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Claire and Lisa, qualified teachers and crafty buddies, designing & delivering beginner friendly, creative workshops since 2014. Encouraging you to take time out to learn a new skill, spend time with like minded makers and boost your wellbeing!
Hooky Buddies

Hooky Buddies

Crochet Workshop Tutor

Hello, hello!  Claire here…

Nest builder, teacher, school run mum, living a happy family life and passing on crochet skills to modern makers.  Most days you’ll find me dreaming up new projects with a lap full of cats.

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.

My mission

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

I want to help you start crocheting and stay crocheting.  

I aim to give you the best chance of success at gaining a skill you can enjoy for a lifetime. 

Learning to crochet is a journey.  You might feel a roller coaster of emotions!

I will give you friendly, helpful, patient tuition in bite sized chunks, to help you get started and keep going until you are super proud of your skills!  

All my workshops are carefully designed to help you grow your skills in a progressive way and give you a solid foundation to build on. 

I will break down the learning into teeny tiny baby steps to help you take off with confidence and give you tips that suit your learning style.  

I will show you exactly where to put your fingers and thumbs, what patterns to try and what yarn and hook sizes to use for the best results.

Hello Papercrafts

Hello Papercrafts

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.

My mission

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 arts & crafts workshops are welcoming, easy going and beginner friendly.

We’ve done all the planning and preparation to ensure you have a great time. 

All the quality resources we use are cherry picked through experience.  We’ll provide easy, step by step tuition, so you’ll get a good result and a satisfying make, whilst growing your crafting repertoire and having fun with other crafters!

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