We will carve a design from lino and then use it to print up four Christmas crackers. We’ll fill the crackers with the traditional items, a paper hat (which we’ll also make on the workshop), a joke, a small gift, and of course the cracker snap! Full instruction on lino carving and printing will be given. This is the opportunity to learn a traditional art form, which is wonderfully relaxing. The skills learned on the workshop can used to make all kinds of lino printed artwork, from printed greetings cards to landscapes, etc. Festive nibbles will be on hand throughout the session, and we’ll have Christmas music too, to get you in the mood. Please note: my workshop has to be accessed by stairs. There is a maximum number of three people on the workshop, so you will receive plenty of individual attention and tuition.

What's included in the price?

Tools and materials to make four crackers per person are included. Hot drinks and light refreshments will be provided.


3 hours (10:00am to 1:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Crafts for Wellbeing

with Craft Courses since 2020

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I’m Carrie, and I’m an artist and art and crafts teacher based in Stanley, north east England. I have been teaching art and crafts since the early 2000s and teach a weekly art and craft workshop in the local area for a social prescribing programme. Through personal experience, and having lived with depression and anxiety since the early 1990s, I know just how engaging with art and crafts can bring about a wonderful sense of wellbeing and relaxation. I absolutely love passing on my knowledge and the benefits of art and craft for wellbeing. I particularly enjoy teaching absolute beginners, so rest assured, whatever your art and craft experience, I will guide you through the process and make it as enjoyable as I can for you! I love to share my knowledge and tips and techniques, so I hope you'll find the classes fun and informative.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Christmas
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Stag dos
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27 North Terrace, , Stanley, County Durham, DH9 7LD