Crafts & Hobbies Department

Our Crafts & Hobbies Department is fully stocked with everything you need to make your own cards, gifts, kids crafts, art and much much more.

We've got a variety of paints, ProMarker pens, Illustrators by Spectrum Noir, paintbrushes, dies, embossing folders, stamps, scrapbook papers, card packs, stencils, canvas boards, craft tools, wool, patterns, threads, ribbons and sewing accessories, together with a wide range of mixed media and inks etc.


Wednesday 4th October 2017CARDIO – EVENING EVENT – 6.30pm to 9.30 pm We are delighted to welcome back Wendy (and her husband  Martin) for a Cardio cardmaking evening with Wendy’s own range of stamps.  Watch Wendy demonstrate her beautiful Christmas cards. £8.00 per ticket. This includes a sandwich, cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit.  Tickets will be available from August onwards.

Please ring crafts on 0151 339 3195 extension 229 or when next in the craft department, please leave your e-mail address and we can keep you updated on any future craft class dates or demonstrations.



Burleydam Craft Department is lucky to have two fantastic in-house demonstrators, Dot McKenzie and Janette Collins, who will be well known if you have attended any of their very popular card making classes. Dot and Janette have shared their enthusiasm and skill and introduced many of our customers to the delight of creating their own cards.

We now have the pleasure of welcoming a new in-house card maker to the team, Jan Howard, who will be well known to many as she comes to us from Creative Pastimes, bringing with her a vast amount of knowledge and her infectious enthusiasm.

Learn all of the latest skills and techniques from our card making experts. Cost - £10 for 2 hours (to be paid in advance to secure your place on the class) - this also includes a free tea or coffee and all products - cardstock, envelopes, glue, tape etc used in the class.

You will also have the opportunity to purchase any of the new products and you will take home 2 - 3 cards.

Please bring your own Craft Tool Kit (ie anything you would use at home: scissors, tweezers, ProMarkers etc). If you are a beginner, please let us know and we will loan you scissors etc on the day.

In our classes, our cards are made using various techniques including stamping, using ProMarkers, alcohol inks, Pan Pastels, die cuts & stamp ink pads eg Memento.

2017 Classes

  • Sunday 17th September 1pm-3pm with Dot
  • Wednesday 20th September 2pm-4pm with Emma ProMarkers Class
  • Tuesday 26th September 2pm-4pm with Dot
  • Thursday 5th October 2pm-4pm with Carolyn
  • Wednesday 11th October 2pm-4pm with Dot
  • Tuesday 17th October 2pm-4pm with Emma ProMarkers Class
  • Thursday 26th October 4pm-6pm with Dot
  • Friday 3rd November 2pm-4pm with Carolyn
  • Tuesday 7th November 2pm-4pm with Dot
  • Friday 17th November 2pm-4pm with Dot
  • Wednesday 29th November 2pm-4pm with Dot
  • Thursday 7th December 2pm-4pm with Carolyn

Please ring 0151 339 3195 ext 229 to book your place.

Places are limited so booking will be confirmed on payment.

£10 to include all materials and tea or coffee.


Rosemary Merry at Burleydam Garden Centre

Rosemary has had a passion for papercrafting for over 25 years. For 19 of those years she, along with husband Nigel, owned and ran Crab Apple Crafts in Cheshire.

She has spent a lot of time teaching a huge variety of crafts from cardmaking and scrapbooking to jewellery and book making to crafters all over the country, and now appears regularly on crafting channels on the television.

Known best for her patience, expertise and hands-on approach, Rosemary loves to discover new and innovative products and techniques, and we are delighted to welcome her to Burleydam Garden Centre.

Rosemary will be hosting Mini Book and Scrapbook Layout classes, and is excited to inspire people to try new things and learn new skills.

Dates and times are as follows:

  • Saturday 11th November 10:30am-1:00pm
    Scrapbook Layout Morning Class
  • Saturday 11th November 2:00pm-4:30pm
    Scrapbook Layout Afternoon Class
  • Thursday 23rd November 10:30am-1:00pm
    Scrapbook Layout Morning Class
  • Thursday 23rd November 2:00pm-4:30pm
    Scrapbook Layout Afternoon Class

All bookings to be made through Burleydam Garden Centre Craft Department on 0151 339 3195 ext 229. For any queries, please contact Tracey Spellman on this number, or call in to the store.

Ticket Prices

Mini Book Class Ticket £25
Scrapbooking Layout Class Ticket £12.50 per session


Maria Simms will be demonstrating Groovi by Claritystamp

Maria Simms is well known on the television and at local craft fairs, demonstrating all sorts of crafts and crafting techniques on behalf of Claritystamp.

We are delighted to announce that Maria will be joining us at Burleydam to host a number of classes showcasing her favourite Claritystamp product, the Groovi board.

Dates and times are as follows:

  • Friday 13th October 2:00pm-5:00pm

All bookings to be made through Burleydam Garden Centre Craft Department on 0151 339 3195 ext 229. For any queries, please contact Tracey Spellman on this number, or call in to the store.

Tickets £15

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