Thursday, 31 May 2012

Queen's Jubilee...

Queen front man Freddie Mercury looks fetching in a crown! We heart you!!!
Join us on Saturday the 2nd of June for our very royal workshop! As part of the Wood Street indoor market Jubilee party we'll be hosting a FREE workshop in homage to the grandest Queen of them all: Freddie Mercury!
Come and make your very own moustache so you can rock out during the long bank holiday!!! (from noon to 3pm and while materials last. All children must be supervised by guardian or parent.)

Thursday, 17 May 2012

June Work shop... join in the Jubilations!

This June it's all about the Jubilee and we're bringing you a selection of "themed" workshops to get you in the mood! From PUNK fueled paper crafting to jewellery making and mustache making!
Below is the info for the next D.I.Y. Craft Night mini workshop which is on Thursday the 14th. We love a bit of bling and in order for us to be right royal guerrilla gals we totes need some of these and we hope you do to!

"Fancy learning to make your own rings with added bling? Then look no further! In this fun and relaxed class, I’ll be taking you through the steps to make 2 styles of cocktail rings that you can adapt to make your own. The first,  a ‘cluster’ ring, is made up several small beads and crystals that are woven round a wire ring band and the second, a ‘single stone’ ring is a simpler design that can make a great statement piece to accessorise any outfit.
Each student will go home with approximately 2–3 pieces of jewellery, new skill and with lots of ideas! The equipment used in all of my classes is easily available and affordable so that you can continue at home"
Katie is an experienced jewellery maker and  tutor. Her emphasis is always on enjoyment and inspiring creativity with a few beers...woop BLINGARAMMA!!!

£20 per student
Pre payment/pre booking required
Please e mail tutor directly to book your spot!


Sunday, 13 May 2012

Do you have the craft factor?

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
William Morris

Craft Guerrilla are happy to announce that The William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow has invited us to curate their gift shop for a selected period with one of a kind, quality hand made items!
On offer is the chance for a selection of designer makers, illustrators and makers of hand made goods to sell their wares in the home of the grand daddy of the arts & crafts movement!!!

Once re launched in late July after a massive regeneration the brand spanking, sparkling gallery will introduce designer maker items to it's product range in their gorgeous gift shop.
This means that visitors will be able to purchase high quality hand made goods and go away experiencing first hand just what the great man was on about!
Oh yes, we know Mr. Morris would certainly love what we do and what we stand for plus he'd love the new generation of crafts people that we have working in our fair city.
We're looking for products which reflect Morris' philosophy and not necessarily his existing works. We're not looking for copies but mainly products which reflect today's modern urban craft makers and his philosophy. 
Also we'd like to give you the opportunity to get your thinking caps on and come up with a few products you can offer exclusively to the gallery as well as existing products you already make and sell.

The criteria is simple:
You need to be either from the borough of Waltham Forest or London and all goods need to be hand made and designed/made by you. At this stage we are not accepting "group" applications or representatives/agents on behalf of a designer maker.
Please apply via email including photos of your best selling products (or specific items you'd like to offer as exclusives for gallery) with a retail price point and your web site or blog so we can have a look at your body of work.
Please note that not all entries will be accepted and please do not be offended if your work is not chosen...not everything will fit in with the museum's criteria or look we are after.
Craft Guerrilla are curating and showcasing entries under the collective's umbrella so you'll also need to be prepared to associate with us and work with us to offer a highly professional and quality service as well as product presentation!
We'll also be on hand to advise or discuss with you any questions regarding packaging and branding to help you successfully showcase your products to the museum selection panel.

What we're looking for:
Hand printed goods including wall paper and fabric (* can be silk screen, lino or hand printed)
Paper Goods and stationary including screen printed illustration & Books/note books
Cards (greetings and post cards)
Home Wares
Jewellery (gold smith and silver smith work preferred but not essential)
Leather work
Metal work
Wood work
Glass ware
Soft Furnishings including printed fabrics which you have designed
Craft Packs (ready to take away and make especially for novices and younger visitors)
small keep sake, mementos or "tourist" pieces
quirky and fun items but mainly original and of very high quality finish...
and so on...
If you make other things which aren't listed above please do apply anyway as it might have exactly THAT "Craft Factor" thang we are searching for!!!

What happens next:
If your work is accepted we will then send you the application form and move on to the second round which means we'll need to see your products in the flesh, but more on that later!

Apply via e-mail to:

June the 3rd 2012

* Craft Guerrilla will not be in charge of any payments derived from sales or commissions set nor do we receive any form of payment or commission from either the designer or the gallery. Each designer will be contracted to the gallery and any fees/charges/payments are to be discussed between the two parties. 
Craft Guerrilla are only serving as a "middle man". Designers hold all copyright for their designs and products. Designers provide any and all of their stock at their own expense unless commissioned by a third party. We strongly advise you to seek any clarification with the WMG concerning payment dates, payment method, insurance issues, VAT payment and invoicing and so forth.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Wood Street Market...CG & a few others!

Strange Fruit...
Just can't help it!
Olivia's Closet
Craft Guerrilla Shop & Studio
Tilt & Jane's Attic
Anja Jane & Coffee (and tea!)
Theater 41

Anja Jane

Animaux Circus, Lilac Domino & Village Vinyl
Waltham Forest Arts Club Gallery & Animaux Circus
The Chair man
Olivia's Closet
Jane's Attic
Del & Connies
Anja Jane & Coffee

Village needs homes...

As part of the Romford Art Trail, Brentwood Road Gallery are looking for knitters to help on their Miniature Village project.
The Knitted Miniature Village Competition is a challenge to help knit a town!  

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"We want to create a complete Knitted Village for the Brentwood Road Gallery’s Romford Art Trail in July.
We’ve got a few patterns for houses, cars and people to get you started but we’d also like your own additions too!  All you need to do is get in touch for an entry form and return it to us by 15th June 2012. 
The knitted miniatures themselves need to be with us by 6th July 2012 so you haven’t got long to get knitting!"

Judging will take place on Thursday 12th July by a team from the Clickers Knitting Group and the winners will be announced on the opening day.

For an entry form please get in touch with The Brentwood Road Gallery by email: or telephone: 01708 447368 ext 238