Part of the fun of owning a creative business is teaching others how to use new techniques and materials to create unique and beautiful items for the home.

Over the years, we’ve had a go at lots of different home crafts, tried and tested loads of lovely products and developed tips and shortcuts to get great results. We love sharing these with our customers so have put together a range of accessible bite-sized courses where you can try something new or hone your skills in a fun, friendly environment.

All of our ‘Tester Pot’ courses are taught by experienced tutors at our store in Ironbridge, a beautiful former haberdasher’s shop on the banks of the River Severn in Shropshire. With an in-house Cakebar serving homemade cupcakes and locally roasted coffee, it’s the perfect place to kick-back, learn a new skill and be inspired.

We are passionate about helping people embrace their creativity and express themselves through various techniques, so please let us know if there’s something you would like to try and we’ll make it happen.

Please note that during the Coronavirus pandemic, group sizes are limited to no more than 4 and additional measures put in place to enable social distancing and ensure your safety. Read more about staying COVID-safe at The Bolthole by clicking here.

Take a Seat – Basic Upholstery

The Bolthole 4 The Wharfage, Ironbridge

Learn the basics of upholstery with our simple starter course. Join us for a half day of productivity and fun. Bring your own simple chair (a stool or dining chair […]

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Circular Weaving Workshop

The Bolthole 4 The Wharfage, Ironbridge

Create a statement piece of wall art using the technique of circular weaving. Combining colourful yarns and fabric strips with interesting texture and insider techniques, this workshop is a great […]

Brush Strokes – Introduction to Furniture Painting

The Bolthole 4 The Wharfage, Ironbridge

Learn all about the latest innovation in furniture painting at our Fleur Paint workshop. Bring your favourite piece to work on (you must be able to carry it in one […]

Paper Peonies Workshop

The Bolthole 4 The Wharfage, Ironbridge

Learn the step-by-step process needed to create effusive peonies that will bloom all year round. Using simple materials such as tissue paper, glue and wire, you’ll be guided by Sarah […]