Welcome to the Christmas Crafts Classroom. Here we’ve gathered together all the content we have with a festive theme. You’ll find video workshops and inspirational blog posts with lots of ideas and information to help you celebrate the festive season in creative style.
Don’t you find that Christmas and the festive season becomes increasingly commercialised year on year? So what better than to make your own handmade Christmas. In the Christmas Classroom you’ll find some beautiful stitched projects such as the Winter Table Runner that you can make to decorate your home. These special pieces are worth the time and effort as you’ll be able to get them out every year.
In our house it’s tradition to add a new decoration to the Christmas tree each year. If you do the same, maybe this year you’ll make that new decoration. Our Festive Fancy class will show you how to make that special, over-the-top, addition to your tree. If you can’t go mad with a few beads at Christmas when can you?!
But don’t worry, if time isn’t on your side then we have some quick makes too, download Linda’s original robin painting to make your own greetings cards, or if you’re keen to get the kids involved, try making your own glitter cards.
Best of all, you’ll find nearly all the content in this classroom is free. Well it is Christmas after all.
Advent Art Challenge
We challenge you to make a little art every day this festive season. Let's keep it manageable with these fun tags. You'll find a printable sheet of tags to get you started.
We've grouped together our popular festive video workshops to help get you all set for the season. Make your own stitch paper greetings cards, pop them in funky printed envelopes, then decorate your home with easy to sew bunting and a fantastic wire and stitched leaf garland.
Winter Table Runner
Brighten your home with a winter themed table runner using fabric painting and quilting.
More to enjoy
Make a paper-wrapped lantern to decorate your Christmas table or fireside this festive season.
Robin Greetings Card
Download our robin image and make your own Christmas cards.
Glitter Christmas Cards
Help the creative kids make their own greetings cards with glue and glitter.
Take the Advent Art Challenge
Add colour to the Advent Art Challenge tags with pastel and spray paint.
See how to handprint your own beautiful giftwrap and tags.
How to paint a bird’s eye
Learn how to paint a bird's eye to add detail to your applique Partridge in a Peartree panel.
New on DMTV
We love to layer techniques in our art quilts and that means stitch too! Combining machine, digital and hand quilting can work beautifully in a single piece. In this workshop Laura shares some examples to illustrate her tips for success when layering stitch techniques.
Moth Diary: More Ideas
We've had a great season with the moth trap and on fine nights are still finding some excellent specimens. You might remember I'm documenting my finds in a Moth Diary, but it's more than just a record, I'm using the pages as a place to print, collage and draw. In this workshop I'll show you how I've used a wide range of techniques to fill the pages.
Easy Batik Fabrics
Learn how to make your own beautiful batik fabrics with simple mark making and layers of colour. We'll use simple tools and easy-to-use wax to create these stunning, one of a kind fabrics. They'll be perfect for use in your quilting making and embroidery, in fact any stitched project.