Sunday, 31 March 2013

Highlights: Easter Extravaganza Craft Night

Our Easter Craft Night was cracking!
So many newbies came along including these two lovely local ladies who read about us in the local paper. They had NEVER knitted before but both took home finished egg cosies.
This pair had never knitted either.
Here they are in the early stages...
 Check out what they had turned into by the end of the night:
They made the hair pieces too, but more on that later!
Our resident Knitting Guru Madelaine was the woman on hand who showed them and others how to turn a ball of yellow yarn into something cute! She's here every month with her team so fear not if you missed out, she's always happy to show you how to get your knit on.
Crochet queen (in fact all round textile super woman) Catherine Hirst led a special session on crochet.
She brought along some patterns from her books including pretty Spring flowers.
A proud new crocheter with her first ever chain.
Our Becky attempting her own crochet fleurs.
In the Maker's Market we were joined by Larissa who runs the Etsy London Meet-Up Group.
She dyes and makes her own yarns in gorgeous colours.
You can't celebrate Easter without a bonnet so we asked our favourite Milliner Katty Janneh to run an Easter accessories workshop.
Chick fascinators were the order of the evening....
Momtaz and Sheree modelling their new hair pieces.
You can see Sheree's creations properly here. Cheep cheep!
Nasreen also had a good hair day, She left with these beauties:
More amazing makes alert alert! These girls made Faberge Eggs & fascinators?
Did we just say Faberge Eggs? Oh yes!
Rich people eat your heart out, we made ours from polysterene eggs, PVA glue, toothpicks, glitter, sequins and gemstones.
 In Collage Corner you could even make a basket to take your eggs home in.
Or make Easter Cards.
And no....boys were not forgotten! There's always something the lads will love at our Craft Night. As well as showing the girls how to make Easter Fascinators, Katty helped the boys make bow-ties.
Between them Aiyaz & Delwar made enough to have a market stall
As ever we also had crafters chilling out & doing their own thing. We totes fell in love with these AMAZING Bat themed gloves by Max
And good news about our DJs The Spinning Yarns...
They now have their own business cards which incidentally are the coolest cards ever.
There's no excuse not to book them for your next party now they are all official.

Missed our Easter Craft Night?
Don't worry, there's more making & taking next month.
We'll be back at the Hackney Attic on Tuesday April 30th for our Treasure Island Jewellery Making Special.

Hope to see you then xx


  1. Really enjoyed my first trip to MakeEscape and the easter eggstravaganza night. My crochet egg has pride of place on my Easter tree (along with a chick which was needing a home to go having been abandoned on the night!). thanks a lot!

    Becky wanted to know about a yarnbomb my friend and I were planning for Easter day. Here's a link to some pics... Unfortunately 2 out of 4 trees have already been de-robed. So get along to Median Road E5 quick if you want to see it for real!
    Lynda xx

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