BY Amalia Graziani
on Jul 15, 2013
Calling all crafters! Two weeks left to apply for the BUST Magazine Craftacular!
The countdown has begun. BUST and Maker Faire are teaming up again for the BUST Magazine Craftacular and World Maker Faire. It's going down on September 21 & 22 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY, and applications close on Monday, July 29.
The World Maker Faire is a family- friendly hotspot for DIY lovers and crafters alike, with over 120,000 attendees each year! Get ready to meet, shop, and mingle with the coolest crafters, inventors, teachers, and makers around. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Jul 09, 2013
New Yorkers! On Thursday, duck into the air-conditioned sexytimes paradise that is Babeland SoHo and chill out with BUST and the cool people who love it! We've got something for everybody:
Thirsty? Enjoy a complimentary cocktail, courtesy of Tito's Handmade Vodka.
Messy? Bedazzle a sex toy box to stow away your good-time gear. Read More
BY Amalia Graziani
on Jul 03, 2013
In the relatively peaceful world of crafting, Design Wars is a rapidly expanding crochet design competition that is redefining the way artists engage with what they make.
If you haven't seen it yet, let us fill you in: Creator Salena Baca brings together a carefully selected group of crochet designers, each of whom are recognized for exceptional mastery in their craft, to compete in a series of challenges. Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on Jun 07, 2013
Check out this exquisite equation: craft + activism = craftivism.
Craftivism was born in the first few years of the 21st century, surfacing on the Internet in 2003, when the term was coined by Betsy Greer. It involves engaging creativity, especially regarding political or social causes, to help bring about positive change through personalized activism.
Projects that are defined as “craftivism” include things like teaching knitting lessons and crocheting hats for the less fortunate. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Mar 08, 2013
I was never a big fan of summer camp--in fact, the thought of swimming lessons still gives me agita--but I'd give my two (now permanent) front teeth to spend an entire day in the arts-and-crafts room. Wouldn't you?Lucky for us, Brooklyn Craft Camp has arrived!Author and professional DIYer Brett Bara has teamed up with a host of movers and makers for a day of nonstop DIY activities on Saturday, March 16--and you won't even have to fly your bunkmate's underwear off the flagpole to join in. Read More
BY Chloé Burrow
on Dec 03, 2012
It's rare that a craft book seeks crowd funding in order to go ahead, but this is just the case with the Craftivist Collective's Little Book Of Craftivism.
Brit founder Sarah Corbett, who started out blogging as A Lonely Craftivist (and self professed burnt out activist), has captured U.K. press attention and grown a worldwide group of like-minded crafters passionate about ending equality via the power of craft. Read More
BY Charlotte Dow
on Nov 01, 2012
When WORN Fashion Journal was invited to visit the BUST Magazine Craftacular during World Maker Faire, we let nothing stand in our way: not the fact that popular DIY festival was being held in New York City (and Queens at that!); not the chilly weather (some Wornettes should have brought their cardigans); not even that it was being held at the New York Hall of Science, better known as the site of the 1964 World’s Fair, as seen at the ending of ‘Men in Black’ (and we have expected to see Edgar the Alien roaming about). Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Oct 23, 2012
Attention, UK crafters!
The deadline for applications to the BUST Christmas Craftacular 2012 in London is this Friday, October 26. APPLY NOW for your chance to join the fun on December 16, 2012!
The BUST Magazine Christmas Craftacular is a one-day shopping extravaganza that will run from 12 PM until 6 PM on December 16 at York Hall in London’s East End. Read More
BY Ivanna Avalos
on Oct 04, 2012
Here at BUST we’re big on crafting — we even wrote a book on it — so we’re super excited for the launch of a fantastic new fashion-forward DIY site, Kollabora.com, that provides inspiration, knowledge, and an online community for all levels of makers this month. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 03, 2012
When I chose the awesome-looking craft book Star Wars Origami to review, I squealed like a Jawa on the wrong end of a blaster. I’ve been a Star Wars fan since I was a toddler (thanks, parents!), and although no origami expert, I have fond memories of making dozens of paper cats and frogs as a kid. I figured Chris Alexander's Star Wars Origami would be much the same: follow the instructions carefully, fold the paper, and — ta-da! — you have something amazing.
Unfortunately, I was wrong. Read More