Arts & Crafts studio in Whitley Bay
Hi, I’m Daisy. I run Craft House on Park View in Whitley Bay – an art and craft studio for adults and children – for those new to crafting and for those with some experience.
I’ve been crafting for more than 35 years. And for the last 8 years I’ve toured indoor and outdoor markets around the North East, selling my creations. However, in March 2019 it was time to realise a dream of mine - to run an art and craft studio - where everybody, from toddlers to adults, could come and have fun crafting and creating.
I fondly remember my first craft, it was making pasta jewellery, when I was in the Girl Guides. I still love all the shiny bits, colours and textures, proving you’re never too old to roll up your sleeves and get crafting. I find it very relaxing and I think it’s important in our fast moving world to take time to slow down. I get a lot of joy out of crafting and finishing a piece. It’s this joy I hope to pass on to customers. I also think it’s important to recycle or up-cycle materials as much as we can, and at Craft House we do that.
The name for the studio came about because I used to visit The Crafts House at Marley Hill, Gateshead. It was run by Sandra, a very special woman, and when she retired last year I decided to carry on her awesome work. Due to domain problems I had to change it to Craft House NE, but I’m delighted to be able to use her logo.
Sandra taught me lots of crafting skills over the years and she boosted my confidence – she believed I could run my own craft studio. I am now passing on those skills to crafters week by week – to adults and children alike. I feel passionate about people having the space and opportunity to be creative.
Whitley Bay is going through a big development phase at the moment and I hope Craft House can be a part of it and can contribute to the wellbeing of the community. I hope my studio will be around for many years to come and that it will be seen as an asset to the area.
Since opening I have worked with some lovely crafters and here are some words from Sarah Burn who visited Craft House in March of this year.
Ruby and Scarlett had so much fun today at Craft House. Such a warm welcome into an Aladdin’s cave of crafty delights with lots of choice to make. Daisy and her daughter were really attentive and helped the girls with their crafts, from explaining about the different types of paint brushes to sprinkling fairy dust on their creations. We will definitely be back and thank you for a fab afternoon. P.S. I hope you’ve managed to get the entire shop’s paint brushes washed after Scarlett’s epic painting!
If you feel you would like to try your hand at some crafting, or your children would, or you have an unfinished project, then come along.
If you are not sure which type to go for, then get in touch to chat.
I look forward to meeting and crafting with you, Daisy.