Join us at BUST Craftacular: ‘London’s coolest craft fair”

A new craftivist stitching Malala at our Bristol workshop

09 Nov Join us at BUST Craftacular: ‘London’s coolest craft fair”

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Sunday 27th November 11am-5pm Bethnal Green, London

Sunday 27th November 11am-5pm Bethnal Green, London

 

We are proud and excited to say we will be at this years BUST Christmas Craftacular on Sunday 27th November 2016. We love this craft fair – it’s always so fun for all of the family with ace DJs, great workshops to take part in, supercool stalls and just a lovely community of crafty people to hang out with who not only want to make stuff, buy stuff but support others making the world they want to be part of. So come and hang out with some of our craftivists and you will have a great day out. BUST Craftacular London’s curator and event organiser Nikki Shaill writes:

 “What makes BUST Craftacular special is the activism, rebellious spirit and community creativity at its heart. The event will be the perfect opportunity for people to invest in gifts that have been handmade with love and a conscience!”

One of 5 Stitchable Changemakers to choose from including Malala, Desmond Tutu, JK Rowling, Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt.

One of 5 Stitchable Changemakers to choose from including Malala, Desmond Tutu, JK Rowling, Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt.

 

Come and join craftivists who can help you stitch your own letterpress printed ‘Stitchable Changemaker‘ dot-to-dot embroidery of a famous inspirational figure at our workshop area in the Main Hall. You can drop in anytime between 11am-5pm on your own or with friends to do this slow, gentle and beautiful form of craftivism (activism through craft). Plus for this day only our ethical workshop kits you will use will be £5 instead of £7.

 

With over 70 independent designer makers stalls, DJs and DIY workshops, BUST Craftacular promises to put the fun back into festive shopping. This carefully curated craft market offers the chance to peruse in person for unique hand-made gifts from the best of UK talent, including Tatty Devine, Rob Ryan and us! Vendors will be selling screen-printed cushions and woven wall hangings, pug patches and cult film pins, mudlarked treasures from the Thames, jewellery, illustration, children’s wear and more. Goodie bags will be given to the first 100 shoppers to arrive (and their goodie bags are legendary!).

 

Tatty Devine ladies will be there doing a workshop too

Tatty Devine ladies will be there doing a workshop too

There will be chances to get creative, learn new skills and make new friends at DIY workshops throughout the day; including mono printing, making a himmeli geometric decoration with Dotted Line, upcycling with Traid as part of Second a real online pharmacy Hand First Week, or knitting scarves for those who need help to keep warm this winter with East London Yarn Triangle

 

Join us at our stall and workshop space in this lovely crafty community event

Join us at our stall and workshop space in this lovely crafty community event

 

BUST Craftacular London’s curator and event organiser Nikki Shaill writes,

“I’m thrilled that Craftivist Collective can be part of BUST Craftacular again this year. They reflect what makes BUST Craftacular special and unique- both sharing the importance of a passion for creative activism,a rebellious spirit and community.

“At Christmas especially, with all the marketing and hype, we can be lured into becoming careless consumers but Craftivist Collective offer both creative and conscious crafting alternatives. Their toolkits and resources make fantastic gifts in themselves to invite friends and family to try some stitching for the first time, or use their embroidery skills in new ways. Or you can use their kits to create thoughtful and unique gifts to give to others. 
“I am looking forward to seeing people participating in Craftivist Collective’s Stitchable Changemakers workshop at the event. I enjoyed taking part in one of these workshops and seeing Eleanor Roosevelt’s face emerging, stitch by stitch, as I reflected on her life and what we can learn from her. I hope that people can enjoy taking some time out of the busy Christmas shopping period to sit down and share in stitching with Craftivist Collective on the day.
The event will be the perfect opportunity for people to invest in gifts they can trust have been handmade with love and a conscience, such as Craftivist Collective’s carefully sourced products and toolkits.And hopefully have lots of festive themed fun too!”
 
Unstitched Desmond Tutu

We hope to see you at the BUST Craftacular on Sunday 27 November 2016, 11am – 5pm. At York Hall, 5 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PJ

More information at www.bust.com/london/bust-christmas-craftacular.html

Price: Entrance is £3 on the door. Goodie bags for the first 100 shoppers.

Family friendly event. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Are you tempted? I hope so. We are also still looking for a handful of people to volunteer to help at the workshop area between 10:45-2pm and 2pm-5pm. If you can help people thread their needles, show them a simple back stitch and help them reflect on their crafterthought questions please do email sarah@craftivist-collective.com for more information. Hope to see you there!
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