Creative Workshops & Makers Meets

We love hosting creative workshops and work with makers to host a great fun workshop to suit your needs and offer a brilliant creative workshop for our customers.  

We will be working with guest speakers to facilitate our Makers Meets which are our own networking events created with our makers in mind, creating a supportive environment for to share top tips from industry experts.

We have the following Creative Workshops available to book – which are all taking place during our Makers Markets at the Portobello Town Hall, 147 – 149 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh, EH15 1AF.  


Patchwork – English Paper Piecing (EPP) – Wee Susie Stiches

Sunday 3rd December 11.00am – 1.00pm

During this in-person event, you’ll learn the traditional patchwork technique of English Paper Piecing (EPP). EPP is a hand sewing technique that involves folding fabric over paper pieces which are then stitched together. It is a slow stitching process so is very relaxing and can be done anywhere; sitting on the sofa, on the train or even in a parked car while your children are at an activity. 

During the 2 hour workshop you will learn how to make a hexagon flower and how to transform it into a hanging Christmas decoration. 

This event will provide you with the knowledge and inspiration to go on to make other small decorative items, a cushion cover or a quilt. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to give English paper piecing a try.

Cost £27.00 

Crochet Santa Hats for Chocolate Oranges – The Colour Dasher

Sunday 3rd December 2.00pnm – 4.00pm

Cost £32.00

In this workshop we will be learning how to make some cure Santa Hats, the perfect size for a Chocolate Orange.  We’ve all handed over one of these chocolatey treats at Christmas time, why not make yours a little bit extra special this year with a cute little Santa Hat?  They’d also look fab hanging from the tree, or an a teddy! A lovely handmade gift.  

Don’t worry if you’ve never picked up a hook before, this workshop is suitable for beginners as we will be going through the stitches and pattern together.  

All materials and tuition will be provided.  

Sea Glass Jewellery with Joy Revival Design

Sunday 3rd December 2.00pm – 3.00pm & 3.00pm – 4.00pm.

Cost £22.00

Come along for a creative afternoon learning to make a unique piece of sea glass jewellery.

Origami Baubles – Fold with Makiko 

Sunday 3rd December 11.00 – 12.30pm

Cost £25.00

In this December workshop , you will learn how to make origami baubles.  This is one of my favourite shapes.  They are not only perfect for Christmas, but also a very beautiful decoration all year round.

Previous origami experience is not essential as I will walk you through every step.  However it is not recommended for children under 10 who have not experienced origami  before unless accompanied by an adult.

Book your ticket by emailing –