Sunday, 17 March 2013

Coming up: March 26th - Easter Craft Night

Ok. So Spring isn't properly in the air, what with 1/2 the country being covered in snow during the last week and us Londoners battling wet, grey conditions...but it's in the shops - (at the least the ones that sell chocolate.)
Easter is not just about the sweet stuff - it's also about making, and because our next craft night lands during Easter week, we are laying on an Easter Craft Extravaganza!
Chicks and cute things
Our resident knitting crew will be showing you how to knit Easter essentials like egg cosies and oh so sweet animals. You don't need to have knitted before. They will show you how!
Happy Hooking
We're also delighted to be joined by crochet queen Catherine Hirst who will be showing you how to crochet some spring themed loveliness. Catherine is an expert in all things knitting, crochet and embroidery; she's even written books on the subject.
Seasonal styling
Milliner and hatmaker extraordinaire Katty Janneh is running a hair accessory workshop....think Easter Bonnet without the tackiness. Katty will be updating the classic Easter headwear essential into something that's far more desirable. 
Katty specialises in bespoke headwear, her fabulous fascinators are stocked in Selfridges and she runs workshops throughout London including at The Make Lounge.
How do you like your eggs in the morning?
We like ours with bling! Taking inspiration from one of our fave James Bond movies, Octopussy come along and make your own Faberge Egg....without the extortionate price tag. Led by Sheree Robinson who has previously wowed us with her wonderful winter wollies, this eggstremely fun workshop will prove that you don't gold and marble to create a masterpiece - polysterene works just as well.

Makers Market
Also look out for some beautiful handmade crafts being sold this month by members of the London Etsy Sellers Meet-Up Group. Our Makers Market is an opportunity for designer/makers to showcase their work and sell their handmade creations - so make sure you bring some cash along to support them. 

And remember handmade gifts last much longer than chocolate eggs so this could answer your present giving dilemmas. Larissa from the group aka Travel Knitter will also be selling some rather lovely yarn (pictured above) so you can stock up your supplies!

A spring soundtrack will be provided by our resident DJs The Spinning Yarns and our ever popular Collage Corner will be filled with Easter themed activities like cutting and sticking lambs and bunnies, you get the picture.

The event runs from 7.30pm-11pm inside the Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse - entry and activities are FREE!!!!!!!!

A night out that can't possibly be missed!

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