Kristyn Begnell, textiles teacher

Kristyn Begnell
Consciously Crafted

Consciously Crafted

location_on Blue Mountains

local_activity classes and kits: MacrameCrochet and KnittingWeavingTextiles

4.9 (51)
Instagram followers1k

Hi, my name is Kristyn. I am a fibre artist based in the Blue Mountains of NSW and I work with the crafts of macrame, crochet and weaving.

I started crafting after my second child was born and quickly became addicted. What started as a therapeutic hobby has now turned into a small business and I am absolutely loving being a part of the creative community in the Blue Mountains.

I have a strong focus on using recycled or second-hand materials and the majority of my materials are purchased second hand. I love upcycling old things and giving them new life as beautiful home decor items!

I have been teaching macrame workshops for the past few years and I absolutely it.






Classes and kits


Womb Medicine Craft Circle Workshop

date_range Sun 5 May, 11am

location_on Lawson

1 to 8

label $90

Macrame Plant Hanger and Sip Workshop

5.0 (2)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Hazelbrook

4 to 10

label $90

Macrame Bunting Making Class

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Hazelbrook

5 to 10

label $100

Crochet a Scarf Class for Beginners

4.5 (2)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Lawson

4 to 30

label $79 - $111

Macrame Rainbow Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Hazelbrook

5 to 10

label $75

Macrame Feather Wall Hanging Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Blackheath

4 to 10

label $75

Creative Macrame Class for Kids

5.0 (10)

Adults & 7+ years

date_range Contact for details

location_on Lawson

1 to 11

label $100

DIY Feather Macrame Wall Hanging

4.9 (12)

date_range Sat 11 May, 10am

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 10

label $85

DIY Macrame Rainbows at Home

5.0 (4)

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

5 to 10

label $85

Make a Macrame Mandala at Home

5.0 (3)

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

4 to 10

label $90

Make a Macrame Bunting at Home

5.0 (2)

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

3 to 10

label $90

DIY Macrame Plant Hanger

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

4 to 10

label $80

Make a Macrame Mug Rug at Home

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

4 to 40

label $49

Make a Macrame Mandala

4.8 (4)

ondemand_video

Pre-recorded

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

label $70

DIY Macrame Lantern

5.0 (2)

ondemand_video

Pre-recorded

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

label $70

DIY Feather Macramé Wall Hanging Craft Kit

5.0 (1)

ondemand_video

Pre-recorded

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

label $65

DIY Macrame Bottle Carrier Craft Kit

ondemand_video

Pre-recorded

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

label $42

Make a Macrame Christmas Wreath at Home

5.0 (1)

date_range Contact for details

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 10

label $90

DIY Macramé Christmas Wreath Craft Kit

5.0 (1)

ondemand_video

Pre-recorded

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

label $75

Macrame Rainbow Craft Kit

5.0 (1)

local_shipping Ships to you

label $40

DIY Macrame Plant Hanger Craft Kit

local_shipping Ships to you

label $40

Learn Macrame at Home for Kids

5.0 (5)

Adults & 7+ years

date_range Contact for details

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 10

label $100






Reviews

(51)


Donna Strahan Jan 2024


My 16 year old enjoyed the session and the end result was amazing. Thank you

Teacher's response

Thank you for your lovely review!

Anastasia Joseski Jan 2024

78 ClassBento workshops attended • 49 reviews


Great clear instructions. Instructor is good communicator. Kit has all you need. Happy with result.

Anastasia Joseski Jan 2024

78 ClassBento workshops attended • 49 reviews


Great kit very clear of instructions. Teacher is very good communicator and extremely friendly. Looking forward to more classes.

Jessica Parry Dec 2023


My kids absolutely loved this class and so did I! Kristyn was so patient and made the class so fun for us all! Great class and excellent videos after the class to continue our projects and make many more

Teacher's response

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! I'm so glad that everyone enjoyed the class as much as I did.

Alison Wilson Dec 2023


Gorgeous kit, such a good present for my crafty niece. Wonderful communication from the seller who replied so quickly to messages. Thank you for such a great product!

Erin Hamby Dec 2023

68 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews


Haven't done macrame before so was a nice project to start with clear instructions and enjoyed being able to work at my own pace.

Textiles class review by Erin Hamby

Zsa Zsa Nyitrai Oct 2023


This was an enjoyable experience for my child and myself, the teacher provided all materials as well as snacks. Kristen really knowledgeable and takes pride in taking the time to teach your child steps so they understand. She takes the time to teach you individually, she also explains things over and over if you’re like us and don’t get it the first time. I know at times especially making the key ring my child pulled at the string and got frustrated, but thankfully Kristen came and helped finished it off. We learned the master craft of macrame and I’d recommend anyone to take their kids even if they don’t do it you will learn something yourself. Kristen is very patient and helpful. You don’t need any prior knowledge or skills it’s all shown to you in easy steps. It’s just not long enough, would enjoy doing it again. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Claudia Jamyang Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Wonderful teacher who takes time with every student, I love the materials provided, the finished design looks beautiful!

Jodie Vonthien Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great for the school holidays - the kids loved the introduction to macrame. easy to follow and understand. Thanks

Isabel de Sequera Oct 2023


Really enjoyable workshop where my daughter learned some cool macrame techniques - and now she wishes to continue making more pieces for Xmas gifts. The teacher was informative, clear and helpful with any questions. Location was perfect and class wasn't oversized so the teacher could assist each kid. The finished products look amazing and high quality too! My daughter has proudly put her macrame creations on display in her room. Very inspiring!

Creative Macrame Class for Kids review by Isabel de Sequera - Blue Mountains

Serena Davy Oct 2023


My two girls (7 and 8) absolutely loved this activity.

There was a lot to take in but the teacher was very engaging and patient.

Would definitely reccomend!

Kylie Edwards Sep 2023


Kristyn is a wonderful teacher and the class atmosphere was warm, calm, peaceful and productive. Kristyn is very generous providing plenty of materials and a variety of projects to work on including healthy snacks throughout. The classes are excellent value for money. Both my kids had a great time (including my anxious one!). I would definitely recommend Kristyn’s classes for a great experience.

Trudy Hungerford Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Easy to follow, lovely staff and great communication with ordering macrame set. Will recommend you

Megan Hine Sep 2023


Thank you for facilitating such a lovely class Kristyn. You made it easy to follow the steps to create a beautiful wall hanging. My daughters really loved the end result and had their feathers hanging up in their bedrooms before we had even signed off from the zoom meeting. Thanks again, looking forward to another class in the future.

Meghla Basu Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Kristyn was incredible in the way she taught the class. She made sure everyone was on track and demonstrated everything clearly.

Amanda Inglis Aug 2023


Very engaging. Easy to follow. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her zoom session and was thrilled with the finished product.

Teacher's response

Thank you so much Amanda, I'm so pleased to hear this. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

Vanessa Felton Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Kristyn is a fantastic teacher! From sending out packs ahead of time, communication to a fantastic workshop on the day. Kristyn's skill made sure she was able to answer and demonstrate to help all participants - no matter what stage of their project they were at.
This is a great course in the comfort of your home. Thank you Kristyn!

Teacher's response

Thank you for your kind words Vanessa! It was a pleasure teaching this class and I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed it too

Cynthia Gibson Jul 2023


Kristyn was an inclusive, thoughtful teacher. She was patient and took the time to explain each step multiple times. I would highly reccomend this class.

Teacher's response

Thank you for this wonderful review Cynthia! I'm so glad you enjoyed the class

Megan Babicci Jul 2023


My two daughters attended this class in the recent school holidays. The venue was great, with lots of choices in materials to personalise the craft. Kristyn was patient and friendly, and my girls had lots of fun.

Teacher's response

Thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback Megan! I am so glad that your girls enjoyed the class as much as I did.

Danielle Jul 2023


Kristyn runs a lovely class in a very calm and relaxing space. We chose the materials supplied option, which made the whole process simple and enjoyable. She had multiple colour choices for us on arrival and the supplies were of good quality.
Kristyn spent time showing the group how to crochet and then took time to ensure each student got one on one time.
We walked away with confidence that we had been shown the skills to complete our scarf project at home.
An added bonus she provided light refreshments.

Crochet a Scarf Class for Beginners review by Danielle  - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

Thank you for the lovely feedback Danielle. I'm so pleased to hear that it was well received, it can be a tricky craft to pick up but everyone did so well! The scarf is looking great!

Safa Anjum Jul 2023


Was a good learning experience for kids. Teacher was nice and was helping throughout the whole session.

Teacher's response

Thank you for the lovely review Safa. It was a pleasure teaching your kids to learn a new craft.

Natasha Jones Jul 2023


My Daughter really enjoyed the class, love the selection of the colour of the materials provided, the teacher provided great instructions

Textiles class review by Natasha Jones - Blue Mountains

Bernadette Johnson Apr 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


What a great product and terrific instructions. Teacher was really accomodating too. It looks brilliant!

Jacqui Hoad Jan 2023


Kristyn Prepared such lovely kits to mail out with the specific colours my daughter asked for all cut to size and prepared. The instructions to make the items were excellent and easy to follow and the end result and quality of product was great. I will definitely do another one of these classes! A great personal small business that will go far! Well done

Textiles class review by Jacqui Hoad

Herlina Kamili Jan 2023


My child loves it so much. The lesson gave him new skills and experience. We definitely want to enroll again in the future. Please keep in touch.

Kristina Landrigan Jan 2023


Teacher was fantastic. She was super organised and offered excellent communication from the moment we booked. My daughter really appreciated being given the opportunity to pick the colours she worked with prior to the workshop and she was excited to get her supplies in the mail. Our teacher gave very clear instructions and demonstrated each step so we could follow along. She was really patient and shared good tips and tricks. My daughter and I had never done any macrame before and loved doing this workshop. My daughter kept saying how satisfying and relaxing macrame is and she loved all her creations. Awesome value for money. Definitely recommend for kids in upper primary.

Textiles class review by Kristina Landrigan

Natalie Kull Dec 2022


Our kids loved this class. They came home with lots of projects to keep working on. Highly recommend

Tracy Jenkins Dec 2022


The teacher was amazing, so patient with the children. She even supplied fruit and nibbles. The class was very well done and everything that we needed for the class was supplied. Very very happy, the children had a wonderful time and want to go again.

Emma To Dec 2022


My daughter enjoyed her macrame class. Kristyn sent some follow up instructions for my daughter to finish her bunting and feathers at home. All materials were provided and we were able to use our creative kids voucher before expiry.

Lawrie Foster Nov 2022


Kristyn was a wonderful teacher her instructions were helpful and I enjoyed learning a new skill. Thank you for helping me learn a new skill.

Make a Macrame Christmas Wreath at Home review by Lawrie Foster

Erin Jones Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The material pack arrived really quickly. The tutorial video was easy to follow and I am very happy with the finished product. Didn't choose the mirror option and now wishing I did. Looking forward to displaying this in my house.

Terese White Aug 2022


Kristyn was lovely and very helpful throughout the afternoon of my first macramé workshop.
The materials were beautiful to work with and Kristyn spoke patiently and explained everything well.

Macrame Bunting Making Class review by Terese White - Blue Mountains

Summer Woods Jul 2022

64 ClassBento workshops attended • 64 reviews


Really enjoyed making this! Looks so pretty hanging up too. Love the colours. Would recommend

Textiles class review by Summer Woods

Jo Crowley Jun 2022


Kristyn was very patient , the class was interesting and fun and great value for money, we had a morning class and had beautiful nibbles and free to help
ourselves to tea coffee and softdrinks

Macrame Plant Hanger and Sip Workshop review by Jo Crowley - Blue Mountains

Candice Mannix May 2022


The class was fantastic. Kristyn is patient, knowledgeable and easy to talk to.
We love the plant hangers that we made

Macrame Plant Hanger and Sip Workshop review by Candice Mannix - Blue Mountains

Judy Tyson Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. So easy to book a date and choose colours online. Kristyn sent the kit in plenty of time, and confirmed I'd received it. All these things made me feel valued as a customer. The class via zoom was so pleasant and I had a great close up view, was able to ask Kristyn to repeat something where I wasn't sure. She is so calm and patient
sharing tips and ideas. Everything explained in such a way that I had no stress at all. In fact it was very therapeutic. Best class I ever did. Will be recommending to all my friends. Thank you so much Kristyn.

Textiles class review by Judy Tyson

Alexandra Simmons Feb 2022

171 ClassBento workshops attended • 173 reviews


Great craft kit Video was easy to access and it was straightforward to follow
Highly recommended

DIY Feather Macramé Wall Hanging Craft Kit review by Alexandra Simmons

Lyndell Wills Nov 2021


Something that looks so difficult was made easy in step by step approach. I hugely appreciated that the class was still run given no other bookings, which I understand is not always possible.
I am happy with the result of what I created - but did today to learn the skills so I can create a much bigger project in the coming months.

Kaitlin Riddington Nov 2021

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


Fantastic class very informative and enjoyable evening. Would definitely do again. EVO all the way.

Ashlee Kennaugh Oct 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Absolutely enjoyed this class, easy to follow along instructions that enabled me to create a beautiful wall hanging for my daughters bedroom.
Can’t wait to attempt more classes with Kristyn. Highly recommend.

Karen Spencer Oct 2021

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews


Fantastic class Kristen made the class very easy to do and I had a finished piece at the end well worth doing

DIY Feather Macrame Wall Hanging review by Karen Spencer

Kathy Humphrey Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Kristyn was very organised and explained the steps really well. She also gave lots of tips about the project we were working on and other macrame related projects. Excellent morning.

Textiles class review by Kathy Humphrey

Samantha Bowden Oct 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A wonderful class. Kristyn is very knowledgeable and provided excellent instructions and tips along the way. I couldn’t be happier with the end result. Thank you!

Rachel White Sep 2021


Such a wonderful experience.
My 9yr old thoroughly enjoyed the process of creating her rainbow. Kristyn was professional and engaging. The end product is something my daughter is very proud of. Highly recommend.

Linda Butler Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This class is fun and Kristyn explains everything well and is only too happy to go back over anything if needed.
Highly recommended if you want to learn a new mindfulness pastime.

Nic Hansen Sep 2021


Kristyn does a very relaxed and friendly class. She demonstrates well and is happy to repeat things if you didn’t really catch on. The class is easy to do in your own home and worked well over zoom. Would recommend for sure.

Kelly Conwell Sep 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


This was a great class, small group allowed us to focus and chat while working. Teacher was informative and easy to ask questions. Once we finished our class, I made another with confidence I’d gained!

DIY Macrame Lantern review by Kelly Conwell

Mae Johns Aug 2021

18 ClassBento workshops attended • 14 reviews


Great class. I am so happy with my finished piece. It was a little difficult for me to get the knack at first but Kristyn was patient and really helpful.

Textiles class review by Mae Johns

Marica Hilton Aug 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Enjoyed the class! Kristen is a great and patient teacher. I had a few technical issues and my connection dropped out a few times, setting me behind during the session. Yet to finish my project. Kristen has provided information for me to finish

Anne Barratt Aug 2021


I really enjoyed the macramé mandala workshop. Kristyn is very patient and provides very clear instruction. I'm very impressed with the end result. I love that all the supplies are provided also.

Make a Macrame Mandala review by Anne Barratt

Natalie O'Halloran Aug 2021

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews


Such a relaxing way to brighten lockdown! The teacher was lovely and super easy to follow.

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