price: £45

Visit www.saltairecrafthouse.com to book a space, buy tickets and find out more

 

Design a macramé plant hanger

August 2018 craft workshops and creative events - design your own macrame plant hanger

Treat your plant babies to their own macramé plant hangers designed especially for them. In this beginner-friendly workshop you’ll learn basic macramé knots and techniques so you can craft your own plant hanger. You can choose to make one from recycled cotton cord, jute yarn or cotton braid. Decisions, decisions…

When: Saturday 11 August

Where: Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR

Time: 10.30am-1pm

Price: £35

Visit www.farnhammaltings.com to book a space, buy tickets and find out more

 

Crochet an amigurumi cactus

August 2018 craft workshops and creative events - crochet an amigurumi cactus

Team Mollie are slightly cacti obsessed but one thing we don’t love about them is their spikes. Ouch! Luckily, you can now create your own amigurumi cactus that’s guaranteed to be soft, squishy and to live a long, happy life. Everything’s included in the workshop, run by the talented Zoe Bateman from Too Cute To Quit.

When: Sunday 19 August

Where: The Village Haberdashery, West Hampstead Square, London NW6 2BR

Time: 10.30am-1pm

Price: £45

Visit www.thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk to book a space, buy tickets and find out more

 

Intro to dressmaking: PJ shorts

August 2018 craft workshops and creative events - sew your own PJs

Is there anything better than chilling at home in your own handmade PJs? We think not. In this beginner workshop you’ll learn how to use a sewing machine, a pattern, some basic stitching techniques and some insider tricks, too. Bring along your fave fabric to transform into your go-to pair of summer PJs.

When: Saturday 25 August

Where: John Lewis, 300 Oxford Street, London W1C 1DX

Time: 10.30am-1.30pm

Price: £45

Visit www.themakery.co.uk to book a space, buy tickets and find out more

 

Introduction to screen printing

August 2018 craft workshops and creative events - introduction to screen printing

Join local artists Jodie Powell and Brodie Sim for an introduction to screen printing workshop, where you’ll find out how to design and cut your own stencil, mix paint colours and screen print onto fabric and paper. You’ll come away with a framed print designed by you, plus a tea towel or tote bag featuring your design, too. Oh, and did we mention that lunch is also included?

When: Saturday 25 August

Where: New Town, Edinburgh. Exact location available at time of booking.

Time: 10am-5pm

Price: £95

Visit www.thearienascollective.com to book a space, buy tickets and find out more

 

 

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