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The Best At-Home Crafts Courses

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While most of us now have a little extra time on our hands (between the Zoom quizzes and banana bread baking), crafts courses are a great way to pass the time, relieve stress and pick up some new skills. From terrarium workshops with the Botanical Boys to Grace & Cable’s knit and crochet classes, we bring you the best online crafts courses which you can do at home. 

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The Best At-Home Crafts Courses

Create a Wild Meadow Bouquet with Nikki Tibbles

Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart

Join Wild at Heart founder Nikki Tibbles on 9 July for a one-of-a-kind Wild Meadow Bouquet floristry workshop, in which 100 percent of all proceeds will be donated to the Wild at Heart Foundation, an animal welfare charity dedicated to the rescuing and rehoming of stray dogs. A box of Wild at Heart flowers will be sent direct to your door ahead of the event, as well as a private Zoom link – all you’ll need is a pair of scissors, a vase, and a little green-fingered ingenuity. Tickets £105, 9th July, 6-7pm, tickettailor.com

Botanical Boys x Wardian London Series

Botanical Boys

Now is the perfect time to spruce up your home decor – and what better way to do so than with plants? Both beautiful and beneficial, plants help to minimise stress, enhance our indoor air quality and more. In fact, a study carried out by Wardian London, Matt Morley and scientists from the University of Essex, revealed that 74 percent of participants entering a biophilic-designed room found they had improved moods, whilst 87 percent reported lower levels of stress. In addition, users felt overall more productive, creative and connected to nature. If you’re inspired to breathe some new life into your own home, join the Botanical Boys and Wardian London’s series of free 15-minute virtual terrarium workshops and plant-care masterclasses. 18 May-22 June. Register your complimentary space via eventbrite.co.uk

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Join City Lit’s Online Courses

Holborn-based education charity and college City Lit has transformed over 600 of its part-time courses into online classes since lockdown. From an introduction to beaded jewellery to calligraphy and kimono-making, there are plenty of creative courses available to keep you engaged and entertained – plus, an exclusive offer for new students means you’ll get 20 percent off your first course (use code CITYLIT20). citylit.ac.uk

Knit and Crochet with Stitch & Story

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If you’re new to knit and crochet, Stitch & Story’s beginners kits are an ideal way to get started. What’s more, the craft specialists provide an array of video tutorials to help guide you as you go. Learn to craft a pom hat, Miffy-inspired cushion cover, chunky cable headband and more. If you’re already an expert, there are intermediate kits available too. stitchandstory.com

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Join Hobby Craft’s #CraftTogether Campaign

In light of lockdown restrictions, Hobby Craft has launched #CraftTogether, a new campaign encouraging families to get creative at home. The major arts supplier is posting an array of craft activities and ideas (Monday-Saturday at 3pm) via social media, from weaving and paper craft tutorials to ‘social media takeovers’ from a range of expert crafters. hobbycraft.co.uk

Get Creative with Grace & Cable

You’ll find an eclectic array of online knit and crochet classes available at Grace & Cable. Have a hand in crochet gingham, traditional ‘granny squares’, spiral filet crochet and more. Founder Jo even hosts an online knit and crochet clinic for those ‘all those woolly problems’, as well as bespoke classes tailored to you. graceandcable.co.uk

Master the Art of Flower Arranging

Flower Arranging

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An ideal way to both brighten your home and master a new creative skill, online learning platform Silk Share offers a range of insightful flower arranging classes. Learn to create a striking centrepiece or a pretty flower posy, or practice free-form flower-arranging with a mindfulness-inspired class. Sign up via skillshare.com

Clay At Home

Ever tried making ceramics? Well, now’s your chance. The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) has launched a new campaign, #ClayAtHome – a series of online workshops intended to get people crafting with clay during lockdown. Online workshops will be released every Wednesday, from creating ceramic hanging tiles embellished with messages of positivity to making your own tableware, whilst you’ll find an array of artist interviews, digital events, activities and more on the website in which the whole family can get involved with. britishceramicsbiennial.com

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