Crochet your own little amigurumi animals at the Little Red Beetle, Wrington this week
Crochet your own little amigurumi animals at the Little Red Beetle, Wrington this week

From knickers to espadrilles: get making this week with crafty classes

With the news that Bristol has been sculpted out of wool Live Mendips has been inspired to bring you plenty of crafty action over the coming week.

These lovely one-off classes may inspire you to rediscover your creative side, dust off those knitting needles or get the sewing machine back down from the loft.

Learn to make cute little Japanese crocheted animals at The Little Red Beetle, Wrington. This class is for those who can already crochet and who would like to move on from the traditional scarves, blankets and cushion covers.  All materials provided.

On the subject of East Asian art you can celebrate stunning spring flowers with paper during the origami workshop at the Museum of East Asian art in Bath on Friday 29th April.

Feel a little more comfy and make bespoke knickers tailored to your own behind with this course from the Bristol Sewing School on Thursday 28th April.  Be as flamboyant and outrageous or as feminine and delicate as you please. At the end of the workshop you will not only have your own unique pair of knickers but also a pattern to take away and make even more.

Summer’s just around the corner folks!  Get set for hot weather and craft your own espadrilles for chilled out holidays at the Makery, Bath.  This class is suitable for beginners, you make one shoe in the class and finish the other later – or hop.

Jo Sinclair is running her lovely Saturday morning craft classes for children at Our Pool between Wrington and Congresbury.  On 30th May there’s an easy no-sew activity to upcycle an old pair of jeans or t-shirt into a bag.  These are great for children as they get a sense of satisfaction from making, creating and finishing a project.  For more details contact 07905289721.

All of this is building up to what I like to think of as the peak or even the zenith of craft: Briswool.  The city has been knitted in wool and the piece will be on display at the M:Shed from Saturday 14 May for a month.

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