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!

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

Knitting project classes: 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.
Learn to knit socks in our November techniques class!

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

Crochet project classes:  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

Beads and pendants:
Make colourful beads and pendants with cane and swirled techniques.

Handles – cake slices, pens and crochet hooks:
Brighten up a cake slice, pen or hook with mosaic canes or patterns. Great for yourself or as a gift.

Charms and keyrings:
Make your favourite animal or object into a charm or keyring. Modelling tiny objects with polymer clay. Great stocking fillers, or just to keep.

Advent calendars
Get this one in your diary now! Make your own advent calendar at the Craft Room.

Mandala cards:
Learn to draw mandalas by hand and make cards.

Bullet journals (including effective planning):
Get organised and create your own bullet journal for planning and tracking.

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

Hair accessories: children’s workshop
Children aged 7+ can make pretty hair things! Bows, clips and hair bands.

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.

Microwaveable hand  warmers:
A great little project that you can complete in one session – make microwaveable “hot bags” in owl shapes or simple squares. All materials provided.

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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