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Scrapbooking is in Vogue

Scrapbooks are back in fashion! According to the Independent, retailers are reporting a huge rise in the sales of scrapbooks, stamps, decorative tape, stickers and other related accesses.

From the Hen’s Point of View

We recently held a wonderful Memory Book workshop in Bath and we asked some of the cratfy hens to share their thoughts with us about the session, the experience and the special Memory Book they all created together.

Meet Anna - Newest Member of the Team

We’re excited to keep on expanding and spreading the crafty vibes around the UK. Lately, we have been inundated with enquiries and bookings from all you lovely hens out there and to keep up with demand we have had to increase our Crafty Hen Team.

The latest addition to the team working from Crafty HQ, is Anna. Find out a little about her.

The Revival of Crafting, Mending and Sewing

Over the past few years, the UK has seen a huge surge in the desire to get sewing, making, mending and crafting. There has been a revival of the make do and mend spirit made famous in the post-war era.

Personalised and DIY Wedding Decorations

More and more people want to do something different for their wedding, so why not for your hen party as well?

Our crafty hen party workshops are hugely popular and are a really great way for all the hens to bond over a fun activity. Better still, the Bride-to-be and her hens work towards creating something special that can actually be used or even worn at your wedding!

Fabulous Fascinator Hen Parties

Since we introduced Fascinator Making as a workshop option last year it has quickly become one of the most popular Hen Party options for our crafty hens. This year, we have been completely inundated with enquires and bookings for this Hen Party activity, so much so that we have had to stock lots and lots more wonderful materials just to keep up with demand!

Meet our Crafty Workshop Leader Sarah

At The Crafty Hen we have have a wide network of workshop leaders who we use to host your crafty parties all over the UK. Sarah has been a member of The Crafty Hen team for a year and leads hen party, birthday classes and baby shower workshops across the South West and South Wales area.

Sarah has a very crafty background and designs costumes for theatre and TV productions. So when we first met her, we knew we needed to have her as part of our team! We asked Sarah a few questions about her work for The Crafty Hen and her favourite crafty party activities .

Crafty Paper Flower Tutorial

Are you feeling a little crafty today? Why not try out our simple paper flower tutorial? A great idea for alternative button holes or to use as cute table decorations for your wedding day!

All you will need to follow this easy tutorial is some paper, a pencil, glue sticks , scissors, buttons, and one of the following: needle & thread, strong glue (super/ glue gun) or double sided tape.

Textile Corsages & Accessories for a Crafty Hen Party!

Last year, three of our workshops stood out as being our most popular crafty hen party sessions! One of which was our Textile Corsages and Accessories option.

The Crafty Hen Party - In every corner of the UK

Where do we hold our Crafty Hen Party Workshops we hear you ask? Well, truth be told, anywhere!

The Crafty Hen employs a wide network of trained craft professionals that are based all over the UK. So that means, wherever you are, we are very likely to have a trained Crafty Hen workshop leader tucked away some where close by!

The best thing about a Crafty Hen Party is that we come to you! Bringing all the supplies, materials, scissors, sequins, and ribbon you'll need to complete your session with us. All you have to bring is yourselves!

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