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!
Whether it be a crochet or flower workshop, or a childrens’ craft workshop, each visit to the The Makers’ Cabin (based on Highfield in Letchworth) is unique!
Crochet -3 part workshop
In this 3 part workshop with Vicki from Off the Hook 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 Amigurami 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.
£25 - Course dates and booking
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 Pendants - 2 part workshop
This a 2 part workshop enabling you to make a more detailed pendant with both depth of glass and colours with Vivien Dent Glass
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.
So if you you fancy making some highly bespoke items, this is the workshop for you!
£45 - Course dates and booking
A great chance to make a festive wreath just in time for Christmas. These workshops are extremely popular, and the wreaths that are made amazing! In 2 hours, with expert tutiton from florist Sarah Maylin you'll go from a copper ring to a complete wreath along with ample choice of decorations to make yours unique.
£20 - Coming soon
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.
£30 - coming soon
Come and learn all about fleece, and how to turn it into yarn. Jane from Gardening Witch Designs is back for another workshop, where she teaches you basics before you get your hands on colourful fleece an a drop spindle that you can take home with you (to practice some more)!
Bespoke Paper 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 truely 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.
£20 - coming soon
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 kids leggings that actually fit!!!!
You'll need to bring your sewing machine if you have one (as you'll get a mini lesson), and 1M of cotton or jersey based stretch fabric for aged 8 and below, and thread to match.
Corner to Corner Crochet
£20 - Course dates and booking
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.
Basic Hand Sewing - coming soon
Crochet Necklaces - coming soon
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, Vicki from Off the Hook. 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.
Beginners Knitting - coming soon
In this 3 part workshop with Jane from Gardening Witch Designs you'll learn the basics of knitting. In week 1, you'll start by learning how to cast on, how to master the knit stitch, and how to cast off. In week 2, you'll learn the purl stitch. In week 3, you will learn how to make increases and decreases. Each week you will receive a pattern for a simple spa cloth which uses the techniques learned, and you will have chance to re-visit techniques taught in previous weeks. All yarn and needles will be provided.
Crochet mini Christmas Stockings
£25 - course dates and booking
A chance to learn how to construct a mini Christmas stocking - perfect for cutlery on the festive table! Taught by Vicki from Off the Hook For you - this is a great workshop to improve your crochet skills. (Note this is an improvers workshop - you must be able to Treble crochet (UK) or Double crochet (USA) to attend). All materials and hooks provided.
£40 - course dates and booking
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 or print at the fabric workshop with Something Wonderful Designs.
Beginners Classic Calligraphy
£45 - course dates and booking
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).
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, all making glass pendants, or even everyone sewing a pair of knickers!
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. email@example.com
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
Freehand Machine Embroidery and sewing
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!
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 Kim of Something Wonderful Designs
Create some unique Christmas cards and tags. Learn about lettering before designing a Lino block, cutting it, choosing colours before the fun (and messy) part of printing them! Make as many as time allows!
Up cycle Sewing
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!