Tuesday, 10 November 2015


Designed by Sally Hughson

Our last Craft Night of the year has a wintery theme - come join our Frost Fair! Workshops involve, wool, glitter and other seasonal themes...

Xmas Cards with Shimelle Laine
Make a start on your Xmas cards with help from Celebrity Craft Expert Shimelle Laine, using her own special brand of papers! WOW!

Eco decorations with Karen Shand
Try your hand at making Christmas decorations with natural and found objects including twigs and yummy smelling fern with recycling expert and one half of Use It Up Wear It Out, Karen Shand.

Paper decorations with Debbie Michener

Join local designer Debbie in this addictive workshop using collage materials and magazines.

Knit & knatter
Learn to knit or crochet or come and join us to work on your own projects. Help on hand from a number of knitting experts including Sheree Robinson

All workshops are drop in - no need to book, just turn up. See you there! We are very friendly so come on your own or bring people!

Frost Fair Craft Night, 24th November, 7.30pm til 11pm, Hackney Attic, 5th floor Hackney Picturehouse Cinema, 270 Mare Street, London, E8

Monday, 9 November 2015

Highlights: Carnival Couture Craft Night

You came, you crafted and you got into the carnival spirit! Here are some snaps from our most stylish craft night yet!

Tree from Stitchless TV showed us how to sew zips in to make-up bags using specially designed Carnival Couture fabric printed just for us by Bags Of Love. (WOW!) 

Momtaz & Tree

Well you can't have a carnival without masks - (ok maybe not sleep masks but they will come in use for post carnival recovery)

Knit & Knatter - guest tutor & knitting princess Louise Walker taught newbies like lovely Zahra how to knit

Over in the Collage Corner there was musical instrument making and lots of colouring, cutting & sticking, just how we like it!

Want more? Our next Craft Night is our Frost Fair on Tuesday 24th November 2015 at The Hackney Attic. See you there! 

Our resident DJs The Spinning Yarns

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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Coming up: Carnival Couture Craft Night 29th Sep 2015

Artwork: Sal Hughson

Come feel the crafty rhythm at our colourful craft night that celebrates all things Carnivalesque.

Make Venetian masks, musical instruments (before joining in our Attic musical parade), plus learn to knit and sew and have fun in our collage corner making carnival flags.

Our Craft Night is free to take part in and materials are provided but if you have any snazzy off cuts or fabrics or card or other collagey bits then we will always give it a home by letting everyone there use them.

As ever the night is drop in and we kick off at 7.30pm and craft through until around 10.30pm, so turn up when you can!

This month's guest tutors are Sincerely Louise (one of our regular crafty experts) and we are very excited to welcome Tree from You Tube Sewing Channel Stitchless TV.

Tree's channel has over 40,000 subscribers and her videos have been viewed by 2.8 million craft fans so we're honoured to have her join us for a carnival inspired sewing accessory workshop. 

Yo can also bring your own craft projects along to work on in a friendly environment, learn to knit or crochet in our knitting corner and have fun collaging while listening to our in-house DJs The Spinning Yarns while grabbing a drink in the bar. Food is also available.

Come alone or with friends, we look forward to #CarnivalCouture crafting with you.

Carnival Couture Craft Night, Tuesday 29th September 2015, 7.30-11pm, Hackney Attic, 5th floor Hackney Picturehouse Cinema, 270 Mare Street, Hackney, E8

Nearest stations: Hackney Central on London Overground, London Fields on National Rail plus plenty of buses

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Highlights Hawaiian Holiday Craft Night

Our third birthday Makerversary was filled with aloho as we got into the hula spirit with a Hawaiian themed craft night.

Pineapple quilting with Barley Massey from Fabrications

Barley's workshop was spectacular. It involves hand-sewing a quilted pineapple patch as a homage to traditional hawaiian quilts. Afterwards we had a mini exhibition where we invited everyone to come and check out the masterpieces.

Charm braclets with Arliyah Hussain from Woven Jewels

Arliyah ran a fun workshop that would give high street stores like Top Shop a run for their money. Participants made sunshine embroidered jewellery with a fruity, tropical twist.

Lei-Making with Louise Walker

The ultimate accessory in Hawaii is a a lei, the traditional flower garlands that can be made into necklaces, cuffs and even headbands. Louise headed up the session which was super easy but had brilliant results, the kind of crafts we love!

Knit & Knatter

It was popular in the knitting corner and this month we witnessed some rather fabulous knitted pineapples being made.

Collage Corner

Over in our free-range collage corner, the pineapple crafts continued.

Tropical Tunes

On the decks we were joined by Matt and Matt aka All Hands On Decks and new member Rukia who even got us dancing on stage with their pic of summer sunshine songs.

Us on The Telly

Elsewhere we were busy being interviewed for LIVE TELEVISION! Founder Momtaz chatted about the night to London Live who put out live bulletins from the event - they also found out more about Barley. 

Birthday cake

And because it was a birthday there was a round of chocolate cake for everyone!

See you in September, we are back with a colourful Carnival Couture themed craft night on Tues 29th September, Hackney Attic from 7.30pm.