Crafty Pint North

May 16, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Posted in Events, Workshops | 1 Comment
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Crafty Pint bunting & fabricsSeaside Sisters ran a workshop at the first Crafty Pint North event at the Stapleton Tavern in N4 last Saturday. The staff at the pub made us very welcome, and soon the crafty pinters arrived to rummage through the fabric stash and enjoy a relaxed afternoon making pretty brooches with a drink or two.

First we made flower brooches, and then a sort of half pom pom frilly style that looks particularly good in felt. There were variations on yoyos, ruffles and some simple twists of felt to add, and people combined the fabrics in really interesting ways, using layers of contrasting fabric and different types of centre.

fabric broochs made in workshopIt was great to see several people make a bee-line for the pretty 70s crimpolene. Often shunned for making clothes these days (unless you are Lorraine Bowen), this polyester miracle fabric proved to be a fantastic choice for plump, colourful brooches. It always delights us to see what different colour ways people choose – there were some great muted greens & browns, and brilliant pinkcrafty pint north workshop & purple combos.

We each baked a cake so there was flapjack, rhubarb & custard cake, and lemon madelines for the crafty pinters to tuck into, and with some help from the bar staff we managed to leave only crumbs.

We’re now looking forward to the Crafty Pint North in July, it’s all about printing on fabric. If you pre-book you’ll get the bonus freebie of a tote bag to print on.

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Pint of beer on the crafting table with cakes

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