One thing every one has in common in January is that no one has any money but don't let that be an excuse to stay indoors. London is bursting with things to do, one of which is our monthly craft night. You won't find such a fun and friendly gathering anywhere else in the capital, especially on a school night. (These smiling faces say it all!) Every month we give you the tools, space and inspiration to make, take and create. Come alone, bring friends, invite someone you fancy on an 'alternative' date, arrange to meet a family member, have a work evening out or just escape from normality and get in touch with your creative side. JOIN US! We start the year on a high - whether you're a craft convert or yet to be convinced, you will love January's special guests aka the Superman and Wonder Woman of the UK craft scene!
Presenting Mr X Stitch The most famous man-broiderer in the world, Jamie Chalmers (his other name) has changed the whole meaning of the word Stitch. He's a regular in the press...you may have caught him on the telly or seen him looking 'hard' in The Metro, is an official Crafty Avenger helping to save the globe through crafting, runs an incredibly inspiring blog, makes beautiful work and is super friendly and lovely.
Whether you're already nifty with the needle or have never picked one up, Mr X Stitch will introduce you into the marvellousness that is hand-embroidery. You'll be able to create your own sampler to take home as he shows you how to stitch your 'February resolutions'.
Get ready for Perri Whatever you've heard about Perri is totally true!
She's the sweetest, loveliest, friendliest, crafty girl in the land and her book Material World was the most anticipated craft book of 2012. In it she's interviewed the most influential people behind British craft from paper cutter Rob Ryan to ceramic star Emma Bridgewater and she show's you how to make amazing things like stamp covered shoes.
The original Material Girl will be joining us running a workshop to make your own keyring using recycled scrap fabrics...don't believe what they tell you in the craft mags, you don't need to spend lots of money to make stuff. At The Make Escape we like to promote DIY on the smallest budget possible with the most splendid of results!
Knit one, purl one In our new Knit & Knatter corner experts will be on hand to show you how to knit, so if it's your new year's resolution to give the needles a go, there's no better place to get it underway. Or bring along a project you're working on and click together.
Collage Corner No visit to The Make Escape would be complete without a spot of cutting and sticking. Our regular collage corner is packed with paper, card, glue, sequins, stickers, felts...whatever you need to express yourself through art...perhaps even make your own 2013 calendar?
Music on the night is provided by our in-house DJs Spinning Yarns who like to theme the tracks for the night...can't wait to see what they've found for January!
We've got a fully stocked bar plus there's grub downstairs so you won't go hungry!
Drop in any time you can between 7.30pm-10.30pm, you'll need to pick up a ticket from the box office to get access but it's FREE entry and FREE to take part...