Buy handmade, drink Hot Booze and Do It Yourself!
Pop-culture magazine BUST brings its biannual alternative craft fair back to York Hall on November 22 with 80 stalls of handmade wares (picked from 200 applications).
Household names such as Rob Ryan and Wool and the Gang will rub shoulders with a vibrant mix of UK creatives and their unique products – from ceramics and letterpress cards to glass terrariums and bike-chain jewellery. Examples include beauty products by Hairy Jayne, bold silk cushions by Su Owen, minimal silver jewellery by Wild Fawn, limited-edition prints by Scout Editions and ties by Beau Tie.
See the full list of vendors here.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22 – 11AM TO 5PM – AT YORK HALL, 5 OLD FORD ROAD, LONDON E2 9PJ – NEAR BETHNAL GREEN TUBE STATION
Shopped till you’ve dropped? Drink, Shop & Do will be serving sweet and savoury snacks, craft beers and coffee, while pop-up bar Hot Booze will add festive cheer – or, rather, spirits! – with a tasty range of handmade hot cocktails.
Inspired to get creative? Join in with the DIY workshops and make your own Christmas presents; or rethink and remake your wardrobe in The Upcycling Academy.
Arm-knit a snood with Wool and the Gang – 11.30-1.30 – £20***
Make a geometric Christmas decoration with bobbin & bow – 12-2pm – FREE
Crochet a Jersey Be Good bracelet with Wool and the Gang – 2-4pm – FREE
Weave a wall hanging with Peas and Needles & Amy Ilic – 2.30-3.30pm; 4-5pm – £5***
In the Upcycling Academy…
Create a sweater bobble hat with Traid – 12-2pm – £5***
Customise a Christmas jumper with Fabrications – 2-4pm – FREE**
Fuse activism with craft with Craftivist Collective – 3- 5pm – FREE
**Bring a jumper or buy one from Traid
***Bookable online via www.bust.com/craftacular
The Upcycling Academy, created by Barley Massey of Fabrications with Traid, War on Want and Craftivist Collective, is a fun, hands-on educational event addressing the issues of textile waste, better fashion industry practices and creative upcycling.
Entrance is £3 on the door. Goodie bags for the first 100 shoppers.
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 13 years ago. It now also takes place in LA, Boston and London. This is the 13th 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, BUSTaddresses 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.