At Kemps we run crafting sessions and some writing workshops on weekday evenings and occasionally on a Sunday.

They are sociable, relaxed and intended to provide an introduction to a new craft, teach the basics and let you create something to leave with and have a lovely evening.

 The sessions usually run from 7pm to 9pm and all materials are included provided and included in the cost.

Previous workshops have included origami, papercutting, cake decoration, crochet, metal stamping and 3d needle felted animals.

The new Autumn/Winter programme for 2018 is here and open for booking. New workshops include book binding and arm knitting.

Thur 20th September Balm Making with Cosy Cottage Soaps

Thur 18th October Beginners Crochet with Kayleigh from the York Makery

Tue 23rd October Making a Star Book with Catherine Scriven

Thur 11th October Introduction to Calligraphy for the complete beginner with Sue Sparrow

Wed 17th October Beginners Calligraphy using pen and ink with Sue Sparrow

Tue 6th November Silk Painting  with Katwood Creates

Thur 8th November Needle Felted Festive Baubles with Kayleigh from the York Makery

Thur 29th November Make your own Festive Rag Wreath with Kayleigh from the York Makery


Booking in advance is essential and groups are between 8 and 10 people maximum.

Private groups - minimum of 6 and maximum or 10 people may be possible - get in touch if you are interested.

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