Over the next few months there are some fantastic crafty events taking place in London. Below are my top three spanning October and November. I’ll be going – hope to see you there!
The Crafternoon Cabaret Club
When: 24 October 2015 (2-4pm)
Where: The Book Club, 100 – 106 Leonard Street, London
Price: £15 with all materials included. Click here to book.
The BUST London Christmas Craftacular
When: 22 November 2015 (11am – 5pm)
Where: York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
What: The BUST Christmas Craftacular features over 70 vendors, as well as a Drink Shop & Do pop-up cafe, DJs and your choice of DIY workshops. I’ve signed up to weave a Mini Wall Hanging with peas and needles and Amy Ilic (£5), but you can also make a geometric Christmas decoration with bobbin & bow (free), arm-knit a snood with Wool and the Gang (£20), create a sweater bobble hat with Traid (£5), customise a Christmas jumper with Fabrications (Free), and stitch your signature on Craftivist Collective’s Giant Petition (Free). Check out the website for the full schedule.
Price: £3 entrance, plus workshop costs.
The Holiday Renegade Craft Fair
When: 7-8 November 2015 (11am – 6pm)
Where: Old Truman Brewery, 81 Brick Lane, London
What: The Renegade Craft Fair is a curated marketplace of indie-craft goods which showcases the best and brightest talent from the modern Maker community. I attended the fair last year, and had a great time browsing the stalls, and being inspired by an array of makers. Not only will this event provide great inspiration for festive gift-giving, you can also participate in DIY workshops at a small cost.
Price: Free to attend, plus workshop costs.
Stay tuned to see how I get on at the weaving and macrame workshops!