Friday 28 May 2010

Bank Holiday Stitch Up

We've got your bank holiday stitched up like a good 'un, and you'd expect nothing less from your Craft Guerrilla gals, right?

Here's your itinery...

Friday: Start the weekend right with a party! Although not directly craft related as some of you know as well as being Lisa Margreet, Craft Guerrilla's knitting queen, I'm also Trixie Minx a rollergirl with the London Rockin' Rollers. Rollergirls play hard on and off the roller derby track and tonight we're having a party - and you're all invited! Please come along to our fundraiser at The Gaff on Holloway Road from 8PM. There will be bands, booze and broads - and I predict a particularly riotous evening as there are lots of roller girl birthdays to be celebrated (including mine)! Click on the flyer below for the full details.

Saturday: If you've been out partying with the London Rockin Rollers then you're going to need a little bit of a lie-in, but not too late as you don't want to miss the first edition of that glorious British Summer tradition - the East London Craft Guerrilla summer markets. There will be beautiful goods for sale which have been lovingly hand crafted by an excellent selection of local designers and artists. And there will also be cake and cocktails!

Sunday: Come and craft with us at the British Postal Museum Archive on Sunday! They are throwing open their doors for an open weekend where you can explore the array of items they have on display. There are examples of bicycles, letter boxes, motor bikes, telephone boxes, TV license detector vans and much, much more! The Craft Guerrilla have been working away on creating some kits to celebrate the collection and we think you'll like what we've come up with...

Monday: This day is devoted to a day of reflection, for thinking back on the crafty fun you've had this weekend - and for feeling happy about the handmade things you bought at the market, the items you made at the Postal Museum and all your new rollergirl friends.

Enjoy - and see you there!

Lisa Margreet


Thursday 27 May 2010

Bust summer craftacular!

Our friends at Bust London are looking for submissions. If you're a Designer Maker and would like a stall contact BUST.
Details below:

The BUST Craftacular is back on Saturday July 10 for a summertime fête of the nation's hottest DIY talent.

BUST magazine’s popular indie shopping bonanza will run from 12pm until 7pm at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, featuring crafters, DJs, drinks and dancing.
Shoppers can down a pint or sip a spritzer as they browse through hundreds of the best in handmade gifts – from ornaments and cards to jewellery, clothing and tasty treats – and take part in DIY activities. T-shirt designer Mr Wingate will be manning a DIY screen-printing station, hip jewelers Tatty Devine will be upping the Craftacular fun, not to mention the free goodie bags for the first 100 attendees, a free Swing Patrol dancing class – and more!
Following the success previous Craftacular events, which last year Time Out named “the summer’s biggest craft event”, BUST Magazine will be hand-picking over 60 of the most unique and talented crafters to attend.

A vendor table costs £70. The deadline for applications is June 7, 2010.

Apply now!

This months Designer Makers...

Here's the list of Designer Makers which will be at the first edition of the 2010 Craft Markets.

Craft Guerrilla proudly present:
Wear Me
Twinkle Twinkle Craft
PRiNcEss LuNch
Alice Gabb
by Louise
Celia Reid Cards
Vivienne Riddoch Felt Design
Queenie & Ted
Heart Zeena
la dame au beret
Ellen Mair
Let them Eat Cake - Cake bar (Formerly Handsome Betty Baked Goods & Creme Anglaise)

Thursday 20 May 2010

London needs you!!!

Are you an East London based designer maker? A Japanese production company is looking for urban crafters, indie artists and talented designer makers to interview for a Japanese program showcasing the best of London. Basically it's a promo piece for London our beautiful and talent filled capital. It's a great opportunity to publicize your work so if you're interested and willing to open up your studio email me for further info:

Crafting in the Postal Museum...

Join the East London Craft Guerrilla at the British postal Museum on Sunday the 3oth of May! Click on the image for more details or visit:

Thursday 6 May 2010

desperately seeking...funding!

We're desperately looking for funding to allow us to change venue for our D.I.Y. Craft Night. In order to do so we need some "mula", "Reddies", "Wonga", "Spandulies", "Bread" get the picture!!!
Not that we're not appreciative of The Rose & Crown but we're quickly outgrowing the space. It's a nice pub but we're very limited in the area where we host our evening.
AND so... we're looking for help from investors. When we say investors we mean nice lovely artists and indie crafts people not your big corporates or high Street companies. In order to make this a reality we're selling off some advertising space. For £100 a year or £60 per 6 months you can advertise on our blog plus you also get a special link on our website. That's on average 27pence per day if your getting the yearly deal. You'll be able to take advantage of our high web traffic and thanks to our promo team get noticed. We've been featured in the Evening Standard, Time Out, BBC Good Homes, News Night and have an extensive network of "friends" which visit both our site and blog.
Also your very welcome to become a sponsor. This means you're a Craft Guerrilla benefactor and we'd love you forever!Whatever you can afford helps so please do if you can. As you know we are a totally self funded grass roots project and we depend on the generosity of people like you!
Sounds good? For further information , T&Cs and requirements E mail Deborah:

Wednesday 5 May 2010

More Vintage...

Let's Get Ready to Jumble! The Spring Fling (in aid of MIND)

It's 12 - 6pm
It's at Bar Music Hall
It's full of vintage, jumble bargains, cakes, treasure, books, bric-a-brac, crafts, jewelery, and more.
It's got a rockabilly soundtrack and old films showing.

Come see us, we're pretty.

Team Jumble x

Friday 7th of May 12- 7pm at Liberty, Great Marlborogh St. W1

If this isn't a sign then I don't know what is! Looks like this weekend is going to be a vintage fueled one and all I can say is...Try keeping me away!

The Affordable Vintage Fair...

Just in time for SPRING the lovely ladies of Rag & Bow will be attending the Affordable Vintage Fair in York hall, Bethnal Green. I'm finding this very hard to resist...the promise of a gorgeous spring/summer wardrobe is just something a gal can not ignore! Though the purse is crying "UH OH, I think this isn't a good idea" the head and heart are screaming "OH YES IT IS, you know how you love a bargain!!!" I'm going to have to agree with the latter. Every time I've been I've come away with some great finds and still hadn't gone over my budget. Go check it out and bag yourself some gorgeous apparel!

For more information visit:

Tuesday 4 May 2010

Craft Central!

Glass work by "Sara Whale"

Ceramics by "Esther Coombs"

Home design by "made with love by Mrs. Booth"

The good folks of Clerkenwell Craft Central have contacted us and told us all about their fabulous event.
It sounds brilliant... So I guess I'll be seeing you there elbowing you for the canapes and the lovely craft!

Made in Clerkenwell
: 2 buildings, 80 designers, open studios, the ultimate shopping treat!

20-23 May 2010

*Special Launch Night on Thursday 20 May, 5-8pm

(complimentary wine and delicious canapés from The Modern Pantry)

*Late Night Shopping on Friday 21 May, 12noon-8pm

*Avoid the High Street crowds on Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 May, 12noon-6pm

Craft Central

33-35 St John’s Square, London EC1M 4DS

21 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DX

Admission: £2.50 per person (under 16’s free), includes all 4 days and both buildings


In addition, don't miss our Craft Meets Music feature exhibition, showing how music, from contemporary to traditional, influences and inspires contemporary craft. Featuring the jewellery of An Alleweireldt and cross-stitched designs of Evelin Kasikov.

14 - 28 May 2010 inclusive. Open 12 - 6pm (Closed Mondays). Free admission.

2010 E17 Art Trail...

It's that time again...The E17 Art Trail looms just above the horizon. Here is the full dates list for 2010:
* Registration Deadline – Book a space in the guide Sunday 13th June
* Trail Guide - Copy and Image Deadline Sunday 4th July
* Official E17 Art Trail Dates 3rd – 12th September

for further information and registration visit:

Keep your peepers peeled because this year Craft Guerrilla have a fantastic event planned. We've been planning it for the last year. We were so inspired by last years turnout that we've super sized it so to accommodate all the lovely visitors and host an event to remember. Lets just say that it'll knock your socks off!

Win a SOLO show in the William Morris Gallery!

Personally I love William Morris,his work and philosophy are something which I revisit constantly.
Both his attitude and ethos towards art and craft were a major factor in forming the cornerstone beliefs of Craft Guerrilla. Like him we push the message of "craft for the masses"!
In a way it's thanks to this great luminary that groups like us exist. Without the likes of Morris we wouldn't hold such an important place in local identity and community. So when we heard the gallery was opening up their space to artists and crafts people we thought we'd share it with you. This is a great opportunity not just to exhibit but also to get yourself and your work noticed. Who knows where it will take you?
Please click on the image above for further details including deadline.
Happy making and good luck!