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.

 

Now, following the Covid outbreak, we are based in Ugley Green, organising workshops so that everyone can come and craft. We have lots of equipment and materials for crafters to use, included in the session or workshop price, and we are an open space for people to work on their own projects. Our Wednesday evening Knitternatter (not just knitting!) sessions are very popular, with our yarn expert Olivia Lynes to help those needing help and advice.

We are available to run parties Take a look at our shop for handmade gifts and craft kits. 

WORKSHOPS

Do you want to craft?

Have you seen handmade items 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? 


DROP-IN SESSIONS

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.

DISPLAY, SELLING & WORK SPACE RENTAL

Crafting is good for your health!

We are working with local Social Prescribing teams and running wellbeing craft sessions for people to come and chat, craft and meet new people.

 

If you, or anyone you know, needs space, time out and a friendly face, please get in touch. 

Neatly packaged handmade soaps
Knitting
Brightly coloured bunting pennants

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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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  ♥

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Patterned Fabrics

"I'M SO BAD AT CRAFTING!"

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!