Peas & Needles: I made it myself

‘I Made it Myself’ is your invitation to do just that in this fun-filled festive week of craft workshops for all. Come and create unique decorations for your home, friends and family. We’ll cover a variety of crafts from weaving, to macrame, to punch needle, there’s something for everyone.

All workshops last 2 hours and materials are kindly provided by West Worthing Hobbycraft.

Sessions will be run by Lucy Rowan (as seen on Kirsty’s Handmade Christmas); a local textile designer, maker and author specialising in weaving and punch needle. We also have a guest tutor; artist and educator Ellie Bond, who will guide you through the making of her beautiful bird decorations.

Join us and learn how to give your festive-period that personal touch.

Booking is essential for all workshops;

Lucy rowan; handmade stocking
Woven stocking workshop

Wednesday 7 & Saturday 10 December // 10.30 – 12.30 // £25

This class is ideal for beginners who are interested in learning the basics of weaving on a lap loom. Hand weaving is a meditative art that allows you to unwind while creating something beautiful and what better way to start than with a Christmas stocking.

Book here.

Lucy Rowan; bead decorations
Wooden bead decoration workshop

Wednesday 7 & Sunday 11 December // 14.30 – 16.30 // £25 

Deck the halls with these simple wooden bead star decorations. They make the prettiest decorations to hang on your tree and with a bit of practice you’ll be able to make all three designs.

Book here.

Lucy Rowan; punch needle christmas pudding
Punch needle Christmas pudding workshop

Tuesday 6 & Sunday 11 December // 10.30 – 12.30 // £25

This workshop is ideal for beginners who are interested in learning the basics and how to use the punch needle. Come create your very own Christmas pudding decoration ready to hang on your tree! 

Book here.

Dry flower Christmas wreath
Dry flower wreath workshop

Thursday 8 & Saturday 10 December // 18.00 – 20.00 &  14.30 – 16.30  //  £25 

This dried flower festive wreath is a little bit different to traditional Christmas wreaths. The good news is that it is really easy to make and as it is mostly all dried, it lasts the whole festive season.

Book here.

Lucy Rowan, macrame star wreath
Macrame star wreath workshop

Tuesday 6 & Thursday 8 December // 18.00 – 20.00 & 10.30 – 12.30 // £25

Give your Christmas decorations an extra edge with this fabulous macrame star. Perfect for the top of the tree or hang in your window. Extra dried foliage will be supplied to make your star unique to you.

Book here.

Tassel garland
Tassel garland workshop

Friday 9 December // 14.30 – 16.30 // £20

Have fun bringing this colourful tassel garland to life! It’s a fun and easy project that will take your party to the next level. You can mix and match your colour palette to suit any theme and add any beads or bells to add extra charm.

Book here.

Bird decorations
Bird decoration workshop

Friday 9 December // 10.30 – 12.30 // £20

Join Ellie Bond in this two hour workshop where you will produce a collection of bird shaped Christmas decorations. Have fun pattern making onto pleather, using templates to cut your birds out and then transforming them into unique small hangings using various crafty accessories. They look great on the tree or made into a garland. Make as many as you can!

Book here.


Lucy Rowan

Lucy is a textile designer and maker specialising in weaving and punch needle. She has been featured in many publications including Mollie Makes and Elle Decoration. She is the author of 3 craft books and you can often find her hosting workshops in the South of England passing on her textile skills.

Ellie Bond

Ellie Bond is a practising Artist and maker, teaching on the Foundation Art and Design course at Northbrook College, Worthing. Ellie works with various media, from textiles to mural painting. She is currently focusing on her stained glass collection to show at the Worthing Christmas Artist Open Houses.