Days out: spring craft events


While we’re hot footing it off to the Stitch and Craft Show this weekend, our diaries and wish lists are fast filling up with other great dates for spring. We just wish we had more time! We’ve handpicked four of our favourites…

We’re pretty excited about Selina Lake’s Book Party and Homespun Market. We’re definitely attending this one – so come and say hi. This one-off event is to celebrate the launch of Selina’s new book Homespun Style, as featured in issue 12 of Mollie Makes. Selina will be on hand signing copies of the book. And you’ll be able to browse and shop at over 20 stalls featuring gorgeous wares. All beautiful things, we know, as Selina has hand-picked all the designers and makers taking part. And if anyone knows a pretty thing or two about loveliness, it’s Selina. 

We can’t wait – Friday 13th April, 2pm – 8pm is in our diaries. Find out more about Selina’s Book Party.

Meanwhile over in Liverpool, Craft Creative are celebrating their first birthday with what looks like an awesome 1950s inspired workshoop. At just £15 per ticket, £20 if you want a Lindy hop dance lesson thrown in, this looks like an evening to remember. The Craft Creative birthday celebration takes part at The Leaf Tea Shop, in Liverpool on 20th March from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Here you can knit, take high tea with a cupcake fondue, make a silk corsage or even (for the brave and the burlesque) a nipple tassel or two! Tickets must be purchased in advance from The Craft Creative.

Then there’s a weekend to remember – 24th to 25th March. there are two amazing events taking place. In London there are three floors of inspiring shopping and workshops at The Crafty Fox Spring Market. In Bristol there’s The Vintage Weekend at M-Shed. We’re torn between them!


The Crafty Fox Spring Market is on at the Dogstar, Brixton’s Coldharbour Lane on 24th to 25th March from 11pm – 5pm. As well as shopping and shopping the 40+ designer-maker stalls and vintage clothing, there will be workshops. You could try your hand at making an Easter fox with the renowned Seaside Sisters, have a go at screenprinting or just find a cosy corner for a knit and a natter. All of this is positively encouraged! Music will be provided by local DJs. Sounds great.

Back in Bristol, two days of vintage inspired activity at the M-Shed from 10am – 5pm on the 24th and 25th March. There will be a vintage market, makeovers, indie designers, and vintage photography by Matilda Temperley, And while you’re there, why not take the chance to see the Norman Parkinson exhibition: An Eye for Fashion. Find out more about M-Shed Vintage Weekend

See you there?