The Crafty Lass is a craft workshops and creative commissions company that aims to get people Making, Creating, and Inspiring themselves, and others. Workshops are held at The Crafty Lass HQ - 'The Old Grain Store' workshop studio in the beautiful village of Lower Boddington, Northamptonshire - full of rustic charm, yet a stylish, industrial setting. #CLOGS
Our workshops are intended to be therapeutic, not 'difficult' or 'exclusive' - just some crafty time out from our busybusybusy modern day lives. A chance to learn a new skill, relax, meet fellow like minded people - and make something both unique and beautiful at the same time! Refreshments are always included - unless specified otherwise. We are proud to serve a 'Proper Brew' (Yorkshire Tea of course - what else would a 'Lass' drink?) Just a nice, crafty and sociable gathering!
And - we are also mobile and so will hold a workshop wherever is required: your place of work, home, in your local cafe, town hall, school, even in your local pub...! We are happy to cater for 1-1 workshops, small teams and also larger events - for birthday, hen & stag parties, employee team building… each workshop can be unique to the craft and location. The Crafty Lass believes that craft and creativity should be available for everyone, therefore, we will try and accommodate whatever your needs are - whether aged 1-101! If you have an idea or an event you would like to make extra special, just let us know where and what you need and we will see if we can be of help.
In addition to workshops, we also offer bespoke creative commissions for whatever crafty things you may require - including handmade paper flower bouquets, bunting, cake toppers, feather headdresses, fabric flowers corsages... to name just a few recent projects! Why not check out The Crafty Lass Instagram and Facebook pages for the latest goings on... And, we also offer graphic design services and sell pretty cool (if we are allowed to say!) greeting cards on our Etsy store. Simple, (but effective!) modern designs, all lovingly created and printed within the United Kingdom. All cards are left blank for your own lovely message – your own words always mean far more!
You can also read about all our latest news and updates on The Crafty Lass blog.
We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Make. Create. Inspire.
So just who is The Crafty Lass...? 'The Crafty Lass' is otherwise known as Paula Milner - and I love to make, bake, sew, design, paint, draw, plan...
I have always been creative (forever spending my pocket money in our local haberdashery!) and I went on to graduate with a 1st Class degree in Printed Textile Design from Loughborough University. However, my real passion for craft started from my own wedding - where I turned the event into a year-long 'project'! Our wedding was featured on 'Brides Magazine' online as 'Wedding of the Week' - I set about handmaking the table runners, napkin holders, the corsages, cake topper, bunting and hundreds (yes, hundreds and yes... I am patient) of fabric flowers for the aisle and tables.
People said - "You should be doing this as your career", "You could sell those", "You need to start a blog with all your ideas and thoughts..."
So, with their words ringing in my ears - and after many a discussion with friends, family - I just did it - I quit my normal 9-5 to follow my crafty dreams. Brave? Crazy? Certainly exciting.
Now, fast forward a few years - and we now have a dedicated craft studio in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside - we look forward to welcoming you to our craft haven very soon!