Seaside Sisters at Craft Central

June 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

We are halfway our current exhibition, Points of The Compass, at Craft Central. If you are out enjoying the weather this week, why not join us in Clerkenwell for a dose of British seaside? The exhibition runs until Saturday (11.00am – 6.30pm each day) and includes a pop-up shop with lots of coastal themed goodies to buy. And don’t forget the Afternoon Tea Party at 2.00pm on Saturday!

For those who haven’t dropped by yet, here are a selection of images from the shop to tempt you…

 

With thanks to Claire our guest blogger and Seaside Sisters volunteer.

Workshops at Craft Central

June 27, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

You might have noticed we are partial to a souvenir tea towel or two.  So we have included a chance to print your own tea towels at our Craft Central show this Saturday.

At this workshop, you will explore vintage tea towel and textile design, and learn how to design and cut your own lino block.  These will be used to print up your own set of hand printed tea towels, all designed by you!  Whilst your tea towel is drying (which doesn’t take long), treat yourself to some homemade cakes, all included in the workshop.

We use a soft lino which is much easier to cut than the traditional lino you might remember from your school days. All inks are washable and non-toxic, so your finished tea towel can be used and washed. That’s if you don’t plan to frame your work of art!

Take a peek at our Facebook album to see all the fab things we made at our previous printing workshops.  And you can see what we got up to at our last workshop in this little film…

Print a tea towel

Saturday 30th June 11am – 2pm

£25 includes all materials and refreshments

All workshops are suitable for beginners and children from age 8 are welcome accompanied by an adult.

Book your workshop place via our etsy shop here or email Gillian to reserve a place.

Craft Central

33-35 St John’s Square

London
EC1M 4DS

Nearest tube Farringdon. Or a short walk / bus from Old Street or Angel.
Bus routes 63, 55, 243 and 153.

Never eat shredded wheat…

June 27, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Our Craft Central show opened this week. We spent the day amid shoals of fish, vintage coastal prints and mysterious mermaids, meeting some very nice visitors from all over London.

We are open all week, with a tea party on Saturday with some rather special compass themed cakes and a chance to make your own compass!

Points of the Compass

Tuesday 26th June – Saturday 30th June

11am to 6.30pm

Craft Central

33-35 St John’s Square

London EC1M 4DS

Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6.30pm.

Afternoon tea party Saturday 30th June at 2pm.

Free entrance.

Nearest tube Farringdon.  Or a short walk / bus from Old Street or Angel.

Bus routes 63, 55, 243 and 153.

Points of the Compass

June 15, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Points of the Compass

Jubilee souvenir making with the Seaside Sisters

April 26, 2012 at 2:24 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

We are gathering up red, white and blue fabrics galore for our Diamond Jubilee Souvenir workshops, part of the all day Jubilee festival in Battersea Park, curated by Hemingway Design and Clare Patey, on Sunday 3rd June.

Join us by the boating lake to screen print a parade flag to wave & keep as a souvenir, or sew a ruffle rosette to wear.  You can draw on paper bunting inspired by favourite memories from the jubilee celebrations or from the past 60 years to be added to string for a display that grows over the day or make diamond charms to carry or wear.  You can even go Victorian style and decorate a bicycle wheel or hoop with patriotic colours. Create giant floral signs and garlands decorated with flowers made from plastic bag strips in the style of those used in Queen Victorias Jubilee.

Tickets for the festival are available here – http://www.thamesdiamondjubileepageant.org/TicketsAndInfo.aspx

The easter fox…

March 15, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Just for the Crafty Fox Spring Market, we are expanding our seaside selection of homewares and accessories, to bring you the easter fox.  We will be showing you how to make these foxy egg cosies to guard your eggs over easter at our special Crafty Fox workshop all day Saturday 24th March at the Crafty Fox Market in the Dogstar, Brixton.  Watch out little chicks…

Crafty Fox Market 24th March

March 10, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Our first outing this year will be at the marvellous Crafty Fox Spring Market.  We can’t wait. We had lots of fun there last year and  are looking forward to sharing our latest souvenir finds, textile accessories, prints and all things bright and coastal…We will be running an Easter Fox workshop as well, so pop down for some Spring fun.

Linda is enjoying a brief quiet moment before the doors opened – have a peek here for more photos…

Here’s the lowdown…

Spring Market

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th March 2012, 11am – 5pm, The Dogstar – Brixton. 

Brixton’s favourite Crafty Fox Market is back at the Dogstar on 24th & 25th March with a weekend event full of handmade treats. Each day will see an eclectic mix of over 40 designer-makers transforming the Dogstar into an exciting showcase of local creativity.

 Visitors can take part in a range of workshops, relax in the tearoom or visit the nail art booth by Boom Nails.  You can even make your own Crafty Fox with the Seaside Sisters, screen print a shopping bag with Mr Wingate, write letters with Letter Lounge, or settle in a cosy corner for a knit and a natter.  There’s a busy programme of activities over the weekend with local DJ’s providing the soundtrack.
 It’s free entry and children are welcome – there’s even a dedicated parking area for buggies. The first 50 through the doors on each day will receive a Crafty Fox CD or an illustrated tea towel courtesy of Etsy.com. Visitors can also vote for their favourite stall and be in with the chance to win goodies from moo.com.

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