We run crafty, social workshops in local pubs, cafes and bars.  We aim to provide affordable fun workshops and opportunities for you to meet local designers, artists and makers. Each month we will invite a local designer-maker to run a workshop.  All materials are provided and no previous experience is needed. The three-hour workshops cost just £20 and will range each month from jewellery, textiles, and bookmaking to mosaic, ceramics and fused glass.  You will learn a new skill, enjoy a drink  in the wonderful surroundings of your local pub and come home with something fabulous, all handmade by you !

Crafty Pint aims to support and promote the work of local creatives and artisans and encourage people to shop local. We are keen to share our skills and for other people to learn our crafts as well as offering bespoke services locally.

Our regular workshops

We run regular workshops in Tooting and Streatham.  Please email Gillian at Crafty Pint if you want to reserve a place at any of our workshops, find out more about our programme or would like to host an event.


Our Saturday workshops take place at the brilliant  Gorringe Park Pub, 29 London Road, Tooting SW17 9HW, next to Tooting rail station.  We meet the first Saturday of the month.

We also collaborate with Wandsworth Arts and Open House events, and Transition Town Tooting throughout the year to provide special workshops.

Full details of our Tooting workshop programme are here.


We joined forces with the wonderful Flaming Nora and launched Crafty Pint in Streatham in January 2013 and meet the second Wednesday evening of the month at The Railway, 2 Greyhound Lane, Streatham, SW16 5SD, opposite Streatham Common Rail station.

Who we are

We are a collective of local creatives and designer-makers living and working in SW London.  We met after discovering each other during Wandsworth Artists Open House and were blown away by the creative industry happening in our neighbourhood in back rooms, garden sheds and disused factories. After working together to create the Tooting Art Trail, we were inspired to find more ways of sharing all that is handmade in Tooting and launched Crafty Pint, monthly workshops at the Tooting Tram and Social.  Since then we have formed partnerships with other local creative enterprises and currently run regular workshops at The Gorringe Park Pub in Tooting, and have recently teamed up with Flaming Nora to run creative events at The Railway Pub in Streatham.

We include designers who make jewellery, textile accessories, upcycled vintage fabric homewares, artists books, fused glass, mosaics, crochet, knit, felting, clothes design and pattern cutting, hand painted ceramics, prints and cards and many more. We run workshops in our community, and can offer bespoke services. Some of us run full time creative businesses, others eek out precious creative hours around other work and caring roles. We share a love of creating and working with our hands and imaginations and want to share this with you too!

Contact us
If you would like to find out more, book a place at a workshop, or become one of our tutors please get in touch with Gillian at Crafty Pint.

Email Crafty Pint 

Mobile: 07792 776218


© Crafty Pint 2011 & Handmade in Tooting 2010. Please do not copy any aspect of Crafty Pint or Handmade in Tooting, this includes our name, logo, format, images and text.  If you would like to host a Crafty Pint event or to join the Handmade in Tooting group, please get in touch with us to discuss. Please don’t take and use images without permission, thanks.


8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Eva Moody  |  April 10, 2011 at 19:40

    Hi there,

    My name is Eva Moody and I live in Morden. I started my small business Eva B Designs with handmade female accessories back in 2010 and have 3 online shops selling my handmade designs.

    As I am very cloe to Tooting I am very excited to have found you. Could you please send me more info on how to get invloved as I would love to meet another fellow crafters in my area.

    Many Thanks
    Eva Moody

    • 2. Handmade in Tooting  |  April 27, 2011 at 19:47

      Do you want to drop us an email, our address is in the side bar. Very pleased to have heard from you. gillian x

  • 3. Dianne  |  May 12, 2011 at 10:01

    Good things like this NEVER happened when I lived in Tooting!

  • 4. Frances  |  October 17, 2011 at 09:33

    I too am delighted to have found you. Will come to a class and maybe offer to run a class myself. Always good to find like minded souls. Frances

  • 5. Crafty Pint: Papercuts with Eileen White |  |  September 9, 2012 at 13:32

    […] Handmade in Tooting is a collective of local creatives and designer-makers living and working in the Tooting area, SW London. They run monthly Crafty Pint workshops at Tooting Tram and Social; I went to Eileen White’s Papercut Workshop. […]

  • 6. Crafty Pint at Ben’s Canteen « Ben's Canteen  |  September 14, 2012 at 10:32

    […] around Tooting who operate under the banner of Handmade in Tooting, find out more about them by clicking here. They normally do Crafty Pint events at the Tooting Tram & Social but this their first foray […]

  • 7. thelondonjunction  |  April 5, 2013 at 11:02

    Would love to feature you at some point or get you to guest blog. We need more stuff like this happening around here! Good work! Junction out.

    • 8. Handmade in Tooting  |  April 9, 2013 at 14:33

      Great to hear from you, would love to do a feature or guest blog with you!


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