The 5 best Christmas homes and interiors workshops in Camden

A flower pressing workshop at Ro Co's Tufnell Park shop makes for an original gift

A flower pressing workshop at Ro Co's Tufnell Park shop makes for an original gift - Credit: Archant

Stuck for an original Christmas gift idea? Why not tap into the new trend for workshops and spend some quality time getting down to DIY with your nearest and dearest

Show someone crafty that you care by booking them on to a ceramics course

Show someone crafty that you care by booking them on to a ceramics course - Credit: Archant

There’s a growing trend for workshops in north London, with people opting to spend a few hours learning a new skill together rather than just buying something pre-made from a shop. Workshops also make a great Christmas gift for people who already have enough stuff in their lives and homes

Teach someone how to make a terrarium and they'll have a living decoration that will last long after

Teach someone how to make a terrarium and they'll have a living decoration that will last long after the holiday season is over - Credit: Archant

London terrariums

Workshops, from £40 including materials, in various Hackney and Islington locations

Best for: Making the trendiest houseplant displays in town

londonterrariums.com

Discover the art of bookbinding with your most literary friend at the London Centre for Book Arts

Discover the art of bookbinding with your most literary friend at the London Centre for Book Arts - Credit: Archant


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London Centre for Book Arts

Paper marbling workshop, £85, Unit 18 Ground Floor, Britannia Works, 56 Dace Road, E3 2NQ

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Best for: Traditional paper-based crafts

The greatest gift you can give is time out of our hectic modern lives - so why not use that time to

The greatest gift you can give is time out of our hectic modern lives - so why not use that time to learn a craft? - Credit: Archant

londonbookarts.org

Ro Co

Pressed wildflower workshop, £45, 171 Junction Road, N19 5PZ

Best for: Pretty as a picture floral projects

Show someone crafty that you care by booking them on to a ceramics course

Show someone crafty that you care by booking them on to a ceramics course - Credit: Archant

ro-co.uk

Camden arts centre

Ceramics for beginners 10-week course, £240 or £170 concessions, Arkwright Road, NW3 6DG

Best for: Gaining expertise with clay over a longer period

Nothing says 'I love you' like a few hours spent whittling a wooden spoon

Nothing says 'I love you' like a few hours spent whittling a wooden spoon - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

camdenartscentre.org

Forest + Found

A spoon carving workshop will be held at Smug, 13 Camden Passage, N1, £50 including materials and tools

Best for: Rediscover your inner forager with some rustic wood art

forest-and-found.com

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