Welcome to the third of the Fabrications Festive Craft Club evenings! During these evenings Barley and guests will show different creative and resourceful crafting ideas so that you can not only make unique, personalised gifts and decorations, save a few quid but we also guarantee you will have lots of fun with others doing it!
This evening the focus is on personalising ready made sacks into 'Santa Sacks'. Joining Barley this evening is renowned eco textile artist Annie Sherburne. Amogst her many talents is her recently published book "The Contemporary Rug Designer" (Fils Rouge Press and on sale this evening!)
Annie will share some of the techniques of rag / proddy rugging she has used in her textile works, so you can customise your sack(s) perhaps with your children's names, Love From...... Happy Christmas, Caution! or some shapes and motifs. It's up to you, but Annie will help you realise your ideas.
To help get into the festive spirit mulled wine (or plain wine or juice) with mince pies will be served.
* * LATE NIGHT SHOPPING AVAILABLE! * * Visit Fabrications Website to find out more!
When & Where
Created in 2000 by textile designer maker Barley Massey in a derelict shop, Fabrications shop and studio has grown into a renowned, buzzing hub of creativity located on Broadway Market, East London.
offering stylish handmade goods and gifts either made in house or by other local designers and artists. A haberdashery section with knitting and sewing supplies, books and kits. Fabrications is also an authorised dealer of domestic Brother sewing machines and accessories.
A commissioning service is also available, including Barley's sensitive 'Remember Me' service, which enables you to bring along old garments and textiles holding sentimental value to be transformed into comforting home furnishings and gifts for loved ones.
Wonder through the back of the shop into 'The Imaginerium', a welcoming eco friendly classroom built on the back of the shop where classes in a variety of textile techniques take place facilitated by Barley or one of her team of experienced makers in: Knitting, Crochet, Sewing (hand + machine), Alterations + Repair, Embroidery, Feltmaking, Upcycling, Weaving and more!
'The Imaginerium' and our team of teachers are also available to hire for your special occasion including hen parties, team building, community events, educational programmes....Please get in touch with your ideas and dates!
We spacialise in traditional textile techniques with a modern approach, upcycling, sustainable thinking, co design, making a difference and having fun!