From pretty felt flower brooches to making your very own peg board, the UK is bursting with creative things to do this summer. Take a look at the list of craft events and workshop we’re looking forward to this August. Running a workshop of your own? Tell us more at molliemakes[at]immedaite.co.uk
DIY Peg Board Workshop
We’ve been coveting peg boards ever since they were “borrowed” from the garage and repurposed in the craft room as storage for washi tape and other creative paraphernalia. In this workshop you’ll learn an introduction to confidently and safely using your power tools and you’ll get a step-by-step guide to building a bespoke peg board. At the end of the workshop you will have your very own bespoke peg board to take home and treasure forever.
Where: New England House, New England St, Brighton, BN1 4GH
When: Thursday, 4 August
Visit www.cultmilk.com to book a space, tickets and to find out more
Image © Marcus Pendleton
Knitted Art Exhibition ‘Through New Eyes’ by Julia Snowdin
Through New Eyes is a contemporary knitted installation. The installation steps away from boundaries and concepts and takes a new approach to my creative process. Created from my thoughts and feelings while making, it expresses the way I felt during the creation of Through New Eyes and celebrates this.
Where: Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery, Riversley Park, CV11 5TU
When: Saturday, 13 August until October
Visit www.juliasnowdin.co.uk to find out more
Fabric Printing Workshop
Discover the joys of natural linen and learn the craft of block printing fabric in this unique workshop held in the spacious Bethnal Hall. You’ll learn about Ren’s inspiration, design process and printing technique and come away with your own hand-printed linen throw to use as a tablecloth, beach towel, sarong, sofa throw or anything else you can think of! You’ll have a choice of optic white, light grey, or dusty pink washed linen and an array of ink colours and wood shapes to create your own custom designs.
Where: 16 Nickleby House, George Row, London, SE16 4UW
When: Saturday, 20 August
Visit www.atthetable.co.uk to book a space, tickets and to find out more
BUST Summer Craftacular
The BUST Craftacular is back with a summertime shindig bursting with handmade goodness – featuring workshops from Tatty Devine and Mollie Makes (come and make a macramé bracelet with us!); Rob Ryan bargains and a pop-up café from Drink Shop & Do.
Where: York Hall, 5-15 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PJ
When: Sunday, 21 August
Visit www.bust.com to book a space, tickets and to find out more
Get yourselves down to our crafter’s studio in Brighton’s buzzing North Laine and learn how to make an amazing fruity piñata. Not only will you walk away with your very own piñata, you’ll have learned a new skill in the process.
Where: 1 Bond St Cottages, Bond St, Brighton, BN1 1RP
When: Tuesday, 23 August
Time: 10am – 12pm
Visit www.poshtottydesigns.com to book a space, tickets and to find out more
Loop’s Beginner’s Knitting Workshop
Learn the basics of knitting: How to cast on. Basic stitches such as knit and purl. How to cast off. Increasing and decreasing. How to add new colours to make stripes. Stitch patterns such as rib, basket weave and garter eyelet. Some basic pattern reading. Also, start your first knitting project!
Where: LOOP, 15 Camden Passage, Islington, London, N1 8EA
When: Tuesday, 30 August
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
Visit www.loopknittingshop.com to book a space, tickets and to find out more
Tatty Devine X Tilly and the Buttons for Macmillan Cancer Support
To celebrate Tatty Devine’s limited edition range for Macmillan Cancer Support, co-founders Rosie Wolfenden MBE and Harriet Vine MBE have teamed up with Tilly and the Buttons to host an exciting craft event in their colourful Brick Lane workshop. Inspired by the Macmillan range and Tatty Devine’s forthcoming AW16 Contemporary collection, Tilly will be on hand to show you how to make your very own pinking sheared flower corsage from felt.
Where: Tatty Devine, Brick Lane, London, E2, 7EB
When: Thursday, 25 August
Visit www.tattydevine.com to book a space, tickets and to find out more
Cheshire Fibre Festival
Five fibre artists from Cheshire are combining resources to create the Cheshire Fibre Festival as part of the North West Fibre Arts Trail, which encourages fibre artists from the North West of England to open their doors and showcase their work. Agrarian Artisan Designs, Crafts from the Dungeon , Eco-Stitch, Jenny Barnett Needlefelt and Yarns from the Plain have planned a day of crochet and needlefelt workshops and will be selling a range of luxury hand-dyed yarn and crochet kits.
Where: Marthall Village Hall, Marthall, Cheshire, WA16 7SB
When: 1 October
Visit agrarianartisan.com to book a space, tickets and to find out more