Mike Aspinall – The Crafty Gentleman


15 Dec

Throughout the day.

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Mike is a self-confessed craft addict. He passionately believes that crafting is not just for women and hopes that his blogs encourage a few more men to into the world of crafts!

At Haddon, this Christmas, Mike will be demonstrating how to make Origami Christmas decorations. He says:

“Now, it probably goes without saying that Origami + Christmas = a dream combination. Paper decorations have been one of my favourites since I was a young child (paper chain garland, anyone?!), and my love for them has only increased as I’ve grown up. Therefore, this year I had a go at making a simple origami star garland. Making the stars is a bit fiddly, but once you’ve mastered this technique, you’ll be able to do it without even thinking! Seriously – I’ve even gotten into the habit of taking paper into work and making origami stars during meetings… (it helps me focus, honest!).”

We hope you enjoy!




Our Advent Calendar of Christmas Events


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Children’s Crafts
15 Dec, 19 Dec, 20 Dec, 21 Dec, 22 Dec, 23 Dec
A Christmas Card for the Queen
15 Dec and every day until 18 Dec
Farnaby & Co
15 Dec
Christmas at Haddon Restaurant
15 Dec and every day until 23 Dec