About Us


“Our mission is to to help you find a craft course that inspires your creative desires and to offer a highly valuable marketing opportunity for all craft tutors & organisations across the UK.” 

CraftCourses lists several thousand creative, craft and artisan courses, classes, workshops, events and groups at locations all across the UK. Browse through the Categories, or search by post code or keyword in the box above.

CraftCourses was founded by Kate Dewmartin in 2011 and is run from Pembrokeshire.


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Read what UK course providers have said about us

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Purchase a Craft Courses gift voucher (valid for 12 months)



My hope is that this site will interest and inspire people to create, learn new skills and find contentment, relaxation and satisfaction in making things.  

For myself I love trying out new skills and visiting the fascinating workshops of our inspiring craft tutors.  I love reading the student feedback telling of how much they enjoy being part of a craft session and how their lives are enhanced by getting 'hands on' and making something to cherish.

Kate in the leatherworkshop

My background is in wooden rocking horses. My parents founded The Rocking Horse Shop near York just before I was born, so I grew up at craft shows and in and out of wood, metal and leather workshops. Along with my brother and sister, I worked in the business throughout my girlhood. Making things has always been a passion; whether it be handbags, window seats, roman blinds or moccasins.

After graduating from York Uni in 2003, I lived in France for a couple of years working as editorial assistant to the late political author Said K. Aburish. Then to London for several years of online marketing, press and PR jobs. In 2011 I moved to Pembrokeshire and set up CraftCourses. I am married to Harm, a Dutch builder and all round craftsman, and mum of one year old Abel and baby Aiya.

My belief is that craft is good for our health. In learning creative skills, making beautiful and useful things, we relax, we enjoy the sensations of colour and texture - and we enjoy being able to say ‘I made that’. 



Creative course categories include: felting, jewellery, glass, wood, ceramics, willow and basketryknitting, stone, blacksmithing, mosaic, hand spinning, paper-craft, candle-making, beekeeping, book-binding, photography, calligraphy and many, many more! Please browse through all of the course categories - there is plenty to inspire!



Do you run or teach creative, craft or artisan courses, classes, events or workshops in the UK? If so, please Register Free to add your organisation and one free course page listing. You can read more about our what we do for course providers here.