We organise lots of events in store so please keep popping back to find out the latest! Click events on the calendar for further details…

You can also book directly on any of our Creative Craft Classes via Eventbrite (subject to a small booking fee). Click here to go to Eventbrite…

We’re turning 5 years old on 9 June! Join us for a day of celebrations :) #OHCis5

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This is the full schedule of our Creative Craft Classes for 2018!

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Our July and August Creative Craft Classes are all listed on our new online calendar, but the details are here for you too!

Have you heard that it’s nearly our 2nd Birthday! We can’t believe that we’re going to be 2 years old on 13th June – time flies when you’re having fun!

In true OHC style, we’re having a #2ndBigBirthdayBash….hope you can join us?

There’ll be all kinds of fun and games throughout the whole day, with FREE goody bags for the first 50 people to spend over £15 in-store (so get down early to get your bargains!), 10% discount on most products throughout the store, live music by Weave, Tea Tasting by The little dragon tea Co, Meet the Makers, and much more! Check out our Facebook event for more details….

Now, an OHC party wouldn’t be complete without a Grand Prize Raffle, and boy, do we have a humdinger for you! We’ve teamed up with the fabulous Handmade Nation and Twitter networking hour #handmadehour (7.30-9.30pm Wednesday evenings, 8.00-9.00pm Sundays) who are supporting us throughout the day and have provided some amazing prizes to add to our own OHC collection – which makes the prize fund a whopping £600 up for grabs!

All proceeds are going to the Save The Grand Clock fund, tickets are just £1.oo each and are available in-store now!

Our Creative Craft Classes are a great way to learn new skills, be creative and have some fun! Why not bring some friends along and make an evening of it…. Bookings can be made instore, via our Facebook Events page or by calling 0113 4182304.

Our July Creative Craft Classes are as follows:

Thursday 2nd July – Make a Vintage Tea Cup Pincushion
Thursday 9th July – Making Bath Bombs
Thursday 16th July – Making Origami Flowers

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Our June Creative Craft Classes are as follows:

Thursday 4th June – Learning Folded Book Art
Thursday 18th June – Recycled Jewellery Making
Thursday 25th June – Making Soft Toys

Our May Creative Craft Classes are as follows:

Thursday 7th May – Origami for Card Making
Thursday 14th May – Making Bath Bombs
Sunday 31st May – Introduction to Lino Cut

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Our April Creative Craft Classes are as follows:

Thursday 16th April – Make a Felt Picture
Thursday 16th April – Make Handmade Vintage Inspired Bunting
Thursday 23rd April – Making Bath Bombs
Thursday 23rd April – Blogging for Creative Businesses
Sunday 26th April – Recycled Jewellery Making
Sunday 26th April – Make a Vintage inspired Half Pinny

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We’re extremely excited to launch our Creative Craft Classes, running in collaboration with The Bridal Emporium, the fabulous Wedding shop directly opposite Our Handmade Collective! We plan to run a monthly series of 6 creative craft classes showcasing the different skills of our makers, enabling you to learn new skills, release your inner creativity and have some fun!

Our March classes launch on Thursday 12th March with Make a Felt Picture and Origami for Card Making, followed on Thursday 26th March with Making Bath Bombs and Handmade Vintage Inspired Bunting, followed on Sunday 29th March with Introduction to Lino Cut and Make a Vintage Inspired Half Pinny.

All classes can be booked by calling instore to see us or at The Bridal Emporium, by calling 0113 244 3454 or by booking through our facebook Events page….

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We are moving to new premises (directly under our current location) in Grand Arcade on Thursday 27th March at 10:30am. To celebrate our new shop we are having a party Saturday 29th March 10:30am-6pm.


Handpicked Hall Re-launch lots of fun and activities from Thursday 27th February to Sunday 2nd March.


Personalised Card Workshop. On 2nd, 8th and 9th February you can create a personalised card for your loved one. You could design a card for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or any other occasion with our talented makers Boondoggle Studio and PeteLovesOrla.

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Christmas Opening Hours from 12th November we are open on Tuesdays also, so you’ve got longer to find the perfect Christmas presents.


Halloween Spooktacular!! Children’s Costume Party, Pumpkin Carving Competition and Grand Pumpkin Pie Bake-Off, on Saturday 26th October 2013 12-3pm. £1 entry for each event goes towards the Save The Clock Fund to restore Grand Arcade’s fabulous clock.


Xmas launch night of Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Mud Packs!! Exclusive gift shopping and pampering on Thurs 17th October 2013 5-8pm. More info here..


The latest event is a MacMillan Coffee Morning on 27th September 2013 from 11am. Find out more in this separate blog post.


Our Summer of Craft Weds-Fri 1-3pm, 31st July to 30th August 2013

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Teddy Bear’s Picnic Fri 9th August 2013 1-3pm

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