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When we were kids mum used to say, ‘There’s no such thing as being bored. Use your imagination. Why don’t you make something?’ And so we did… and I’ve been a maker and a ‘crafter’ ever since.


gemma garratt

Wh0 is behind Crafty Kids Club

Crafty Kids Club is a Sydney-based kids craft workshop, events and (soon to be) craft kits business, lead by me – Gemma Garratt, to do what I love, teaching children to get off their screens and use their imaginations and create things with their own hands.

When I became an aunty 18 years ago, I began teaching my nieces and nephews how to get crafty. I’ve organised many memorable craft birthday parties for them and their friends.

Since 2010 I started this business and I have honed my designing workshops and teaching skills with children aged 5-15 years at:

  • And now I’ve started this business, crafty kids club,

As well as teaching these classes, you name the craft or sewing course and I’ve probably done it!  Latest class was macrame which I am going to convert into a children’s class.

Australian craft credentials

  • Tertiary level textiles & design
  • KnitWit – Stretch fabric sewing
  • SewFit – Pattern making
  • Sewing Emporium – Overlocking
  • Sydney Community College – Screen-printing, fabric dyeing, acrylic painting
  • Collage of Fine Arts – Shibori dyeing and felt-making
  • International School of Colour & Design, North Sydney – Surface Design
  • Tania Wursig painting school
  • Billy Blue Design School – Art classes
International craft credentails

  • Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA – Screen-printing
  • Harlem Textile Works, New York, USA – Screen-printing
  • Textile Arts Centre, New York, USA – Weaving and shibori dyeing
  • ETSY workshops, New York, USA – Drawing, card & bag making

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