Lincolnshire craft workshops

Craft to your heart’s content

Lincolnshire based Craft workshops and private parties with It Started With a Stitch are designed to give you a few hours of creative freedom, in a safe and lovely atmosphere where you can craft to your heart’s content! They are suitable for kids and grown-ups – or a mixture!

I have a selection of venues in Lincolnshire that can be used to host workshops and am also able to come to your venue if the party is maybe part of some bigger celebrations. If youwant to keep the kids entertained during the ‘grown-up’ bit of your wedding? No probs, I’ll teach them how to pompom! Happy children – happy parents!

Craft parties available are based on the following:

Workshops are hosted throughout the year where you can try either a new skill, or to enjoy having a go at something you maybe don’t get time for at home. If you’re not sure where to start, let me do that hard work for you!

All materials are provided, you don’t have to tidy up and whatever you make is yours to keep. Private Facebook groups are created after workshops so that you can choose to join and keep in touch with your new crafting mates, as well as showing us what else you’ve made after the session has finished. These groups have proved to be popular when people go on and try something a bit more complicated and then get stuck – you can simply post a pic of where you’re up to, shout ‘Help’ and someone tends to pop up with the answer!

Grown-up workshops rely heavily on lashings of tea or coffee, and always – homemade cake. The Pompom & Prosecco workshops are popular for enjoying a night off, pompoms to your heart’s content and of course enjoying a glass or 2 of bubbles!

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Made a lovely keepsake

"Loved the Easter bunny you made for Zach's first Easter. It was lovely to be able to get him something as he was too little to eat chocolate. Made a lovely keepsake x"

- Beverley Whiting -

2018-09-02T09:41:22+01:00

- Beverley Whiting -

"Loved the Easter bunny you made for Zach's first Easter. It was lovely to be able to get him something as he was too little to eat chocolate. Made a lovely keepsake x"

Great evening

"Great evening and excellent and patient teacher xxx"

- Mags Guest -

2018-09-02T09:30:17+01:00

- Mags Guest -

"Great evening and excellent and patient teacher xxx"

I can finally crochet!

"I liked the idea of crochet but just couldn't see how to go about it on my own then Gemma showed up on my Facebook with her classes and I thought I'd give it a go. The class is so helpful, small group and lots of advice and support from Gemma, oh and tea and cake too! I can finally crochet!"

- Samantha Wright -

2018-06-07T09:50:23+01:00

- Samantha Wright -

"I liked the idea of crochet but just couldn't see how to go about it on my own then Gemma showed up on my Facebook with her classes and I thought I'd give it a go. The class is so helpful, small group and lots of advice and support from Gemma, oh and tea and cake too! I can finally crochet!"

The finished item was absolutely perfect

"I contacted Gem to see if she could make me a very special embroidery hoop for an incredibly poignant day. Nothing was too much trouble and she was quick to respond to all of my questions and requests. The finished item was absolutely perfect and due to the sentiment behind it, it brought tears to my eyes. I cannot post a photo as it’s far too personal for the recipients, but trust me it’s absolutely beautiful.
What a very talented and all round lovely lady to deal with.
Thank you It Started With A Stitch, I will be ordering again"

- Penny-Jane Cramphorn -

2018-09-02T09:17:36+01:00

- Penny-Jane Cramphorn -

"I contacted Gem to see if she could make me a very special embroidery hoop for an incredibly poignant day. Nothing was too much trouble and she was quick to respond to all of my questions and requests. The finished item was absolutely perfect and due to the sentiment behind it, it brought tears to my eyes. I cannot post a photo as it’s far too personal for the recipients, but trust me it’s absolutely beautiful. What a very talented and all round lovely lady to deal with. Thank you It Started With A Stitch, I will be ordering again"

I would definitely recommend this business



"I recently purchased a 12” embroidery hoop as a special, memorable gift (the recipients loved it !) Gemma took onboard all of my ideas to create it & had fabulous customer service, I would definitely recommend this business to anyone & I shall be returning for more."

- Abbie Censi -

2018-08-23T09:58:47+01:00

- Abbie Censi -

"I recently purchased a 12” embroidery hoop as a special, memorable gift (the recipients loved it !) Gemma took onboard all of my ideas to create it & had fabulous customer service, I would definitely recommend this business to anyone & I shall be returning for more."

So friendly

"Great workshops (attended 2).
So friendly.
So knowledgeable.
Really great value for money with all the equipment supplied."

- Kelly French -

2018-09-02T09:39:31+01:00

- Kelly French -

"Great workshops (attended 2). So friendly. So knowledgeable. Really great value for money with all the equipment supplied."

We had an amazing time

"We had an amazing time at Gemma's pom pom headband making session. Great fun!"

- Ellie Jones -

2018-09-02T09:25:51+01:00

- Ellie Jones -

"We had an amazing time at Gemma's pom pom headband making session. Great fun!"

You are the shit!

"Gemma is my go to person for all things haberdashery... what she doesn’t know about crafts isn’t worth knowing. She’s one of the hardest working people I know and and not only am I grateful to have her in my network of creatives, I am also blessed to call her my friend! #GoTeam!"

- Paul Jamie Kidd -

2018-06-07T08:44:56+01:00

- Paul Jamie Kidd -

"Gemma is my go to person for all things haberdashery... what she doesn’t know about crafts isn’t worth knowing. She’s one of the hardest working people I know and and not only am I grateful to have her in my network of creatives, I am also blessed to call her my friend! #GoTeam!"

One of the best things I’ve done in a long time

"I'm currently taking part in the Pom Pom and prosecco class and I've got to say it's one of the best things I've done in a long time."

- Kathryn Broadburn -

2018-09-02T09:24:22+01:00

- Kathryn Broadburn -

"I'm currently taking part in the Pom Pom and prosecco class and I've got to say it's one of the best things I've done in a long time."

Absolutely beautiful!

"My baubles were absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much! They were pride of place on our tree!"

- Faith Rogers-Draycott -

2018-09-02T09:44:31+01:00

- Faith Rogers-Draycott -

"My baubles were absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much! They were pride of place on our tree!"

Thank you so much for my custom order

"Love these unique items. Thank you so much for my custom order. The Christmas tree baubles are fab!"

- Lisa Marie -

2018-09-02T09:42:58+01:00

- Lisa Marie -

"Love these unique items. Thank you so much for my custom order. The Christmas tree baubles are fab!"

My go to place for treats and Birthday gifts

"Gemma's bits are truly beautiful it's my go to place for treats and Birthday gifts I highly recommend xx"

- Rhea McIntyre -

2018-09-02T09:21:45+01:00

- Rhea McIntyre -

"Gemma's bits are truly beautiful it's my go to place for treats and Birthday gifts I highly recommend xx"

So patient and has a wealth of knowledge

"I’m new to crochet and am learning so much from Gemma she’s so patient and has a wealth of knowledge x"

- Ann Whitelaw -

2018-09-02T09:27:14+01:00

- Ann Whitelaw -

"I’m new to crochet and am learning so much from Gemma she’s so patient and has a wealth of knowledge x"

It was absolutely perfect

"I cannot thank you enough for stitching a poem onto a handkerchief for my Dad on my wedding day. It was absolutely perfect, he loved it! Beautiful stitching for a very special item that I was unable to do myself, but it was very obvious you put as much effort and love into it as I would have done. Thank you so much xx"

- Becky Hirst -

2018-09-02T09:28:40+01:00

- Becky Hirst -

"I cannot thank you enough for stitching a poem onto a handkerchief for my Dad on my wedding day. It was absolutely perfect, he loved it! Beautiful stitching for a very special item that I was unable to do myself, but it was very obvious you put as much effort and love into it as I would have done. Thank you so much xx"

Gemma is lovely, patient, creative and fun with the kids

"Went to a pom pom making party with daughter and friends. Highly recommend Gemma is lovely , patient, creative and fun with the kids. A great few hours, thanks so much x"

- Helen Kingsford Jacques -

2018-06-07T09:55:34+01:00

- Helen Kingsford Jacques -

"Went to a pom pom making party with daughter and friends. Highly recommend Gemma is lovely , patient, creative and fun with the kids. A great few hours, thanks so much x"

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