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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Let our talented crafters show you their skills

We run a range of workshops and classes in our space upstairs at Castle Crafts Gifts.
Find out what's on and if you'd like to book a class, pop in to purchase tickets or send an email to castlecraftgifts@gmail.com to receive a secure payment link. Materials and refreshments supplied.

MACRAME BUNTING

With Raybeam Makes, £30

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Dates & times:

Monday 29 July, 6 - 9pm

Saturday 3 August, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Monday 18 November, 6 - 9pm

Saturday 30 November, 6 - 9pm


Learn the main macrame knots while making fabulous bunting. You’ll go home with 1.5 metres of bunting in your favourite coloured cord.

MAKE A STORAGE BASKET

With All Sew Pretty, £30

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Dates & times:

New Dates Coming Soon

Get to grips with your sewing machine by learning to make this useful storage basket. Bring your own sewing machine (let us know when you book if you'd like to borrow a machine).  

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS SEWING: TOTE BAG

With All Sew Pretty, £30

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Dates & times:

New Dates Coming Soon

Get to grips with your sewing machine by learning to make your very own tote bag. Bring your own sewing machine (let us know when you book if you'd like to borrow a machine).

LEARN TO SEW ZIPS: COIN PURSE

With All Sew Pretty, £30

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Dates & times:

New dates coming soon.


Get to grips with your sewing machine by learning to make a coin purse (with zip!). Bring your own sewing machine (let us know when you book if you'd like to borrow a machine).  

BATH BOMBS: CHARITY EVENT

With Bath Funk, £30

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Dates & times:

Tuesday 2 July, 6 - 9pm

Saturday 17 August, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Claire from Bath Funk is raising money for Macmillan Nurses by running these two workshops and doing a marathon hike in the Wye Valley in September. Book a place on this workshop to raise money for this important cause while learning how to make bath bombs in this interesting, fun & slightly messy workshop! Find out about the background of bath bombs, what ingredients to add & tips on how to correct mistakes. You will make up to 4 bath bombs from scratch with a lesson at the end on how to paint them. 

WILLOW

With Oodle Doodle Art, £85

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Dates & times:

Hare: Saturday 25 May, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Basket: Saturday 15 June, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Deer: Saturday 9 November, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Learn how to create using this environmentally friendly material at the Willow course; suitable for everyone including beginners. This all day workshop will help you to understand this ancient craft as you develop the skills of sculpting in willow whilst creating something beautiful and unique that will last for many years to come.

WILLOW OBELISK

With Oodle Doodle Art, £30

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Dates & times:

Saturday 8 June, 1.30 - 4.30pm

Learn how to create using this environmentally friendly material at the Willow course; suitable for everyone including beginners. This workshop will help you to understand this ancient craft as you develop the skills of sculpting in willow whilst creating something beautiful and unique that will last for many years to come.

DECOUPAGE

With Victory Vintage, £30

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Dates & times:

Saturday 29 June,1.30 - 4.30pm

Thursday 11 July, 1.30 - 4.30pm

Saturday 31 August, 1.30 - 4.30pm

Thursday 12 September, 1.30 - 4.30pm

Thursday 7 November, 1.30 - 4.30pm

Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by gluing paper cut outs onto it. Come and learn this craft for yourself with our resident decoupage artist, Karen, from Victory Vintage. Depending on which date you attend, you will learn how to make a Wood Chopping Board Set or a Slate Table Mat & Coasters.

WATER MARBLING

With Victory Vintage, £30

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Dates & times:

Saturday 22 June, 1.30 - 4.30pm

Thursday 15 August, 1.30 - 4.30pm

Thursday 21 November, 1.30 - 4.30pm

Saturday 23 November, 1.30 - 4.30pm

Water marbling is a surface design technique that produces patterns resembling a swirled stone, like marble. To achieve this ancient craft, watery paints are dropped onto the surface of a liquid and then the floating colour is manipulated with simple tools to create beautiful patterns.

ENHANCE YOUR CROCHET: 4 WEEK COURSE

With Daisybrook, £100

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4 x 3 hour workshops, 9.30am - 12.30pm:

New dates coming soon. 

This crochet class is for people who know how to crochet and want to improve their skills. If you are a beginner, please join our beginners crochet class.

BEGINNERS CROCHET: 2 WEEK COURSE

With Daisybrook, £55

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2 x 3 hour workshops, 10am - 12.30pm:

Friday 7 June

Friday 14 June

If you'd love to crochet but have never tried, this class is perfect for you. Let Jan teach you the basics before moving up to more expert classes.

MACRAME CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

With Raybeam Makes, £30

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Dates & times:

Monday 4 November, 6 - 9pm

Saturday 23 November, 6 - 9pm 

Learn key macrame knots while making a selection of different Christmas Decorations. Learn about the different types of macrame cord and how they can be used to create different effects. 

4 WEEK MACRAME COURSE

With Raybeam Makes, £100

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4 x 3 hour Monday workshops, 6 - 9pm:

2nd September

9th September

16th September

23th September 

You will learn several popular macrame knots and their names so that you can use them in a variety of future creation. You'll also learn about the different types of macrame cords available and projects that they are suited to. In the 4 week course, you will make two macrame keyrings, a beautiful plant pot hanger, and small wall hanging and two macrame coasters.​

FAIRY LIGHT LANTERNS

With Victory Vintage, £30

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Dates & times:

Saturday 20 July, 1.30 - 4.30pm

Saturday 28 September, 1.30 - 4.30pm

Thursday 14 November, 1.30 - 4.30pm

Learn how to make these pretty garland lights. Choose from a selection of lovely fabrics and go home with a garland of 20 battery-operated, easy-to-hang lanterns. 

MAKE A CONSERTINA PURSE

With All Sew Pretty, £30

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Dates & times:

Thurs 13th June 9:30-12:30

Learn how to make this useful and pretty 3 section concertina purse with popper closure. Perfect for keeping your cards and coins safe in you bag. A fun project suitable for beginners. Bring your sewing machine (let us know when you book if you need to borrow a machine)

EMBROIDERY

With Juno's House, £30

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Dates & times:

Saturday 29th June, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Learn 5 embroidery stitches and let your imagination run wild adding texture and colour to a pre-printed pattern. Enjoy three mindful hours of stitching and then leave with a "blooming" lovely hoop to hang on your wall or mount in a frame.

LEARN TO SEW: CUSHION

With All Sew Pretty, £30

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Dates & times:

Saturday 22th June, 9.30am - 12.30pm.

Get to grips with your sewing machine by learning to make your very own cushion cover (envelope back). Bring your own sewing machine (let us know when you book if you'd like to borrow a machine).

LEARN TO SEW: CHRISTMAS BUNTING

With All Sew Pretty, £30

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Dates & times:

Saturday 2 November, 9.30-12.30

Make up to 15 double-sided flags for your reusable bunting that will brighten up any space. Learn about turning, trimming seams and how to use bias binding. Bring your own sewing machine (let us know when you book if you'd like to borrow a machine).  

WILD BASKETRY 

With Oodle Doodle Art, £85

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Dates & times:

Saturday 21 September, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Learn how to create using this environmentally friendly material at the wild basketry course; suitable for everyone including beginners. This all day workshop will help you to develop the skills of sculpting using plant based materials to create something beautiful and unique that will last for many years to come.

NEEDLE FELTING: VARIOUS ANIMALS

With Oodle Doodle Art, £30

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Dates & times:

New Dates Coming Soon

 

Each month our resident needle felter will teach a different animal or object.

DECOUPAGE: 3 WEEK COURSE

With Victory Vintage, £80

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3 X 3 hour workshops, 1.30 - 4.30pm:

Saturday 12 October

Saturday 19 October

Saturday 26 October

Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by gluing paper cut outs onto it. Come and learn this craft for yourself with our resident decoupage artist, Karen, from Victory Vintage. In this three week course you will make a range of products including wood chopping boards, slate mats and coasters, and 3D objects.

CROCHET BASKETS

With Daisybrook, £35

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Dates & times:

New Dates Coming Soon

MOSAIC CROCHET: 2 WEEK COURSE

With Daisybrook, £55

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2 x 3 hour workshops, 9.30am - 12.30pm:

Friday 24 May

Friday 21 June

Discover the artistry of mosaic crochet, where yarn transforms into stunning patterns and textures. Dive into a world where colour meets creativity, and craft your own masterpiece with guidance from our resident crochet expert. Not suitable for beginners.

MACRAME: WALL HANGING

With Raybeam Makes, £35

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Dates & times:

Thursday 13th June, 6 - 9pm

Saturday 6th July, 6 - 9pm

Learn key macrame knots while making a stunning macrame wall hanging. Learn about the different types of macrame cord and how they can be used to create different effects. Final hanging design may vary from the photo.

MACRAME: PLANT HANGER

With Raybeam Makes, £30

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Dates & times:

Saturday 8 June, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Monday 1 July, 6 - 9pm

Learn key macrame knots while making a beautiful macrame plant hanger. Learn about the different types of macrame cord and how they can be used to create different effects. Final hanging design may vary from the photo.

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