Sunday, 1 December 2013

Highlights from our Narnia Night of winter crafting

It was freezing and the trains were buggered up but we still managed a full-house for Narnia Night; our last event of the year which involved Aslan lion pom-poms, snow queen tree decorations and a surprise raffle won by the above lucky gent who took home a copy of Make It Your Own, the new book by local textile designer A. Alicia.
Knit & Knatter
'tis the season to get your needles out and for those who don't know how to knit, our fabulous volunteers led by Beryl from London's Knaughty Knitters taught some newbies how it's done...

While others came along to work on their own projects

We were particularly impressed by this crochet bauble
Braiding with Louise Reed
Louise can sometimes be spotted braiding at The Make Escape but this month she led a workshop showing others how to do it..

Our Suzi & Becky found a new fave craft
Stitched snowflakes with Alison Beadnell
Alison is a baker and crafter extraordinaire and this month she led a wonderful workshop on embroidered snowflake decorations.
They involved planning your snowflake design and embroidering over it.

Stitched Woodland Creatures
We welcomed some new lads to the Boys Corner
Check out the teeth on this giant ladybird!
A wise owl
A crafty fox
Regular Make Escaper Alan trying his hand at stitching
One very cute cat
Woof woof!
Beautiful bird with net tail
Another owl being constructed
Aslan Pom-poms with Sheree Robinson
Sheree put a while new spin on pom-poms

We also laid on our famous Collage Corner...
While wintery tunes were spun by resident DJs The Spinning Yarns
We were especially impressed by Isabel's Narnia snow boots
What a night!
We are taking December off (a New Year's Eve craft night would have been amazing but we also need a break, our first month off ever!)...but we look forward to welcoming you back on January 28th for our Chinese New Year special!

In a meantime we'd like to wish you a very