Get crafty this Christmas with Open Culture and Metquarter and make your own gifts and decorations for friends and family (or keep them for yourself…) as local artists teach you everything from willow-weaving to silversmithing and the art of making a bobble hat! Space is super-limited, so don’t miss your chance to learn a new skill – and get something to take home into the bargain!
All workshops are heavily discounted, with thanks to Liverpool BID Company & Metquarter for sponsoring these workshops in celebration of the festive season.
Knit Your Own Bobble Hat, 18 November 12pm – 4pm
Get ready for winter by learning to knit and making your own bobble hat at this introduction to knitting workshop! In this 4-hour class you’ll use super chunky yarn and big knitting needles to knit your first bobble hat to keep your ears warm when the weather is frosty.
Book tickets here(£10 + booking fee, usually £45)
Foraged Foliage Christmas Wreaths, 3 December 12pm – 1:30pm and 2pm – 3:30pm
Just in time to decorate your door for Christmas, Ewer-Roberts Flowers will show you how to create your very own natural wreath from foraged festive foliage, fruits, spices and decorations, all of which are provided – no foraging required! You are also welcome to bring along your own baubles and additions if you’d like – the more the merrier.
Book tickets here (£10 + booking fee, usually £25)
Woven Willow Christmas Decorations, 2 Dec 12pm – 2pm
Craft your own Christmas decorations from natural willow in this beginner-friendly workshop! Learn to bend and shape this amazingly flexible wood into a woven star, heart and wreath trio that will add a special touch of festive magic to your Christmas tree this year.
Book tickets here (£10 + booking fee, usually £30)
Woven Willow 3D Angel, 2 Dec 2pm – 4pm
Weave your own large decorative 3D Christmas angel from natural willow in this beginner-friendly workshop! Expert twig-twister Sarah Gallagher-Hayes will teach you how to bend and shape this super-flexible material to your every whim, for a festive decoration that will add an extra-special touch to your home this year.
Book tickets here (£15 + booking fee, usually £35)
Make your own Liberty Cushion, 9 December 12pm – 2pm and 2pm – 4pm
Learn to make your own sumptuous circular cushion using beautiful Liberty Tana Lawn fabrics: perfect for someone special as a unique Christmas gift, or to decorate your home. Learn a whole range of crafty skills including measuring and cutting fabric, hand sewing, machine sewing and making a fabric covered button for the perfect finishing touch.
Book tickets here (£15 + booking fee, usually £25)
Make Your Own Silver Ring and Learn the Art of Silversmithing, 16 Dec 12pm – 4pm
The song may say ‘five gold rings’ are the most festive, but in this workshop you’ll learn to create your own from sterling silver – perfect as a Christmas gift for a loved one, or as a treat for yourself.
Book tickets here (£20 + booking fee, usually £55)