This week our Christmas markets are in full swing. As well as cracking through your festive shopping list with our selection of unique traders, you can also join in some brilliant craft workshops. Here is a roundup of this weeks workshops for you....
Thursday 8th December - Molu Designs Typographic Tile Workshop
London-based designer and sign painter, Soumya, of Molu Designs / MoluTypeShop will be running a drop-in workshop. Specialising in typographic art and installations, Soumya is offering you a chance to get creative and paint your very own funky Alphabet/numeral tile which you get to keep. You will be shown various typographic styles as inspiration and given design templates to choose from and paint. These can be perfect for the home, workplace or even as a gift!
This is a hands-on workshop suitable for all levels so come and join her for a bit of creative fun. Costs include all materials. For an additional £2, you can get it specially gift-wrapped. Soumya will also be showcasing some of her work, so if you’re keen to find unique Christmas gifts, these will be available to buy on the night!
4pm-9pm, drop in, £5, all materials included.
Thursday 8th December - DIY Felt Flags with Ladybird Likes
Join Zoe from Ladybird Likes and express yourself by making some ‘Say What’ felt flags! Say what you’re really thinking with a DIY personalised felt flag, making a flag from scratch and adding whatever word or phrase you fancy to make it totally unique.
Suitable for all ages, though kids will need to be supervised by an adult at all times as they will be using scissors and an iron. £7, drop-in, 4pm to 9pm.
Museum of London Docklands, No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London, E14 4AL.
4pm - 9pm, free entry. To see the full trader listings click here.
Sat 10th & Sun 11th December - Birds In Hats Card Making Workshop
You can either decorate your very own card with an array of felt tips, crayons and glitter for a lucky loved one - or enter the competition and design your own Jumper for a penguin, where at the end of the weekend a panel of Crafty Fox judges will select finalists from various age ranges and 'categories' to win all kinds of Birds in Hats goodies!
Drop-in, 11am-5pm. Cards are A5 and come with a red envelope - £3
Colouring sheets for the 'design a jumper' competition are £1
Saturday 10th December - Portable Print Studio Screenprinting workshop.
Get creative and screen print your very own T-shirt or Tote bag. Using the mono screen print technique participants can choose a preferred design from a selection of pre-exposed screens and create a unique one-off print by painting various colours directly onto the screen. Creating a multicoloured print with just one pull of the squeegee!
Saturday 10th December only, drop in, 11am - 5pm, £7 - £20.
Sat 10th & Sun 11th December - Bobbin & Bow Pajaki Chandelier Workshop
Join Bobbin & Bow for their popular Pajaki Chandelier workshop where you can make your own colourful traditional Polish chandelier to take home with you! Karolina will teach you the techniques needed to create a beautiful paper chandelier that will be a vibrant addition to your home.
All day workshop, Sat & Sun, £70, 11am-5pm, all materials included, booking required, click here to secure your place.
Sat 10th & Sun 11th December - Live portraits with Andsmile
Fantastic illustrator Viktorija from Andsmile will be doing live portraits all weekend, get down early to book a slot and take home a beautiful portrait, £20.