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Crafty Betty

Workshops Parties and Handcrafted items 


Crafty Betty teaches a variety of workshops & courses in our fully equipped studio spaces.
From Beginners Sewing Machine Lessons to felting or painting we cater for most Craft Activities. 

Craft Parties & events

In our Crafty Tearoom we offer a lovely venue for craft birthday parties and events. Browse our craft items for sale while sipping a hot cup of tea on gorgeous china or just drop by with your knitting and a friend for a scone and jam. 

Betty Box - Subscription

Launching our Monthly Craft Box Subscription Service for just £9.99+p&p

Sign up to receive a project to make every month posted out to you. Get all the materials you need plus some extra haberdashery items for your craft box. Receive step by step instructions, a hints & tips sheet and access to our online or face to face support

Many of you ask me..........why Crafty Betty?

Betty Brown -  
The Original Crafty Betty

The Original Crafty Betty: Betty Brown 
(1929 to 1992)

She was my Grandma; my Mums Mum and my sewing inspiration; the original Crafty Betty. Inspiring me from the very beginning with her endless supplies of fabric remnants, beads and buttons, Betty Brown taught me to sew. My Grandma had the patience of a saint. Every school holiday I would raid her spare bedroom for fabric to make tents, dolls clothes and sort through her sewing box learning about the gadgets and tools that she had stashed in there. 

Michelle Baker -
The Modern Day Crafty Betty

When my Grandma sadly died in her early 60's I was only 14 but I was old enough for her wisdom and knowledge to have had an impact on me.  I was lucky enough to inherit her sewing box. I loved it, and her button box still keeps me supplied with unusual, unique buttons that they only made in the 50's! I miss my Grandma and indeed my Grandad, and it seemed a fitting tribute to name my business after her.  So that's how Crafty Betty came about. Many people now call me Betty, and if I am truthful I kind of like it, but the face behind Crafty Betty is me. Michelle Baker. 39 years old, Wife to Mark, Mum to Darcie and Step Mum to Kian. I trained as an Art Textiles teacher but found that working for myself was far more rewarding. And so Crafty Betty was born, and continues to grow with enthusiasm, eagerness and masses of determination