Hello from Laura & Sam!

L & S Crafts, based in York, is run by wife & husband team, Laura & Sam. Laura provides the ‘craft’ element and Sam the ‘artistic’ input!

Coming from a crafty family, Laura is passionate about papercrafts, having made things by hand all her life. Highlights have included making items for our own DIY wedding & appearing as a guest on TV show ‘Winter on the Farm’! She really enjoys developing new workshops to pass on these skills to others. Papercrafts are a wonderful introduction to the world of craft, as with some very simple equipment and a bit of expert knowledge you can create such beautiful items to enjoy yourself or share with friends & family.

In 2021 we became activity providers for Wild Harvest and now offer a selection of their natural craft activities.

Check out the types of workshops we offer below and visit the workshop pages for more details on scheduled sessions at our lovely Yorkshire venues and how to book your own private workshop at venues across the UK. We can bring our craft boxes to you to add an extra element to any special event!

Types of Workshops

Wild Harvest Natural Crafts

We are activity providers for Wild Harvest and currently offer 6 of their natural crafts sessions that we can bring to your venues for any special occasion, including hen parties, birthdays & family gatherings.

  • Flower Crowns

  • Soap

  • Bath Bombs

  • Beeswax Candles

  • Leather Journals

  • Willow Stars


Laura specialises in papercrafts and offers workshops in the following techniques, with more being added on a regular basis!

  • Book paper flower making

  • Papercutting

  • Origami

  • Paper decoration making

  • Marbling

  • Stamp carving

Flower Crowns

We offer 3 different flower crown workshops. These are especially popular with hen parties looking for a boho or festival vibe. We can bring the session to your venue so you can make your crown and wear it to celebrate for the rest of the event!

Christmas Crafts

In the run up to Christmas we offer a wide selection of papercraft, and other, Christmas Craft workshops at various venues in Yorkshire. Our Christmas cracker workshop is available for private bookings and makes a great work team building activity.

What our students say...

"We took part in the soap making course run by Laura and Sam. The session was so much fun and the soap is also beautiful. Laura was very knowledgeable and spoke us through the session. I was a little nervous about messing up but she made me feel at ease straight away!. Sam had some great scent mixes and suggestions and there were loads perfumes and additions to choose from which made it very exciting! We had a really enjoyable evening and I would 100% recommend L&S Crafts. Looking forward to booking onto another session already!"

Abbi (soap making)

"I did the craft paper flowers course with a group of friends and it was brilliant fun - I'm not so good at "neat" crafts so I was expecting it to be a bit too precise for me but not at all, Laura was super clear and helpful and had loads of tricks to make it really easy and fun. We made 3 different flower types and had plenty of time to make more of the ones we liked best, and they all genuinely looked beautiful, even mine! We could bring our own paper if we had particular old maps or books we wanted to use too. I've since used my skills to make roses to give as gifts which were very well received."

Nikki (Book Paper Flowers)

"My friend and I very much enjoyed the "bath by candlelight" workshop at scenic Howsham Mill. We learnt how to make soap, bath bombs and beeswax candles all with natural, eco friendly ingredients. Laura was very well organised, and everything was meticulously planned. It was a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and we came away with some lovely products which looked great and had wonderful scent, as well as inspiration to have a go at home. Thank you Laura, (and Sam, too) for all your help."

Jules (Soap, Bath Bombs & Beeswax Candles)


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