Craft Courses in Glorious Devon

Learn new skills, make friends and feed your creativity

Rowan Tree Studio

Here at Rowan Tree Studio we offer a variety of craft workshops and courses that teach fun and useful skills in a relaxed environment.  Our one day and weekend courses cover Soap Making, Candle Making, Natural Skincare, Sewing, Dressmaking, Patchwork, Needle felting, Freemotion embroidery and much more
We offer group classes on set dates and private group and 1-2-1 workshops in all our crafts and Business classes for Soap Making, Candle Making and Natural Skincare. 
We also run fun Crafty Hen & Birthday parties with optional vintage afternoon tea.
Run by Sarah Harper founder of The Clovelly Soap Company and based at her beautiful studio in the Picturesque village of Clovelly in North Devon. 


Learn how to make natural plant wax Aromatherapy candles on our one day candle making course.  Make Container candles, Pillar candle and Beeswax Dipped Candles.  Learn how to blend scent and get to grips with wicking.  We also run a Candle making business course

Learn how to make Cold Process soap on our one day course & take home 21 bars of soap.  Our Soap making courses teach you everything you need to make your own soap at home and if you want to take it further our Soap Business Courses teach the rest

Learn how to blend scents and create your own unique perfume spray and oil perfume on our one day course.  Learn how to train your nose and about Top, Mid & Base notes and how to mix them to perfection in your own atomiser perfume and oil perfume

Learn how to make Creams, Balms, scrubs, Salts and much more on our one day natural skincare course.  Take away your own beautiful creations and be able to save yourself money on  your own unique skincare as well as gifts for family and friends.  You can take it a step further on our Skincare business Courses

Beginners Patchwork and Quilting weekend course.  Learn how to cut, piece together, quilt and bind your very own lap quilt or bed runner.  A fun Patchwork course deisgned to give you all the skills to start on this fabulous craft

Bring your sewing machine along or use one of our new Janome Sewing Machines and learn how it all works and how to make a simple bucket bag and zipped make up bag.  A great way to demystify your machine and really get you sewing

Beginners Dressmaking one day workshop where you will learn the basics of dressmaking and make a simple skirt and PJ bottoms

Learn the absorbing and relaxing craft of needle felting on our one day fun workshop.  Make a simple 3d shape and create your own creature to take home.

The perfect gift of time, fun and a new skill.  Treat friends or family to our workshop vouchers for a wonderful day out

Learn to art of writting and doodling with your sewing machine on a one day art based sewing workshop. 

Our business workshops are lead by our Founder Sarah Harper who owns and runs The Clovelly Soap Company.  With 20 years in the industry you can learn how to make your soap, candle or skincare business on her 1-2-1 workshops covering everything from manufacturing to legislation and packaging

About Us

Rowan Tree Studio started in teaching craft workshops in 2011 when we relocated from London to Clovelly after teaching for several years at a workshop in Crouch End.   I have a passion for sharing my knowledge and doing it in a beautiful and relaxed space.  Our workshop has been teaching Soap Making courses, Candle Making Courses, Natural Skincare Courses all with my 20 years experience running The Clovelly Soap Company
In my personal life I love fibre arts in particular Patchwork, Embroidery and mixed media.  Teaching Patchwork courses, Sewing Courses, Freemotion Embroidery and Needle felting allow me to do something I enjoy and share that with other people.  Our studio is fully equipped with new Janome Sewing Machines and all the gadgets you need for each craft.   We also love to provide yummy simple lunches and cake so you will come away well fed, well taught and with some new friends

Craft Parties

As well as teaching our workshops we also love to hold Craft Hen Parties, Craft Birthday Parties and Group team building days for companies, friends and Families.  Our spacious studio can hold up to 20 people for a craft party with the option of a vintage afternoon tea suitable for all dietary needs.  You can make your own wedding bunting, Soap and Candle Favours to match your wedding theme and your very own wedding quilt with all your friends and family helping to add personal touches to a future heirloom.   Visiting the area?  Why not come and sew your own stitched family tree or make your own soaps and candles and skincare.  All our workshops are available as private group courses just get in touch with Sarah for dates