Monday, 13 March 2017

Highlights: Fairytale Craft Night #OnceUponATime

So a few people mentioned we should do a craft night around stories and literature and after some 'umming' and 'aahing' about 'hmmm shall we make Shakespearian collars?' or do 'something historic?' the dressmaking pin finally dropped: FAIRYTALES...of course! So we looked up fairytales on wiki.....gosh there are sooooooo many!!! Literally 100s out there...but we honed in on the classics, for our first craft night of 2017 with our Once Upon A Time Craft Night and here's what you made:

KNIT & KNATTER...(turned into 'Crochet Quarter' for the night)

Knitting Expert Madelaine whipped up a pattern on how to crochet a princess crown and taught three happy ladies how to make one...


Taking inspiration from Sleeping Beauty and Peter Pan, Mia designed hand-stitched fabric collars and eye masks and visitors took their pick of which of these fabric goodies to make. 

We were particularly impressed that Clarissa recycled a shiny catsuit to make hers! 

And that wasn't the only shiny stitching going on....also made on the night: a glitzy collar.


And for those who simply wanted to do a bit of crafty freestyling, there was the option of making a bookmark inspired by your favourite tales. 

The tunes as usual were on point with story themed tracks by our DJs The Spinning Yarns...

...and we'd like like to say a very big thank you to Hobbycraft for stocking up our supplies where we've been running low so thanks to them we now have new glue, pens, felt etc to keep you all crafting. 



Our next event marks a very special occasion, The Make Escape Craft Night celebrates its 5th birthday on WEDNESDAY 31st MAY and we're looking forward to hosting a creative, crafty extravaganza to mark it. 

Craft workshops, music and special guest tutors coming your way. Hackney Attic, 270 Mare Street, London, E8. 

See you then! More details in May but save the date.  

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

FREE Fairytale CraftNight Wed 22nd February 2017 - Once Upon A Time

Poster design: Matt Ponting - Doodling Around

Hello and welcome to our first craft night of 2017!
ONCE UPON A TIME - WEDNESDAY 22nd FEBRUARY 7.30pm +Hackney Attic 
(sponsored by Hobbycraft

 Note the date! After 4.5 years of running on the last Tuesday of the month, we're now the last Wednesday! Hope you can still join us, we have some mega fun projects lined up along with a story themed soundtrack by our DJs the Spinning Yarn DJs

Enter a fantastical world at our fairytale themed craft night...
Sew your own Sleeping Beauty eye mask

In need of some beauty sleep? Hand-stitch your own fabric eyemask, perfect for when you're in need of a rejuvenating nap or simply trying to hide from the world in our sewing workshop run by Mia. OR how about...  

Make a Peter Pan collar

Update your wardrobe with this elegant accessory that will transform any outfit and may, just may even give you the power to fly. 
Collar designed by Jo Tubbs

Collage a story bookmark
Perfect for marking a page in your favourite Hans Christian Anderson tale, make a traditional bookmark that was made for storing inside a fairytale book.

Knit something!

We've got the needles & the yarn come along, join in or learn how to DIY. In fact this month we are delighted to have Knitting Expert Maddy back, she was our in-house knitting expert for over two years and she is the best teacher their is! She's making a special appearance this month. 

Sponsored by Hobbycraft? What does that mean?

We are very excited to be teaming up with the UK's biggest craft shop. Their stores are packed with materials, ideas, specialist craft supplies and loads of things that will inspire you. They will be supplying materials for us to use on the night which is amazing because it allows us to continue to run our night for FREE. So far we've relied on donations and crafts swaps from kind crafters who come to our night but stocks were running low so it's great Hobbycraft can help out. Thank you! (Oh and if you've never been check out their website it will wet your appetite!)

See you there!

Hackney Attic, 270 Mare Street (5th floor, Hackney Picturehouse Cinema) 
Wed 22nd February 2017