Craft Arena's studios at the Village, Barleylands are open again. As a temporary measure we are opening on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10:30 - 4.00 and Sundays 10:30 - 3.30. We are also offering personal shopping appointments by arrangement. Contact us for more details.

We will keep you updated on any changes here and on our on our Facebook page. See our in-studio Covid policy here.

One to one Workshops and Classes


yarnandhooksml_2.jpgIf our published workshops don't fit in with your schedule, you prefer some time with a Personal Trainer, or you want to learn something specific - why not book one of our many one-to-one classes?

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Evening Zentangle® Class Tuesday 18th & 25th August 7.30pm - 9.30pm


An evening ONLINE class over two sessions, suitable for anyone who has taken one of our basic beginners class before and those who are more advanced. 

Materials are not included, so you can also use what you have to hand.

Caroline is a certified Zentangle® tutor.

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Beginners Zentangle® Class Saturday 22nd August, 5th September, 12th September 2.00pm - 4.30pm


A series of three ONLINE classes for newcomers to the wonderful world of Zentangle. 

If you would like to try this mindful, relaxing and incredibly addictive drawing technique, join Caroline who will be introducing you to the basic techniques of Zentangle® in these sessions. 

Your designs will be perfect for a standalone work of art or translating into hand or machine stitch and mixed media work.  Caroline is a certified Zentangle® tutor.

Materials are included. These will either be posted out to you or you can collect them from the studio.

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Autumn Zentangle® Class Tuesday 5th and 12th September 10.30pm - 1.00pm


An ONLINE class for those that are more experienced in this mindful and fascinating drawing technique.

Caroline will be taking you further in your practice with a series of classes through the autumn months.

Caroline is a certified Zentangle® tutor.

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Macrame Taster Session with Ray - Wednesday 23rd September 10:30 - 1:00


Macrame is undergoing a revival following its popularity in the 70's.

Join Ray for a fun-filled morning to learn some of the basic Macrame knotting tecniques using a variety of cords.

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Using the Scan'n'Cut with Fabric with Denise and Lisa - Sunday 27th September 10.30pm - 12.30pm


Denise and Lisa will be giving you hints and tips for cutting out perfect shapes on the Brother Scan n Cut machine.

We will be experimenting with different fabrics for use in applique, patchwork and mixed media work.

This workshop will take place in the studio, although you can join us via Zoom online if you prefer

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Mixed Media Course Nick Kimber - 9th October 10:30 - 1:00


This class, and following ones to be announced, have been compiled for students who are new to designing their own work or those who need a kick start because of a creative block, which all of us have from time to time!

A requirements list will be provided but most materials will be available on the day.

If there is enough interest, it may be possible to extend the workshop into the afternoon.


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PE Design with Lisa: Refresher Q & A Sunday 18th October 10.30 - 1.00


Join Lisa to learn more about using Brother PE Design Software.

This class is designed to get you back in the swing of using PE Design after our enforced break!

Lisa will be giving you a refresher, led by your questions and challenges. Bring any work you may have done during lockdown to show us.

This workshop will take place in the studio, although you can join us via Zoom online if you prefer.

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