Christmas Craft Parties with Daff Workshops

Christmas  Craft Workshops

Daff Workshops provide a range of art and craft workshops for the festive season. All of our workshops are suitable for total beginners as well as those wanting to brush up their skills. If you’d like to try something that isn’t included on our list below please get in touch and we’ll arrange the perfect workshop for you. We also offer gift vouchers for all our workshops so you can treat your loved ones to a crafty experience. Workshops can be held in The Barn, or a venue of your choice (additional travel costs may incur depending on location). Perfect for Christmas parties with friends and family or put a crafty twist on your office party!

Workshops in The Barn can be tailored to include a ‘Vintage Christmas Tea Party’  for an extra £5 per person, which  is sure to add something extra special to your crafty workshop whatever the occasion.

Cost: £20 per person (gift vouchers are available for all of our workshops)
Duration: 2 hours


Learn how to make a selection of beautiful handmade Christmas decorations. Choose from our wonderful range of festive fabrics, felts and embellishments to create unique crafty characters like this gingerbread man and owl! Book now




Cards, Gift Bags, Labels and Wrapping Paper

Add a personal touch to your Christmas presents this year by making your own cards, gift bags, labels or wrapping paper. Using a range of simple printmaking, paper folding and cutting techniques you’ll be able to create a set of hand printed cards and have the option to make matching labels, wrapping paper or gift bags. Book now



Learn how to make a cute Christmas stocking using basic machine and hand stitching techniques. We provide a range of festive fabrics and embellishments for you to choose from. Pop a gift voucher, sweets or jewellery in your little stocking and give to a loved one as a special present this Christmas, you could even personalise your stocking with a name! Book now



Learn how to make your own festive bunting or work together with family, friends or colleagues to create beautiful bespoke bunting that can be used to decorate your home or office for many years to come. Book now

Glitterarti Henna Tea Party in The Barn, Sholing, Southampton 21/06/15

HennaDesignsAs a very special summer offer Glitterarti Face Painting and Daff Workshops are hosting a Henna Tea Party in The Barn on Sunday 21st June for only £10 per person (plus 50p booking fee). BOOK NOW

We will provide a selection of teas, coffee and delicious homemade cakes and create a beautiful henna design on your hand, foot, ankle or arm. (If you have any special dietary requirements please get in touch and we’ll do our best to meet them!)

If you’re off to Glastonbury the following week this is the perfect opportunity to start preparations to look your very best at the festival!

The Henna we use is fresh, safe and natural with Cajeput oil for adults or Lavender oil for children (over 8 years) or pregnant women (over 30 weeks).

For further information and enquiries contact Caroline by
email or call 07963070548.

Springtime Bunting Craft Hen Party and Vintage Tea Party

The birds are singing and the evenings are getting lighter…Spring is most certainly here and the bookings for our Craft Hen Parties and Vintage Tea Parties are coming in fast! Here are a few images from a bunting workshop and tea party last week. These lovely ladies enjoyed making lots of pretty bunting using a range of vintage style fabrics and embellishments. We also provided a selection of delicious homemade cakes and scones with tea and coffee all served using our beautiful vintage tea sets.

If you would like to make a booking for one of our Craft Hen Parties and Vintage Tea Parties get in touch, we’d love to hear from you! Call Caroline on 07963070548 or email

“Thank you so much for the fantastic workshop today. We all enjoyed it so much and your tea and cake made it all the more special. Keep up your great work, we all commented on how comfortable you made us feel which again makes the experience that much better. Again, thank you.” – Sue



Daff Workshops @ St Augustine’s Tower, Hackney 11/04/15

Perpetual Papercut Calendars
Saturday 11 April 2015, 2-4pm, £8 per person BOOK NOW

Artist Caroline Misselbrook will be delivering a workshop in Saint Augustine’s Tower, Hackney, as part of the Art Catcher exhibition, ‘I Dreamed I Saw Saint Augustine’. Inspired by the tower’s clock and bell you’ll create a unique perpetual papercut calendar that you can use year after year in your home or office. Learn how to design your own original typography and use simple paper cutting and collage techniques. Suitable for beginners as well as those wanting to brush up their skills. Age 13+. All materials and tools are included.

To book your place email or call 07963070548.

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Garter Making Workshop at Victoria House, Hamble

gaterPAGEArtist Caroline Misselbrook of Daff Workshops will be running a Garter Making workshop at Victoria House on Wednesday 11th February, 7-9pm. Perfect for a fun and crafty evening with friends before Valentine’s Day or for brides and bridesmaids to try out one of our Craft Hen Parties.

Please contact Caroline on 07963070548 or email to book your place for only £15 (that’s 25% off our Screen shot 2014-12-18 at 12.46.29usual price!).

Gift vouchers are also available for this workshop – how about buying your loved one a place for a Valentine’s present?


Learn how to make a beautiful garter by hand using our selection of lace, ribbons and embellishments. Spend an evening in the Grade II listed building nestled on the edge of Royal Victoria Country Park while boasting its own stunning and extensive grounds.

There will be a selection of our delicious homemade cakes provided as well as hot and cold drinks available from the bar.


New Glitterarti Face Painting Hen Parties

glit3FBThumbGlitterarti Face Painting Hen Party (£20 per person)
As an introduction to the art of face painting we’ll show you how to create stunning designs using our range of brushes, paints, glitters and gems and we’ll demonstrate some handy tricks and tips along the way! Hens will then be given the chance to practice on each other and we can also paint a design on each hen too. This workshop is sure to kick off the hen party celebrations with plenty of colour and sparkle, perfect before a girly night out!

Workshops can either take place in The Barn or a venue of your choice (additional travel costs may incur depending on location). Workshops in The Barn can be tailored to include refreshments.

‘Book Thieves’ Papercutting Workshops, Mile End Art Pavillion, London, 14/15 Feb, 2-4pm

Screen shot 2015-01-12 at 15.40.15Artist Caroline Misselbrook of Daff Workshops will be running papercutting workshops from 2-4pm on both Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th February at the Mile End Art Pavillion as part of Art Catcher‘s ‘Misbehaviour’ exhibition.

Books and craft knives will be provided for you to create literary mischief, cutting words and illustrations into pages to change their meaning and context. This creative workshop is suitable for beginners as well as those wanting to brush up their skills. All tuition, tools and materials are included for only £5 per person.

Email or call 07963070548 to book your place.

For more information visit the exhibition website.

Autumn/Winter linocut printmaking and papercutting workshops at Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton

Daff Workshops @ Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton
Places are limited to 12 per session (so booking is essential)
To book please contact Hanger Farm Arts Centre:
Tel: 023 8066 7683

Linocut Printmaking: Thursday 9th October ‘14, Thursday 4th December ‘14, Friday 6th February ‘15, 7.30 – 9.30pm, £20 (all materials and tools included)
Learn how to create beautiful linocut prints by hand. You will be given an introduction to the art of lino cutting and look at examples of how artists have used this technique. After completing a range of exercises to develop your skills with the lino cutter you will create a final design from which to print.

papercutTHUMBPapercutting: Thursday 13th November ‘14, Tuesday 20th January ‘15, 7.30 – 9.30, £20 (all materials and tools included)
As an introduction to the art of papercutting you will complete a range of excercises to improve your skills with the scalpel. Drawing inspiration from a selection of artists and illustrators you will then create a final design which you will carefully cut into a unique piece of papercut art.