SUNDAY MAY 17 – 12PM TO 6PM AT YORK HALL, 5-15 OLD FORD ROAD, LONDON E2 9PJ – NEAR BETHNAL GREEN TUBE STATION
London’s original hip craft fair is back with a summertime fête of the hottest in handmade – featuring 80 stalls, DJs, DIY activities and a pop-up café and craft beer bar by King’s Cross hotspot Drink, Shop & Do.
On Sunday May 17, New York-based women’s pop-culture magazine BUST brings its popular alternative craft fair back to York Hall with a curated line-up of designer-makers.
Shoppers will have the chance to buy one-offs, seconds and “some super bargains” from Rob Ryan’s studio and meet some of the UK’s most talented jewellers, ceramicists and illustrators. Highlights range from limited-edition screen prints by Scout Editions and quirky animal-emblazoned tableware by Jimbobart to neon-bright screen-printed fashion by Bristol-based Dakota Rae Dust and east-London-made scented soy candles by Eastwick.
See the full list of vendors here
The BUST Summer Craftacular offers a whole day of DIY culture, with a host of craft workshops and a Stitching Station by Mollie Makes magazine. Even the refreshment fits the theme: Drink, Shop & Do, an exciting independently run space (“Cafe by day. Bar by night. Fun things to DO”) dreamed up by Kristie Bishop and Coralie Sleap in 2009, will be serving a range of local craft beers and cocktails alongside coffee, cake and sandwiches.
Do It Yourself Workshops:
Stitch up a storm with Mollie Makes magazine – all day – FREE *
Knit or knot a necklace with A Common Thread – 1-3pm – FREE*
Pimp Your Shades! with Use It Up. Wear It Out – 2-4pm – £5 on the day*
Screen-print a tea towel with Zeena Shah – 3-5.30pm – £5 in advance*
Saw and shape plastic jewellery with I Am Acrylic – all day – £10 on the day*
* No skills required. Tea towels, sunglasses and all materials provided
Entrance is £3 on the door. Goodie bags for the first 100
For more info, see: www.bust.com/craftacular
The BUST Summer Craftacular is supported by Folksy and Mollie Makes
About BUST Craftacular
Founded by Debbie Stoller, BUST’s co-publisher/editor-in-chief and author of the bestselling knitting book series Stitch ’n Bitch, and Laurie Henzel, BUST’s co-publisher and creative director, the BUST Holiday Craftacular began in Brooklyn 12 years ago. It now also takes place in LA, Boston and London. This is the 12th London Craftacular (started in 2008), organised by Victoria Woodcock, editor of State of Craft by Cicada Books and Making Stuff and Making Stuff for Kids by Black Dog Publishing/Guardian Books.
About BUST Magazine
BUST is the groundbreaking, original women’s lifestyle magazine and website that is unique in its ability to connect with bright, cutting-edge, influential young women. With an attitude that is feisty, funny and proud to be female, BUST addresses a refreshing variety of young women’s interests, including celebrity interviews, music, fashion, art, crafting, sex and news. Hip, humorous and honest, BUST is a defiant celebration of all things female and a must-have read for discerning, educated and culturally aware women.