Workshops at Howsham Mill

For 2022 we are planning an exciting series of workshops at Howsham Mill between York and Malton in North Yorkshire.

We can also run any of these workshops at other locations around the UK for private groups interested in a longer craft party. We are also happy to organise bespoke workshops if you have a craft idea in mind. Email us if you would like more information.

Hot drinks will be provided.

The venue has free parking and a loo.

Please note Howsham Mill itself is approximately 1/4 mile walk from the carpark.

Minimum age for participants is 18 years.

Howsham Mill Workshops

These are the 2022 workshop dates at Howsham Mill. More details will be added for individual workshops when they are available to book.

Saturday 19th March 2022 - Book Paper Flowers

Saturday 2nd April 2022 - ‘Bath by Candlelight Kit’ Workshop

Saturday 19th November 2022 - Pompom Wreaths

Saturday 26th November 2022 - Christmas Hats & Crackers

Saturday 3rd December 2022 - Papercraft Christmas Decorations

Pompom Wreaths

Saturday 19th November 2022, 12:30 - 15:30


Join us for a fun workshop to make a pompom wreath for Christmas. During the course you will be introduced to different tools and techniques for making pompoms and be shown how to make several styles and sizes of wreath. You will then choose your wool colours and make your pompoms, before assembling them into your final creation.

All equipment and materials will be provided, however if you have a favourite wool, ribbon or other decorations that you would like to incorporate into your wreath, feel free to bring them along.

Reusable Christmas Hats

Saturday 26th November 2022, 10:00 - 12:00


Join us for a workshop to make a set of six reusable felt hats to use in the afternoon Christmas cracker workshop (booked separately). Felt hats are a great alternative to paper hats as they can be reused for many Christmases to come.

During the workshop you will be shown how to construct the hats and then be able to choose from a range of colours of felt and various haberdashery items for decoration. Choose a style and make a matching set, or mix and match as you wish!

If you are staying for the whole day please bring a packed lunch.

Christmas crackers

Saturday 26th November 2022, 13:00 - 15:30


Join us for a workshop to make a set of personalised Christmas crackers to adorn your festive table.

We use recycled Kraft cracker boards and you will be shown different ways of decorating them including plastic-free options. The boards can be decorated using festive patterned paper, stamps, pens or left blank, and then be embellished with pretty raffia, ribbons and trimmings. Choose a style and make a set, or mix and match as you wish!

Jokes and hats* will also be provided. Please bring any additional mini gifts that you would like to put inside. Chocolates are always a popular option!

*Paper hats are included, however there is also the option of joining our morning workshop to make your own reusable felt Christmas hats.

During the workshop you will be provided with resources to make a set of 6 crackers. If you would like to make more, additional crackers can be added at a cost of £2 each by emailing us at least 2 weeks prior to the event.

Papercraft Christmas Decorations

Saturday 3rd December 2022, 10:00 - 15:00


Join us for a fun papercraft workshop to make Christmas decorations. During the course you will be introduced to different techniques including origami, book paper folding and using paper strips. You will make an angel, a bauble, a star and more! There will also be an opportunity to make more of your favourite decoration.

All equipment and materials will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

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