Christmas Gifts & New Wire Work Courses

Our barge and narrowboat in the snow. Ideal for wire work on a winters day.
Sk├╗tsje and Lark Rise III in the snow

Christmas on the barge

Tis the season to be jolly! It is also the season to be very wet in the UK at the moment. It’s that time of year where we batten down the hatches and hunker down by the fire side. It has still been busy time though. Crafty Boaters have been working on plans for new wire work courses starting in 2020. And the launch of our narrowboat Lark Rise III for static accommodation seems to be taking off nicely.

Narrowboat Accommodation

We launched Lark Rise III as static narrowboat accommodation in mid-November this year, and we are pleased to say that she is beginning to earn her keep. With nine bookings on her over the Winter to date, it far outstrips what we thought we would get in our first year.

Bookings are already underway for the Summer, so if you are thinking of a trip to Lark Rise III over the Summer period, then do get in touch and reserve your place. You can do this either through Airbnb, or directly through us using our contact form.

Craft Courses

Following a successful Autumn running our Introduction to Copper Wire and Bead Jewellery, and our Copper Wire Christmas Decorations course We are excited to launch two new courses for 2020. One beginners level course and one intermediate level course, and both would be ideal for making a special heart shaped gift. The good news is that the first run of each course is in early February, the ideal time to create something unique for Valentine’s Day or a Mother’s Day gift.

Wire Wrapped Hanging Hearts

The first course is a new beginners level wire wrapping course Wire Wrapped Hanging Hearts. These lovely copper hearts decorated with semi-precious stones and crystals look wonderful hanging in the window to catch the light or just as a decorative piece on a shelf.

There are infinite ways to create them as a special gift. Decorate them with red stones and you could use them as Valentine’s Day gifts or perhaps use them yourself as a Christmas Decoration. Decorated with birth stones makes an ideal birthday or christening gift, or instead you could choose specific stones or colours to celebrate an anniversary. Book now through craftcourses.com to join the larger group. Or contact us to take the course on our boat as a small group tutorial

Wire Woven Hearts

Our second course is Wire Woven Hearts. This course is classed as an intermediate course, and is best taken after you have completed some wire work before such as our Introduction to Copper Wire and Bead Jewellery , or completed the Wire Wrapped Hanging Hearts course.

On this course you have a choice of finishes, either a pendant, key ring or mini sun catcher. So whether you are making it as a gift or keeping it yourself there is something for everyone men and women alike. Book now through craftcourses.com to join the larger group. Or contact us to take the course as a small group tutorial.

Gift Certificates

If you are not sure which course you would like yet, or if you would like to buy a course for someone else, why not take advantage of our gift certificates. There is still time to buy one for Christmas too! We can beat the Christmas post by paying directly and we can email the certificate for you to print out.

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year from Crafty Boaters

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