You all know that we here at Team Wriggle are mad for our food; from street food to the very swankiest of the city's restaurants; from burgers to beers, flat whites to falafels and everything in between – we've got you covered for all your belly's desires. What you might not know, though, is that we're not just a hungry tummy – we're actually a gang of fairly crafty devils, too. From baking to ceramic painting and pot building, we've put together a selection of our favourite crafty, quirky and creative activities for you to try your hands at – grab your tickets below. Let us know what you make, and tag us in your creations! 

During this session you'll be screen printing goodies for Christmas. This entails printing gift tags, cards, and Christmas decorations for the tree. You will learn how to prep silkscreens, pull a squeegee, and mix gorgeous colours - all while sipping on a bubbly glass of prosecco!

With the festive season approaching, it's time to start thinking about cards and decorations. Come and make beautiful stencil cards and decorations using a selection of decorative cards. You can create your own unique designs, or use templates provided. Amy will show you how to use a craft knife to create beautiful intricate patterns and designs. These can be used in their own right, or you can use paint to make multiple copies. 

This Beginner’s Modern Calligraphy Christmas Workshop at HOURS will teach you everything you need to know about the basics of dip pen calligraphy, and leave you with the skills to make your own beautiful handmade calligraphy Christmas cards. As this is a beginner’s workshop, no experience is necessary. The fabulous Rosie will begin by exploring the basic shapes and patterns that are used in calligraphy, before moving on to teaching you how to write all the letters in a modern dip pen style. By the end of the class you will have your own beautiful Christmas cards - how satisfying (and handy).This Wriggle includes a personalised take home kit including ink, a dip pen, 5 blank cards with envelopes, and practice sheets so you can continue to write modern beautiful calligraphy at home.

Just in time for Christmas gifting, come along to design and make a unique cushion cover at Amy's fully equipped studio in Easton. Amy will provide all of the materials; you just need to turn up. You need to have basic machine and hand sewing skills for this session. If you have an old piece of clothing or soft furnishings, who not bring it along to upcycle – waste not want not after all! On the course, you'll learn how to draft your own simple pattern, how to insert a zip, and how to sew your cushion together. 

Handmade gifts make some of the best gifts! Come and make Christmas Tree decorations using a selection of materials and basic sewing skills. The lovely Amy will provide materials including coloured felts, ribbons, embroidery threads and stuffing as well as some basic templates to get you started. Why not arrive early and grab one of the Assembly's amazing pizzas? They even do vegan toppings! Mince pies and other nibbles are also provided, to get you in the festive mood, so get your craftiest mates together and get on down for a fun and informal workshop. 

Hannah is back for a festive lampshade making workshop at the fabulous Kiln Workshop on North Road (just off Gloucester Road). Join Hannah for an evening of lampshade making, crafting your own 20cm professionally finished drum lampshade. Hannah will provide the materials to create the structure of the lampshade and you can bring a fabric of your choice: for a 20cm lampshade, approximately 70cm x 30cm of fabric will be needed. Please feel free to bring more fabric though, so together you can look at the print placement and discuss the best use. Firm cotton fabric works best but if you are unsure, email for further advice. Make sure you iron your fabric prior to the class! 

Join the Bristol Print Collective team at North Street Gallery (a brilliant new creative space) for an evening of print fun. On the night, you will make vibrant and textural prints using organic foraged materials such as plants, flowers and herbs. Why not bring along some holly and ivy to create your own unique Christmas cards and tags! Learn how to use low tech equipment such as a pasta press to make spontaneous, multi-layered printed artwork - skills that you can use to continue making at home. No drawing skills are needed, as you can let nature do the work for you!Your ticket price includes all the necessary materials, as well as some festive tea and mince pies. You can even bring along your own boozy tipples to print and be merry!

At this crafty evening, you'll join Hannah for an evening of larger lampshade making, crafting your own professionally finished large drum lampshade. Ideal for those with absolutely no previous experience – just come and have fun and leave with your very own lampshade.The lovely Hannah will provide the materials to create the structure of the lampshade and you can bring a fabric of your choice. 

Join Rachel and Hannah for a Saturday of vintage fabric shopping and lampshade making! Hannah will provide the materials to create the structure of the lampshade and you can bring a fabric of your choice – this Wriggle is for a 20cm lampshade, for larger sizes, fabric needed and more details, please check below.The lampshade workshop will take place from 1pm to 3pm, but the fabric sale will be running from 11am to 2pm – so make sure you arrive earlier and check it out. All lampshade workshop ticket holders get 10% discount, as well as a glass of Baileys and mince pie with every purchase!

In this fun, hands-on workshop you'll be getting festive, making your Christmas gift tags and wrapping paper! At the workshop, you'll learn how to carve your own bespoke design out of lino, then print it using stamp pads and printing inks. There will be a range of festive themed images for you to take inspiration from, or you can also bring along some of your own designs. The lovely Bristol Print Collective team will also provide rolls of paper for you to create wrapping paper and pre-cut tags from – meaning you can wrap your presents up this year in gorgeous homemade style. Your ticket price includes festive snacks and a lovely cup of tea, as well as all the materials needed. You can even bring your own boozy tipples so you can print and be merry.

Crafty Wrigglers, it's time to get your festive on! In this fun and festive workshop you will use paper stencils to print onto handmade felt Christmas stockings, to make your own totally unique, bespoke item. The talented artists running the workshop will show you exactly how to print, using paper stencils to create beautiful patterns on the fabric. After printing you will learn how to use simple stitching techniques to turn your handmade fabric into stockings.Your ticket includes all materials needed to make your stocking, as well as a cup of tea and festive treats. You can even bring your own boozy tipples along, too, to help get those creative juices flowing...

At this awesome creative workshop, the lovely Tara will talk you through all of the fundamentals of hand-building in ceramics, showing you the necessary techniques to make your very own mug to take home. You'll build and hand decorate your creation, leaving you with a totally unique, personal and beautiful piece for your home – or a lovely gift for somebody else! The fun and informal class is also BYOB – so get a couple of your best mates together and grab a bottle of your favourite tipple before enjoying a relaxing – and amazingly good fun – night of ceramics and creativity. Your ticket includes all the materials and the cost of firing – you'll be able to pick your mug up a couple of weeks after the class once it's been glazed and fired. 

There's a couple of spring dates available: book your tickets through this link. 

Various Dates: A bread-making course (including pastries & lunch) @ Assembly Bakery | £80 (Old Market)

Head to Assembly Bakery for a fantastic day of learning to make your own delicious breads, including sourdough, rye, bagels, ciabatta and more! Including a mouthwatering array of breakfast pastries, lunch and hot drinks throughout the day, the course is suitable for complete novices and those with more experience alike.

Several dates are available – get your tickets to the next course here. 

Wander over to the beautiful Kiln Workshop on North Road, and prepare to get stuck into their incredible late night, bring-your-own-booze ceramic painting session. Your ticket includes a beautiful mug to paint, all the materials you'll need, and the studio fee which covers firing and glazing (this normally costs £4 alone!). You can bring your own booze, and rest assured that there'll be an excellent playlist on the night so you can get your late night boogie on, too. 

Tutored Painting: An Unconventional Art Class for Two @ Replay | £16 (Cheltenham Road)

Learn how to paint your very own stunning wall art with this slightly bonkers arts class from the lovely team at Replay. Using the right side of your brain, you'll learn to copy famous artworks and styles and create your very own canvas masterpiece. 

Tickets are only £40 for two people and include a hot drink, and multiple dates are available – grab your ticket here

Various Dates: Beginners' Pottery 2-Week Courses @ Kiln with Tara Clerkin, £40

This short-course for beginners will take you through the essentials of traditional hand-building and decorating techniques.In week one Tara will help you build your own plant pot, vase or fruit bowl; and you'll return in week two to decorate your masterpiece using slips and tools. The cost includes all the materials you'll use over the two sessions, as well as the cost of firing your homemade items. You'll get a nice cup of tea with each class too, if you fancy, and Tara will be on hand to give you plenty of advice and guidance. It's the perfect 'you-time' activity – and so relaxing, too!

For tickets to the January course (taking place on the 15th and 22nd January), click here. 

There's another two-week course running on the 30th January and 6th February – click here for tickets to these dates. 

Published -20th November 2018