At The Craft Room we offer a variety of crafting classes.
We cover topics including knitting, crochet, polymer clay (Fimo), paper crafts, fabric crafts and more.
All our classes take place at the Craft Room in the Gundeli area of Basel and are taught in English by native English speakers Helen and Lisa.
Have a look at our calendar or scroll down to see what we currently have on offer!

Intro to Knitting: first Tuesday of the month
Learn to knit for complete beginners, all materials provided.

Knitting Project Sessions: Tuesday evenings, Friday mornings
Beginners wanting to practice and intermediates wanting to learn new skills and get help – bring  a project and we can help you.

Knitting Techniques: Fridays, Tuesdays
Learn special knitting techniques like  lace, cables and knitting in the round.

Intro to Crochet: multiple dates and times – see class details
This class is for complete beginners, all materials provided.

Crochet Beginners and Improvers:  Mondays and Thursdays
Learn how to interpret patterns and improve your crochet skills whilst working on your own project.

Crochet Techniques: multiple dates
Expand your crochet skills with a new technique: colour work, overlay, amigurumi

Origami flowers: multiple dates
Make beautiful paper flowers that never need watering!

Mandala cards: see class details for dates
Learn how to draw beautiful symmetrical designs and make cards

Stamp carving: mutiple dates
Make you very own stamp using lino carving techniques.

Porcelain Pen Drawing: see class details for dates
Turn plain porcelain items into hand designed works of art!

Origami greetings cards: see class details for dates
Make greetings cards decorated with a variety of origami shapes.

Introduction to Sewing with a Machine: see class details for dates
Make a re-usable shopping bag and learn to use a sewing machine.

Sewing project sessions: Saturday mornings
Bring your sewing project to the Craft Room and get help from beginning to end. Book one or more sessions.

Cushions: see class details for dates
Make pleated or flower decorated cushions.

Hair accessories: children’s workshop: see class details
Children age 7+ can make all kinds of bows, flowers and butterflies for their hair. Childre 10+ can attend alone, age 7 – 9 with an adult.

Open Sessions
The Craft Room is open every Wednesday from 9:00 until 12:00 and Thursday from 18:00 until 21:00 for open crafts – bring your own project and join us for a drink and a chat.  More info here.

Private Classes
See a class you would like to do but can’t make it at that time, or want some special help on a project? Get in touch to arrange a private class. Our general rates are 50 CHF an hour per student, plus materials costs if we provide them. More info here.

Parties and Groups
Girls night out? Work team building? Baby shower? Teen / adult birthday? We can organise a group workshop and party for you at the craft room. Rates depend on project, number of guests and length of party. More info here.











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