Christmas workshops in Bristol

Christmas workshops in Bristol

Posted on: 26 Nov 2018

Fancy doing something different this Christmas? Want to learn a new skill? Then come and try any or all of the festive Christmas workshops that Bristol has to offer this holiday season – there’s something for all interests and budgets.

Christmas wreath

Christmas wreath workshops at The Rose Shed


Pay a visit to The Rose Shed at Paintworks to make your own natural, mossed wreath filled with beautiful foliage and Christmassy extras. Choose from materials such as scented pine, eucalyptus, berried ivy, twigs, feathers and ribbon to decorate your wreath, and help yourself to mince pies and fizz whilst bobbing your head along to Christmas tunes.


Workshop places are £50 per person, and the available dates are:


Wednesday 5th December at 7pm


Thursday 6th December at 7pm


Saturday 8th December at 10am and 2pm


Wednesday 12th December at 7pm


Thursday 13th December at 7pm


Saturday 15th December 2pm


The Rose Shed is located at 214 Paintworks, Bristol BS4 3AQ.


Calligraphy Christmas card making, mince pies and mulled wine with Rosie Somerset Lettering


This beginner’s workshop in modern calligraphy at HOURS in Colston Yard will teach you the basics of dip pen calligraphy, leaving you with the skills needed to make beautiful handmade calligraphy Christmas cards.


No previous experience is required, and indulge in a glass of mulled wine (or a non-alcoholic alternative) and some mince pies as Rosie explores the basic shapes and patterns that are used in calligraphy, before teaching you how to write all the letters in a modern dip pen style. It’s the perfect way to add a personal touch to a loved one’s gift this Christmas.


The workshop is £35 per person, and takes place between 6:15pm and 8:15pm on Thursday 13th December.


HOURS is located in Colston Yard, Bristol BS1 5BD.

Sew Darn Good

Craft and a Laugh: Felt Christmas decorations workshop & festive nibbles at Sew Darn Good


With only basic sewing skills required, Sew Darn Good would love to have you come along and make wonderful Christmas tree decorations using a selection of materials such as felt, ribbon, thread and stuffing, as well as some basic templates to get you started. Mince pies and nibbles are also provided, so why not gather your friends for a fun evening workshop.


The workshop is £10 per person, and takes place on Monday 3rd December between 7pm and 9pm.


Sew Darn Good is located at Circuit 32, Easton Road, Bristol, BS5 0DB.

Bread masterclass

Christmas bread masterclass at The Little Kitchen Cookery School


In this half-day workshop, you will be taken through the ingredients, skills, techniques and the basic science behind the craft of bread making. The class is suitable for beginners and perfect for those with an interest in baking, and can be adapted for a vegan or dairy free diet. Bring along your own tote bag (or similar) to take home your masterpiece, and packaging will be provided for individual breads.


The workshop is £60 per person (with an additional £5 supplement for the vegan option), and takes place on Saturday 8th December from 9:30am to 12:30pm.


For more information and more dates for the bread masterclass, click here.


The Little Kitchen Cookery School is located at 153 Wick Road, Bristol BS4 4HH.

Article by:

Louise Knight

Louise Knight - a third-year English with Writing student at UWE Bristol with my own personal blog. Currently undertaking a temporary work placement at 365 Bristol, and an avid reader and writer.