Our favourite upcoming workshops at The Craftship

The Craftship (opposite Made in Ashford) regularly hosts unique and engaging workshops in many creative mediums. Classes range from free entry to £20 with experiences for the kids as well as different experience level adults. Their workshops update regularly, but we have put together some of our upcoming favourites below:


1) Wilderness Explorers Art and Craft Camp with KATY AND THE BEAR

From leaf threading, painting with natural objects to making hedgehogs from pine cones… these are just a few of the amazing things you can do at the Art and Craft camp!

Your little explorers are encouraged to bring in any natural treasures they have collected on their weekend walks, to be used in their unique creations. Katy, the instructor, has a background in teaching art at camps in San Francisco, USA and graphic design!

Open-ended, free play with forest school theory brought to a town centre location by Katy of Katy and the Bear.

Book your slot here


2) Quilting Group Workshop with POPPYKINS

Whether you are an experienced quilter or a beginner head to The Craftship and meet like-minded quilt-obsessed people. This is an open group to exchange ideas, help each other, and get inspired.

 The instructor has been quilting for 20 years, loves to share her knowledge and love of fabric with other people. Sewing machines and general quilting equipment will be on hand, just bring yourself your current quilting project or some fabric and spend a couple of hours in quilting bliss.

Book your slot here


3) Paint your own pottery with KIPPY’S

Always wanted to try pottery? Now you can paint your own! Book your slot to paint your pottery in The Craftship. A wonderful collaboration between Craftship Enterprise CIC & Kippy’s Paint your own pottery, Ashford. Studio fee is £3 for 1 hour or £5 for 2 hours. This fee is per person painting. The money from this is reinvested back into Made in Ashford for the creativity in our community such as Free Family Craft sessions.

Pottery pieces are an additional fee and start at £5 per item.

Book your slot here.


4) Easter garden workshop with MY TINY LITTLE STUDIO

Enjoy the moment designing and creating a beautiful Easter garden for your fairy, with foraged wood, foraged finds, fairy treasure, flowers and lots more. You will be shown how to make a beautiful flower arch and a tiny bird’s nest for a tiny chick to sit in!

You will be using foraged wood slices and tiny stumps to build the structure and they’ll be plenty of fairy treasures for you to choose from to decorate your masterpiece!

This is a wonderful way to spend quality time with your child, enjoy the moment created together and really immerse yourselves in the present moment together without the distractions at home.

At the end of the workshop, you will take your creation home in a box with a handle to keep it safe.

Book your slot here