Welcome to the first 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 recycling those old plastic bags in a variety of ways. Rebecca Alderman (who creates quirky upcycled fashion accessories under the name of 'Girl with Beads') will show you how to make a weather proof Christmas wreath for your door. And the good thing about it is that you'll be able to re use it year after year!
Barley will show you how to make Plastic bag yarn or 'plarn' as it's known in the business and a variety of fun ways to use it - snowball pom pom decorations and giant french knitted garlands. Once you get going you'll find the possibilities of re using the humble plastic bag are endless!
To help get into the festive spirit mulled wine (or plain wine or juice) with mince pies will be served.
Materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own old plastic bags!
* * LATE NIGHT SHOPPING AVAILABLE TOO! * * 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!