Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Club Tropicana Craft Night: August 28th

Calling Hula Boys & Hula Girls!

Come & holiday at our craft paradise. You don’t need a beach: just the Hackney Attic bar, a summery soundtrack and some fabulous workshops to take part in.
 This month we’re delighted to be joined by the fabulousy stylish sewing blogger Tilly from Tilly & The Buttons. She’ll be running an Embroidery Circle, where you can learn the art of stitch from the queen herself. Tilly’s must-read blog celebrates sewing, offering inspiration, practical tips and discussion to encourage more people to have fun creating their own handmade wardrobe. Because as Tilly says: ‘Sewing is good for you!’ Tilly will show you how to embroider kitsch sea-side motifs like cocktails, shades and bikini babes.
Like all the workshops at The Make Escape, it’s free to take part and we’d like to say a huge THANK You to The Village Haberdashery for donating the materials.

The ultra cool Jo and Karen from Use It Up Wear It Out are also special guests at the Crafttropicana and will be running one of their incredible accessories making workshops. This is simply not to be missed! The girl’s run workshops all over London inspiring fashionistas and creatives to upcycle – their assortment of materials to pick from is really quite something. Don’t miss this change to meet the duo and make your own individual piece.

In a Make Escape first we’re running a craft workshop where we need your help to make a big scale project. This one you won’t get to take home, but you will get a sense of pride for helping a great cause. We need your help to make bunting for The Cally Fest. It’s an eclectic community-boutique street festival, held on Sunday 16th of September - a chance for local businesses and people to meet and enjoy top notch food, hear from local musicians, shop at an indie market selling arts and crafts while celebrating the area's community spirit – it involves local groups, charities and organisations.
To make it look stunning The Cally Fest need 300 metres of bunting and some eager bods to help them . They’ll be supplying the materials (including a huge stash of yummy fabrics) and all they need is some assistance making a flag or two.

We’ll also have our regular collage corner where you can ‘make, take & create’ whatever you fancy and a range of stalls in our Maker’s Market where you can buy handmade goodies direct from the people who made them.
Our Club Tropicana takes place Tuesday 28th August from 7.30pm-10.30pm.
It’s free entry all night, just drop by when you can and get ready for some creative action.
No experience necessary!

Venue: The Hackney Attic (5th floor of The Hackney Picturehouse Cinema), 270 Mare Street, E8 1HE.

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