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Sunday 27 November 2016

11am – 5pm 

London, UK

York Hall, 5 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green E2 9PJ


The BUST London Craftacular is back! Be part of "London's coolest craft Fair" (Time Out)

Featuring over 70 carefully curated crafty vendors, pop-up cafe and bar, DJs and DIY workshops! 




Confirmed programme so far includes:

Drink, Shop & Do café

Drink, Shop & Do host a pop-up café serving tea and festive sweet and savoury treats. Including their famous Oreo cake, red velvet and mince pies (of course). Take a pit-shop in between shopping! Gluten free and vegan options available.

DIY Workshops

Feeling inspired? Get crafty and have a go at making, stitching, printing and knitting at one of our DIY workshops. From free drop-ins to tutored workshops, there's plenty to get involved in. See workshops for details. Some are bookable in advance and limited numbers, others you can book on arrival or drop-in to anytime.

Craftivist Collective's Stitchable Change-makers

Come and join craftivists who can help you stitch your own letterpress printed ‘Stitchable Changemaker‘ dot-to-dot embroidery of a famous inspirational figure at our workshop area in the Main Hall. You can drop in anytime between 11am-5pm on your own or with friends to do this slow, gentle and beautiful form of craftivism (activism through craft). Plus for this day only our ethical workshop kits you will use will be £5 instead of £7.

Print your own Gifts Tags Workshop

Surrey Art School invite you to print your own gift tags. All the skills needed to carve and print your own lino design. Learn today and be able to make your own forever-more! Full tutorial on how to work with oil based inks - including how to use your brayer and how to hand burnish your print. Make up-to 15 labels during this 1 hour workshop. Use for presents for your nearest and dearest. All materials included. Limited spaces available. Prior booking recommended! Book in advance for £10 or drop in on the day for £12

Make a Mono-print from Nature Workshop

Surrey Art School invite you to create mono-prints from nature.Mono-prints are amazing, one off, totally unique prints you can learn how to make and take away on the day! Give the gift of peace this Christmas with a feather print, or create your own light loose, drawings and keep them forever using this beautiful process.Create unique artworks to wow your friends in this 1 hour workshop. All materials included. Limited spaces available. Prior booking recommended! Book in advance for £10 or drop in on the day for £12

Knit-in with East London Yarn Triangle

Help keep Hackney warm this winter and get knitting with East London Yarn Triangle. Help create scarves at this social knit-in in the bar throughout the day, ready to donate scarves created to those who live on the streets and are sleeping rough. Whether a beginner or a speedy knitter, there'll be needles, yarn and tips on hand. Bring your own supplies, if you like? Free, yarn donations welcome. The Wrap-Up the Streets Project is an initiative of the East London Yarn Triangle, a collaboration between Knit with Attitude, Wild and Woolly and Fabrications.

Himmeli Making Workshop

Create your own on trend Finnish himmeli decoration. Join Dotted Line workshops to make one of these geometric decorations that can hold an air plant, hang on your tree or as a mobile. Choose from copper or paper, and drop-in to create at workshops starting every half hour. £3 to £8 dependent on materials chosen.

Glitter makeovers

Get glittered up and get some sparkle! Visit Glitterlution in the bar area to join the biodegradable glitter revolution. Free glitterings for your face and hair!

Pop Pop Papier's Photo Opp

Get snapped and take home a souvenir from the day in front of the perfect backdrop on stage. Balloons and glitz shall provide the perfect backdrop to your BUST Craftacular photo, created by Pop Pop Papier, purveyors of the most stylish decorations in town.

DJ Fish Fingers

DJs will spin festive tunes on stage all day to help you bop whilst you shop. DJ Fish Fingers is one half of the DJ duo Business Fish Disco. Obsessed with packing out dance floors and creating amazing parties, their discos are strictly about dancing and fun, love and joy. Disco + Hip Hop + Funk + RnB + World = NO DUDS


Marawa's Majorettes

This world record breaking hula hoop troupe will perform live on stage! A demo of their hooping skills. Watch them spin and buy a glittery hoop of your own?


DJ Rubyyy Jones

DJ Set by this badass feminist Showgrrrl and Queen of Queerlesque. Expect glittery feminist pop with a dash of big fat fabulous Canadian queerness!


DJ Dana Jade

Clit Rock's Dana Jade takes to the stage to DJ female vox and women who rock! Clit Rock run music events to raise awareness & funds for the campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation.

Mammory Tapes

Dalston DJ duo Cheri and Alice want to bring your mammories out of the closet and onto the dancefloor! Bush to Blondie, Sister Sledge to Cyndi Lauper. Supporting Breast Cancer Care.


Running in London since 2008, BUST Craftacular is an innovator of fun crafty events in the UK, master minded by 

those fierce, feminist folk at New York's BUST magazine.