From lampshade making to Tek Tek weaving, there is such a variety of arts and crafts workshops to get stuck into around Bath. Crystal Rose rounds up a few of the best around the city
1. Crochet Camp
Perfect for beginners, as you learn to weave with Tek Tek, a thick cloth-like material made from the waste products of fast fashion factories in Europe, that crochets quickly and easily. Learn the magic circle, double crochet and how to increase your stitches and change colour. You’ll go home with your own crocheted plant pot. Saturday 13 January, 2 – 5pm; £42.
Attend the heirloom lampshade workshop at V V Rouleaux and create your own unique lampshade. Use a selection of V V Rouleaux’s collection of beautiful ribbons, beads, flowers and tassels (you’re welcome to bring your own heirlooms, if you wish) to create a true one-off. Friday 19 January, 10am – 12.30pm; £65.
Pick your bisque (unpainted pottery) from the extensive range, choose from more than 50 underglaze paints and create original personalised pottery. Clay imprints and Decopatch supplies are also available. Drop in sessions are on weekdays or book your own group event and get creative. Adult studio fees: £5, child: £4.
Get prepared for Mother’s Day and take part in this Floristry for Mother’s Day evening course at Bath College. Learn to make a posy in a myriad of colours from spring flowers such as peonies, tulips and dahlias. All flowers, tools and equipment will be provided in the price. All you need to bring is a large bag to carry your handiwork home. Tuesday 27 February, 6 – 8.30pm; £44.
Learn how to make your very own wall hanging with Suzanne Gattrell Hodshon from Nest & Burrow. In this workshop you’ll work with a mixture of wools, yarns, texture and colour. All materials are included and you’ll have the option to buy your loom at the end of the workshop. Suzanne (who teaches from her open-plan kitchen in Wiltshire) will have a latte waiting for you upon arrival and you’ll learn modern weaving techniques such as Rya knots and Soumak. Get 10% off your workshop with the code ‘BATHMAG’. Thursday 22 February, £55; 10.30am – 2.30pm.