WOOP WOOP! Next week, on Tuesday 29th to be precise, I’m going to be packing up my craft supplies and heading over to Hackney to be part of the crafty line-up for The Make Escape – London’s friendliest craft night!
I’ve been wanting to take part in a Make Escape night for ages and ages ever since they ran a fab collage corner at Southbank Centre as part of the Village Fete Weekend last year. It’s an awesome night with a fantastic craft ethos: that anyone and everyone can craft and have an awesome time doing it.
The Make Escape is run by amazing crafter and writer Momtaz Begum-Hossain. Apart from having a wardrobe to die for, Momtaz is also a journalist, has written three books, contributed to a fair few more, runs incredible workshops, loves acting, Bollywood, travel and blogging! She’s a super busy and very successful lady so I was delighted to be invited to take part in her craft night!
Each month has a different theme and a whole host of activities on offer. This month’s theme is It’s a London Thing so I’ll be helping busy Londoners craft their own bespoke Oyster Card Covers (you may have spotted this pic in the Londonist!).
The Make Escape always has a whole range of activities on offer – they even invite people to bring their own craft projects to work on in a lovely sociable setting to the backdrop of their in house DJs – the Spinning Yarns!
This month you can embroider your favourite city architecture with Purple Claire, create your own Queen’s Guard Peg Doll with Use It Up Wear It Out (awesome DIY fashionistas and masters of upcycling), or design 3D cityscapes with artist Matt Ponting. A-MA-ZING! Read more about the night in this lovely listing in the Londonist.