Creative Workshops

Whether you’re looking to learn something new or brush up on existing skills, you’ll find a warm welcome at our inspiring workshops.

ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS

Our informative and inspiring workshops make the perfect day out. With expert tuition, quality materials and stunning venues, when you book a workshop with us you’re guaranteed a day to remember.

 

Whether you’re ultra creative or a total beginner, our workshops are ideal for you.   Our expert tutor, Jo Thompson (and guest tutors) have a wealth of experience, a passion for teaching and know some rather clever ‘tricks of the trade’ that they’re happy to share!

 

So, as well as getting ‘hands on’ and learning a variety of techniques on the day,  you’ll also receive valuable insider tips including insights into the right materials to use, as well as plenty of inspirational design ideas too!

 

From the moment you arrive we want you to feel totally relaxed and enjoy the whole experience. Life can be so busy, so as well as learning new skills, there’s a little bit of ‘you’ time in there too…With refreshments on arrival and either tea and cake or an afternoon tea style lunch (depending on which workshop package you’ve chosen).

 

And whilst it’s sad but true that all good things have to come to an end…Once the workshop is over, you’ll be leaving us overflowing with ideas, new skills and of course, some rather impressive ‘makes’ you’ll be proud to show off to your family and friends!

 

 

For our full workshop menu and information, including how to secure your place/s, simply scroll down.
PRIVATE WORKSHOPS

Our bespoke workshops are simply perfect for those wanting a lovely day out with friends, one to one training or even a corporate team building experience!

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Gift Wrapping Workshops

Creative Christmas Gift Wrapping

The perfect workshop to get you into the festive spirit. Overflowing with inspiration, ideas and ‘hands on’ techniques to give your gifts the ‘wow’ factor this Christmas!

 

Professional Gift Wrapping Tutor, Jo Thompson reveals the secrets on how to achieve the perfect wrap …From boxes and awkward shapes (such as bottles) to handmade gift bags and bows you’ll be proud to show off under the tree.

 

Includes: Refreshments on arrival, afternoon tea style lunch, all materials and some items to take home with you. Limited availability – Early booking advisable!

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

PRICE

AVAILABILITY

Wed 7th Nov 2018

9.30am to 2.30pm

Wortley Hall, Nr Sheffield, Sth Yorks

£75pp

Now booking – 6 places left

Tues 13th Nov 2018

9.30am to 2.30pm

Horsley Lodge, Derbyshire

£75pp

Now booking – 8 places left

Wed 21st Nov 2018

9.30am to 2.30pm

Old Deanery, Ripon, North Yorkshire

£75pp

Now booking – 8 places left

Sat 1st Dec 2018

9.30am to 2.30pm

Wortley Hall, Nr Sheffield

£75pp

Now booking – 7 places left

‘Love to Wrap’ – More Top Techniques

Whether you’re adding to your existing wrapping skills or this is your first visit to us, our Love to Wrap workshop is perfect for you.

 

Professional Gift Wrapping Tutor, Jo Thompson lets you into the secrets of even more ‘must have’ techniques and decorative touches including book wrapping , the elegant peacock bow, ribbon roses and tissue pom poms.

 

Includes: Refreshments on arrival, afternoon tea style lunch, all materials and some items to take home with you.

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

PRICE

AVAILABILITY

TBC April/ May 2019

9.30am to 2.30pm

Horsley Lodge, Derbyshire

£75pp

Please register your interest

TBC April/ May 2019

9.30am to 2.30pm

Wortley Hall, Nr Sheffield, Sth Yorks

£75pp

Please register your interest

TBC April/ May 2019

9.30am to 2.30pm

The Old Deanery, Ripon, Nth Yorks

£75pp

Please register your interest

Creative Spring Gift Wrapping

Banish the winter blues by immersing yourself in our spring workshop. A truly refreshing and uplifting course where we’ll use the beautiful springtime colour palette to inspire us.

 

Professional Gift Wrapping Tutor, Jo Thompson reveals the secrets on how to achieve the perfect wrap …From boxes and awkward shapes (such as bottles) to handmade gift bags and bows you’ll be proud to show off.

 

Includes: Refreshments on arrival, afternoon tea style lunch, all materials and some items to take home with you.

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

PRICE

AVAILABILITY

TBC April/ May 2019

9.30am to 2.30pm

Horsley Lodge, Derbyshire

£75pp

Please register your interest

TBC April/ May 2019

9.30am to 2.30pm

The Old Deanery, Ripon, Nth Yorks

£75pp

Please register your interest

TBC April/ May 2019

9.30am to 2.30pm

Wortley Hall, Nr Sheffield, Sth Yorks

£75pp

Please register your interest

Other workshops

Whether it’s on your bucket list to learn more, you’d like to unlock your inner creative side or just have time for ‘you’, our workshops are a great way to achieve it.

 

Under the expert tuition of Jo Thompson or a guest tutor, you’ll learn something new whilst having fun and feeling pampered too.

 

Includes: Refreshments on arrival, sandwiches and cream tea, all materials and some items to take home. Places are limited so we do advise registering interest early to avoid disappointment and if you’d like us to attend your area, let us know!

DATE

TIME

DESCRIPTION & LOCATION

PRICE

AVAILABILITY

19th Oct 2018

10.00am to 1.00pm

Modern Calligraphy with Nikki Whiston, Wortley Hall, Sheffield

£40pp

2 places left

TBC March 2019

TBC

Easter Crafting, Wortley Hall, Sheffield

£45pp

Register interest

TBC March 2019

TBC

Tissue Paper Flowers, Wortley Hall, Sheffield

£45pp

Register interest

TBC May 2019

TBC

Retailer Wrapping – Stage 1, Doncaster

TBC

Register interest

HOW TO MAKE A BOOKING OR REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

To run our workshops we require a minimum of 6 persons. Therefore, please register your interest using the form below (or contact us on 01226 492770). We’ll then contact you direct to confirm places/availability and begin the booking process (as appropriate).

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE

Our Workshops – FAQ’s and useful information

Venue information

 

Our courses are run in various locations. All locations are handpicked to add to the experience of your day by providing touches such as homemade cakes or beautiful and relaxing surroundings. A list of our venues can be found on the contacts page of our site or for further information please do contact us. Please note that not all venues may have disabled access so do contact us direct to check before making a booking. All the venues have free parking facilities on site. (Please note that all vehicles are left at owners risk and in strict accordance with the venues parking regulations, we are not responsible for use or misuse of parking facilities). Should you be looking to extend your stay, some of the venues we use offer overnight accommodation, please contact them direct to find out more. Please note however that our workshops do not include this within the price and that any booking agreement made is between you and the venue.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF OUR WORKSHOPS?

 

Please see individual workshops for full information however as a general rule, complimentary refreshments on arrival (ie tea/coffee, biscuits), all materials and some items to take home on the day are included in the price of our workshops (with the exclusion of private workshops held at a venue supplied by you.) Some workshops include lunch (where stated) including all workshops of 4 hours or above and lunch times will be discussed on the day but usually last between 30 to 45 mins.

If you or your guest are attending for a special occasion, please let us know if you wish us to organise birthday cake and candle blowing!

For those workshops with lunch etc included, please let us know at the time of booking (or as soon as you are aware) if you have any special dietary requirements. If the venue is not able to cater for your dietary requirement for any reason, we will notify you to discuss and where necessary and if your booking has already been processed, we reserve the right to cancel your place in line with our cancellation policy

 

How to book or register interest for one of our workshops

 

Simply complete the ‘Register your interest’ form or call us on 01226 492770 and provide us with details of the workshop you’d like to attend.

If we do not have sufficient interest to start the booking process your interest will be registered and once the booking process begins we will contact you to offer you a place.

If at the time of registering your interest we have sufficient numbers to start the booking process we’ll send you a booking form out to complete and return. All bookings will be ‘provisional’ until booking forms are returned and payment made.

Please note that if we do not we can only save places provisionally for 7 days without a confirmed booking being made.

Please also note that we may withdraw a provisional date of a workshop if we don’t have sufficient interest or for other reasons. If this is the case, we’ll contact you to let you know and offer to keep your name on our ‘interest’ list for future workshops.

 

Payment options

 

Payment should be made within 7 days of your provisional booking in order to secure your place. Payment option details are provided on the booking form, this includes cheque, payment direct to our bank account or a valid gift voucher redemption.

 

Cancellations and refund policy

 

Please note our policy on refunds and cancellations to our courses:

  • Provided that 15 days notice is given in writing, we will be happy to give a FULL REFUND or change to another date. (Maximum 1 change of date). If payment was made by gift voucher we would be happy to reissue your voucher with the same value and expiry etc as on the original voucher you redeemed.
  • Due to expenses incurred by us in advance of the courses ie venue, refreshments etc please note that no refund or change to an alternative date will be given for ‘no shows’ on the day of the course or cancellations of up to 14 days of the course date booked.
  • If through unavoidable circumstances More Pretty Things has to cancel your booking then please note that any payment made by cheque or direct to our bank account will be refunded in full or an alternative course date booked if you would prefer. If your original payment was made by gift voucher, this would be reissued, extending the expiry date as appropriate and at our discretion.
  • In the unlikely event that the venue has to be changed from that which you have booked to a similar substitute, we would notify you of this and you would be given the option to cancel with a full refund for payments made by cheque or direct to our bank account or if your original payment was made by gift voucher, this would be reissued, extending the expiry date as appropriate and at our discretion.