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Course Information

The Crafty Owl Studio has taken all necessary precautions in respect of Covid-19 guidance. For your safety, numbers on all sessions are currently restricted to a maximum of 6 people. Booking is required for ALL sessions including Crafternoon Tea and Stitch a Month. Although it is not compulsory, if you wish to wear a face covering please bring this with you. If you are showing any symptoms we ask you not to attend. As many of the courses listed were booked up before the lockdown priority will be given to those who have already paid a deposit.

Full day courses

Full day courses are £45 per person which includes all materials and tuition, plus morning coffee and home-made biscuits, plus afternoon tea/coffee and cake.

The glassmaking course is 10:00am – 1:00pm, £45.

Either bring your lunch with you or order something from Grandpa Thomas’s Bakery when you arrive. 

Half day courses

Half-day courses are from 10:00am – 1:00pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm and are £25 per person including all materials plus tea/coffee and cake.

Crafternoon Tea is a session where you can bring something you’re working on and stitch/knit/chat/drink tea and eat cake with a group of like-minded people! No need to book for this session. 12:00pm – 3:30pm, £5, bring your lunch with you if you like. Tea, coffee and cake provided.

Stitch a Month is divided into two parts. Part 1 is a half-day course once a month where you can enjoy a few hours of hand-stitching.  We will explore a different embroidery stitch each month, working towards making your own fabric book of stitch samples.  This course is suitable for beginners and those with more experience looking for inspiration.  This is on the 4th Weds in the month, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, and costs £15 including materials and refreshments.

Stitch a Month Part 2 is aimed at those who have completed part 1. This focusses on different stitch techniques, working a collection of samples which will be combined to create a textile collage.  This is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, and costs £15 which includes materials and refreshments.


To reserve a place on any of these courses, use our contact form, or email A £10 deposit is required, the balance to be paid on the day. For more info see, and follow us on Facebook.

We look forward to seeing you !    

Annie and Kev         

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