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Craft My Day crafts classes in London
crafts classes in London
Top Obby Teacher
Craft My Day crafts classes in London
crafts classes in London

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Craft My Day

45 reviews
45 reviews

Rachel - Owner and Founder of 'Craft My Day' ​Since completing her degree in ‘Costume and Technical effects for the performing arts’ at London College of Fashion in 2001, Rachel worked freelance in the film and events industries for many years before taking a break to be at home with her three children whilst they were small.

She began teaching at a private sewing studio, alongside freelance work and grew to love the rewarding nature of teaching.

​'I can never seem to get enough of learning new skills, which I love to share…'

In 2016 Rachel decided to start up her own Craft studio and began to work with other local artists to create a unique space for people to come and learn a variety of crafts in a fun and relaxed setting. ​ Her passion for textiles and design began during school when she found her own teacher a real inspiration. 'She developed my creativity but also gave me confidence for life. I aspire to recreate that experience, and inspire others to start their own creative journeys.' ​ Rachel qualified as Powertex trainer in 2016 and is also really excited to share this fantastic product.

Rachel believes that all people are creative and with a bit of patience and encouragement can be taught ways to express that innate ability and get a real sense of satisfaction and enjoyment.

If you have any questions, please contact me using the ‘contact host’ button on the website page.”

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Reviews(45)View all reviews

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Robyn
4 Jul
Great day, good teaching. Loved the energy and enthusiasm. Only wish we had had more time but 3 hours was a great length of time. Thank you!
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Živilė
25 Feb
Fantastic class! I definitely recommend the class for beginners. Thank you Rachel :)
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Lise
10 May
Great workshop to start with sewing machine and see if you actually like it ! At the end of the class you get your DIY tote bag and the basics of how the see it machine works ! Highly recommend this class with the lovely Rachel ! Easily accessible with the train.
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Lise
10 May
Brilliant workshop! Rachel has been lovely and patient ! Perfect to start learning to saw and being proud to wear your "creation" :) We were a group of 4 people and Rachel gave attention to each of us. No time for frustration, just enjoyed seeing the skirt building up weeks after weeks !

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Robyn
4 Jul
Great day, good teaching. Loved the energy and enthusiasm. Only wish we had had more time but 3 hours was a great length of time. Thank you!
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Živilė
25 Feb
Fantastic class! I definitely recommend the class for beginners. Thank you Rachel :)
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Lise
10 May
Great workshop to start with sewing machine and see if you actually like it ! At the end of the class you get your DIY tote bag and the basics of how the see it machine works ! Highly recommend this class with the lovely Rachel ! Easily accessible with the train.
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Lise
10 May
Brilliant workshop! Rachel has been lovely and patient ! Perfect to start learning to saw and being proud to wear your "creation" :) We were a group of 4 people and Rachel gave attention to each of us. No time for frustration, just enjoyed seeing the skirt building up weeks after weeks !
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Tina
27 Feb
Great class
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Anne
17 Sep
Thoroughly enjoyed this absorbing workshop and feel inspired to continue at home. Thank you to Tiffany for a very informative class.
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Julie
3 Jun
This was such a great workshop. So many materials provided for use and a great way to unwind from the stresses of the week by using a medium that I had never used before which was very tactile and easy under the expert tuition of our tutor. Really great value for money and nothing is too much trouble for the host at this venue. I can highly recommend and will definitely be back thank you
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Chris
3 Jun
My girlfriend booked this for me as she wanted a unique House for the garden I didn’t really know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. I had a great time getting mucky and creative and was pleased with my end result A Wizard tower rather than a fairy house! With an abundance of tea and biscuits it was a really good day
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Christine
4 Jun
The fairy house workshop on Saturday was fantastic. I still find it hard to believe that we created our amazing houses in under 3 hours. We will be returning for more.
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Anonymous
19 Feb
RAchel is amazing, I loved this class & can't wait to go back. Rachel is friendly, knowledgeable & inclusive as she gently steers beginners & the newly initiated to the ways of crochet. I spend a great afternoon with my daughter who is usually way too cool to hang around me or try something new, but just quietly I think miss16 loved it too. Jump out of your comfort zone & give it a try.
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Claire
3 Oct
I really enjoyed the 2 workshops - Andrea was very good at explaining how to crochet, which was completely new to me. It definitely made sense to have 2, 2 hour sessions a week apart as it gave me time to practice in between so that I was ready to go back and learn new stitches at the second session. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, at any level.
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Anonymous
20 Feb
The venue was Lovely and fully equipt for the class. The instructor was brilliant and explained everything really well. She even sent extra information sheets once we had left. I would definitely go back for more courses and recommend them to anybody interested in crafts
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Dhrisha
3 Jul
It was a nice small class so perfect for making sure you get that one to one with the tutor. I left feeling confident to go home and make my own lined curtains as a result and I was extremely pleased with the sample one we made on the day. Definitely worth it!
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Anonymous
20 Nov
I attended an Begineer's class and how to use my sewing machine.It was great expereince and got exactly what I wanted to learn from this class and feel more confident with my sewing machine. The teacher was absoluately fantastic to say the least, extremely informative, patient, friendly and made you feel at ease.A lovely bright and comfortable venue.
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Alice
30 Jan
Rachel was such a great teacher, she went through every detail step by step. so it never felt overwhelming. By the end of the session I was surprised at how confident I felt with a sewing machine and my sewing skills were surprisingly not too bad. I highly recommend this course and will be signing up for more lessons at Craft My Day. 5 stars!
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Dhrisha
22 Jul
I was so grateful that I was able to take my own machine in to learn on. Extremely accommodating and friendly workshops. I would definitely recommend them. I'm planning my next one already.
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Samantha Macher
26 Jul
An overall very enjoyable experience. The time seemed to wiz by. Learnt about threading a sewing machine, practised all the differenct stitches, sewing in straight lines and how to easily sew a perfect curve. Ended the class making a handy tote bag. Can’t wait to book another class.
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Kirsty
12 Sep
Fun and very easy to follow. The instructor explained the basics thoroughly and was incredibly patient while we fumbled around! Very good class for those looking to get to know their machines and learn the fundamentals
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Barbara
13 May
If you are looking for a course where you learn by doing, this will be perfect. Rachel explains step by step everything as you go along, taking time to make sure everyone follows. The course is well designed where after 4 weeks (12hrs) you end up with a tote bag, skirt and lots of practical knowledge. Highly recommend this course to anyone!
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ashlee
14 Jul
Rachel was extremely patient and helpful! Definitely an experience worth trying out as while I may not be the best sewing maestro, the vibe of the class, chat and perfectly imperfect skirt made it all worth it. Highly recommend this.
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Nicole
31 Oct
Amazing class because of an amazing teacher. A wonderful learning experience.
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Anonymous
19 Feb
Excellent teacher with simple to follow directions (even for a complete beginner!) - highly recommend
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Anonymous
18 Feb
The teacher was really excellent and paced it really well. It was such a fulfilling day and i took away great techniques which I put to use soon afterwards. Lovely atmosphere in the studio.
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Laura
11 Jun
We had such a lovely morning and learned a great deal about paint effects. Vicky and Rachel were very welcoming and knowledgeable and we had the opportunity to practice lots of techniques which we will be able use on our own projects. Katharine has already bought the paint for her project! This is a great workshop to get you started on chalk painting. Laura ( and also on behalf of Katharine)
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María
1 Oct
Great atmosphere. We were a small group which made it very easy to follow the different techniques. The material provided was fantastic and the 3 hours were very hands on. The trainer (sorry, I’m terrible with names..) was very nice and helpful. I’ll definitly go back and try another workshop!
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Sonya
7 Oct
Great class with step by step hands on activities taught by a friendly, knowlegable tutor.
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Anna
24 Mar
I enjoyed learning about all new techniques to improve furniture, but found the class too short to actually use them on the wooden trays provided. Wanted a finished product to take with me...
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Anonymous
18 Feb
Great class, Rach is a fantastic teacher and there is a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Lots of lovely refreshments too!
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Vicky
20 Mar
Such a fun thing to do with friends! We were explained how to use the block prints and given ideas on various designs and colour combinations. Then it was up to us to design out own Tea Towel! Loved it! Our teacher was great, very friendly and relaxed and very informative.
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Alyson Elliott
2 Aug
I had a great afternoon. Two other ladies had cancelled, so it was just me with Rachel - I had her full attention!! The two of us just sat there playing :-) Rachel seems to know a lot about many many crafts, so we sat there chatting and I was able to pick her brains about other projects as well. I was pleased that I was able to come away with a fully finished (bar drying completely, that is) project. I have been on other courses where it is almost impossible to finish what you are doing - as a result it sits in your cupboard waiting for you to finish it!! Definitely recommend - Rachel is great and very knowledgeable.
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Andrea
21 Sep
Thoroughly enjoyed my class. Would love to do some more. Has really inspired me. Thank you!
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Judith
28 Feb
My day was truly amazinggg!!! I felt quite at home in the very warm atmosphere .:::... I learnt a lot in the short time I was there and I particularly enjoyed how communicative Rachel was ....: my daughter was so pleased with my accomplishment. I must say a huge thank you!!!! 😃👍🏽
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Jackie
27 May
Having tried to make a necklace before and failed I found this class was essential for getting over all the mistakes I had made. I now, after making a beaded bracelet, have worked out what all the tweaks are necessary to make some beautiful necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The instructor was very friendly and with cups of coffee and biscuits , all my problems have been answered. I now have been so enthused to order, from Amazon , some more items to add to my kit.
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Nasreen
13 Jul
This class is really amazing for learning the basics to beading. At first I thought the time frame wouldn’t be enough to learn everything but it’s a very detailed class and goes into great depth. The course leader is great and helping you methodically and understand the different ways of doing things. She’s also very flexible - would definitely recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn the basics and elaborate from there.
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Valeria
13 Jul
Really amazing lesson, nice teacher, friendly that make you comfortable. Really good materials to work with, good attention and explanation. Now I know how to make a jewel!
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Anonymous
19 Feb
Tiffany was fantastic, we had no previous mosaic experience, she made it easy and fun. We were delighted with our tiles. Everything was supplied, the room is nice and bright. A great afternoon.
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Julie
20 Feb
I loved the mosaic class. Tiffany was an informative and enthusiastic instructor and I loved learning a new technique. I went home feeling very proud of my creation!😊 Craft My Day is a fab little studio and there are so many wonderful courses to try.
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Julie
29 Apr
What a fantastic experience cannot rate this highly enough.Went with my partner to a lovely studio where we met a great group of people and under the expert tuition of Tiffany we all came away with a beautiful mosaic piece x Tea coffee and biscuits flowed throughout and the choice of pieces to make was great
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Louise Roberts
28 Jul
How to mosaic. The teacher was well informed & there were lots of good resources. It might have helped to have an advance email about what we were doing so I could prepare a design - we completed a lot but time was tight. The venue was nice but could have been more spacious
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Katie McPhee
31 Jul
The mosaic class was really excellent. Tiffany was a very patient and knowledgeable teacher. She provided lots of options and seeing examples of completed work was really helpful. The equipment and resources provided were brilliant, we were really spoilt for choice!! I would definitely recommend this class.
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Zoe
27 Sep
The PJ ( bottoms only) workshop review. Very nice studio with lots of light. Good Janome machine with a variety of stitches. Pleasant teacher. Workshop was extremely basic. I felt that it should have been advertised as a very basic beginners class. For three hours I had expected a more detailed pattern with at least a separate waistband. I finished one hour and fifteen minutes prior to the end of the class. I would have finished earlier if an overlocker had been made available. Used a stich (similar to an overlocker) which gave a good finish on the sewing machine but this was not as quick to use. However I was the only attendee and have been sewing for 18 months. A good class if you have none or little experience of sewing. A cloth copy of the two piece pattern used to make the Pajama bottoms was given to me as I asked but I was told that normally this doesn’t happen.
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Deon
11 May
I absolutely loved this class. The instructor was so informative and patient. I also learned some great tips on how to use my personal sewing machine better which was an extra bonus. My husband was incredibly proud of my final product! I will certainly book more classes.
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Anna
16 Mar
Very interesting class! I made a 1 foot tall sculpture I could take home with me! Great stuff, you learn all about Powertex - fabric hardening paint and powder inks. Happy to go again!
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Irene
27 Jul
Made a powertex decorated picture frame using different textures and embellishments. Dry brushing colour to bring out the textures. Rachel was fantastic, warm, welcoming and friendly. The venue had lots of natural daylight.
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Jo Richmond
27 Jul
The Powertex Taster Workshop is the third craft class I have attended with Craft my Day (Mosaic workshop and Making a Cushion Cover being the others) and another five star success. Powertex is a fabric hardener and is used to create effects to decorate surfaces (in this first instance a bland picture frame) that with embellishments, painting and glazing techniques turn them into veritable works of art. Everything provided, including superb (and friendly) tuition and all materials. A very happy couple of hours spent doing this. Can't wait for the Autumn so that I can book some more.