In the first of our three Winter Craft Nights we're going to help you stay snug this season with warming workshops involving knitting and weaving.
Weaving: Purple Claire
Learn to weave using a pegloom! Described by Purple Claire as 'relaxing and fun' ....you really will feel like you've escaped the winter chill and squash any stresses you have as you blend soft fluffy yarns on a portable pegloom.
Make a weaving sampler to take home and admire or take part in a special group 'Make Escape' weaving project.
And it doesn't need to be as wintery coloured as the first photo, you could weave a mini rainbow like this one. And if you get hooked and decide you want to keep weaving, then Claire (who is currently exhibiting as part of Lee Open Studios) will be selling peg looms too.
Knitting: Lauren O'Farrell aka The Deadly Knitshade/Stitch London
(Illustration by Sarah McIntyre taken from www.whodunnknit.com)
At The Make Escape, we can fit in 100 crafters at a time...Stitch London on the other hand, the capital's biggest craft group have 13,000 members who reside in 52 different countries...just imagine if they did all turn up to a meeting?!
Writer/artist/knitter Lauren (who is currently in Indonesia using Crafts to Save The World) set up Stitch London in 2005 and over the years her and her crew have taught hundreds of people how to knit. Now it's your turn. If you've every wondered what all the fuss was about when it comes to knitting or fancy popping down and bringing your own project to work on, or just fancy coming down and doing something different for the night then Tuesday November 27th at The Hackney Attic is the time and place to do it.
And that's not all! Our Collage Corner will be brimming with glitter, sequins, stars, papers and bits & bobs so you can get messy, cutting & sticking and making stuff.
Sound like a fun night? We guarantee it will be.
If you're not already enticed we will hopefully reel you in by reminding you that we have a brilliant bar all to ourselves, some fantastic in-house DJs, comfy seating and it's free to come in and take part.
Hope you can join us.
The Make Escape present Winter Wonderland
Tuesday 27th November
Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, Hackney, London