Paper, Floristry, Crochet and more

These classes are run by Jo Todd (Get Crafty with Jo), an independent crafts teacher, and experienced crocheter. To register for one of Jo’s classes, contact her directly using the links by the classes below.

Learn to crochet, make decorative items or craft with your children.

To enable my courses to run a minimum of two participants is needed. I will let you know asap before the class if there are not enough students. Also let me know if you are interested in a course but are unable to make the planned date. Why not invite a friend along to be sure the class will run.

Join my Facebook group to chat to others about crafts, or arrange to meet up with other crafty people (at the Craft Room or elsewhere). Like my Facebook page to keep up to date with what I’m doing!

Attend a crochet class before the end of July to enter into our prize draw! Details here.


Bead Embroidery

Date: Thursday 27th June 9.30-11.30
Difficulty rating: complete beginner
Price: 80 CHF
Materials: we provide materials

I wouldn’t say I’m an expert at this. But I can explain how I made these items if you would like to have a go. I have a large selection of beads and all other materials to have a go. If you have something you would like your design on bring it along otherwise, I will supply some fabric. Feel free to bring your own beads along as well if you have some you want to use.
Please contact me if you would like to know more about about alternate class times.

Register here.


The classes below are already over – if you’re interested in one of these, please contact me to see if it will run again, or if you would like me to schedule it to suit you.

Introduction to Cross Stitch

Date: Thursday June 6th, 9.30am-11:30-am
Difficulty rating: Beginner
Price: 80chf
Materials: Thread, needle and fabric will all be provided.

Come along to this workshop to learn a simple craft that can be used to make an assortment of items from cards, and bookmarks, to decorative fabric items.

Thread, needle and fabric will all be provided. I will have an assortment of patterns but feel free to bring you own if you have seen something you want to try.

Please contact me if you would like to know more about about alternate class times.

Register here.


Crochet the next stage

Date: Tuesday 18th June, 9:30am -11:30am
Difficulty rating: beginner, able to do basic stitches
Price: 70 CHF*
Materials: we provide a crochet hook and yarn.

If you can already do basic crochet stitches such as single, half, and double crochet then this workshop is the next step. We will be looking at basic crochet patterns, how to start with a magic circle and increase/decrease stitches. you will then start to work on a hat which is the next step before learning how to do Amigurumi.

Price is 70chf if I supply the hook and yarn or if you want to bring your own along, reduced to 60chf
Please contact me if you would like to know more about about alternate class times.

Register here.


Learn to Crochet

Date:
Difficulty rating: complete beginner
Price: 70 CHF
Materials: we provide a crochet hook and yarn.

If you’ve never lifted a crochet hook before, or have tried and failed – this class is for you. In this workshop, you will be given a crash-course in the basics of crochet including the main stitches and how to read patterns. You will also be shown how to start a simple project such as a coaster, a bookmark, or a scarf.

Class size is limited to three.

Please contact me if you would like to know more about about alternate class times.

Register here.


Spring Flower Arrangements

Dates:
Price: 70 CHF if you supply your own flowers, 90CHF if you want me to supply flowers.

Come along to the craft room and learn how to do a simple flower arrangement. I like to do natural ones with flowers/flowers/berries etc. picked from the garden, but you can also do one with flowers from a shop or pick your own.

I will supply floral foam and containers. You can choose if you want me to supply flowers and foliage or if you want to supply your own.

If you would like to do this with a group of friends’ other dates could also be arranged.

Register here.


Paper Cutting

Dates:
Price: 50 CHF

Paper cutting is a lot easier that it looks! It is also very versatile. It can be used to make pictures/place cards/cards/book marks and anything else you can think of. I will have a selection of things to have a go at but if you have something you would like to do let me know.

Register here.


Needle Felting

Date:
Difficulty rating: Beginner
Price: 70chf
Materials: All materials and tools for this workshop will be provided.

Come along and learn how to needle felt it is easy to do and no skills are needed. We will be making Easter eggs but if you prefer a different shape let me know in advance. Other dates can also be arranged.

Register here.


Crepe Paper Flowers

Date:
Difficulty rating: Beginner
Price: 70chf
Materials: All materials and tools for this workshop will be provided.

Come along to the craft room and join me making these lovely daffodils. We will also arrange them to make a nice display. If you can work well with your hands they are easy to make. All materials will be provided unless you want to bring along your own container to display them in.

Other dates are also available. Discounts if you would like to do this as a group.

Register here.


Working with Beads

Date:
Difficulty rating: complete beginner
Price: 70 CHF
Materials: All materials are provided

This workshop is an introduction to the materials and tools used when working with beads. We will be working on keyrings/charms. Beads and materials will all be supplied unless you have beads you would like to use, in which case bring them along. The only fiddly bit about this workshop will be threading small eyed needles so suitable for anyone.


Crochet Zipper Pouches

Date:
Difficulty rating: Easy
Price: 60chf
Materials: Please bring along your own yarn and appropriate size hook. (Up to size 4 hook) I have a selection of zips unless you want to bring your own as well. If you prefer I can supply these as well at an extra cost.

Come along and learn how to incorporate a zip into a crochet pouch. This workshop is suitable for anyone who can do basic crochet stitches.


Crochet Hats

Date:
Difficulty rating: Intermediate
Price: 60chf
Materials: Bring along your own yarn and crochet hook.

If you can already crochet basic stitches but want to move on then this workshop is for you. We will learn how to use a magic circle to start off and how to work in the round increasing as we go. Bring along your choice of yarn and a suitable size crochet hook. I will have a few hat patterns to choose from.


Upcycled Dried Flower Arrangement

Date:
Difficulty rating: Easy
Price: 70chf
Materials: All materials will be provided

In this workshop we will upcycle a tin can to make a decorative container for a simple dried flower arrangement. This is very easy to make and no experience is necessary. Could also make a nice gift once finished.


Introduction to Fimo

Date:
Difficulty rating: Easy
Price: 70chf
Materials: All materials will be provided

Fimo is a fun easy material to use. It is also readily available around Basel at a reasonable price. Come along and learn how to make these. They can become charms or keyrings.


Intro to Quilling

Date:
Difficulty rating: Easy
Price: 70chf
Materials: All the materials will be provided

If you’ve never tried quilling before come along and learn the basic techniques. I will have card blanks, keyrings, large paper clips for bookmarks and materials for coasters available so you can choose what you would like to make. But if you want to make something else let me know.


Introduction to Sewing by Hand

Date:
Difficulty rating: Beginner
Price: 70chf
Materials: Cotton, needles and materials for a simple project will be provided.

In this workshop we will learn how to sew by hand. This will include how to sew on buttons, repair seams and get started on a project. If anyone wants we can also sew badges onto uniforms or look at other simple repairs. If you have something you want to repair or badges you want to sew on bring them along.


Upcycled decorative peg pots

Date:
Difficulty rating: Easy
Price: 50 CHF
Materials: All materials will be provided for this course

Come along and make these decorative pots. It could be used to hold a plant, become a desk tidy or come along next week and use it to make a decorative origami plant. If you attend both courses there will be a 10chf discount off the second course.


Origami table decoration

Date:
Difficulty rating: Easy
Price: 50 CHF (10 CHF discount if you also did the decorative peg pot course)
Materials: All materials will be provided. This will include a terracotta pot for your decoration.

Come along and learn to make simple origami flowers. A terracotta pot will be provided for you to make a plant. Otherwise you could use the flowers to decorate gifts etc. If you came along last week and made a decorative peg pot bring it along and use that.


Intro to quilling card making

Date:
Difficulty rating: Easy
Price: 60 CHF
Materials: All the materials will be provided including card blanks.

If you’ve never tried quilling before come along and learn the basic techniques. I will have card blanks, keyrings and large paper clips for bookmarks available to decorate. But if you have something else you would like to use feel free to bring it along.


Decorative string bottles and jars

Date:
Difficulty rating: Easy
Price: 50 CHF
Materials: Bottles/jars string and assorted wools will be provided.

These bottles are easy to decorate and have many uses from a vase to a desk tidy etc. I will have plenty of different bottles and jars for you to decorate but if you have a particular shape/size you would like to decorate bring it along with you. I will also have lots of different string and wool but again if you have something in particular you would like to use no problem.


Summer flower arrangement workshop

Date:
Difficulty rating: Beginner
Price: 70 CHF or 80 CHF if you want to meet at M parc for advice on flowers to buy
Materials: Oasis and a container will be provided. Please supply your own flowers and foliage (not soft stemmed) you can buy flowers or collect some from your garden.

I used to be a florist in England so I’m able to teach absolute beginners to make a lovely flower arrangement. Containers will be supplied but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. I will be at M parc at 13.00 if you want to meet there to buy your flowers.


Adult and child wet felting course

Date:
Difficulty rating: Easy
Price: 50 CHF
Materials: I will have the materials to make felt balls and key rings to put them on.

However you could use the balls for many other things such as jewellery or make a caterpillar. I will also have bars of soap if you would like to felt that.
Come along and learn how to do a simple wet felting craft with your child and enjoy a coffee or tea in our lounge. A discount will be available if you bring more than one child.


Adult and child origami organiser

Date:
Difficulty rating: Easy
Price: 50chf
Materials: Card, stickers and decorative tape will be provided.

Come along with your child and work together on an organiser, make your own or come and chat over coffee.
These easy decorative origami organisers can be used for pens, make up brushes etc. I will have various card, stickers and decorative tapes available. But if you have stickers old magazines etc. you would like to use as decorations bring them along. A discount is available if you have more than one child.