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4 events for... makers looking to craft something special

Create something beautiful this weekend.

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A GOOD CRAFTING SESSION is a seriously underrated way to spend a weekend: it’s a brilliant creative outlet, a break from everyday stress, and it’s rarely too expensive, either.

There are loads of great crafting events on around Ireland this weekend – here are 4 of our faves.

Create your own jewellery over brunch

When: 25th March, 12-3pm

Where: Tribeton, Galway

Carve workshops are an excellent concept – design, create and cast your own ring over the course of three hours, enjoy a delicious brunch and, in the end, you can choose to get your ring cast and posted back to you. You’ll be guided along the way by professional jeweller Grace O’Connell, and Carve also run workshops in Limerick and Dublin.

Book your place and get more information here.

Afternoon tea and hat-making

When: 24th March, 1-4pm

Where: The Design House, Dublin 2

This one-day millinery class may not turn you into Philip Treacy, but it does promise to give you the basic skills required to create your very own fancy hat. All materials are provided, and afternoon tea is provided by Dolce Sicily, an in-house Italian café. Coffee, pastries and hats? Sounds good to us.

Find out more here.

Discover the art of woodwork

When: 24th March, 9.30 – 5pm

Where: Hill Picket Studio, Avoca, Co Wicklow

Every fancy yourself as a bit of a carpenter? Hill Picket Studio offers an introductory one-day class, where you’ll learn various hand tools and techniques used in carpentry. Beginners are set the task of creating a small project from scratch, and lunch is provided. If you’re not a beginner, don’t worry – they have a host of woodworking classes to choose from.

Get the details here.

Get knitting

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When: Saturday 24th March

Where: This is Knit, Powerscourt Centre, Dublin 2

Knitting is perhaps the quintessential crafting activity, and the folks at This Is Knit run regular classes and events for beginners and more advanced knitters alike. Taught by friendly and experienced teachers in the super-cool Powerscourt Centre, this is a lovely way to while away a Saturday afternoon.

Get more information and book your place here.

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