• About The Makers' Cabin

    The Makers’ Cabin was born from a complete love of craft and making anything from scratch. I love anything craft based, and noticed that my children were also getting the ‘makers’ bug and we wanted to share it with other people too!

    Using the skills of other local craft makers, we've joined together to offer bespoke workshops teaching a range of crafts.

     

    Whether it be a crochet or flower workshop, or calligraphy, each visit to the The Makers’ Cabin (based on Highfield in Letchworth) is unique!

     

  • Makers

    The Makers' Cabin loves making things - inspiring little and big makers alike to get creative in a relaxing environment. So come and learn a new skill! We have experienced tutors who come and teach workshops regularly - all details are found on our booking site.

    Taught by Vicki from Off The Hook For You

    Workshops ranging in skill level, from the basics of the not so humble granny square to bespoke hats, flowers and seasonal items.

    Taught by Vivien from Vivien Dent Glass

    Glass jewellery workshops making pendants, cufflinks and rings.

    Taught by Jane of GardeningWitch Designs

    A complete beginners workshop, learning about all fleece, before using a drop spindle to turn it into yarn!

    Create some unique cards and tags. Learn about designs before designing a Lino block, cutting it, choosing colours before the fun (and messy) part of printing them! Make as many as time allows!

    Using your own fabric to make a wonderful lampshade for your home.  A beginners workshop where at the end of the workshop you get to take home your completed creation!

    Taught by Jane of GardeningWitch Designs

    Workshops ranging in skill level, from the basics to make you an accomplished knitter at the end of a 3 part workshop

    Taught by Gemma of Motherwild

    A workshop teaching the beautiful art of Brush Lettering, and letter formation.

    Taught by Rachel of Connies Kitchen Table

    A workshop making bespoke items from paper, from family trees, to cacti, to cards..... the choice is endless

    Taught by Vicki from Off The Hook

    A very retro workshop teaching how to make a Macrame plant hanger. 

    Taught by Sarah Maylin of Sarah Maylin Flowers

    Workshops for every occasion, fresh flowers, learning the skills to not only make the arrangements, but the care to look after the flowers too!

    Taught by Bath Fairchild-Grainger from Betsy Rose

    A great workshop making a clay dish, and a geometric bead.

    Taught By Shari Day of Mrs Days Imaginarium

    Using your sewing machine to make wonderful embroidery pictures. Beginners to advanced workshops - just bring your sewing machine!

    Taught by Susan from Susan's house

    A range of different workshops which can be tailored to you. In the first workshop, a pillowcase will be upcycled into a drawstring bag and a sewing kit, but also on the cards, toddler trousers from a T-shirt, a childs dress from a pillowcase, a laptop bag from a pair of jeans!

    Taught by Claire Costello

    Make a heart, fish, leaf or tile in this great taster workshop.

    Taught by Ishbel of IBpapercuts

    Come and learn how to cut paper to make a beautiful butterfly that will be displayed in a box frame.

    Taught by Davina from ResinHead

    A beginners workshop, learning all about Resin. You'll design, and make a pendant, before learning how to mix resin and lots of problem solving tips.

    Taught by Steph from Flat102

    This workshop is ideal for beginners who are interested in learning the basics of screen printing.

    The class will cover how to screen print using paper stencils. Steph will teach you how to utilise different paper cutting techniques to produce a stencil of your own design, along with how to prep the screen ready to print your own tote bag or tea towel.

    Taught by Sally from Sallyann Designs

    This workshop is aimed at the complete beginner, no experience needed. You’ll get to experiment with fun pigment crystals called Brusho, quickly creating striking artwork.

    Taught by Stacy from @Socalligraphy

    A great workshop teaching classic calligraphy, and letter formation.

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  • Crochet and Macrame

    Taught by Vicki from Off the Hook

    Beginners Crochet - 3 part workshop

    In this 3 part workshop you'll learn the basics of Crochet. You'll start with a granny square in week one, move onto a hat (with a pom pom) in week 2 and finish with a spot of Amigurumi in week 3. All yarn, hooks and needles will be provided. These workshops will run weekly. If you want to come along to one workshop in particular and can already make a (US) Double crochet get in touch.

    Beginners crochet - Granny Squares

    Come and learn how to make a granny square in this 2 hour workshop. You'll learn about different types of yarn, and hooks, before getting to grips with the basic stitches of crochet. All yarn and hooks will be provided.

    Corner to Corner crochet

    A chance to learn the technique of corner to corner crochet, a great skill that makes blankets super fast! You'll learn how to change colours, and how to follow a graph, as well as increasing and decreasing.

    This is an intermediate workshop, you must be able to US double crochet (UK treble crochet) to attend this workshop. All materials and yarn will be provided and you'll go home with a finished square knowing all techniques you need to expand this onto bigger projects.

    Crochet Necklaces

    £25 - Course dates and booking

    In this workshop you'll learn how to make a crochet necklace using T-shirt yarn. You'll be able to pick from a variety of colours to make this unique necklace designed by the tutor. You'll have enough time to make at least one necklace, maybe even 2 if you've crochet before! £20 per place, all materials will be provided, and a copy of the pattern to make some more.

    Crochet Mandalas

    Come and learn how to make a mandala in this 2 hour workshop with Vicki from Off the Hook. have free reign over the colours you choose, before using lots of different stitches to make this mandala. This is a great way of increasing the stitches you can make with your hook. Note - you must be able to make a US Double crochet to attend this workshop.

    Crochet Stockings

    In this workshop you'll learn how to make a mini crochet stocking. You'll be able to pick from a variety of festive yarns to make these super cute stockings designed by the tutor, Vicki from Off the Hook. You should have enough time to finish one sticking in the workshop. All hooks and yarn supplied, and you'll take home more yarn to make a few more. This is not a beginner workshop - you must be able to US Double Crochet / UK Treble crochet to get the most from this workshop.

    Crochet Blanket Techniques

    In this workshop you'll learn how to make at least 2 different granny squares - the Starburst granny and turning a circle into a square. You'll then learn how to join them together successfully. This is not a beginner workshop - you must be able to US Double Crochet / UK Treble crochet to get the most from this workshop.

    Crochet flowers

    A workshop concentrating on making crochet flowers. You'll be able to US double / UK treble crochet to attend this workshop. You'll learn how to use different crochet stitches to make a flower.

    1:1 Crochet

    If you want a 1:1 session to learn how to crochet, we can offer private tuition at £50 for 2 hours. All materials will be provided and you can discuss your specific needs prior to the workshop in terns of yarn and stitches. Please email to arrange a suitable time and date.

    Crochet Clinic

    Are you stick with a current project? Can't read a pattern? Or just want to come and chat to other like minded people. Every Tuesday afternoon in school term time, we now offer a session between 1-3pm where you get help, and homemade cake of course!

    Macrame

    Come along for this new on trend workshop making a plant hanger with Vicki, who loves anything yarn based! You will be provided with all the materials to make at least one hanger, and will be provided with the pot and a plant to go in it!

  • Glass, clay, resin and jewellery

    Taught by Vivien from Vivien Dent Glass, Beth from Betsy Rose, Davina from ResinHead, Tuuli Parker, and Claire from Claire Costello Mosaics

    Glass Pendants

    A chance for you to make make a unique glass pendant or brooch with Vivien Dent Glass.

    During this 2 hour workshop you will design and make one, pendant or brooch, with the option to make more for a small additional charge. So if you you fancy making some bespoke ear rings, this is the workshop for you!

    Glass workshop - 2 part

    This a 2 part workshop, in session one, you'll make a block of glass, designed completely by yourself. This will be fired in the kiln ready for session 2 (2 weeks later). In this session, you can cut this block to size, using all the glass you've made in previous weeks, ready for a re-firing to turn it into Jewellery.

    You can have matching pendants, ear rings, cuff links, hair clips - you name it!

    Fixings for 2 items are included in the workshop price, further fixings can be purchased at the time for a £1 each.

     

    Clay

    In this newly designed workshop, you get to grips with clay. You'll make a clay jewellery dish, which you'll decorate in your choice of colours. You'll also get the chance to make a Geometric bead and attach this to a Necklace.

     

    Resin Jewellery

    In this workshop you’ll be taught the basics of how to mix and use Resin to make Jewellery including how to overcome problems. You’ll be given a 30mm pendant to paint as you choose, before having the option of adding charms and trinkets to your pendant to make it unique. You can bring your own items to set in your jewellery too, from dried flowers, to glitter Please note, the pendant will be delivered back to you 2 weeks after the workshop.

     

    Taster Mosaics

    In this taster workshop you’ll be taught the basics of Mosaics. With the choice of a fish, a heart or a tile, you can choose the colours of your masterpiece. You will leave with a finished piece and a good understanding of how to create mosaics. No previous experience is necessary and a wonderful array of coloured tiles, and glass are available for you to create and play with. It is a fun and enjoyable experience and everyone goes home with a mosaic they will be proud of.

    Daisy Chain Beaded Ring

    In this workshop, you'll learn the daisy chain seed weaving technique. You'll make at least one ring, in colours of your choice. No previous experience needed.

    Wire wrapped rings

    In this workshop you'll learn how to make two different styles of wire wrapped rings using Murano style glass beads and silver plated wire. All materials included. No experience needed.

    Fine Silver Clay Pendants

    In this workshop, you'll learn how to make moulds made with natural objects to create a unique pure 999 silver clay pendant. All materials included.

  • Knitting and Hand Spinning

    Taught by Jane from GardeningWitch Designs

    Hand Spinning

    This 2 hour workshop is designed for the absolute beginner who is curious about how yarn is produced from animal fleece and wants an introduction to hand spinning with a drop spindle. You will learn about fleece, and how to prepare it for spinning, before you get to try spinning for yourself using colourful fibre and a drop spindle that you can take home with you (to practice some more). No previous experience is necessary and you don’t need to bring anything with you except your enthusiasm!

    Beginners Knitting

    In this 2-hour workshop, Jane from Gardening Witch Designs will teach you how to start knitting. No previous knitting experience necessary!

    You will learn how to cast on, how to master the knit and purl stitches, and how to cast off. You will also learn how to read a knitting pattern, including what all those cryptic abbreviations mean.

    You will receive patterns for 2 simple spa cloths which will let you practice the techniques learned. Yarn and needles will be provided.

     

     

    Next steps in Knitting

    Do you already know the basics of knitting, but want to learn more? In this 2-hour workshop, Jane from Gardening Witch Designs will help you progress to the next stage by teaching you about different types of increases and decreases and how to work some simple lace patterns.

    You must already be able to cast on, knit, purl and cast off.

    You will receive patterns for 2 spa cloths which will let you practice the techniques learned. Yarn and needles will be provided.

    Introduction to Sock knitting

    This 2 hour workshop aims to teach the anatomy of a sock and show how a knitted sock is constructed. You will apply this knowledge to knit a mini sock as a decoration, for which a pattern will be provided. Circular needles or double pointed needles (DPNs) and DK yarn will be available for use during the workshop, but if you want to bring your own supplies you will need a 4mm circular needle (80cm or 100 cm in length), or a set of 4mm DPNs, and DK yarn of your choice. Note this is not a beginners workshop - you should be able to knit in the round to get the most from this workshop.”

    Introduction to Magic Loop knitting

    A 2 hour workshop where the aim is to teach how to knit a small circumference tube using the magic loop technique. The students will take home the pattern for a pair of simple wrist warmers which are designed to let them practice the ‘magic loop’ technique. You must be able to cast on, cast off, and have basic knitting skills to get the most from this workshop. Circular needles and DK yarn will be available for use during the workshop, but if you want to bring your own supplies you will need a 4mm circular needle (80cm or 100 cm in length) and DK yarn of your choice.

  • Bespoke workshops

    Print Workshop

    Create some unique cards and tags with Kim from Something Wonderful Designs. Learn about different designs before using different print media to experiment with printing. The design a Lino block, cut it, choose your colours before the fun (and messy) part of printing them! Make as many as time allows!

    Beginners Classic Calligraphy

    A chance to learn this great skill with Stacy from @socalligraphyuk. You'll have 2 hours tuition learning how to form the letters. You get given a pack containing the ink, a nib, and even a brush stroke pen (which we'll hopefully have a chance to use - time permitting).

     

    Paper cut Family Trees

    In this new workshop you'll make your own unique family tree with Rachel from Connie's Kitchen Table. Entirely made out of paper, you'll be able to choose from a variety of pre cut additions as well as cut some of your own, making your tree truly bespoke and personal to you. Your tree will then be mounted in a box frame ready for you to take home.

     

    This would make a wonderful gift, but I think most people will want to keep it for themselves after making this unique piece of artwork.

    Drum Lampshades

    A chance to learn how to make a drum lampshade with Tola from Detola and Geek. In this 3 hour workshop you'll hand craft the lampshade starting from just 0.5m of material, which you bring with you as your choice.

    Papercutting

    A chance to learn how to papercut with Ishbel of IBpapercuts. You'll spend the time in the workshop cutting this unique design, before mounting it in a box frame, ready to take home your finished masterpiece.

    Screen Printing

    A beginners workshop covering the basics of screen printing with Steph from Flat102, from cutting a stencil, adding ink, printing and how to clean up afterwards!  All the materials you’ll need, including your choice of either a tote bag or tea towel,

     

    Brusho Paints

    This workshop is aimed at the complete beginner, no experience needed. You’ll get to experiment with fun pigment crystals called Brusho, quickly creating striking artwork.

    This class will cover how to prepare your paper, play with fun colour combinations and learn how to achieve stunning effects with this exciting medium. By the end of the class you will a beautiful piece of art to take away, under the tutoring of Sally

     

    Brush Stroke Lettering

    Join us for a 2 hour Workshop with Gemma from Mother Wild as your host to teach you the art of Brush Lettering. Starting with how to do drills, form letters and then words to create your own handwritten quote on A4 Card. You will receive a named pack with practise sheets & Duo Brush Pen to take home so you can continue to perfect your own unique Brush Lettering style.

  • Sewing workshops

    Beginners Hand Sewing

    On this workshop with Shari Day from Mrs Days Imaginarium, you'll learn how to do basic hand sewing repairs to clothing. From turning up a hem to sewing on badges. This is great introduction to sewing.

    Beginners Sewing - machine

    A great chance to get to grips with your sewing machine!

     

    In this workshop we welcome Susan from Susans House, who'll be teaching us how to make a draw string bag from a pillow case.

     

    You'll need to bring your sewing machine if you have one (as you'll get a mini lesson), and a pillowcase and bobbins.

     

    Freehand Machine Embroidery

    In this new workshop you'll make and envelope from vintage fabric. You'll learn how to use your machine free hand to obtain bespoke shapes and curves. Taught from Shari from Mrs Days Imaginarium, this is a great workshop to extend your sewing skills.

  • Floral workshops

    Tight bouquet

    A wonderful workshop learning about flower preparation and care before making a tight bouquet with Sarah Maylin Flowers. You'll then learn to wrap the bouquet, before making a traditional florist bow. All flowers, and materials included. A favourite workshop here at The Makers' Cabin as the cabin smells amazing!

    Christmas Wreaths

    Starting with a copper ring, you'll learn how to construct a traditional wreath, then decorate it with a huge selection of berries, lights and seed heads, before learning how to make a traditional florist bow. All materials are included.

     

  • Gift Vouchers

    We offer a range of gift vouchers, which can be use to pay for part of or all of a workshop. Within 24 hours a voucher will be emailed to you, which be can be given as a gift. This will contain a one off code, that can be redeemed on our booking site.

  • Private bookings, Hen Parties and baby showers

    Hen Parties

    We can accept private bookings for up to 8 people to come and try one of our workshops as a Hen Parties. This could be a button art party, all making glass pendants, or even everyone sewing a pair of knickers!

    Baby showers

    On a similar line to Hen parties, we can accept private bookings of up to 8 people, to come and make something at a baby shower. This might be learning to crochet, and making bunting for the nursery, or even making an amigurumi jellyfish that can be turned into a mobile. Get in touch to discuss your options.

    Private bookings

    If you, and a group of friends want to come to a workshop as a private booking, please get in touch to discuss the options. info@themakerscabin.co.uk

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    07852 351894

    23 Highfield

    Letchworth

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The Makers’ Cabin reserves the right to cancel a course at anytime. If the course is cancelled prior to the start of the course you will be given a full refund.

 If a single workshop has to be cancelled then I will reschedule that class or offer you a space on a future course.

If the client cancels their course you will receive a full refund, less £10 administrative fee, if the cancellation is made more than 7 days before the workshop.
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