Want to learn something new? Why not join one of our workshops? We offer a range of new and exciting art and craft related courses each month. We also offer children’s Craft sessions every school holiday. We publish our workshop lists both in the shop and on-line for more details and availability.
Some of our generic workshops and training courses are related to basic crafting skills eg patchwork and quilting techniques, basic sewing, knitting and crochet for beginners and papercrafts. Other workshops are designed to tempt you into learning something new and having a go without necessarily buying all the kit you need until you decide it’s what you want to do. For example Encaustic Art, Needlefelting, Stained Glass, Weaving and Rag Rugging. Then if you do decide to take up a new hobby Bits & Bobs shop has most of what you need!
Join our newsletter mailing list to keep up with what’s going on. There’s something for everyone! Workshops take place in The Shack Training Centre (to the rear of Bits & Bobs shop).
To book a workshop please phone the shop on 01305 773966 or call in.
Personal Sewing Tuition
We offer private sewing tuition on a mutually convenient appointment either at your home or at the training centre. We can show you how to use and get the best from your existing sewing machine. We start with the basics of how to read a sewing pattern, interpret the way to make a garment, and sewing techniques and tips. At the end of this personalised sewing lesson you will be more confident to tackle those sewing projects you’ve been wanting to try for ages. Please contact us with your requirements.
Jewellery repairs – please bring in your item and we will see if we can fix it.
Children’s Craft Party
Following on from our very popular children’s craft workshops, we have over 40 different children’s activities to chose from to make your child’s birthday party enjoyable and memorable. We can host a party with up to 10 children. We also offer to make the party food (simple menu) and can organise a piñata and / or bouncy castle. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. A non-refundable minimum deposit of £10.00 is required at the time of booking to secure the date in our diary.
Hen Night Crafty Party
We have great ideas to make fun, naughty but nice and pretty things for the start of your Hen Party. Great fun!!
(Bring your own champagne and friends to watch if they don’t want to join in). Materials provided.
Hire the Facilities
The Bits and Bobs Training Centre (to the rear of the shop) is available for hire. The space is sufficient for 10 – 20 people. You could use the room for your own meetings, training, events or family celebration events. Our prices are reasonable – please contact the shop for more information.
All our workshops and courses are carefully prepared and structured for those of us who are new to a specific craft or want to learn more about a particular subject and, of course, to give you an enjoyable learning experience.
We provide specialist trainers who have either learned their skills in a formal environment through years of training and study or those skilful trainers who have built up their expertise through the learning university of life.
We hope that by taking part you will find a pleasurable new hobby that will give you many hours of happy crafting.
Our workshops suit all age groups and skill sets. If you have any specific needs please discuss this with our staff when you book.
We have an interesting and varied group of workshops and training courses that will take place throughout the year.
All prices shown are per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Limited spaces available on each workshop. To secure your place payment in full must be made in advance of the workshop. Non-refundable – may be transferable depending on availability. T&Cs apply. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop for any reasonable reason.