About us

Meet Vicky and Ella, the dynamic duo behind Common Room Workshops!

Driven by a shared love for crafts, a passion for wellbeing, and an appreciation for beautiful home decor, we bring a unique blend of skills to the crafting table.

Vicky, an experienced biology teacher in the heart of Manchester, is not only a dedicated mother of two but also a champion for positive mental health and wellbeing. Her volunteering experience in this realm adds a compassionate touch to our workshops.

Ella, with a background in interior design and a flourishing house and garden plant business, Ellas Garden, brings an aesthetic flair to everything she touches. A maestro behind the camera, she has an unparalleled eye for detail that ensures our workshops are not just about crafting but also creating visually stunning pieces.

Together, Vicky and Ella form the dream team that makes Common Room Workshops an extraordinary crafting experience. Our workshops emerged from a shared disappointment in underwhelming craft experiences. Determined to change the game, we crafted well-being-led workshops where our students could create high-quality crafts, steering clear of relegating art to the 'car gallery' (aka the boot).

At Common Room, we've built a space where individuals can come together to make, create, and do. Our events are social, informal, and welcoming – whether you're flying solo or bringing along friends. Join us to learn something new, create a masterpiece you'd proudly display in your home, and share your craft on your grid. At Common Room, it's not just about crafting; it's about crafting memories and beautiful pieces that reflect your unique style. Come, be a part of the Common Room community! 🌟🎨

Common Room Workshops in Manchester redefine crafting experiences! 🌈✨ Join us for craft workshops designed for every occasion – from memorable date nights and friend gatherings to unforgettable hen dos, stag parties, special occasions, bridal showers, and birthday celebrations.

Looking to boost teamwork? Our workshops are perfect for team building events, away days, and staff well-being sessions. Plus, we add a touch of seasonal fun to keep things exciting throughout the year.

Embrace creativity with Common Room, where every moment becomes a masterpiece. Get in touch with us now and turn any event into a crafting celebration! 🎨🎉

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