26 August, 2021
Unconventional Craft Classes: Stitch Sister
Unconventional Craft Classes: Stitch Sister
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Unconventional Creative Classes In Hong Kong: Embroidery, Leather Crafting, Calligraphy Workshops & More

26 August, 2021
Unconventional Craft Classes: Stitch Sister

Looking to explore your creative side? From embroidery classes to leather crafting and calligraphy workshops, here are the best unconventional creative classes in Hong Kong.

Our city may be best known for its stunning hikes, beaches and vibrant nightlife, but beyond all that, there’s a wealth of craft classes in Hong Kong that will allow you to get in touch with your creative side. Whether you’ve always wanted to try your hand at glass blowing, crafting your own jewellery or simply enjoy embroidering, here’s our pick of the best unconventional creative classes to try in Hong Kong.

Read more: 10 Unique Things To Do In Hong Kong

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Glass Blowing Classes
Jewellery Making Classes

The Best Unconventional Creative Classes In Hong Kong

Embroidery & Macramé Classes

Make & Do Hong Kong

Founded by two sisters, Make & Do Hong Kong is about all things handmade. You can find the sibling duo hosting craft workshops around the city on everything from weaving and flower embroidery to macramé and screen printing. Keep an eye on the Make & Do Facebook page for upcoming events.

Make & Do Hong Kong, Three Keys Craft Space, 906 Paramount Building, 12 Ka Yip Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, [email protected]www.makeanddohk.com

Stitch Sister

Spend an afternoon with the lovely Alice (and her adorable dog Ms Marge) who will guide you through a number of basic stitches, allowing you to then practise and sew your chosen design. Providing all the tools you need and a delightful spread of light refreshments, she’ll have you sewing up a storm in no time!

Stitch Sister, [email protected], stitchsister.co

Calligraphy Classes

Heyjune studio

Heyjune studio holds a number of regular workshops on calligraphy, brush lettering and watercolour that you can join. Once you’ve learned the basics, you can apply your newly acquired calligraphy skills on a phone case, mirror, perfume bottle, lipstick case and more. The finished product makes a great personalised gift for a friend.

Heyjune Studio, Unison Industrial Centre, 27-31 Au Pui Wan Street, Fo Tan, Hong Kong, WhatsApp: 9400 0862[email protected], www.heyjunestudio.com

Kalo Make Art

Located in the heart of Central, Kalo Make Art hosts a range of creative events, including calligraphy workshops, art jam nights and monthly pen meets. The intro-level calligraphy workshop, where you can learn how to use a dip pen, is priced at $700. In addition, you will also receive a calligraphy starter kit (worth $350) to take home for further practice.

Kalo Make Art, Room 201, Ivy House, 18-20 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 6028 1237, [email protected], www.kalomakeart.com

Terrarium & Flower Arranging Classes


When you enter Tai Kwun’s Bonart concept store, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into an oversized terrarium. With greenery lining the walls, you’re sure to be instantly inspired to create your mini eco-system. Here, you can learn how to create a moss or succulent terrarium, as well as pick up practical gardening skills and caring tips. Bonart also offers a wide range of other adult craft workshops covering preserved floral art, pressing flowers, candle making and more.

Bonart (Tai Kwun), Shop 03-204A, 2/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2787 2688

Bonart (Kwun Tong), 701, Gravity, 29 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, 2789 0889, [email protected]www.bonart-hk.com

Candle Making Classes



Embark on the Formulate Candle Journey with the guidance of BeCandle’s in-house experts and create your own bespoke 200ml scented soy candle utilising a library of fragrances, essential oils and scent molecules. You will take home a CODE CARD that records your entire creative process along with a collectable CODE bottle of 2ml of concentrated perfume oil. Finished your candle? You can always come back to refill your candle with your personalised formula.

BeCandle Atelier, 8 Wang Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, 8481 7684, [email protected], www.becandle.com.hk

Read more: Where To Buy Diffusers, Room Sprays & Candles In Hong Kong

Leather Making Classes

The Lederer

Purchase a stitching pack and sign up for a 1-hour free teaching session where you will learn the basic skills of hand sewing and trimming to help you create a wallet, key chain, camera strap, bag and more. The Lederer also hosts private group and corporate workshops upon request. For the full experience, book a visit to its factory, Shui Hing Tannery, Hong Kong’s last remaining leather factory for inspiration.

The Lederer, G/F, 219 Tai Nan Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2566 8922, [email protected], thelederer.com.hk

Motto Carpe Diem

If you’re in need of a new wallet, belt or cardholder, why not make one for yourself? This handmade leather craft studio offers a wide range of courses on leather making. Three hours should yield you a leather pencil case or watch strap. But if you have more time to spare, you could dedicate between 10 to 30 hours to creating the leather bag of your dreams.

Motto Carpe Diem (San Po Kong), Flat 1C, 1/F, Ka Wing Factory Building, 19-21 Ng Fong Street, San Po Kong, Hong Kong, 6871 5989

Motto Carpe Diem (Tsim Sha Tsui), Shop 140-141, Level 1, Mira Place 1, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2152 1716, [email protected], mottocd.com

Glass Blowing Classes


This independent glass studio holds regular glass making workshops starting at $500, with options to make a glass cup, flower, pendant and more. Classes involve a one-on-one glass blowing lesson where you’ll learn to blow and shape bubbles of glass. You’ll also get the opportunity to play around with colour, pattern and texture to create your own unique design.

Glazden, G/F, 23 Sau Wa Fong, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, WhatsApp: 9133 2698, [email protected], www.glazden.com

Jewellery Making Classes


Aiming to promote contemporary and innovative jewellery, Obellery offers a range of workshops for those who want to try their hand at making one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces. We particularly love its wedding ring workshopperfect for any soon-to-be-married couples looking to make their own unique wedding bands. All classes must be booked in advance.

Obellery, H403, Block B, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2155 4198, [email protected], www.obellery.com

Hatton Jewellery institute

From jewellery design courses to specialty techniques such as technical drawing classes, wax carving and soldering masterclasses, Hatton Jewellery Institute offer a range of courses on jewellery making. Beginners can start with the Jewellery Making Taster Session where you will learn to make your very own one-of-a-kind charm pendant.

Hatton Jewellery Institute, 13/F, Cheong Sun Tower, 118 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2857 7751, [email protected], www.hjiasia.com

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on 15 October 2018 by Annie Simpson and was most recently updated in August 2021.

Hero image courtesy of Stitch Sister.

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