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A Japanese Tinting Technique That’ll Perk Up Your Linens The fabric-dye trend is everywhere right now; people are going crazy for tie-dyeing, immersion dyeing, natural dyeing, and of course, shibori. The last one is often mistaken as tie-dye, but it’s actually in a category of its own. Shibori is a Japanese method in which fabric is made into a three-dimensional form via binding, folding, twisting, stitching, plucking, and plaiting; then it’s dipped into ... Read More
The BUST London Craftacular is taking over The Islington Metal Works this Sunday and we've thrown one heck of a raffle into the mix. Head upstairs to the BUST stall and just pop your email on our list to be in with the chance to win! For starters, there's this print by Rob Ryan, who will also be selling the season's must-have wrapping paper, in a design that is exclusive to Craftacular. He'll be signing the paper and selling it for just £5 a pop. There's a ... Read More
It’s less than a week to go until the Bust Christmas Craftacular London. There will be shopping galore and fab workshops you can get stuck into throughout the day. Join  N1 WI at 3.30; they will show you how to make that someone special a card to remember. There’s no need to bring anything, just your creativity! In the workshop you’ll be shown how to effectively make a lino print block design and be given all the tips to ensure it prints ... Read More
Artist Kate Park has created some snuggly, knit Morrissey dolls that are full of character and perfect for the holiday gift buying season. You need to check out the awesomely stern expressions on these handmade Moz Dolls, which don detailed Morrissey-inspired outfits, and are even holding itty-bitty microphones. What better way to honor such an influential innovator than with these adorably inventive, crafty little guys?   All available dolls are posted on ... Read More
The BUST Holiday Craftacular in Brooklyn is quickly approaching! This Saturday and Sunday (December 6th & 7th) from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. you can head over to 79 Franklin Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to get your holiday shop on for yourself and others…. Did we mention that there will be cats there?! You won’t find a better way to spend your weekend--- it’s a one-stop holiday super-shop! We’re offering tons of goodies for our ... Read More
The season of love, giving, and unadulterated stress is upon us. You empty out your wallet and watch as the last piece of lint drift to the floor like a snowflake. In the background you can hear Bing Crosby crooning Christmas tunes, but there is no joy to be had in the land of poor college students and post-grads. Before you sink to the floor with a notepad, tissues, and possibly some Kahlüa to figure out how you're going to buy Tiny Tim that gift, check out ... Read More
Rabbit kidneys, roasted marrowbones, and monkfish liver do not necessarily evoke the images of comfort food for many. But for some reason this term has always been used to describe the cuisine chef Gabrielle Hamilton prepares in her East Village restaurant, Prune. “They have to attach these words to anything that a woman is doing no matter how challenging,” she said in an interview on Makers, a video collection of women’s stories featured on PBS ... Read More
This Saturday and Sunday, December 6 & 7, the 9th BUST Holiday Craftacular in NYC will be heading to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Head on over to Brooklyn Expo Center at 79 Franklin St. from 11AM - 7PM to shop more than 220 indie craft, handmade, vintage, and amazing food vendors. We’ll have make-and-take crafts, a pop-up cat cafe to benefit Sean Casey Animal Rescue, an ugly sweater selfie booth, wrapping paper station, DJs, and ... Read More
It’s not long now until the BUST Christmas Craftacular London on December 14 at The Islington Metal Works. Time then to put the spotlight on London-based ceramicist Amy Worrall, who will be bringing her colorful ceramics to the fair this year. Amy Worrall makes a range of functional and decorative objects that draw on her background in illustration. Her ceramics are inspired by topless girls in Florida and sunburnt Brits abroad on the Costa de Sol, ... Read More
In September we ran a competition with British online marketplace Folksy to win a free stall space at the BUST Christmas Craftacular in London. The winner was I Am Acrylic with its quirky plastic jewelry designs. Ruth and Brendan started making jewelry in 2004 and hand-cut all their pieces on a fretsaw (so no lasers here) in their London studio. And at the December 14 BUST Christmas Craftacular they will be running workshops all day so that you can cut out and ... Read More
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