Learn more about our fantastic Belfast craft classes…
Our cosy studio shop nestled in the historical Merville House, Newtownabbey, is simply alive with crafting and creative types. Come in any time of day, and you are sure to be met with a warm welcome and the opportunity for learning about new crafts, or improving your old favourites.
Our popular craft workshops are the absolute best!
We offer an exciting and busy calendar of craft classes that cover a wide range of crafts including; felting, crochet, knitting, sewing and many more. You can choose to attend a one off Craft Workshop in a craft of your choice, opt for a 4 week batch of ‘Learn To’ classes, or you can attend one of our Weekly Craft Clubs on a regular basis to not only practice your craft, but to socialise and relax.
Weekly Craft Clubs
Our Weekly Craft Clubs in Merville are Hand Sewing on Monday, Knitting on Tuesday and Crochet on Wednesday are for all levels of ability and are pay as you go (£5 to cover expenses).
Our clubs in Holywood are our Knitting Clinic on Monday morning (Starting June 21st 2021), and Crochet on Saturday mornings (2021 start date to be confirmed), and are also for all levels of ability and are pay as you go (£5 to cover expenses).
This helps us keep track of numbers of people who want to come, and keep everyone safe as can be.
Our clubs are a great place for everyone to share and learn from each other, with an experienced and helpful member of staff around, while having lots of fun in the process…!
Learn To Craft Classes
Or if you would prefer to learn a brand new craft and wish to attend with other crafters at the same level, you can sign up for a 4 session series of ‘Learn To’ classes.
We offer Learn To Crochet on Thursdays at Holywood at 10am or 7pm, and on Friday at Merville House at 10am or 7pm.
We offer Learn To Knit classes in Holywood on Tuesday morning at 10:30.
Our ‘Learn To’ classes start on the first week of each month at a cost of £50 which includes all yarn, equipment, refreshments and parking and run for 4 sessions over that month.
If it is a Learn To Sew class you prefer, you could join our sewing machine workshop which takes place once a month for a whole day (weekends only) at a cost of £60 including lunch and all the materials you need to make your own cushion to take home.
One Off Craft Workshops
Aside from our regular classes, we offer many exciting one-off Craft Workshops. In the past, we have offered Felting, 3D Felting, Introduction to Patchwork, Embroidery, Black Work, Lace, Macrame, Weaving, Spinning, Punch Needling, Arm Knitting, Wet Felting and Pottery Painting. We regularly update our Events page with pictures and stories of our latest Workshops, so if you keep an eye out, you might just see some of your own lovely creations here!
Craft Parties & Group Bookings
Did you know that you can book the studio privately for your own craft event? We offer a selection of Craft Workshops that you can attend with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday or just for a fun get together. Our second function rooms serves as a comfortable space for groups of up to 6 people who can gather together for some crafting fun and light refreshments. It is a firm favourite among local charity and community groups who wish to bring outreach groups for a new experience of crafting. Prices for these events are on request so feel free to get in touch.
Watch this space for more exciting news about our 2021 Craft Retreats. We are exploring some destinations across Northern Ireland where fellow crafters can book themselves to come away with us for a Craft Retreat where bed, board and craft supplies are all covered by the cost. You can escape the real world, share time with friends both old and new, and visit somewhere new and beautiful, all the while learning or practising a craft. Please get in touch if you are interested in hearing more about our Craft Retreats.
If you are a Craft Tutor and would like to get in touch about delivering a Workshop with us, please do, we are always interested in adding new classes to our calendar. Also, any Mums and Dads our there, make sure to watch this space for our new Children’s Craft Classes which will be coming soon, also as well as updated news on all our 2021 classes.