Sew Saturday, New Courses and a Celebrity Tutor – It’s all happening at Crafty Betty!

October is here and my goodness we have some fantastic things happening here at Crafty Betty I am having to pinch myself:-) Sew Saturday is our big event on 17th October, we have some brilliant new classes, new members of the team and a Celebrity from BBC One’s Great British Sewing Bee will be joining us in January to teach the people of Newark Beginners Dressmaking!

Sew Saturday

Sew Saturday – 17th October 2pm
This Saturday I am joining June, Tina & Sue AKA ‘Girls Around Town‘ on their Radio Newark Show to talk about my business, what we offer and to promote Sew Saturday.

Join us on the day for a fantastic afternoon of all things crafty with FREE bunting workshops, demonstrations, craft stalls, Goodie Bags and the highlight of the day is the announcement of the results of our Sewing Bee competitions that you have been working on. We have had lots on entries and there is still time to enter. Children can WIN a Craft Birthday Party and the Adults could WIN a course on Fibre Arts/Free Machining. Judges from The Toy Box, Vintage Vixen & Radio Newark are waiting to choose their winners:-) Find out more at

The team is expanding
Crafty Corner Top Floor %0Bat Crafty BettyWe are now opening the top floor of our premises too and we are delighted that we have two new members joining the Crafty Betty Team. Rachael Cumberland and Julie Webster will be running Crafty Corner where you can come and do workshops in Scrapbooking, Crochet, Jewellery Making, Felting, and something we love – making Rag Rugs! They will also be running a six week Christmas Crafting Workshop for just £10 per session with the 6th session free if purchased in advance. For more information contact them at their Facebook Page Crafty Corner

New Workshops

Soapology of Nottingham are running this amazing course:-)
Soapology of Nottingham are running this amazing course:-)

We are taking bookings for these two brilliant new courses that I am sure will agree sound excellent! Soapology are coming to teach an all day Soap Making Class on 15th November where you will learn the science behind the making and make some soap of your own! They will be set in time for you to use as Christmas Presents! You also get a yummy lunch from Tea Pots Tea Room!

Join Wildgoose Designs in making lampshades on this course not to be missed!
Join Wildgoose Designs in making lampshades on this course not to be missed!

On 17th January Wildgoose Designs are bringing their Lampshade making class to us. Come and learn how to make a lampshade and produce one in the session. What a brilliant skill to learn!

Both workshops include all materials, tuition and Gift Vouchers are available.

Order your stockings ready for Christmas
Dandelions & Daisies at Crafty Betty are now taking orders for their beautiful Christmas Stockings & Tree Skirts. Sally also makes Giant Stockings with the childs name added for personalisation for £30. Come and see them on them on the Top Floor and place your order or visit them on their Facebook Page

Padded Stockings are £15 each and the gorgeous Tree Skirts are £35
Padded Stockings are £15 each and the gorgeous Tree Skirts are £35
Craft Club is £7.50 per session. Book online at
Craft Club is £7.50 per session. Book online at

Half Term Craft Club
You can book your child place on our Craft Club this October Half Term via our website. This half term we will be having a Halloween theme and will be making some lovely things for the children to take home including a Halloween Wreath to place on your door. Book two sessions and get the third free using voucher code CBOCT.

Crochet a Poppy with Nina

Our Monday Crochet group are starting to make Poppies for Remembrance Sunday so if you want to join in pop along on Monday 12 noon – 2pm and learn how to make one. Its £7.50 including tea/coffee and a delicious cupcake!

And now for the big announcement……………..

Heather Jacks 2014 winner of Great British Sewing Bee 2014
Heather Jacks 2014 winner of Great British Sewing Bee 2014

Fans of the Great British Sewing Bee will LOVE our special guest tutor we are welcoming to Crafty Betty in January! Heather Jacks won the BBC One Series in 2014 and she has agreed to come to our studios to run a one day Dressmaking Course. This is brilliant news for Crafty Betty and we are very excited to be welcoming her.

Plans are currently being put in place but we are provisionally looking at Friday 29th January 2016. Everyone that books onto the course will receive a FREE refresher or Beginners Sewing Machine Class worth £25 to be taken prior to the class at a time to suit. Heather will be teaching participants how to insert zips and buttonholes, read a pattern, cut out the fabric then working from a pattern that is included in the course fee you will make a garment to wear and take home. A delicious lunch will be provided by Tea Pots Tea Room in The Arcade and tea/coffee will be served throughout the day.

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity to learn from a celebrity sewer places will be limited so you need to get your name down quickly. The price will be £99 including the Beginners Sewing Machine Class, The Beginners Dressmaking Class, Lunch on the day, use of a sewing machine (or you may bring your own), your pattern and unlimited tea/coffee/soft drink. You just need to bring the fabric of your choice which we will advise of on booking. You can book the session with a £25 deposit and pay the balance on the day.

Gift Vouchers
If you wish to buy any of our classes as a gift voucher for a Christmas present we can make this arrangement for you. Just let us know and we can personalise the voucher for you.

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