This Weekend: Free Cross Stitch, Hand Lettering & Beading Workshops, and Over 70 Amazing Vendors at The BUST Craftacular @ World Maker Faire!

by Janeth Gonda

Join us Saturday, September 23rd & Sunday, September 24th, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.

New York Hall of Science @ Old World’s Fair Grounds
47-01 111th Street, Corona, NY 11368


The 8th annual BUST Craftacular @ World Maker Faire is this weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited. Known as the “greatest show-and-tell on Earth,” World Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that attracts over 95,000 visitors annually, bringing together educators, hobbyists, engineers, tech enthusiasts, crafters, artists, students, and more for a wild weekend of demos, exhibits, and fun. BUST Magazine will be running our own pavilion within the fairgrounds ,featuring over 70 of the best makers and shakers from across the country. Shop a selection of unique, handcrafted wares, including jewelry, clothing, home goods, tech toys, food, and more. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn cross-stitching, hand-lettering, and more at our craft tables.

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Enjoy free workshops all day long brought to you by our sponsors:


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All materials will be provided for this fun crafting activity. Learn to cross-stitch with a selected pattern from the new book, Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch. Classes will be available all day both Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. and will be run by BUST on Saturday and CraftJam craft school Sunday. All ages are welcome, and no experience is necessary.  Sponsored by Running Press.


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Learn hand-lettering with Marissa Giambrone, the author of Draw Color Sticker Creative Lettering Sketchbook, and Abbey Sy, the author of Hand Lettering A to Z. All Materials will be provided for this event running both Saturday and  Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. All are invited and encouraged to try their hand at something new. Sponsored by Quarto Publishing.


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Make your own jewelry from a selection of fun and colorful charms and acrylic beads. Attendees will also have the opportunity to try out the 3Doodlee 3D Pen, a gizmo that helps crafters bring 3D creatures to life. Try your skills Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. This workshop is made possible with the generous support of Beadkraft, and if you like what you see, shop their whole selection of goodies at the fair!


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Make your own flower crown with the BUST Mag crew! Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. And when you’re done crafting, you can browse over 70 amazing vendors throughout the two-day weekend:



Take a bite of the sweet keyboard waffles brought to you by Messy Desk.



Wear nature baubles by the incredible With Roots.

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Find the perfect holiday card for your crazy uncle with Unusual Cards.

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Or cuddle up on these fun designs brought to you by Raisha.

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There is sure to be something for everyone!

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 Buy your tickets here!


Come by subway, train or bus. The BUST Craftacular is just past the main entrance on the right-hand side!

Take the #7 train to 111th St Station. Walk four blocks to NYSCI. The #7 train runs directly to World Maker Faire from Hudson Yards, Times Square, and Grand Central Terminal. You can also transfer to the 7 train from all other lines throughout the subway system. Use Google Maps to help navigate via mass transit. Enter “New York Hall of Science” as your destination. Visit for latest subway service information and advisories.


This event is proudly brought to you by:

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