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.

Latest Past Events

It’s A Wrap! – Seasonal Giftwrap Workshop

The Bolthole 4 The Wharfage, Ironbridge

Step into the Christmas spirit with an evening of designing and printing your own gift wrap using pre-cut lino stamps and reams of brown kraft paper.


Origami Fabric Baubles

The Bolthole 4 The Wharfage, Ironbridge

Escape to The Bolthole during the hectic festive season and recharge your batteries while learning a new skill in a cosy environment.


Everlasting Winter Wreath

The Bolthole 4 The Wharfage, Ironbridge

Design your own Winter wreath to spruce up your front door and bring some contemporary seasonal cheer to your home.