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Saturday 21st of March -11am - 12:30pm - Craft a Cacti with Ruth from The Make Arcade
Saturday 21st of March -11am - 12:30pm - Craft a Cacti with Ruth from The Make Arcade

Saturday 21st of March -11am - 12:30pm - Craft a Cacti with Ruth from The Make Arcade

Regular price £15.00 Sale

Craft the cutest cactus using felt and lots of simple hand sewing techniques. All the materials are provided to create your own piece of felt art that doesn't need watering! This is an easy peasy but really effective project that's perfect for beginners, or a fun project for experienced sewers. Only very basic hand sewing techniques are used, and Ruth is on hand to help any novices! Suitable for ages 10 and up.

All our workshops are taught in small friendly groups and refreshments are included! 

Please complete the booking fields above so that I know who to expect on the day. After your payment has been received you will receive an email with a confirmation/ticket- this is for your records only, you do not need to bring this with you.

Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions are applicable to all workshops.

Payment – Full payment is required at the time of booking. A workshop space is not confirmed until payment is received.

Cancellations – I understand that life sometimes means that plans have to be changed – if you need to cancel your space on a workshop, please drop me an email to discuss (  The following policies are in place:

  • Cancellations with 30 or more days’ notice – You will be offered to switch your booking onto another workshop free of charge or a full refund can be issued.
  • Cancellations with less than 30 days, but more than 7 days’ notice – You will be offered to switch your booking onto another workshop for an extra 50% charge or a 50% refund can be issued. I will try to fill the space on the workshop, if I manage to fill your place then the remaining 50% will be refunded to you.
  • Cancellations with 7 days or less notice given – unfortunately cancellations and refunds cannot be offered within 7 days of the event date – you are more than welcome to pass your space onto a friend or family member – please email me before if this is the case before the event so that I know who to expect on the day. If you will not be passing your ticket on to someone else please let me know and I will do my best to fill the space, if the space does get filled you will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations by Paper and Smiles Studio – In the very unlikely event that I must cancel a workshop you will be offered either a full refund or the opportunity to transfer onto another workshop (spaces permitting). I cannot except liability travel or other costs.

The Studio and Accessibility - The studio can be found in the grounds of Whitehall Garden Centre, Woodborough (SN9 5PF). There is ample free parking on site, including next to the unit (drive into the car park – drive straight on and then bear left at the top of the car park – following the Paper and Smiles signs).  The car park is gravel and there is level access into the studio via double doors.  There is access to a toilet (which belongs to another business) via a single steep step.

Buddy the studio pet – we have a little dog called Buddy who comes to work in the Studio on weekdays – he has his own area behind the counter, you may not even see him (as he sleeps a lot in the daytime)!  If you are allergic and coming on a workshop on a weekday, please do get in touch before booking as it may be that I can ensure Buddy has a couple of hours at home while you visit!

Children – Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult for all our workshops.  Children’s workshops are designed so that once the craft activity is underway parents can enjoy the complimentary cuppa (and biscuit) and relax while the children are crafting away. 

Workshops will start promptly, to ensure that we make the most of our time please allow plenty of time for finding the studio and getting settled.