Monday, 31 March 2014

HIghlights: Craft Like An Egyptian

You came, you crafted, you turned into Pharaoh's and Cleopatras...our Craft Like An Egyptian craft night was the shimmeriest, shiniest one yet. So much treasure was created. Here's some of it:

Costumes fit for royalty

Egyptian inspired bling

Special guest Alterknitive who came all the way from Shropshire's Gluing For Grown Ups delivered a wire workshop

Knit & Knatter

Madelaine, our head knitting tutor created a woolly Cleopatra. 

Hello new knitters!
Our DJs, The Spinning Yarns 

Wish you were? Don't worry it's not long until our next night!

Join us at It's A London Thing on Tuesday April 29th. 
We kick off at 7.30 with some city themed crafting celebrating our favourite monuments, characters and of course...the tube!

Hackney Attic, 270 Mare Street, E8
Nearest stations: BR: London Field Overground: Hackney Central 

Monday, 17 March 2014

Coming up: Craft Like An Egyptian March 25th 2014

Image: Sal Hughson 
This month's theme should be read while sung to the theme of a certain Bangles song!
We're stepping back in time to the earliest craft civilisations the Ancient Egyptians....well those pyramids of their's took some serious construction and as for the jewellery they wore...they knew how to bling it up alright!

Cryptic Collars
Sew or......

....stick your own snazzy Pharaoh Collar....fancy dress invitation not needed. This is all about accessorising like it's 5000BC.

Sacred Cat Crafts
The Egyptians loved their feline friends and so do we! We'll have some cat themed crafts to join in (haven't decided what yet) but rest assured we have everything you need to make your own whiskers, tails and more!

Bejewelled Treasures

We're joined by very special guests Becca Tansley aka AlterKnitive who'll be showing you how to make your own elegant earrings with an Egyptian theme. Becca runs her own craft night Gluing For Grow-Ups in Shropshire inspired by us so we are honoured to have her as a special guest tutor.


In Collage Corner we have tonnes of great paper crafting ideas including making crowns or cards with secret hieroglyphic messages and of course you can learn to knit or knit in company in out Knitting Knook. 

As ever doors open at 7.30pm, entry is free and all the workshops run on a drop-in basis.
See you there!

Hackney Attic, 5th floor Hackney Picturehouse Cinema, Mare Street, London, Hackney, E8
Nearest stations: Hackney Central Hackney Downs & London Fields