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There is always something new to discover, to learn, to enjoy at Create.

Create is nestled in a beautiful listed Victorian Arcade in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. Our aim has been to provide a relaxed and family friendly place to come along and spend time being creative.

At Create we offer the opportunity to take part in a variety of art and craft activities. Create We have pottery painting, craft packs and masses of wool and yarn always available alongside a great café offering tempting treats whilst you browse. In addition to all of this we run a variety of knitting and sewing workshops for adults with our in-house tutors as well as Rowan consultants and designers. For children during the holidays we also run a wide variety of craft courses including learn to knit, enamelling, throwing a pot, felting and quilling to mention a few. Please check out the Courses, Workshops and Offers page.

At Create, we want to make sure there really is something for everyone. We have literally 100's of pieces of pottery to paint and over 50 different colours and glazes to use. Our friendly and experienced team will show you how to make the most of our paints, sponges, brushes and glazes. We give you as much guidance as you need. Once you have finished painting your mug for example, just leave it with us to glaze and fire. In a few days it will be ready to collect or for a small charge we can post it to you. To make your time at Create extra special we also serve a selection of drinks and tasty savoury and sweet treats from our local award winning bakery.

We have an extensive range of wools and yarns, every knitter's dream - wonderful quality yarns, patterns to inspire, Createfriends to knit and natter with. As knitters ourselves, we wanted to bring you the very best and are delighted to stock some of the most respected brands and designers available today; Ba T'at, Debbie Bliss, Rowan, Noro, Louisa Harding, Sublime, Sirdar, King Cole amongst others. Today with a whole new generation of knitters discovering the joy of casting on, it is the perfect time to pick up those pins and start to knit again. Join us on one of our Knitting and Crochet Courses (please see the Courses, Workshops and Events for details) or our 'Knit and Natter' Sessions where you can enjoy a coffee whilst working on your latest project.

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