July 2018 craft workshops and creative events

Looking for craft events to try next month? We hear you. We’ve rounded up the top workshops and creative events taking place in July and have found everything from Birmingham’s biggest yarn festival to an affordable workshop to make your own ring. Holding an event of your own? Tell us more at molliemakes[at]immediate.co.uk.

Make & Mend Festival

July 2018 craft workshops and creative events - Make & Mend Festival

The Make & Mend Festival is all about celebrating the wellbeing benefits of craft. Visitors can expect a day full of colour and character, with creative workshops, inspiring talks, demos and mindful activities, from walking to yoga.

When: Sunday 1 July

Where: Preston Park Museum, Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3RH

Time: 10am – 4pm

Price: Tickets start from £22.15

Visit www.eventbrite.co.uk to book tickets and find out more


Instagram Masterclass

Want to up your game on Insta? The Instagram Masterclass is a practical workshop with artist, content creator and art print maker Georgie St Clair (check out her grid for some serious inspo). You’ll develop a thorough understanding of the platform, learn how to use all its features and get some tips for devising a strategy for the network. Georgie will also throw in some photography advice, branding guidance and thoughts on influencer marketing to boot.

When: Tuesday 3 July

Where: PLATF9RM (Hove), Hove Town Hall, 2nd Floor, Tilsbury Road, Hove BN3 3BQ

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Price: £249

Visit www.eventbrite.co.uk to book tickets and find out more



Workbench Ring Workshop

July 2018 craft workshops and creative events - Workbench Ring Making Workshops

Join London jewellers Katie Woodward and Kirstie MacLaren for a night that’s designed as a fun, easy and affordable jewellery making experience. They’ll show you how to carve your dream silver ring from jewellers wax before they convert it into solid silver and deliver it back to you in 3-4 weeks.

When: Wednesday 4  July

Where: Makerversity, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Time: 6.30pm-9pm

Price: £79.19

Visit www.eventbrite.co.uk to book tickets and find out more



Boho Felt Flower Wall Hanging

July 2018 craft workshops and creative events - make a flower wall hanging

Notice anything familiar about this wall hanging? Yup, it’s issue 92’s cover star by Lucy from Peas & Needles. Head on over to this workshop to find out how to make it from the lady herself. You’ll find out how to craft loads of different blooms and leaves so you can create a bespoke piece to suit your home.

When: Thursday 5 July

Where: Covent Garden Craft Sanctuary, 15 Malden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NG

Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Price: £45

Visit  www.teaandcrafting.co.uk to book tickets and find out more




July 2018 craft workshops and creative events - Yarningham

Image courtesy of Find Me Knitting With Luxury Yarn – exhibitors at Yarningham 2018

We want to give all the yarn in this picture a massive squish. You too? Birmingham’s biggest yarn festival is back for the third time  – with plenty of yarn to squish. Yarningham will bring together the best dyers and independent producers from across the UK and beyond for a weekend celebration of yarn. There’ll be the chance to learn new skills with workshops such as 3D knitting, leather purse making and double knitting. The event will also feature demos, films and plenty of cake (we’re there).

When: Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 July

Where: Uffculme Centre, Queensbridge Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8QY

Time: 11am – 5pm Saturday and 11am – 4pm Sunday

Price: £5.50

Visit www.stitchesandhos.co.uk/yarningham to book tickets and find out more



Oxford Punch Needle Workshop

July 2018 craft workshops and creative events - Oxford Punch Needle Workshop

Spend a day learning how to use the renowned Oxford punch needle with Faye Hall. You’ll produce a unique piece of work to take home and will find out more about how this clever needle can be used to make large or small projects. The workshop is suitable for beginners and complementary refreshments and biscuits are provided.

When: Tuesday 17 July

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

Time: 10am – 4pm

Price: £55

Visit  www.saltairecrafthouse.com to book tickets and find out more




Third image courtesy of Toni Hukkanen on Unsplash.