Hello & Welcome!
We’re Claire and Lisa, qualified teachers and crafty buddies, helping you LEARN NEW SKILLS and take time out for CREATIVE WELLBEING.
We design & deliver BEGINNER FRIENDLY, craft & crochet workshops for adults.
Let’s boost your creative CONFIDENCE and help you ACHIEVE some super satisfying makes!
Hello, hello, Claire here…
Nest builder, educator, yarn enthusiast, living a happy family life and passing on crochet skills to modern makers.
I founded Create Some Time & Hooky Buddies in 2014 to encourage you to play hooky too!
Since then, I have hosted dozens & dozens of original, bespoke, craft & crochet workshops with my creative buddy Lisa and taught more than a couple of hundred newbies to get hooking in our friendly sessions.
I love teaching crochet! I get such a kick out of helping people grow their confidence and skills until they are making things they are super proud of.
Would you love to learn to crochet?
Maybe you’re starting from scratch, struggling to learn alone or learnt long ago and need a refresh?
With a little friendly help and guidance, you can boss those granny squares and grow your hooky powers until you can take on whatever project your heart desires.
My promise to you
Learning to crochet is an adventure…
and I’m here to guide and support you on your crochet journey.
Aquiring any new skill can challenge you in different ways and having taught more than a couple of hundred newbies over the last few years, we’ve got in depth knowledge of the steps you’ll take along the way.
Drawing on our professional background in education, Hooky Buddies classes are carefully designed to help you grow your skills in a progressive way and give you a solid foundation to build on.
You can expect friendly, helpful, patient tuition in bite sized chunks, with tips that suit your learning style.
We’ll help you get started with confidence and keep going until you are super proud of your skills!
Crochet is a skill you can enjoy for a lifetime and many of our learners return to us time and again for more hooky fun.
Arts & Crafts Workshop Tutor
Hi there, Lisa here…
Creative maker with an overactive imagination, cheese addict, Netflix fan & doer of mommy things.
Some days I get to take off my mommy hat and escape to ‘Sheila’ my craft shed.
I love sourcing & sorting craft supplies and thinking up things to do with them. It’s time that is just for me, my things, my sanctuary.
I just love crafting and want to share the joy with you!
Would you love to take some time out to be creative?
I want to help you realise how easy this can be if you just have the courage to try something new.
You don’t need to be Picasso to reap the benefits of crafting for confidence and wellbeing, just having a go is enough!
My promise to you
Our Create Date classes are welcoming, easygoing and beginner friendly.
We’ve done all the planning and preparation to ensure you have a great time.
Our quality resources have been cherry picked through experience so you’ll get a good result and a satisfying make.
You can expect a fun and fabulous session with biscuits!