Crafty Pint Monday evening workshops at Ben’s Canteen.
Our evening workshops take place the first Monday of the month (or second Monday if a Bank Holiday) at Ben’s Canteen from 7pm to 10pm. Ben’s Canteen, is on St John’s Hill, just a hop and skip up the road from Clapham Junction. Ben is a big fan of Etsy and all things handmade, reflected in the decor of his very lovely cafe-bar serving delicious coffee, yummy food, and a decadent range of gin!
These three-hour workshops costs just £20 and include tuition, examples, inspiration and lots of materials to choose from. We go out of our way to make sure you have lots of choice so you can play and experiment with a range of materials that you may not have access to at home. We ensure our groups don’t get to big, and always have enough tutors to provide one-to-one help as well as group demonstrations.
Please email Gillian at Crafty Pint if you want to reserve a place, or just drop in and join us on the day. Take a peek below for details of our forthcoming workshops, we have all sorts planned from knitting and upcycled jewellery to mosaics, printing and shrinky jewellery.
140 St John’s Hill
London SW11 1SL
Join talented south London artist Alex who will share her love of knitting with you. Alex has devised some simple yet effective knitting patterns so you can knit a cute cover for your phone. Learn to knit and protect your phone from bumps and knocks with a super cool, but snug knitted cover. This workshop is suitable for all abilities. Alex will show you the basics of knitting and provide one-to-one trouble shooting.
Monday 3rd June 7pm – Upcycled Jewellery
The queen of upcycling, Jeni Walker, will be showing us how to turn junk into treasure. Grab a handful of junk trinkets and turn it into cool contemporary jewellery with local artist and up-cycler Jeni. Feast your eyes on our treasure trove of jewels and with top tips from Jeni, turn them into original necklaces, earrings, bracelets and brooches.
Monday 1st July 7pm – Mosaic Making
Lovely mosaic artist Concetta Perot will be showing us the beauty of broken glass and pottery and transforming these into tiles and wall hangings. Concetta’s work is very much in demand and her classes are often booked up, so we are are very lucky to have her join us at Ben’s Canteen tonight. Concetta will demonstrate mosaic skills and show you how to make your tiles into coasters and hanging decorations. Get some inspiration from our last workshop with Concetta.
Have a look at what we’ve been up to on our facebook page!
Monday 4th February Love Tokens
Design and stitch love tokens for your sweethearts and best friends. Learn easy and fancy embroidery techniques to mix and match with sweet valentines fabrics, beads and buttons.
We will bring fabulous valentines themed fabrics, including kitsch vintage inspired prints and Mexican milagro hearts designs. Team these up with beads, sequins and embroidery to make textiles you can give, keep, frame or make into lavender bags or cards.
Our Monday evening workshops take place at the very fabulous Ben’s Canteen, on St John’s Hill, just a hop and skip up the road from Clapham Junction. Ben is a big fan of Etsy and all things handmade, reflected in the decor of his very lovely cafe-bar serving delicious coffee, yummy food, and a decadent range of gin!
Email Gillian@craftypint.co.uk or just turn up and join in.
4th March – Cute easter egg cosies
Take inspiration from our vintage easter card collection to design and make your own set of super cute easter egg cosies. Think fluffy bunnies, lambs and chicks or urban foxes and cats. Learn how to turn your designs into cute appliques and functional homewares and make original and fabulous easter gifts and decorations.
8th April – Wardrobe remake
Add some spring to your wardrobe with our accessories workshop. Make cute collars and brooches to adorn and spruce your winter outfits ready for Spring. We will bring lace, ribbons and netting for you to revamp your clothes with thrills and trims galore and fabulous vintage fabrics to make snazzy patches. Local queen of upcycling Jeni will be on hand to give you advice on revamping your wardrobe.