Next month is full of workshops to celebrate Mother’s Day, Easter and spring. We’ve rounded up our faves just for you.
Want to treat your mum next month? We’ve got you covered. Or perhaps you fancy trying a workshop to celebrate Easter or spring? Yup, we’ve got that sorted too. Have a look at what we’ve found below. Holding a workshop of your own? Tell us more at molliemakes[at]immediate.co.uk
The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show
The knittiest, stitchiest show of the year is hitting London this March and we’re already getting excited. It’ll bursting with creativity — from galleries to workshops, knitworking and stalls packed with crafty wares. We’ve got a cheeky discount for readers too. Use code Mollie18 for £2 off adult tickets and £1 off concession tickets.
Where: Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX
When: Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th March
Time: Various times
Cost: Adult tickets from £13.50 (plus booking fee). Concession and child tickets also available.
Visit www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com to book a space, buy tickets and find out more.
Spring is almost here, so we’re getting back into greenery in a big way. In this workshop an expert florist from Little Botanica will share ideas, tips and techniques to help you create your own terrarium. They’ll also give you the theory and history behind these mini plant worlds so you’ll leave a proper plant boffin.
Where: Little Botanica, 7 Bridge Court, 12 Cook Street, Glasgow G5 8JN
When: Sunday 4th March
Time: 1.30pm – 3pm
Visit www.littlebotanica.com to book a space, buy tickets and find out more.
Want to get cracking with macramé but not sure where to start? In this beginners’ class from House of Macramé you’ll learn how to create basic knots, get some tips, and have the chance to experiment with making your own small wall hanging to grace your wall at home. Take your mum along for a pre-Mother’s Day treat. Please note that the image above is different to the hanging created in the workshop.
Where: The Crafty Cow, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham B36 9AL
When: Saturday 10th March
Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Visit www.houseofmacrameco.etsy.com to book a space, buy tickets and find out more.
Spring wreath making morning
Join stylist and author Hannah Read-Baldrey for a two hour workshop on how to make your own felt floral wreath, using Hobbycraft’s spring felt range and techniques from Hannah’s latest book Flowerbomb. Make the wreath as a treat for Mother’s Day (or – shh! – keep it for yourself).
Where: Hobbycraft Greenwich, Unit 8, Greenwich Shopping park, Bugsby’s Way, Greenwich, London SE7 7SR
When: Saturday 10th March
Time: 10am – 12pm
Visit www.couturecraft.co.uk to book a space, buy tickets and find out more.
Arm knitted bunny workshop
Learn how to make a gigantic knitted bunny, just in time for Easter. All materials are provided and you’ll use the delightfully squishy Woolly Mahoosive Mammoth yarn for your make. Please note that the bunny in the image is waaaaay smaller and made in a different yarn.
Where: The Barn, Dollman Farm, Houlton, Rugby CV23 0AB
When: Sunday 18th March
Time: 11am – 4pm
Visit www.threadthelove.bigcartel.com to book a space, buy tickets and find out more.
Crochet. Cute animals. That’s pretty much all we have to say, but you’ll probably need a bit more info. In this six-hour workshop on Gartur Stitch Farm you’ll learn to make a crochet shawl from scratch and get to see the farm’s animals too. Plus, home cooked food is provided. We’re there.
Where: Gartur Stitch Farm, Gartur, Port of Menteith, Stirling, Scotland FK8 3JY
When: Saturday 24th March
Time: 10am – 4pm
Visit www.garturstitchfarm.com to book a space, buy tickets and find out more.
Mother’s Day personalised silver ring making workshop
Posh Totty is holding an exclusive workshop for Mother’s Day, where you and your mum can both make personalised silver rings. You’ll learn wax ring carving techniques, before carving your own design into jewellers’ wax, which you’ll then cast into sterling silver and hand-stamp. All materials and fizz provided. What could be a better Mother’s Day present than that?
Where: Posh Totty, 31 Sydney Street, Brighton BN1 4EP
When: 29th March
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Cost: £120 (for two)
Visit www.poshtottydesigns.com to book spaces, buy tickets and find out more.