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UK Events: The Craftivista Social Club

Sep 4, 2010

by AmityUK

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The East London Craft Guerrilla is a grassroots collective set up to work with independent crafts people, artists and designer/makers of quality handmade goods. They’re a hive of proactive, crafty activity in the capital, frequently joining forces with creative individuals and organisations who align with their manifesto.

Next Friday they’re holding a very special edition of their monthly D.I.Y. Craft Night, as part of the E17 Art Trail. The Art Trail is an annual artist-run project (with numerous events spanning from September 3-12 this year), which provides a framework for artists and makers in London’s E17 and the Waltham Forest areas to promote and exhibit their works and practices.

On the evening itself there will be a selection of ready-to-make craft packs created especially for the event, and tutors will be on hand to guide you through projects while DJ (and graphic designer) Jake Holloway spins some beats to get you in the making mood.

Whether you’re craftily gifted or not, you can also enjoy a burlesque performance with Vermilion Embers, great live music courtesy of The Obscuritones, and learn a move or two at the free Lindy Hop dance workshop with the talented Jerome Anderson.

Etsy is sponsoring the event, so be sure to grab one of our complimentary UK tote bags, as they have a habit of being snapped up incredibly fast!


Here’s everything you need to know…

When: Friday, September 10, 2010 from 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Where: Orford House Social Club, 73 Orford Road, Walthamstowe Village, London, E17 9QR. Map.

How: Entry is £3 on the door and a small fee is charged per craft pack to cover the costs of materials. Closest station is Walthamstowe Central, accessible from the Victoria line, National Rail (from Liverpool Street) or by bus.

Who: Seasoned and novice crafters alike. We hope to inspire you into into making and doing, but if you’re no good with your hands, use your feet instead!

What to Bring: Yourself, your friends, your dancing shoes and a good dose of creativity.

Will you be at the Craftivista Social Club next Friday? Let us know in the comments.

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58 comments

  • heidiburton

    heidiburton said 6 years ago

    This sounds fab! Going to try to get on board the craft train on Friday. Will spread the word! :)

  • bambisboutiqueshop

    bambisboutiqueshop said 6 years ago

    I'll be there! Have been looking forward to this for weeks :)

  • bambisboutiqueshop

    bambisboutiqueshop said 6 years ago

    P.S Eek I just noticed my Rockabilly collar charm :)

  • LAMdesigns

    LAMdesigns said 6 years ago

    Oh god dammit, I am going to be in the back of no where in Wales.

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 6 years ago

    fab items : )

  • delectabledenim

    delectabledenim said 6 years ago

    have fun peeps - will be with you in spirit! :) cute new pic amity!!

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 6 years ago

    Nice pieces displayed. Have fun!

  • debdeanart

    debdeanart said 6 years ago

    Wish I could be there!!!! Have fun! Tah!!!!

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 6 years ago

    Sounds like a lot going on across the pond ~ Have a great time! :)

  • Bigbonehandmade

    Bigbonehandmade said 6 years ago

    ^,^

  • VivaGailBeads

    VivaGailBeads said 6 years ago

    sounds like fun!

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 6 years ago

    Have fun!

  • ChrissyAnnCeramics

    ChrissyAnnCeramics said 6 years ago

    Awesome! I will be visiting London & arriving that morning! I'll come out for some fun!

  • bookity

    bookity said 6 years ago

    Ohh, I'm tempted! It sounds fun - crafting and dancing!

  • Nikifashion

    Nikifashion said 6 years ago

    It would be great to be there:O) Have a great time!

  • ratbeankat

    ratbeankat said 6 years ago

    is anybody doing anything in Edinburgh? Although this sounds fun, London is a bit of a trek for a night out...

  • teasemade

    teasemade said 6 years ago

    Will the masked squirrel be there? He's fabulous!

  • Beautanicals

    Beautanicals said 6 years ago

    Wow...wish it was a little closer to Seattle because I would be there!

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 6 years ago

    YOU ROCK UK!!!! i love that "wipe out" portrait and the handmade cassette and the silk screen ties and the galaxy earrings and the squirrels and harriets whimsical art--all of it!!!!! beautiful!!

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 6 years ago

    who wouldn't want a squirrel like the image on that plate... and name him MACHISMO. all caps name is necessary.

  • IndyGrrrlProductions

    IndyGrrrlProductions said 6 years ago

    The squirrel plate is adorable!

  • thecottagemarket

    thecottagemarket said 6 years ago

    how BRILLIANTLY BRITISH!!!! the squirrel ROCKS! and the squirrel knitting in the banner ROCKS! wish you guys weren't across the pond!

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 6 years ago

    Cute plate:O)

  • hostesselisabeth

    hostesselisabeth said 6 years ago

    how great, shame I'm at Bestival!

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 6 years ago

    I'll take some fish & chips please : )

  • claycoyote

    claycoyote said 6 years ago

    Wish I could go:(

  • inkmeup

    inkmeup said 6 years ago

    I'm so jealous.. I wanna go!

  • LeapARTandVintage

    LeapARTandVintage said 6 years ago

    Look out for the squirrels!

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 6 years ago

    Sounds like so much fun! Have fun everyone!

  • amandarinduck

    amandarinduck said 6 years ago

    Aww! It's too far from my house :(

  • rexandpoppy

    rexandpoppy said 6 years ago

    anyone know who made the heart in the above pic??? R&P

  • CuriousSparrow

    CuriousSparrow said 6 years ago

    The squirrel plate is really cute! Sound fun! I wish I could go too...

  • snolbertogoster

    snolbertogoster said 6 years ago

    hi Amity, Illbe stuck in the fine city of Lancaster on Friday so Ill have to hold my own craft fair get together in honour of your night. Have a great night,Simon@Snolberto

  • Xiefashionstudio

    Xiefashionstudio said 6 years ago

    Sounds great! have fun:)

  • kidacollective

    kidacollective said 6 years ago

    Sounds fabulous... if only I didn't have a baby permanently attached to me, I'd be there too.

  • freakylittlethings

    freakylittlethings said 6 years ago

    that looks great fun, wish I lived a bit closer ;o)

  • hausofgmone

    hausofgmone said 6 years ago

    wicked

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 6 years ago

    Yay! This sounds like tons of fun. Wish I could be there.

  • SilverCoastSeaGlass

    SilverCoastSeaGlass said 6 years ago

    Sounds like an adventure

  • polkadotsandblooms

    polkadotsandblooms said 6 years ago

    Sounds fab, will try and make it!

  • Steampunkitis

    Steampunkitis said 6 years ago

    Sounds awesome. Wish I could be there.

  • Steampunkitis

    Steampunkitis said 6 years ago

    ...oh, an' just love that side plate.

  • Kimona

    Kimona said 6 years ago

    Can it get any better than a squirrel wearing a Mexican Wrestler's mask???? The correct answer is NO!!! I wish I was in London... I would BE AT THIS EVENT!! hahaha! (with my bushy tail, of course!) :)

  • lotusblossomknits

    lotusblossomknits said 6 years ago

    Would love to be there but even though I'm in London, I'm over the other side of the city. Looks like you are going to have a great time!

  • sistermountain

    sistermountain said 6 years ago

    Grow a soup!!! I love it.

  • JTCS

    JTCS said 6 years ago

    I'm very jealous, it looks and sounds like so much fun;-)

  • Twisa1

    Twisa1 said 6 years ago

    Sounds great!!I do wish to be still there,but I'll tell to a very crafty dear friend Theresa Watson actually in Dorset but she will managed,somehow Keep on the good work !!

  • KatieEula

    KatieEula said 6 years ago

    Sounds great. Will dust off my dancing shoes and head on down (or up in my case) :-)

  • galeriaVarte

    galeriaVarte said 6 years ago

    So cool!

  • KattyKinns

    KattyKinns said 6 years ago

    This sounds awesome if only I lived nearer London I would totally go to this xoxo

  • craftguerrilla

    craftguerrilla said 6 years ago

    Thanks everyone for your kind words!!! We hope you can join us and if you're a little far away fear not as we'll be taking lots of photos plus we're expecting someone to come and document the event. So we might have a short docu-film out soon. Keep it crafty! X

  • laurenandgrace

    laurenandgrace said 6 years ago

    This sounds lovely, I will try and persuade someone to come with me! And thank you for featuring my little bee hat :)

  • babybandito

    babybandito said 6 years ago

    I'm so excited about this! My ONE crafty friend is busy, so I'll have to try to muster up the courage to go by myself (*shudder*).

  • DearOhDeer

    DearOhDeer said 6 years ago

    I would totally be along if the gas man was not coming that night, stupid real life!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 6 years ago

    Sound awesome Amity ! this year i have some plan for coming there :)))

  • marceletbobine

    marceletbobine said 6 years ago

    Sounds the perfect end to my first week back at work, being taught something instead of teaching something! Checking my tube journey now!

  • cutcopycreate

    cutcopycreate said 6 years ago

    Wish I wasn't up here in Scotland or else I could have came! Thank you for featuring my Cassette Keychain in this :)

  • excentrix

    excentrix said 6 years ago

    I love Britain, my ancestors crept the streets of Great Britain, not such a long time ago...

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