Discover Your Creativity in Paris
If you haven’t yet discovered the neighbourhood of Butte aux Cailles, it’s high time you did. A little village within Paris, there’s also an address here that will be of interest to knitters – L’Oisive, Thé et Tricot is a cosy little knitting shop and meeting place where every Wednesday you will find a friendly group of knitters creating woven wonders. The website is in English and French, and there are a range of crochet and knitting classes to get involved with.
For patchwork quilting there is one shop in Paris that is a must-visit, and that’s Petit Pan on the rue Francois Miron. An explosion of colour awaits all those who step inside. Bundles of ready-to-use patches, brightly coloured buttons, beautiful prints, beads – you’ll be spoilt for choice for your Paris quilting adventure. With new designs available with each new season, these gorgeous fabrics make for a lovely unique gift for the quilter in your life or a pet Paris project for sewing afficionados!
Rougier et Plé is the home of art supplies in Paris. No matter what your craft, no matter what your hobby, this emporium of creativity will have everything you need to continue crafting while you’re in Paris. Need an easel for your masterpiece canvas? Done. Need some beautiful paper to decorate with? Check! You’ll find paints, pencils, sketchbooks, craft projects, fabric tools, glitter – anything and everything your artistic heart desires! If you have an artist or craft-fan in your life, you’ll find lots of gift ideas and fun tools under the Rougier Roof – just be sure to set aside a couple of hours for exploring!!
Workshops and Classes
If you’re looking for something crafty to get involved with while in Paris, we have the perfect resource for you: the creative Paris website. Packed full of up to date information about the latest studio workshops, ateliers, classes, meet-ups and activities, you’ll find everything you need in one handy website. The sections are broken down into categories for easy browsing, like Visual Arts and Crafts, Writing and Philosophy, Fashion and Design, Culinary Arts and Photography, so there’s plenty to get your creative juices flowing! Listings are in French and in English, so whether you’re looking to brush up on your French artistic vocabulary or meet fellow English speakers you will find something to tempt you. Why not learn how to do screen printing? Take a beginners dressmaking class, or work on the art of expression with a trained artist? Find all the information you need here