Thursday, 29 January 2009


Apple of my eye brooch project by Louise Batten (available to buy and make at the make lounge Valentines Craft Night)

Wednesday 11 February, 6:30pm—10:00pm

Please RSVP by following the link on the "make lounge" web site

Join us for a fun, friendly night where you can make gifts for your Valentine – even if that Valentine is you! We’ll have kits for creating knitted amigurumi hearts, fabric lovebird ornaments, anatomical heart pin cushions, felt ‘apple of my eye’ brooches, stealth moustaches (quirky romantic fun!), plus much more.

Teachers from the Craft Guerilla, a collective of indie designer/makers specialising in quality handmade goods, will be on hand to help you with your creations.

Please RSVP so we can plan numbers and materials. £5 cash admission at the door includes your first drink; craft kits are £5-£7 each. Cash bar and cupcakes also available.

* Level: All levels
* Teacher: Various 'Craft Guerrilla' members
* Course length: One 3.5-hour session


Join us for an afternoon of LOVERS DELIGHTS with the good people of the Bethnal Green Working Mans Club. Sunday the 8th of February is their delicious Valentine's LOVE-A-FAYRE.
Lots of gorgeous goodies for your sweet heart or even for yourself! Treats,craft, designer goods and yummy treats to cure any hangovers and to get you in the mood for Valentine's day!
The Craft Guerrilla will be there selling some D.I.Y. Craft packs for those more hands on Lovers.

OTHER great craft events...

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Upcycle / Recycle project details...

Ever wondered why your gran gave you such a horrid jumper for Christmas? So you can upcycle it and make it into something gorgeous of course!!!

Here's the itinerary of our first 2009 Upcycle craft projects:
January: the Unravelling party
Bring in those jumpers,scarves or any wool items and transform them into usable bundles.
Choose a project from many supplied by our knitting queen Lisa Margreet. A book of patterns will be available to purchase.

February: Cast on now that you've got wool learn to cast on and start to knit your item! Learn to read those sometimes confusing
patterns and'll see that it soooooo easy!

March: Finishing All good things come to an end and we'll show you just how to do it! We hope we have inspired you to go on making new from old! Making lovely crafty everyday wares has never been so easy and fun... and what a lovely way to be green!!!

WHEN? Every third Wednesday of each month.
WHERE? The Castle pub Eden Rd. Walthamstow Village E17.
from 8pm.

Suitable for all levels. In house tutors on hand to help and teach. Check out Lisa's blog for a cheeky gander at what she'll be offering at the craft night!

Saturday, 10 January 2009

One for the LOVERS....

Tattoo heart by Deborah Daniel

Three lovely craft projects by Louise Batten From top to bottom: Sweet Valentine's brooches, Apple of my Eye and Lovers egg cozies.

These are a sample of what you might be able to make at our craft nights!
More projects by Lisa Margreet and Ellen Jones


We're dead excited about Valentine's as we have no less then 3 D.I.Y. Craft events* in our diary!!!
Join us at the first offering on the 21st of January in The Castle for the "My Crafty Valentine" put the needle on the record" DIY CRAFT night.

The 8th of secret event in Bethenal be confirmed very shortly!

The 11th of February at the Make Lounge,featuring the Craft Guerrilla with their Valentine's Craft Night.

AND after the love we'll be back with our monthly D.I.Y. Craft Nights every third Wednesday of each month at our adopted HOME...the Castle,in Walthamstow Village!

*Dates subject to change.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Some crafty dates for you diary...


Wednesday 21st January from 8pm till late. The Castle pub Eden Rd/Grosvenor Rise East Walthamstow Village London E17 Tube: Walthamstow Central Free entry. Small charge per craft pack.

Craft projects. in house tutors. Guest DJs. Board games. First part of up cycle/recycle project for further information visit the blog page closer to the date.

*to down load the poster visit our press and publicity page on the craft guerrilla website

The Make Lounge "Craft Guerrilla Valentine's craft night"

Wednesday the 11th February from 6.30pm to 10.00pm. The Make Lounge 49-51 Barnsbury St. London N1 1TP Tube: Highbury & Islington Entry:£5. plus a small charge per craft pack.

Our friends at the Make Lounge have invited us to host a special craft night at their beautiful venue in Islington. Lots of Valentine inspired projects to choose from! The Craft Guerrilla gals will be on hand to help and guide you with all the projects.

For further information visit: The Make Lounge

Monday, 5 January 2009

Put the needle on the record VALENTINE'S EDITION"

Happy new year!

As it's the beginning of another exciting year but also the middle of winter we thought that it was very apt to offer our lovely crafters the chance to shine through the long dark nights armed with crafty glee and the prospect of "renewal and making all things beautiful"at our first 2009 D.I.Y craft night!
Also as it's just before Valentine's day we will be offering lovable,romantically inspired projects for you to gift your beloved or keep for your own lovely self!

This year we're pushing our "recycle and remake" ethic by offering a fun project that anyone can create...
Christmas is a time of bounty and we all get things we absolutely love but also things we don't need or want. Some may say unwanted tat but we know different!!!
We've put our heads together and thought...why not recycle some of these unwanted gifts?! AND so we came up with the idea of making lovely usable everyday items for all to enjoy!
If you've been given a horrid Chrimbo jumper,scarf etc. fear not,help is on the way! Bring it along and we'll help you make either an iPOD case, a mobile phone case,a camera case,ETC. It's easy and above all it's reusing/recycling and we love the idea of helping out our little planet of ours!
We'll be offering this special opportunity in three stages the first being the "UNRAVELLING" event, followed by the second "Cast on" and finally the third and last bit of the project "FINISHING" at or March edition.

Please check the web site and blog closer to the date for further instructions.

Take care my crafty friends and hope to see you soon!

"PUT THE NEEDLE ON THE RECORD Valentine's edition" featuring the first stage of our recycled project : "UNRAVELLING" on WEDNESDAY the 21st OF JANUARY AT THE CASTLE PUB WALTHAMSTOW VILLAGE (EDEN RD E17) FROM 8PM.

of cabbages and kings...January craft market!

Hi all.
Just a little reminder to sign up to the Of cabbages and kings January Craft Market.
If you haven't yet confirmed your stall then hurry as today the 5th of January is the closing date for this!
It's your chance to sell of your left over bits and pieces at this gorgeous venue in Stoke Newington.
Jessica has asked people to offer "bargains" as the event is being advertised as a JANUARY SALE so it would be nice to have a few odds and ends at special discounted prices...also this way you can get rid of any end of lines or seasonal products. Otherwise you are welcome to sell your non SALE products too.
Please contac Jessica as soon as you can...
email or visit the lovely shop 34b Kersley Road London N16 ONH
Telephone:0207 2540 060