Design Museum Academy Young People Workshop

Design Camp: Crochet Your Own Bag for 11 to 14 year olds

A hands-on workshop to learn how to crochet your own small cross-body bag and crochet pattern created by designer Peju Obasa.

What to expect

Participants will learn how to read and follow crochet patterns, practice stitches and basic sewing finishing techniques.

This class is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced. You will certainly enjoy making the bag and enjoy wearing it too.

Learning outcomes:

– Crochet terminology

– How to follow a crochet pattern

– How to use a crochet hook

– Basic sewing finishing technique

Image & design by Peju Obasa

Testimonial from previous workshops

“It was fun and I got a nice bag out of it”

“The people were really nice and taught very well”

“I made something I can use”


Peju Obasa

Obasa is a Womenswear designer specialising in knitwear and crochet. Her work takes influence from her vibrant Nigerian roots and old traditions in craftsmanship. She revives classic techniques turning them into unexpected pieces. The namesake womenswear and accessories label is rich in colour and texture, embracing printing and dyeing and tenacious knitting techniques to create innovative pieces. At the core of the brand is a conscious attitude towards sustainability and exploring materiality. More about Peju Obasa.

This Design Camp is sponsored by Wool and the Gang.

Their mission is to inspire the next generation of makers through reinvention of the craft experience and support crafty spaces where everyone feels welcome. Discover more


Booking information

Young person: £74

Young person (early bird): £67

Members: £59

*Please note that this benefit only applies to the cardholding Member’s children and not those of additional guests. 

Early bird tickets are available until Saturday 4 May.

• All equipment, materials and light refreshments will be provided, but you’ll need to bring a packed lunch.

• Capacity is limited, please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

• Please let us know of any access needs, including neurodiversity, when booking a place for your child. If your child receives additional support in their formal education setting, you are welcome to bring a carer/additional adult at no cost, but we are unable to provide 1:1 support.

Check out the Design Museum Academy refunds and cancellations policy here.

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