Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts


‘Taste of Craft’ Programme for people aged 60+

11 May – 15 June

Come and join us for a couple of hours on a Friday afternoon (1.00pm – 3.00pm) throughout May and June. 

£12.50 per session (all materials provided) or book the whole course (5 sessions in total) with a discount at £50.00

Offering a wide range of hands on craft making activities with different makers, helped along with a nice cup of tea or coffee (and some biscuits!). This year the sessions will be inspired by our Craft Counts programme celebrating 10 years since the re-launch of Ruthin Craft Centre. Exploring the first ten traditional materials/themes associated with anniversaries – from paper, through cotton and copper to tin. These are age friendly sessions and no previous experience in the arts is necessary – just a willingness to take part! Meet new people and learn new skills. Join us for one, or as many sessions as you like.


11 May – Maker: Mandy Coates Willow: ‘Bulrushes and Seed Heads with Leaves’. Learn the figure of eight and ‘corn-dolly’ weaving techniques to create your own garden ornaments.

18 May – Maker: Hannah Coates Copper: Make a piece of jewellery of your choice and/or an ornamental decorative panel from recycled materials.

25 May – Maker: Andy Hazell Tin: Turn your old biscuit tin into something less useful but far prettier using pliers, snips and a little bit of imagination – get creative with re-cycling!

8 June – Maker: Kate Barlow Cotton: An introduction to crewel work embroidery. This traditional technique is at least a thousand years old, you will cover a handful of commonly used stitches, including chain stitch, French knots, stem stitch and trellis work. This workshop is perfect if you are new to hand embroidery or just a little rusty.

15 June – Maker: Kate Jordan Fruit and Flowers: A nature inspired floral arrangement using master florist techniques.