Craft House

114 Park View, Whitley Bay

About Craft House

Craft House

Arts & Crafts studio in Whitley Bay

Hi, I’m Daisy. I run Craft House on Park View in Whitley Bay – an art and craft studio for adults and children – for those new to crafting and for those with some experience.

I’ve been crafting for more than 35 years. And for the last 8 years I’ve toured indoor and outdoor markets around the North East, selling my creations. However, in March 2019 it was time to realise a dream of mine - to run an art and craft studio - where everybody, from toddlers to adults, could come and have fun crafting and creating.

I fondly remember my first craft, it was making pasta jewellery, when I was in the Girl Guides. I still love all the shiny bits, colours and textures, proving you’re never too old to roll up your sleeves and get crafting. I find it very relaxing and I think it’s important in our fast moving world to take time to slow down. I get a lot of joy out of crafting and finishing a piece. It’s this joy I hope to pass on to customers. I also think it’s important to recycle or up-cycle materials as much as we can, and at Craft House we do that.

The name for the studio came about because I used to visit The Crafts House at Marley Hill, Gateshead. It was run by Sandra, a very special woman, and when she retired last year I decided to carry on her awesome work. Due to domain problems I had to change it to Craft House NE, but I’m delighted to be able to use her logo.

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Sandra taught me lots of crafting skills over the years and she boosted my confidence – she believed I could run my own craft studio. I am now passing on those skills to crafters week by week – to adults and children alike. I feel passionate about people having the space and opportunity to be creative.

Whitley Bay is going through a big development phase at the moment and I hope Craft House can be a part of it and can contribute to the wellbeing of the community. I hope my studio will be around for many years to come and that it will be seen as an asset to the area.

Since opening I have worked with some lovely crafters and here are some words from Sarah Burn who visited Craft House in March of this year.

Ruby and Scarlett had so much fun today at Craft House. Such a warm welcome into an Aladdin’s cave of crafty delights with lots of choice to make. Daisy and her daughter were really attentive and helped the girls with their crafts, from explaining about the different types of paint brushes to sprinkling fairy dust on their creations. We will definitely be back and thank you for a fab afternoon. P.S. I hope you’ve managed to get the entire shop’s paint brushes washed after Scarlett’s epic painting!

If you feel you would like to try your hand at some crafting, or your children would, or you have an unfinished project, then come along.

If you are not sure which type to go for, then get in touch to chat.

I look forward to meeting and crafting with you, Daisy.

Daisy

Drop-In Sessions

Drop-in, pay per hour, make and create

Craft House is open Wednesday to Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturday, 9am-5pm for you to drop in any time and craft away. No need to book.

It’s £6 per hour for adults (£5 concessions) and £3.50 per hour for children (under 14)

The cost above includes resources, such as paints, paper, ribbons and embellishments. And refreshments.

However, there are add-on prices which vary - for canvases, MDF shapes, wooden letters, journals etc depending on what it is you want to make. Of course you are welcome to bring your own item to craft with.

Workshops

Every Sunday

Sundays are dedicated to workshops - everything from working with reclaimed wood, to decoupage, lino printing, fairy gardens or journal making.

Workshop schedules can be found on our social media pages and these need to be booked in advance.

If you can’t make a particular workshop, not a problem, you can also make these items during our drop in hours – knows as Drop-in, pay per hour, make and create

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School Holiday Workshops

During every school holiday we run bookable activities for children.

See our social media pages to find out about the activities coming up.

Creative Writing Workshops

On Sundays and Mondays we host creative writing workshops, run by Write Stuff NE.

Visit www.writestuffne.org for more information.

Explore Your World

Pre-school activities

We also run pre-school learn and play sessions Wednesday to Friday 9.15am-10am.

Explore Your World is suitable for toddlers to pre-school age children.

Each week we explore a different part of their world, read a book out loud, and do painting and craft activities related to the theme.

Go to any of our social media pages to find out the week’s theme.

These sessions needs to be booked in advance

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Parties & Events

Upcoming birthday or special event?

Craft House can also be hired for private functions, from children’s birthday parties to hen parties, or baby showers. Please get in touch for a list of birthday or event packages.

Ladies Night

Did you know we hold a ladies night on the first Thursday of the month?

If you’re looking for a couple of hours of me time it’s a perfect way to relax.

You bring a bottle and we’ll provide the craft supplies.

Keep an eye on our social media pages for announcements of what we’ll be making each month or contact us to book your place.

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Craft House
114 Park View
Whitley Bay
NE26 3QL

Metro: Monkseaton station is a ten minute walk away.
Parking: Street parking is free after 5.30pm, otherwise 50p per hour.

Telephone: 07852 101016
Email: info@crafthousene.co.uk

Opening Hours
Term-time: Wednesday to Saturday 9am-5pm
School Holidays: Tuesday to Saturday 9am-5pm
Sundays: Open for pre-booked workshops

Facilities & Accessibility
We have baby changing facilities and high chairs on site.
We welcome breast feeding mums.
There is wheelchair access to the Craft House but you would need to walk assisted to the bathroom.

Payments
Cash and card accepted