Future and past events are posted on the Seaside Sisters Calendar.
Crafty Pint Handmade Xmas
Saturday 1st December 2012, 12 – 6pm
The return of the all day xmas pint! A Christmas extravaganza with even more fabulous pick and mix workshops to choose from at Tooting Tram. Design and make all your Christmas presents! Make printed cards, tags and gift wrap, upcycled jewellery, shrinkies, fabric wreaths, paper stars, fused glassware, painted pottery, felted and crocheted items and toys.
Tooting Tram & Social, 46-48 Mitcham Road, London SW17 9NA
Nearest Tube : Tooting Broadway on the Northern Line Map
Suitable for all ages, including children accompanied by an adult.
£5 entrance (redeemable against a workshop) and prices range from £1 to £20 depending on how many things you make.
Call or email Gillian to reserve a place 07792 776218 firstname.lastname@example.org
Printed Wonders at Medway Open Studios Winter Festival
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December 2012, 11am – 6pm
Come and visit the Printed Wonders studio, newly located in Rochester, Kent. Xtina has established her new 600 sq ft workspace in a historic listed building by the river Medway. Screenprinting, Gocco, relief printing and heatpress facilities will be on show, and there are free drop in activities including printing little Christmas decorations and making digitally cut vinyl stickers. A selection of Xtina’s prints, cards, books, bunting and stickers will be on sale. Have a browse and a chat over mulled wine and cake, and pop over to our neighbours Coal Shed Press in Unit 1, with their impressive etching and albion presses and screenprinting tables. Part of the Medway Open Studios winter festival, other artists will be opening their doors nearby throughout the weekend and a makers market will be located at Sun Pier House a short walk away.
Unit 2 Boundry Wharf, rear of 375 High Street, Rochester ME1 1DA Through car park behind cafe Moroc.
Nearest rail station, Rochester – 5 mins walk. Map of all venues
Crafty Fox Market
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December 2012, 11am – 5pm
80 designer makers who will transform the Dogstar pub into a wonderland of Christmas shopping. Fabric Nation will be bringing her unique collection of souvenir textiles fashioned into homewares and accessories.
The Dogstar Pub
389 Coldharbour Lane London SW9 8LQ, Map
Nearest tube: Brixton, Victoria line
Christmas Decorations Workshop
Saturday 15th December 2012, 11am – 2pm
Make beautiful hand-printed Christmas decorations to hang on your tree, decorate a room or give as a present in a fun three-hour workshop led by Xtina Lamb. Print onto fabrics with Gocco screens, choosing your colours and Christmas motifs, then sew them into hanging pennants or mini bunting and decorate with sequins or trim.
Printed Wonders Studio, Unit 2 Boundary Wharf,
rear of 375 High Street, Rochester ME1 1DA
(Through the car park behind Cafe Moroc)
Nearest rail station: Rochester – 5 mins walk. Map
Sunday 16th December 2012, 12 – 6pm
Fabric Nation’s last outing for the year sees her join Bust Craftacular for a day of shopping, crafting, dancing and merry making.
York Hall, 5-15 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PJ
Nearest tube: Bethnal Green, Central Line
Crafty Pint, monthly
Gillian and the Handmade in Tooting designer-makers launched this series of craft afternoons in lovely South London pub Tooting Tram and Social, back in March 2011. Each three-hour workshop costs just £15 and they range from jewellery, textiles, printmaking and bookmaking to mosaic, ceramics and fused glass. All the materials are included, you can sip drinks from the bar as you make something wonderful, and we’ll bring along some home made cakes for you to enjoy too. Crafty Pint South: Tooting Tram and Social 46-48 Mitcham Road, Tooting, London SW17 9NA First Saturday of every month, 2pm to 5pm.
Crafty Pint £15 (pre-booking very advisable!)
Crafty Pint North Crafty Pint North is on hold for the moment.
Hopefully we can return soon in North London.