Creative Craft Experiences
Watch, learn and have a go yourself on these craft experiences! We're talking making things by hand and giving goods that wonderful home-crafted look that just can't be bought on the High Street. Whether what you've made during your workshop is a gift to give or will take pride of place on your mantelpiece, you are sure to get loads of fun and enjoyment out of your day.
Your teachers are all experts in their chosen fields, so you will be getting top-notch tuition and all the materials you need to get making are included too. So it's time to roll up those sleeves and get properly stuck in as you put your inner artistry skills to work!
Strangely relaxing yet satisfying, you'll create beautiful flower...
These glass workshops are an ideal way to start a new hobby, get tips from...
Creative with Glass
A chance for you to have a go at something really creative, as expert jewellers...
Creative with Jewellery
Enjoy a visit to the world famous home of Wedgwood, which is set in 250 acres...
Wedgwood Experience Day
It's all about the heating and the hammering of the hot metal when you go on...
You might think signing up for a craft experience sounds like it's going to be a session involving sticky-backed plastic and cardboard loo rolls tubes in that typical Blue Peter craft corner kind of way, but nothing could be further from the truth. Of course, a bit of imagination might always put you in good stead when it comes to designing what you're going to make, but it's not an obligation as great ideas will be bouncing around all the time and you'll be amazed with what you come up with!
And don't worry if you don't know your pinking sheers (you'll find those in your sewing box) from your lifting tongs (you'll find those in the forge) as these courses assume you have zero previous experience. What's more, all the textiles, tools, base materials and equipment are all included, so all you have to bring along is a willingness to get stuck in and a desire to get crafty.
As for what you'll be crafting, we've got a rather eclectic mix of experiences for you. One of the most satisfying is the flower arranging workshop. There's nothing worse than receiving a bunch of flowers and then making a right pig's ear of putting them in a vase, so imagine how wonderful it'd be to be able to mix foliage and flowers to come up with a stunning display that is sure to wow?
We also love the pottery experience. Must be something to do with the fact that we loved that scene in the film Ghost…but we digress. Wedgwood has made china for years and years and is renowned around the world, so it's a great chance to have a nosey around the factory and see the fine work the talented craftsmen and women do there, as well as decorating your own earthenware.
There are so many craft experiences we can't mention them all here, so we suggest you have a browse and see what's what. Whether you yearn to make yourself a hand-sewn vintage dress, or quite fancy ordering a loved one a hand-crafted portrait made entirely from Lego pieces, we've got it all and at no point will anyone say 'And here's one I made earlier'!