About Us


At Little Tins we want to share our passion for making through courses and workshop plus our Little Tins kits. All developed and delivered by makers who can teach.

Both of us have years of experience in our specialist areas, which we want to share with you. Our courses are more than just learning new skills and techniques; they’re about learning with confidence and the company of like-minded people and tutors.

“It was a lovely class yesterday. It’s been such a hectic time at work the class was a little oasis of tranquility and centeredness.

Thanks both of you for being so in tune and creating the perfect, start to my holiday.”

We believe that learning should be a positive experience, so with small class sizes we provide an environment for you to progress at your own pace, to build confidence whilst having an enjoyable experience.

“I never thought I could have done all that today!”

Our excellent rate of re-enrolment is a testimony to the high standard of teaching and learner enjoyment, also the variety of courses and products we offer.

We have a wonderfully spacious and well-equipped studio at Markeaton Park Craft Village in Derby’s beautiful Markeaton Park.

“I love coming here, it’s always so calm.”

Our carefully designed Little Tins kits have beautifully illustrated step-by-step instructions as well as high quality fabrics and components.
A new addition we are delighted to be stocking Merchant and Mills products, a company we have admired for a long time for the quality and function of their products.

We look forward to meeting you.

Philippa Larkam and Nichola Cunningham

Learn In Our Spacious Studios

We have many years experience of our own specialisms to share with you. Our courses will teach you new skills and techniques so you can progress with confidence wit like-minded learners and tutors.

Learning should be a positive experience so our small class numbers let you progress at your own pace working on your own personal projects.

Little Tins Shop

We are makers who can teach and our carefully designed Little Tins kits have beautifully illustrated step-by-step instructions, high quality fabrics including our favourites from Liberty’s of London, and components.

Another favourite of ours are Merchant and Mills. We now stock a great selection of their haberdashery items and the original Sewing Book.