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We think that Valentine’s Day should be about showing your loved one that you think about them and that they are really special – so there are no overpriced restaurants, no service station flowers and no supermarket choccies to be seen here!

To make sure that your 2019 Valentine’s Day is inspired and memorable we have compiled this list of different, creative 'dates with a difference'.

Make Valentines Mosaic Hearts with Fiona Gurney of Box of Frogs Mosaics in Lincolnshire

13 February

Choose from a delicious range of vintage china and mosaic tiles to create beautiful hearts together. You will be able to make several hearts, try out different designs and styles or make a matching set. Bring along any china that has sentimental meaning to incorporate and go home with a beautiful souvenir of your special date (and a new skill too!) 

Mosaic hearts
Mosaic Hearts

Potter’s Wheel Pottery – half day course at Siramik in Carmarthenshire

Flexible dates

Having a go at the potter’s wheel should be on everyone’s bucket list so why not take the opportunity to make it into a Valentine’s Day celebration activity? Miles away from the usual cramped restaurants, doing this joint activity (and almost certainly having a giggle while you do it) is a great way to spend quality time together.

If you do treat your Valentine you must recreate that famous moment from Ghost too (blush)!

Pottery wheel
Throwing on a potter's wheel

Valentine’s hearts weaving workshop at Usk Castle in Monmouthshire with WyldWoodWillow

10 February

This is a starter weaving workshop where you will learn the skills to weave basic forms of sculpture in the shape of willow hearts. You will spend 3 hours in the beautiful and tranquil setting of Usk Castle – romantically learning a new skill with your loved one.
A fantastic workshop where you can take your hearts home to decorate and adorn your own home or give away to loved ones.

Willow Heart
Willow Heart

Leather Workshop with B18 Leather in Birmingham

9 February

Make it a date to remember as you learn to make a leather wallet or coin purse together. You’ll be taught traditional techniques and sewing methods and walk away with a small leather memento to remind you of this quality time together.

Leatherwork
Leather Workshop

Valentines Pinned Hearts with LK Bespoke Bridal in Bristol

10 February

Creating pinned hearts is a craft that dates back to WW1 when soldiers would recuperate and heal following injury and then send a pinned heart home to their loved ones to remind them that they were thinking of their families. 
The heart is made of Calico and filled with sand and then beautifully decorated with fabrics , ribbons pins and beads. A very romantic experience share together, or something to create for a loved one away from home.

Pinned heart
Pinned heart

Create Love Birds – wire sculpture for Valentine’s Day with Liz Wellby in Derbyshire

9 February

Join artist, teacher and maker Liz Wellby at The Slipper Studio, for a relaxing and creative day. With a gentle nod to Valentine’s Day, create a little flock of Love Birds using a combination of paper, metal and wire. The workshop is suitable for a range of abilities.

Create Love Birds
Wire / Mixed Media Love Birds

Creative Feng Shui Workshop – All about love at The Koorana Centre in West Sussex

3 February

Get in the mood for love with a Creative Feng Shui workshop focused on 'Love'. You'll look at Love in all of its forms and create a beautiful piece of artwork to take home which will energise your Romance gua and attract loving relationships with yourselves and others. 

Feng Shui
Feng Shui for Love

And that’s not all - take a look at our extensive list of romantic courses and workshops for a perfect Valentine’s celebration here. Or offer an original and thoughtful gift with one of our vouchers...

 

 

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