The Best At-Home Crafts Courses
From flower arranging to terrarium-making
As many of us have a little extra time on our hands at the moment, now is a great time to try one of the many crafts courses on offer. From terrarium workshops with the Botanical Boys to Grace & Cable’s knit and crochet classes, we bring you the best online crafts courses which you can tune into from home.
The Best At-Home Crafts Courses
Craft Classes with Dulwich Picture Gallery
Dulwich Picture Gallery has launched a new season of digital events to tie in with its major exhibition, Unearthed: Photography’s Roots. Learn how to brew your own natural inks and dyes with regular household items alongside artist Nikki Gardham, create your own botanical clay sculpture with ceramics expert Katie Spragg, or get the family involved with one of the gallery’s Art Sundays. Various dates until 13 March. dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk
The Big Community Sew
Launched by renowned fashion designer and The Great British Sewing Bee judge, Patrick Grant, back in May of last year, The Big Community Sew is encouraging people across the nation to rally together and create face coverings in light of the pandemic. No matter if you’re not an expert sewer – the initiative sets out to inspire anyone with a sewing machine (however dusty) to get involved with a range of easy-to-follow how-to guides using easy-to-find materials, such as a pillow case or cotton t-shirt. A fantastic way to pass the time during lockdown whilst doing something good for the community, joining The Big Community Sew is a no-brainer. bigcommunitysew.co.uk
Botanical Boys x Wardian London Series
Now is the perfect time to spruce up your home decor – and what better way to do so than with plants? Both beautiful and beneficial, plants help to minimise stress, enhance our indoor air quality and help us to feel more connected to nature. If you’re inspired to breathe some new life into your own home, join the Botanical Boys for a virtual terrarium workshop. You’ll be sent your own kit beforehand, experience a live step-by-step demo from the experts, and receive an array of important syling and aftercare advice. Next session: 20 February 2021, £75pp. widget.obby.co.uk
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Join City Lit’s Online Courses
Holborn-based education charity and college City Lit has transformed over 600 of its part-time courses into online classes since lockdown. From an introduction to beaded jewellery to calligraphy and kimono-making, there are plenty of creative courses available to keep you engaged and entertained – plus, an exclusive offer for new students means you’ll get 20 per cent off your first course (use code CITYLIT20). citylit.ac.uk
Knit and Crochet with Stitch & Story
If you’re new to knit and crochet, Stitch & Story’s beginners kits are an ideal way to get started. What’s more, the craft specialists provide an array of video tutorials to help guide you as you go. Learn to craft a pom hat, Miffy-inspired cushion cover, chunky cable headband and more. If you’re already an expert, there are intermediate kits available too. stitchandstory.com
Get Creative with Grace & Cable
You’ll find an eclectic array of online knit and crochet classes available at Grace & Cable. Have a hand in crochet gingham, traditional ‘granny squares’, spiral filet crochet and more. Founder Jo even hosts an online knit and crochet clinic for ‘all those woolly problems’, as well as bespoke classes tailored to you. graceandcable.co.uk
Master the Art of Flower Arranging
An ideal way to both brighten your home and master a new creative skill, online learning platform Silk Share offers a range of insightful flower arranging classes. Learn to create a striking centrepiece or a pretty flower posy, or practice free-form flower-arranging with a mindfulness-inspired class. Sign up via skillshare.com
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