The Make Escape @ Hackney Picturehouse

For about 3 months now I’ve been saying I wanted to go to one of The Make Escape events and this week it finally happened!

Lucy, Ellie and I were looking forward to getting our craft on. We walked in to find several tables with different activities set up:

From embroidery and knitting, rosettes and flowers it was a village fete themed craft night. Ellie picked embroidery whilst Lucy & I started off making rosettes with the lovely Katie from The Sewcial Circle:

L: Lucy’s R: Mine – not bad considering our sewing skills are 0. (Although I did win the Textiles prize in Year 7 haha)

Momtaz, brains behind The Make Escape, gave a quick talk about The Craftivists who are  working on a #wellmaking garden project full of hand crafted flowers.

Whilst Ellie continued embroidering a flower for the #wellbeing garden, Lucy & I moved onto bunting in the collage corner:

Coloured paper, metallic ribbon, glitter and most importantly: triangles!

Lucy made some mini bunting with her name on and then helped me make some big bunting for our house:

We didn’t have time to finish it so it’s still plain at the moment but it’s a beast!

And across the hall, Ellie was still working on her flower…

… and Ta-dah – it’s finished!

Although everyone seemed quite friendly, there wasn’t much talking – just sewing and concentration! It’s brilliant that this is a free event – the stall holders give up their time to be there and help people learn new crafts which is so lovely of them. Thanks again to all of the organisers and crafters – it was a different experience for my Tuesday evening and nice to just chillax and make something.

For more info about the next The Make Escape evening, follow them on twitter!

I joked with Lucy that I wanted to run my own stall, although it would definitely be paper and triangle based rather than using a needle and thread! Who knows… watch this space.

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