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!
Stay In touch
Sign up to receive email updates, promotions and a first look at upcoming workshops.
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 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.
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.
£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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
£10 - Course dates and booking
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!
£20 - Course dates and booking
Come along for this new on trend workshop making a crochet market tote. A great expandable bag perfect for the Eco friendliness in all of us. All materials included.
£125 - Course dates and booking
A 6 part workshop, making your very own crochet wreath. All materials will be supplied. You'll learn how to make the base, leaves, flowers, acorns, berries and finally a hedgehog!
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!
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
£60 - course dates and booking
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.
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.
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.
Fine Silver Clay - 2 part workshop
£75 - course dates and booking
On this two-part course you will learn how to work with silver clay and have the opportunity to create your own moulds from a wide selection of existing objects or work with your own designs or objects you bring with you. You will learn how to texture, cut, fire and finish the clay as well as a number of hints and tricks for successful silver jewellery making with the potential to make at least two pendants and a pair of earrings. 10 grams of silver clay and sterling silver findings are included and sterling silver chains will be available to purchase on the course. No experience necessary.
Make your own silver ring at this short introduction to silversmithing. You’ll learn about measuring, cutting, soldering and finishing sterling silver, along with a few different texturing and polishing techniques so you can choose how you’d like to finish your ring. By the end of the session, you will have designed and made your own unique piece of jewellery.
All materials are provided, no experience needed.
£50 - course dates and booking
In this 3 hour workshop We’ll make a variation of the bangles shown in the photos - you can either make them to wear separately or add a ring to combine them into one piece of jewellery. You’ll learn about measuring, cutting, soldering and finishing sterling silver along with some different texturing and polishing techniques so you can choose how you’d like to finish your bangles. By the end of the session, you will have designed and made your own unique piece of jewellery. All materials are included. No experience needed.
Silver Domed Ear Rings
Design and make a pair of domed earrings using sterling silver in this 3 hour workshop. Suitable for both beginners and more experienced silversmiths - you’ll learn how to cut, file, shape and polish and how to curve metal using domes and punches. By the end of the session, you will have designed and made your own unique pair of earrings.
All materials are provided. No experience needed.
Knitting and 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!
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.
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 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.
Still Life Drawing
Come and spend 2 hours with Clara, learning how to draw (beginners) or improve on the skills you may already have. She'll bring all the materials you need, and objects too, to help you master a talent you didn't know you had.
Needle Felting - Robbin on a bobbin
This is a short workshop suitable for adult beginners and experienced felters alike. In just the space of two and a half hours, you can learn to needle felt the most exquisite little robin sitting on a vintage cotton reel.
You will learn all the basic needle felting techniques so you can make many more birds and other creatures.
All materials, vintage reels, braids, hangers, crowns and glitter are provided.
For those who wish to continue felting, equipment, fibres , tools and accessories will also be available to buy.
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.
Draw String bag
In this 2-hour workshop, Jane from Gardening Witch Designs will teach you how to sew a lined drawstring bag. Sewing machines will be available for use during the workshop, although you can bring your own if you would prefer. You must have basic sewing machine skills. As long as you can sew in a straight line, you will be fine. All materials will be provided. Cotton material for the bag will be available in a choice of patterns, with a contrasting plain fabric for the top and calico for the lining. The bag that you make in the workshop will be approximately 9 inches (23 cm) wide, 10 inches (26 cm) tall with a base depth of 2 inches (5 cm).
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!
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.
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
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, Pom Pom headbands or even making a macrame hanger each!
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms and Conditions for workshops at The Makers’ Cabin 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. If the cancellation is made less than 7 days before the workshop you will receive 50% of the total cost of the course refund, less £10 administrative fee. If the cancellation is made within 48 hours before the workshop then no refund will be given. No refunds for non-attendance of workshops.
You details are only kept with The Makers' Cabin and will not be shared with anyone else. You can opt out of emails at anytime using the Unsubscribe function or emailing email@example.com