Creative Workshops

There are so many creative people in South East London, and we are inviting just a few of them to host one-off workshops in the lead up the Christmas, enabling you to try a new skill, and to create hand-made gifts and elements for Christmas.

Sign up for the classes using the links below (with booking fee) or email to reserve your place. These are great fun to do as a group of friends, and will include lashings of refreshments.

Calligraphy with A-Laise

Tues 14th Nov  £45
Everything you need to know to create beautiful calligraphy, starting from the basics. Class includes ink, nib and paper to take home, plus the artwork and gift tags you create in the class.
Book calligraphy Workshop


Origami Christmas decorations
Tues 21st Nov  £15
Lucy from Material will guide us with her expert origami skills to create some smart and minimalist decorations in various sizes for dramatic impact.
Book origami workshop


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Tues 28th Nov  £40
Join London Terrariums for a festive evening in Nunhead for an evening making your own Tinyjohn Terrarium! You will learn how a terrarium works and create your own exciting miniture garden to take home.
Book London Terrariums Workshop

Sew Your Own Christmas Stocking


Sew a stocking
Tues 5th Dec   £20
Learn the basics of a sewing machine and create a Christmas stocking that will brighten someones Christmas morning for years to come. No experience necessary. If you have a sewing machine bring it along to get to know your own machine.
Book Sew a Christmas Stocking


Create a Wreath

Tues 12th Dec   £40
A G Flowers are repeating last years popular wreath making course, to create a Christmas wreath for your door from a range of foliage and accessories.
Book Create a Christmas Wreath

All classes are held at The Green, Nunhead (SE15 3QQ) Tuesdays from 8-10pm.
Prices include all materials and refreshments. No experience necessary

Classes at Really Maria

If you have missed the start of the 5 week course at The Green, then you can still catch individual classes over the next couple of months, plus some added extras.
The following classes will be held at Really Maria haberdashery, Lordship Lane, East Dulwich and include use of her Janome sewing machines. You will need to provide your own fabrics and notions.

Each class is a stand alone class, so you can pick and choose the one that suits you and your ability:


How to use a sewing machine
Tues 21st Nov – 10am-12midday
Learn the basics of the sewing machine, from threading up to making button holes. You’ll use nearly every setting on the Janome machine, plus gain some handy tips for the starter for new project ideas you can try at home..

Sew Christmas Decorations £35
Sat 2nd Dec 10am-12midday
Make a variety of Christmas decoration whilst using the basic settings of the sewing machine, and some hand finishing techniques.

You will need to know the basics of the sewing machine for these classes
Make Pyjama trousers
Tues Oct 10th – 10am-2.30pm (with 30min break for lunch)
Learn how to read a commercial pattern, cut and make a pair of pyjama trousers, with other garment making tips and hints.

Make a childs dress
Tues 7th Nov 10am-12.30  or  Mon 20th Nov – 7.30-10pm
Using the chest and height measurements for a child, you will create a basic pattern and start a simple childs dress suitable for ages 2-10.

Make a tunic top
Tuesday 28th Nov 10am
Using your own measurements you will create a personal pattern and then make a basic tunic top, leaning the basics of garment making and how to ‘pattern-hack’ to make more garments from the same basic pattern.

To book, visit the Really Maria shop or head to her website

Get Sewing Autumn Course

learn to sew in 5 weeks

Get Sewing – 5 week course – starts 19th Sept 2017

Get to grips with using your sewing machine whilst making a range of projects for your home and wardrobe, including tote bag, make-up bag, and a simple t-shirt top…Perfect for beginners, or those who need a refresher or some inspiration and encouragement to get sewing again.

During the 5 week course you’ll learn what all those dials do on your machine, and get some practice making lovely projects that are easy to replicate and adapt. Threading your machine each week, and using a variety of skills and settings, you’ll gain the confidence to carry on sewing at home.
Each class also offers Step Up ideas, if you are ready to push your skills a bit further.

The course includes all materials, plus the necessary tea & cake…

5 consecutive Tuesdays 8-10pm. Starts Tuesday 19th Sept 2017 ’til 17th Oct 2017
At The Green community centre, Nunhead.

The course is designed for you to get to know your own machine really well, but if you’d like to learn to use a machine before you buy one, then let us know.

Either book online via EventBrite, or email to reserve your place.