Monday, 7 April 2014

Coming up: It's A London Thing Tuesday 29th April 2014

Image: use it up wear it out
This month we're celebrating the city we call our home in an urban themed craft night with workshops featuring some of the cities most iconic landmarks, people and objects and we are not going to let the RMT tube strikes which coincide with our night stop us!

Sew your own Oyster card holder with Crafternoon Cabaret

We are big fans of Crafternoon Cabaret, a monthly craft event held on monthly Saturday afternoons at the swanky Hospital Club where you can make stuff while listening to live cabaret.

It's therefore an honour that its fabulous founder Hannah is joining us this month to show you how to sew your own oyster card holder.

Design a 3D cityscape with City Pop-Outs

Illustrator Matt Ponting's London drawings are sold in some of the biggest tourist attractions in the capital. Join him in this one-off workshop where he'll help you construct your own imaginary cityscape. He'll also be selling some of his unique art so bring cash!

Embroider your favourite city architecture with 
Purple Claire
Purple Claire can usually be found on Monday nights at The Lord Northbrook pub where she's part of a craft collective who run a weekly meet-up group where anyone is welcome to join them making stuff. A big supporter of eco-crafting Claire is running an embroidery session using old coffee sacks.

Make your own Queen's Guard peg doll with 
Use It Up Wear It Out

Back due to popular demand Karen & Jo, leaders of the coolest fashion workshops you'll ever come across will be assisting you to make mini costumes for peg-dolls. Use It Up Wear It Out can usually be found running workshops all over the UK from the trendy Drink Shop Do in King's X to music festivals around the country.

As ever you can also learn to knit in our Knit & Knatter corner, bring along your own projects to work on and go cut & paste crazy in our collage corner. Music provided by our DJs The Spinning Yarns.

Entry & workshops are FREE...all we ask is that you buy a drink or two from the bar.

Doors open 7.30pm & we craft right through to 11pm. There's no need to book, just drop in & join us.

The Make Escape, 5th floor, Picturehouse Cinema, Hackney Attic, 270 Mare Street, London, E8

What about this tube strike?
You don't need a tube to get to us (although we know you may need some for part of your journey...but here are some options)

National rail via London Liverpool Street:
We are in walking distance from London Fields and Hackney Downs

London Overground:
We are really close to Hackney Central station

Buses: lots of buses stop outside The Hackney Attic - 48, 55, 106, 254, 277 & 394 More info here incl cycling & driving: