Classes

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.

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


Knitting classes: Tuesdays, Fridays (see class details for dates)
Learn to knit all kinds of items using all kinds of techniques:
– knit your first scarf, – knit a hat in the round, – learn to knit cables or fair isle and socks. Do a class on its own or add classes to a Learn to Knit for a complete knitting course.


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.


Kids and Parents: Snow Globes Workshop:
Children can make a snow globe scene from Fimo.


Foil and Embossed Cards:
Make a set of shiny cards using either transfer foil or heat embossing.


Stamped and Lino Cut Cards:
Design, carve and print our own cards.


Origami Greetings Cards:
Greetings cards for any occasion, using origami designs.


Origami fairy lights:
Create your own paper light-shades for a set of fairy lights.


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


Kids & Parents: Decoupage Workshop
Children can decorate Christmas ornaments, a piggy bank, a clock, or a box with colourful paper using decoupage techniques


Learn to Sew: see class details for dates
For complete beginners: make a re-usable shopping bag and learn how to use a sewing machine.


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


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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