Hi! Let me introduce myself, Rachel, the founder of Craft My Day!
Many of my students have told me I have their dream job and I wholeheartedly agree - I have my dream job too!
Sharing the love of craft and helping our local community is at the heart of what we do.
I am so proud to run Craft My Day. I am proud that we get such amazing feedback, that we have inspired so many and that we have created a space that is welcoming, inclusive and supportive to all ages and abilities.
I say ‘We’ because I have a growing, amazing team of local artists and creatives, that all hold similar beliefs and who are a joy to work with. I couldn’t do it without them.
Recent years through Covid were definitely tough but it has also shown how important craft is, for mindfulness, to combat isolation, to grow confidence or to just take some time out from our busy lives – the illusive ‘me’ time is very important!
I am now a proud owner of two studios - One in Worcester Park and my new studio in Thames Ditton! We have a talented pool of tutors at each of our studios, with some hosting at both. Be sure to keep an eye out for any local events we feature in.
I look forward to meeting you at one of our workshops, and I'm sure my staff feel just the same.
Much Love, Rachel xx
Caldey - Studio Manager & Craft Workshops
Caldey started life with Craft My Day as a party host who then took on the After-School Clubs. Soon after, her work grew to include hosting a range of Adult Workshops such as, Acrylic Pouring, Powertex Sculptures, Jewellery and Macramé. With a multidisciplinary background in art, graphic design and media, Caldey has a vast collection of skills that are perfect for Craft My Day and she loves what she does. Her main aim is to make sure everyone enjoys their time at the studio, making full use of all the materials on offer and goes home as a happy and confident crafter.
Caldey says "The world of Art & Craft is a bit like how I see the world - magical creations all around, always something new to be found, always something new to try. Life is there to be enjoyed, so explore as many things as you can!"
Mandy - Jewellery
Mandy is the jewellery tutor here at Craft My Day and a Surrey based jewellery designer, maker and photographer behind Posey and Pearls Jewellery. She is a very experienced tutor and has taught jewellery making for over 15 years working for a leading brand in Covent Garden, London before becoming a mum and setting up here own company and now working as a tutor here.
Mandy says “The biggest part of jewellery making is PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!” We learn through our mistakes and ‘EXPERIENCE IS LEARNING TOGETHER”
Janice - Sewing
Janice has been teaching sewing classes to both kids and adults at Craft My Day for many years! She has a wealth of experience and has also been a pattern tester for 'Sew over it'. She is an incredibly talented tutor who creates amazing pieces and has recently expanded to beautiful pet portraits were she creates intricate, life-like pencil drawings that are absolutely stunning!
Anna 'The Sewing Nut' - Quilting
Our very own 'As seen on TV' quilting star! After a life changing experience Anna decided to follow her original dreams and get sewing every day while continuing her musical life. As a qualified and experienced teacher she has a passion for teaching others to sew and hosts our popular weekly sewing clubs, which see's lots of regular faces as well as her range of Quilting workshops, including follow up workshops too!
Tina - Swallow Mosaics
Tina is our very talented and creative Mosaics Tutor, who has an amazing collection to inspire your own Mosaic Art. Tina enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills as she guides you to create something you are proud of owning (or gifting as people often do). It is such a joy to see Tina set up her boxes of colourful magic on the table, ready to be crafted into unique and very personal designs.
Andrea - Crochet
Andrea loves the mindful aspects of Crochet and the opportunity it provides to relax and she enjoys sharing her passion with all who attend her popular workshops! There's nothing better than taking a break from it all and having a bit of 'me time' to start a new Crotchet project. Crotchet is a perfect project to wind-down with at the end of a busy day, and Andrea is the perfect tutor to guide you through the process.
Annie - Kids Clubs & Craft Club
Annie teaches our kids craft clubs and birthday parties. She has always been creative and ran her own craft franchise for many years. As well as creating her unique illustrated characters, she comes up with amazing projects for Craft Club too. Annie is always enthusiastic and a joy to be around, plus she has an abundance of creative ideas the children are always thrilled about!
We are hiring! Are you bubbly, creative and looking for part time weekend work?🎨🪡🧵 We have positions for 16- 18 yr old party assistants, preferably studying Art or Textiles to work Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Also adult party host and sewing club leader positions starting in September! Send your CV to email@example.com 😍
We are also always looking for new tutors to run workshops- are you an artist or crafter with a passion to share- get in touch!