Craft Workshops

Bunting workshop with Seaside SistersWorkshops are lots of fun! We love seeing how much people enjoy making things with us. There’s something to suit everyone from hour long taster sessions through to all day craft courses.

Take a look at the creative activities we run, and check out the Events page or Calendar to see craft workshop dates coming up.

Hire us for a craft workshop

Activities can be arranged for events large and small. Book us for birthdays, hen parties, team building, work dos or festivals. A sociable creative workshop can really make it special. We can run workshops for children too, and can travel to your venue or organise one for you. We provide all the materials, can decorate the venue and if you need a cake or party bags, just let us know. Price varies depending on the group size, materials, session length etc. but we offer competitive rates.

As seen at…

Seaside Sisters have run event workshops at Vintage at Goodwood and Southbank, Christie’s Multiplied art fair, the Eco Design Fair, Indietracks, Crafty Fox Market, We Make, Shepherds Falkiners, Handmade in Tooting and Craft Central, Got Craft?, the Barbican and Kensington Palace.

Crafty Pint beer and craft workshop materialsWe organise regular social craft workshops for Crafty Pint, hosted at Tooting Tram Shed in south London. People often come to these friendly gatherings on their own or in small groups and it’s a great way to meet local creative people. Prices are kept low at £15 per three hour session.

Workshops also run in the Printed Wonders studio in Rochester, Kent, and we hire space at Craft Central in Clerkenwell, London to organise workshop events.

See us in action in the Seaside Sisters video made during our residency on Lightship LV21 in Medway, Kent.

Our workshops

Many of our workshops have vintage or recycling elements. We can tailor workshops or come up with new ones, so don’t hesitate to ask if you have something in particular in mind. To contact us, please email workshops [at] seasidesisters.co.uk

Vintage Inspired Printing – Tea Towels or Totes

Vintage inspired block cutting and fabric printingTake inspiration from our collection of vintage tea towels and mid-century modern textile design books, then design and cut your own lino block pattern. Print your new design onto cotton tea towels or tote bags with water based inks, and set the prints with an iron.
3 – 6 hours

Gocco Printing

UPrint Gocco machine flashingse a table top Japanese printing machine to make screens in a really fast and easy method. Print with fine quality screens and oil based ink inside the machine, or screen print with a squeegee and water based inks onto paper or fabric. Can run as a quick, fun session, printing with pre-made screens and building up layered images, or a longer workshop with experimental techniques and making screens from your own artwork.
1 – 6 hours

Fabric Brooches

Choose from our stash of vintage and reclaimed textiles, select a pretty button, and find out how easily you can hand sew these impressive accessories to wear as brooches, a corsage or on a hair slide.
1 – 3 hours

Bow Ties

Bow Tie workshop by Seaside SistersSew a dapper bow tie from a wide choice of fabrics and wear it as a belt, hair decoration, or even as a bow tie! Learn a few hand sewing stitches and attach the bow tie to a neat adjustable strap.
2 – 3 hours

Printed or Appliquéd Bunting

katy cakes buntingScreen print motifs or letters onto your choice of fabric triangles, appliqué designs in felt, add fancy trimmings, and sew the flags onto tape to create your own unique bunting banner. Can be run with or without sewing machines.
2 – 6 hours

Christmas Cards & Decorations

Handmade Christmas decorationsScreen print Christmas motifs onto cards and embellish with rubber stamps. Print onto fabric and sew into mini hanging pennants or padded decorations. Recycle plastic bags into pretty pompoms, mini wreaths and garlands.
1 – 6 hours

Souvenir Pennants

Combine fabrics of a particular era or style to create a hanging pennant that celebrates your event, a place or time. Cut and sew the textile pieces together with trim, and incorporate custom heat transfers that tie in with the event’s theme.
1 – 3 hours

Haberdashery

Pin cusion storage pots and haberdashery

Learn how to make your own bias binding from recycled textiles, create pretty pin pots, needlebooks and animal shaped pin cushions, and cover buttons with fabric to make a fab sewing set.
3 – 6 hours

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