Tel: 01904 670052
Address: 4 Scarcroft Road YORK YO23 1NB

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Craft Workshops

Craft workshops at Olives Nest York, poster“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” Albert Einstein


 The quotation sums up perfectly the environment that Olive’s Nest wishes to create: involving local artists to come and pass on their skills feels just right for being part of the wider community of Bishopthorpe Road.


What people said about the workshops:

‘Warm and friendly environment - plenty of refreshments offered but too busy enjoying the workshop to enjoy them’

‘Olives Nest has a great atmosphere, warm and friendly’

‘The instructor was so helpful and I left with some great bunting and a sense of achievement'



Haberdashery Sewing materials at an Olives Nest York craft workshop Beads at an Olives Nest workshop


We are developing our many exciting workshops which are taking place over the next few months. Please see the list below for the fun and creative workshops we are currently offering. Our list is being added to all the time, so please do come back and check regularly ! 


Where we do not yet have full details, please contact us at to register your interest, and we'll keep you updated.

Please note reluctantly Olive's Nest will only be able to proceed if we have a minimum of four people registering for the workshop.


Date Details


15th July



Creative Creatures with Joanna Coupland 

Come and enjoy a days session creating wonderful creatures, fantasy birds, flamingos or magical owls.  Guided by Joanna you will create wire structures of your chosen animals, then covered tissue papersand then decorated.  These course have been extremely popular so booking early is advisable.

Workshop starts at 10am and finshed by 5pm



29th July


10  - 5pm

Creative Creatures 

Another opportunity to take part in making Creative Creatures - as above - only three spaces left on this one so please book early to avoid dissapointment.



13th Aug


6:30 - 9pm


Cocktail Containers

Feast your senses on this summer herby themed workshop with the aim to grow your knowledge from historical to present day uses and get hands on to create your own sensory filled container for practical use in culinary cooking or in drinking cocktail treats. 



13th Sept

6:30 - 9pm


Hoppy Hearts 

Restorative workshops for you focussed on wellbeing with an aim to promote a peaceful environment. Hops are known for their sleep inducing and relaxing properties. This workshop is about being creative using hops to create a heartfelt peice for your home. 


 28th Oct

10 -12 pm


Halloween Crafts Workshop 

Join this workshop for a Halloween themed session focussed on creating an autumnal centrepiece using pumpkin and in season flowers to set the scene. Warning: ghostly ghouls and spooky tales on offer with mulled wine and a seasonal treats.



7th Dec 

6:30 - 9pm


Christmas Decorative Wreaths Workshop 

Time to get cosy and creative with all the smell of Christmas and festive tunes to get you in the mood. All Materials provided with guidance to design and create your own unique wreath to adorn your front door, but they also make stunning festive table addition to wow your guests. 



Crochet Workshops will be coming soon - please do get in touch if this is something you would like to learn.