A creative experience you’ll never forget
Our creativity is at the heart of who we are. Whether visiting for a taught class or a leisurely Crafternoon, you’ll notice our infectious enthusiasm. Our innovative ideas and sublime materials have become a much-loved experience for a vast array of visitors over the years.
Alongside the expansion of our tea room in 2014, came the opportunity to host spontaneous creativity. Unrestricted by clashing dates in your diary, our Crafternoons mean you can book a table, or walk in off the street, at your convenience and revel in creativity at your own leisure.
Having curated a collection of crafts suitable for all ages and skill levels, you’d be seated with your own table of materials and equipment, be given an instructive introduction to your chosen craft, before enjoying your creativity at your own pace. The team are ever-on-hand to support with guidance and top tips.
“Your enthusiasm was very infectious and I appreciated your very clear instructions and tips on how to construct a wreath. Your brownies were yummy too and your cocktails were beautifully made.”
Erika, 5* TripAdvisor Review
Crafternoons are a perfect past-time, for surprising loved ones on their birthday, lunch-time creativity when wanting to break away from the office or ending a tour of Nottingham in the heart of the historic Lace Market. You’ll be inspired by sublime surroundings and thoughtfully created examples, with design ideas forming as soon as you step through the door.
You can choose your favourite Crafternoon online here. You can also purchase for friends and family and send them an e-voucher to redeem for their own visit.
Taught Classes are a programme of seasonal creations; a combination of specialist techniques and materials to create unique art, homewares, jewellery, floral arrangements and garments. Taught in-house, our team is talented, engaged and understand how to support your design ideas during your chosen class.
We have expertise in textile crafts, floristry, illustration, fabric dying and surface pattern design, with expert skills in jewellery making, paper craft and printmaking too.
“Everything about the evening was great – Debbie herself was really welcoming, very helpful & friendly. All you need for the craft session is laid out and are then helped to decide how they are all going to fit together to make the finished product! Drinks & food was lovely.”
Shirley, 5* TripAdvisor Review
Each season is jam-packed with classes to join. Invite friends, family and colleagues – or attend solo and join like-minded creatives and come away with fun, unforgettable memories – especially when there’s the added bonus of a cheeky cocktail, or slice of homemade cake, fresh from the kitchen.
Our classes and Crafternoons are a perfect addition to any party planning, team building programme or social get-together.
As well as hosting small, intimate groups during our opening hours, we have a seating capacity of 30 that is excellent for accommodating private gatherings. Book for family gatherings, children’s parties, Christmas celebrations, student communities and business networks.
“The bridal shower experience was amazing. Very attentive staff who had thought of everything. Amazing attention to detail with materials sourced in colours that matched the wedding theme. The lace appliqué workshop was a great way to work up an appetite for the most gorgeous Afternoon Tea.”
Natalie, 5* TripAdvisor Review
Complete our Booking Enquiry form with your interests and we can organise a brilliant gathering, specially dedicated to you.
You and your group are also welcome to enjoy our Crafternoons as part of a planned party. Explore our Crafternoons here, and note your preferences on our Booking Enquiry form.
We’d also recommend elevating your experience with Afternoon Tea and tipples. You can explore our Afternoon Tea menus for our Nottingham Lace Market tea room here and our Ruddington Village tea room here.
You can also explore our Pinterest boards for masses of beautiful creative examples and ideas.