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We have uploaded all our handmade items to our new shop page - take a look!

Welcome to The Making Place!

The Making Place was opened in 2019 to provide people in Bishop's Stortford and surrounding areas with somewhere to craft. We organise workshops so that folk can learn a particular craft, we have lots of equipment and materials for drop-in crafters and we are an open space for people to work on their own projects. Our Thursday evening Knitternatter sessions were very popular, with our yarn experts Olivia Lynes and Claire Nicholson to help those needing advice.

Due to Covid restrictions the workshop has been closed, but we are now open!

Take a look at our shop for handmade gifts and craft kits. 


Do you want to craft?

Have you seen hand-lettered signs and want to know how to copy some of the techniques?

Have you always wanted to learn to crochet?

Would you like to improve your sewing knowledge? 


Do your own thing

Open during the week, The Making Place provides a space for working on your own projects, developing your existing knowledge or asking for advice. 

If you’re unsure about your level of understanding or have questions, simply reach out.


A place to buy local

and meet local

If you are a local handmade business or artist you can rent display and selling space at The Making Place.

We are also open to local craft or community groups looking for somewhere to meet. 

Please get in touch to discuss your needs. 

Neatly packaged handmade soaps
Brightly coloured bunting pennants



Thank you for our beautiful face masks. They have openings for filters, are great quality and feature fun colours and patterns. All family members are pleased. Highly recommended!

We had the soap making kit over half term and had lots of fun making it! Great idea to create home made Christmas gifts.

I bought some Christmas bags and I'm so impressed! They are absolutely lovely, really well made and reasonably priced  ♥

Patterned Fabrics


I have heard that a few times since we opened in October.


But, how can you be bad at something in which you have no competition? How can something you have designed, taken time over and lovingly created be bad? Imperfections make handmade items all the more lovely. If we wanted something perfect, something with very little heart and soul in it, then we would buy (for plenty £££!) from the high street.

So, get on with it. If it doesn't look how you expected, you can ditch it, fix it or love it the way it is!

Featured Clip: Make A Clay Gnome