Monday, 3 September 2012

Highlights from August's Club Tropicana Craft Night

At our Craft Tropicana the crafts were free! As August and summer draws to an end, we hotted things up at The Make Escape craft night, providing an evening of totally tropical activities!
With all the 'sunshine' details you'd expect..
Like tropical fish collaging...
...and the finest beachtastic sound track ever, thanks to our favourite DJ, Isabel, Alice and Dan.
Infact Momtaz couldn't keep herself away from the dancefloor. Here she is sporting her hula headband and dancing to Was Not Was's Do The Dinosaur.
The Make Escape's Rebecca took charge of the Bunting Challenge where we asked everyone to pitch in and help us make as many metres of bunting we could possibly do in three hours for our friends at The Cally Fest, a community festival in North London taking place on 16th September. If you're heading there, make sure you look out for all the hand-stitched colourful flags!
We were delighted that some new faces came along to discover the night including Oliver who mastered the art of sewing in a mere evening!
Due to popular demand Jo and Karen from Use It Up Wear It Out ran one of there fabulous Surreal Sunglasses workshops where ordinary shades where transformed into things of beauty, using an assortment of enticing materials like chains, beads and broken jewellery.
Amazing stitch queen Tilly from the popular sewing blog Tilly and The Buttons joined us to run an embroidery circle...

where cocktails and biknis were the most popular pattern of choice. (more pics on her blog!)
All the materials were generously donated by the online store The Village Habedashery. (Need anything to do with sewing? From needles to fabric they have everything you could possibly desire so do pay them a visit next time you need supplies! )
At The Make Escape you're also welcome to bring along the projects you're working on at home and do them somewhere different. We've got the tables, bar and music, just bring you materials! This month crafters brought along drawing...
and knitting (this girl was knitting two socks at once! wow!)

 See you next month, when we'll be hosting a special glittery festival to celebrate the launch of the new book by Make Escape founder Momtaz Begum-Hossain, 101+ Things To Do With Glitter, Tuesday 25th September, 7.30, Hackney Attic. Can't wait! 

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