Thursday, 12 August 2021

Keep on crafting....

Hello Craft Lovers! It's been a while and so I thought I'd give you a quick update... Craft Guerrilla is still going although nowhere as active as in the past! If you'd still like to open your own army in any part of the UK (or the world) get in touch... we'd love to get things moving again! This past year has been hard on everyone and as we mainly work offering public and group events we've had to completely stop. In a way it's been positive as it's made us take stock and reevalute what we actually wanted to do. Letting go of certain events and rethinking how we do others is something which has been at the forefront of our minds for a while anyway! It's been tough but I think it's also been cathartic! As we move into returning to "normality" we hope that we can do things differently, like going back to our roots of working with recycled materials, coolaborating with people we admire and who share our ethics as well as concetrating more on those ethics and finding ways to make them work along with making and creating! We're looking forward to being more present and active with issues we feel are important to us and our community with the creation of campaigns and projects which fit in with our long held beliefs. So pretty much we're taking Craft Guerrilla back to our craftivism roots! That was always the intention though along the way we grew and expanded into all sorts or beautiful and fun avenues... and that is still something we enjoy and want to offer too. I hope it's a jourtney you'll want to take along with us... And so all that is left to say is that even though we're pretty quiet at the moment we are still here dreaming up ways of making Craft Guerrilla an important and viable collective...we haven't forgotten about you! Keep crafting, keep healthy, look after one another and hopefully together we can make the world that much more brighter. Lots of love from Debbie and the Craft Guerrilla army!

Thursday, 19 March 2020


Due to world events our AFTER WORK CLUB workshops have been cancelled/postponed until further notice! Along with the team at The New Road Hotel we decided that according to expert advice that we would rather not go ahead than put anyone at risk.
It's a weird time but we've been closely watching and taking advice from the government and have decided that although we think crafting is very needed activity at this moment in time that it wouldn't be right to continue with potentially unsafe events as the workshops are a group activity.
All ticket sales will be refunded see please look for our email in your inbox.
We're truly sorry for any inconvenience and we are sad that we can't see your lovely smiling faces experiencing the joy of craft but it's a weird time and we have to do our civic duty and #StayAtHome as much as we can!

We've postponed as many of the dates that we could and therefore are looking forward to seeing you all at some point in the future but in the meantime we will be posting a few projects on here that you can do at home while self isolating!
And we're also looking into hosting a few online group sessions just so we can still all meet up virtually so please keep your peepers peeled for dates and details!

So for now take care of yourselves, your loved ones and continue to stay safe and healthy!
Lots of love (at a safe distance of course!),

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

After Work Club!

Are you in need of some mid week creative de-stressing?
We know fully well that all work and no play is bad for you so we've decided to launch the Craft Guerrilla, After Work Club which are bite sized workshops featuring a whole host of creative disciplines run by some awesome guest workshop leaders and artists. It's the perfect antidote to the mid week work slump!!!

From botany, illustration/journal making, calligraphy, crochet, needle punch embroidery, up-cycling, life drawing to make a clutch bag to messing around with clay and other crafty shenanigans yet to be announced!

Each workshop is run by a professional designer maker/arts educator under the Craft Guerrilla collective and these 2.5 hour sessions have been specially designed to help people reach flow which is similar to a state of meditation achieved through craft work, plus you'll be able take away a skill you can resort to when in times of  need... yep it's been proven that making and using your hands is beneficial to your mind, body and soul!

We'll also be running a few well being sessions and quirky one off events at our new central London home so sign up to our mailing list to be kept in the loop:

Tickets available via ticket lab here, just click on the link: AfterWorkClub

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

The Future is Hand Made. The Craft Guerrilla Residency starts this Thursday!

This Thursday the 22nd of November we begin our residency in Finamore, Walthamstow Village London. 
We'll be there until Xmas eve so plenty of time to get some shopping done!
Finamore is a cute little shop which sells vintage, antiques and collectibles and we thought it would make a fantastic backdrop to sell beautiful hand made goods by some awesome London based designers and artisans. Again! We had a pop up there 7 years ago and it was fab so although we think the way is forward somethings are worth revisiting!

Each item has been hand selected to offer discerning shoppers the best in designer maker talent! 
We have tons of beautiful hand made goods, from jewellery, millinery, illustrations, cards, T-shirts to even designer accessories for dogs...  Come down and see for yourself!
We'll be hosting a special late night shopping and "Meet the Maker" events throughout with some special offers and lots of seasonal merriment so keep those peeper peeled for details...

OPEN Thursdays to Sunday only:

Thurs./Fri./Sat: 11am - 4 pm
Sunday:  noon - 4pm

Monday, 28 May 2018

Get your Frida On!

//¡VIVA FRIDA!// 20th of June 2018, New Road Hotel, E1 1HJ London//  
"A celebration of the artist, fashion lover and political activist Frida Kahlo"


Book your tickets here:

These 2 hour bite size sessions are perfect to disengage your mind from work related "stuff" and help you connect with your heart and hands.
Crafting has been proven to help calm anxiety and help people deal with stress, did you know that crafting produces a similar state to meditation?
Yes it's called flow and we'll help you find yours so you can unwind and relax while having lots of creative fun in the process!
"¡Viva Frida!" is a pom-tastic workshop where we'll show you how to make a statement necklace using wool, felt and all the colours of the rainbow!
Craft Guerrilla will guide you through the basics so you can add a bit of colour to your life by creating pom poms, tassels plus learning to embelish your piece with embroidery and fabric decoupage so you can be more Frida!
We know that she loved her colours and accessories so we're sure she'd be totally up for this workshop...
Suitable for all crafting abilities. Please note that the image of the necklace in the photo provided is only to illustrate what you can make. All materials included but we encourage participants to bring any materials they find hold a special meaning like amulets, fabrics, found objects and so on...anything which holds a special meaning to you the wearer and maker!

Terms & conditions for Viva Frida!

Please note that this is an over 18's only event. In the eventuality that the workshop doesn't fulfill the minimum participant number requirements that it may be cancelled however if this is the case we will refund your ticket and it will be done with at least 24 hours in advance.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Don't get cross, cross stitch!

Learn the art of subversive cross stitch with Craft Guerrilla by getting crafty and slightly sweary at this friendly workshop, where you'll learn to create your very own expressive cross stitched hoop.
Channel your inner tensions into decorative textiles. Rude, lewd, crude or just plain honest - this workshop is a playful take on the traditional 'home sweet home' sampler. Instead we celebrate chaos, discord and everyday stresses by keeping our hands busy and making peace with life's many micro-aggressions!

The class is all in good humour and during the 3 hour workshop, participants will be guided through the basics of cross stitching as well as a simple lesson in layout, so you can transfer your design from paper onto fabric.

This "Flow" inducing workshop promises to be a lot of fun and will also encourage thoughtful and reflective action through creative craft therapy.
All materials, including wall hoop will be provided so you can go away with your very own piece of modern cross stitch art to hang, pride of place in your home.
Book your tickets here

*Please note that the ticket price includes a drink on arrival. There is also a fully functioning bar/cafe on site.

Terms & conditions for "Don't Get Cross, Cross Stitch!"

Due to the nature of this workshop this is a class for adults only.Please note that in the eventuality that there is less than the minimum required number of participants that we will cancel the event though we will contact you prior to the workshop (at least 24 hours before the actual event). In the event  of a cancellation by the venue or workshop provider that Craft Guerrilla will refund the ticket price and booking fee.
Failure to show up to the workshop after ticket purchase on the date does not entitle the ticket holder to a refund.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Join us for a Super Duper Charity event!

March 4th is Aplastic Anaemia Awareness Day, let’s raise lots of money for the only UK charity dedicated to this very rare disease. I’m fundraising in memory of my amazing mum, Lynne Sweeney. (1938-2011)

See you there!
Claire Cross

We're so proud to be hosting a swish for our lovely friend Claire at her awesome event!
Join us on Sunday the 4th of March from 12pm to 4pm at The Trades Hall in Walthamstow.
Here's the address: 
61-63 Tower Hamlets Road, E17 4RQ Walthamstow, United Kingdom

Claire is organising a charity event in aid of the Apalstic Anaemia Trust and we're so happy to be able to give her a hand!
But the swish is only one part of it...
There will also be loads more happening like stalls selling hand made goods, second hand items, vegan food -including chocolates!- a kids craft table, a pop up hair salon run by Claire Hair (no need to book), DJ's spinning tunes (yes we expect some dancing!), a raffle, and lots more including a cheap bar!!! 
So mark it in your diary and come along to help us raise lots of cashola for this amazing charity and help us raise a glass as well to all the wonderful people & their families who's lives have been affected by aplastic anaemia.
Entry is free to this family friendly event, all welcome!
"Swish", how it works:

This swish will run from 12pm to 3pm. 
We'll be taking clothing and apparel between 12pm and 2pm.
It costs £5 to participate. Though there is no minimum amount of items there is a maximum of 6 items allowed per swish entry.
If you would like to bring more than 6 items you can though an additional £5 will be charged and you can bring up to another 6 items! FYI, you can bring as much as you like ;)

You will be given a ticket which corresponds to the type of item you have brought in to swap (ie shoes, high st clothing, vintage etc.) Please keep this ticket as you will need to show it at the end of the swish.
Just make your way to the Swish area and hand in your items to the Swish Mistress. You'll then receive a swish card with your tickets.
We'll be accepting items between 12 and 2 pm.

At 2 pm we'll open the newly filled "wardrobe" area. You'll then have an hour to browse and try anything that catches your eye!
And finally at 3 pm you will be able to swap your ticket for a similar type item when the swish begins!

*Please note that all items must be in a clean and wearable condition. Please wash, mend and press anything before bringing it along. 
We will not accept certain items: No fur or pelt!
At the end of the swish we ask that participants help us by taking back any of their items that weren't swapped.

Fashion, fund raising and recycling …we LOVE it!