Join in our 'A Place of Making' workshops with established artists to learn new skills, creative techniques, and make your own art.

Come and join Nicola from Tea, Cake and Make for a creative morning workshop learning the basics of crochet. All materials are provided and yours to take home to continue practicing your new found skills. Nicola will teach you how to make a slip knot, foundation chain and a treble crochet stitch as well as share key information about yarns, patterns and materials.

The cost includes refreshments and we hope by the end of the session you will be hooked on crochet!

Class sizes are restricted to create a friendly atmosphere, allow time for group tuition as well as one to one help when needed to grasp the basic techniques.

Running Time: 3 hours
Age Guidance: 16+


  • Saturday, June 19, 2021

The Hat Factory

The Hat Factory is Luton's leading arts and entertainment venue featuring live music, club nights, theatre, dance, films, children's activities, workshops, classes and gallery exhibitions.

It's a centre of artistic excellence set within a vibrant urban environment. It offers the young and the young at heart the chance to engage with the arts, to be inspired by the UK’s leading arts practitioners, and to develop artistic skills and confidence.

The Hat Factory is a combined arts venue in the centre of Luton. It opened in 2003 and since then has been the area’s main provider of contemporary theatre, dance and music. We work with both emerging and proven producers and artists, through programming, engagement programmes and our Associate Artist scheme. Their music programming is vibrant, offering an eclectic portfolio of high quality artists from the worlds of jazz, blues, folk, world music, indie and hip hop. Complementing their own programming, they welcome local/regional promoters to the venue, broadening their music offer and at the same time supporting young promoters and their businesses. They programme contemporary theatre and dance with a focus on fresh, new and relevant stories from both established and emerging touring companies who are making high quality work in the UK. They’ve programmed companies like Earthfall, Chickenshed, New International Encounter (NIE), Trestle, Menagerie, Eastern Angles, Atma, State of Emergency, 30 Bird, Tavaziva, Analogue and Jean Abreu Dance to name but a few.

Venue Hire

The Hat Factory has flexible spaces of various sizes to suit every need. See Venue Hire for more information.


To become part of The Hat Factory's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at

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