Next Workshops


Welcome to another exciting and creative year! We are very excited about our 2014 workshop programme and are looking forward to sharing this with you very soon.  We have been running workshops in SW London for 4 years, so we are starting this year with a little holiday.  Our 2014 programme will begin after Easter.  If you would like to be one of the first to see details of this, please join our mailing list and email Gillian at Crafty Pint..

For younger Crafty Pinters, we now have Moocat Makers Crafty Club for Boys and Girls at the Railway Pub, starting in February.






Winter Programme

Our next workshops at The Railway pub will be christmas themed evenings making gifts, decorations and cards.

Wednesday 13th November from 7.30pm

Wednesday 11th December from 7.30pm

Our thee-hour workshops cost £20 and all materials and tutors are included.  We will provide tons of materials to choose from as well as lots of examples, one-to-one help and demonstrations.  Suitable for beginners, no experience needed!

Workshops take place in the Railway Pub’s new tea rooms where you can also sample delights from local bakers The Wren Sisters as well as The Railway’s menu of independent ales and wines and yummy pub meals.

Please email Gillian at Crafty Pint to find out more and to reserve a place.

The Railway, 2 Greyhound Lane SW16 5SD, opposite Streatham Common Station.


Spring & Summer 2013 Programme

We have some lovely activities planned for the summer as well as exciting collaborations.

Our workshops take place at the Gorringe Park Pub in Tooting and The Railway Pub Streatham Common. Dates of forthcoming workshops are listed below, and further details of the workshops and venues are available on the dedicated pages for Tooting and Streatham.

Our 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 too big, and always have tons of space to spread out and enough tutors to provide one-to-one help as well as group demonstrations.

Meet your crafty neighbours at our informal and sociable workshops and come home with something handmade by you!

Please email Gillian at Crafty Pint to reserve a place or find out more about any of the workshops you are interested in. We look forward to seeing you!


We are very excited about our our summer programme at the Gorringe Park Pub. The Gorringe Park is a beautiful, light and airy, welcoming pub next to Tooting rail station and just a short walk or quick bus ride from Tooting Broadway. They serve a fab menu ranging from British tapas to yummy desserts and have lots of space and even a garden and a cinema. Ed and Josh have been very welcoming and are very keen to make the Gorringe Park community pub with lots of events for Tooting people to enjoy.



We have a fabulous programme lined up at The Railway, if we say so ourselves!  Our Spring and Summer programme includes jewellery making, the I’m a Piece Project on tour, craft activism and Make Your Own Fete.
Then come the Autumn, we will be learning to knit phone covers, printing tea towels and and making xmas decorations, topping it all off with a special Xmas Pint in December.  Join us on the second Wednesday of the month. Meet your crafty neighbours at our informal and sociable workshops and come home with something handmade by you in Streatham!
What have been up to so far in 2013!

12th January – Launch of Crafty Pint Streatham at the The Railway Pub

shoe3We are very excited to be teaming up with the wonderful Flaming Nora and  lovely people at The Railway Pub to launch Crafty Pint in Streatham.  The celebrate our first outing in Streatham, we have a free tote bag workshop this Saturday from 11am to 2pm.  You can pick from ready made silk screens to print up a bag with your favourite images from local Streatham Bridge shops.


Saturday 2nd February – Valentines mosaic workshop at Tooting Tram and Social
GlitteringShardsHeartLovely Concetta from Glittering Shards returns to Crafty Pint with her amazing mosaic workshop.  She will demonstrate her magical mosaic skills and show you how to make beautiful mosaic hearts. Perfect for sharing with a loved one or a treat for your self.

Exif_JPEG_PICTUREMonday 4th February – Love tokens at Ben’s Canteen
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.  Make love tokens to turn into wall hangings, accessories, cards and lavender bags.

Exif_JPEG_PICTUREWednesday 13th February – Love tokens at The Railway Pub

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.


Saturday 2nd March – Decoupage and collage at Tooting Tram and Social – Sold out!
Decoupage an ornament of your choice with collage queen and artist Amelia Critchlow.  Bring in a lampstand, frame, box, small table or magazine holder that you want to decoupage.  Amelia will provide imagery (wall-paper, maps, magazines, books), ideas and top tips on the skill of decoupage. Spend the afternoon cutting and collaging your chosen item to create a beautiful piece for your home.

Exif_JPEG_PICTUREMonday 4th March – Cute easter egg cosies at Ben’s Canteen

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.

Wednesday 13th March – Spring Hats at The Railway

photoCelebrate Spring with our fascinator workshop.  Make hats with Spring or Easter theme, or whatever else you fancy.  Learn how to manipulate fabrics and trims to create 3D structures for beautiful and stylish hats.


Sprout tea cosies 028Saturday 6th April – Make a tea cosy at Tooting Tram and Social
Discover the delights of felting with Carol Grantham and make a beautiful tea cosy. Carol’s feltmaking workshops are fun and popular and we are very pleased that she is returning to Crafty Pint with a fabulous new workshop. Carol will show you all you need to know to make your own felted tea cosy.

Monday 8th April – Wardrobe remake at Ben’s Canteen

Exif_JPEG_PICTUREAdd 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.  Jeni will be on hand to give you advice on revamping your wardrobe. 10th April – Handmade Nation Film screening at The Railway Pub
Join us for a rare screening of the acclaimed documentary Handmade Nation.   This unique file documents the new wave of art, craft and design and is the feature film debut of director, author, artist and curator Faythe Levine. Levine traveled to 15 cities and covered more than 19,000 miles to interview artists, crafters, makers, curators and community members in their studios and homes, giving the public an exclusive and rarely seen look into the lives of these creative individuals.

This year we took part in

the Wandsworth Festival with three very special printing workshops.  You can see photos of  our Tooting Souvenir workshop here and photos of our Wandleful Life workshops here, here and here!


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