Silkscreening, Embroidery, and Macramé: Classes to DIY for at the BUST Craftacular!

by Emily Rems


Winter has always been a rad time for making stuff. Whether you’re crafting handmade gifts, relaxing in front of a cozy fire with a personal project, or spending time indoors learning a new skill, ‘tis the season for DIY. Here at BUST, we know learning is just as much fun as shopping, so at this year’s BUST Holiday Craftacular—Dec. 9 & 10, Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St.—we’re also offering over 100 interactive DIY workshops, demos, and classes, including many that will appeal to makers of all stripes and skill levels, as part of a new event: The BUST School for Creative Living

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For the artistically inclined, we’ll have professional makers teaching fantastic make-and-take workshops in Numerology Jewelry Making, Marble Painting, Clay Sculpting, Printmaking, Embroidery, Watercolor, Macrame, Origami, Coiled Wire Beading, Patch Making, Bundle Dyeing, Chalk Painting, Pom-Pom Making, Wooden Holiday Ornament Making, Block Printing, Hand Lettering, and Silkscreening.

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And for glamorous DIY divas looking for fun new health and beauty projects, you won’t want to miss classes in making your own Face Scrubs, Braiding 101, DIY Skin Care, and DIY Bath Salts & Essential Oils.


Are you more of a skill-share chick looking for expert guidance in subjects like music, dance, or gardening? Then you’re in luck, because we’ve also got killer demos on Plant Cloning, Guitar Picking, Belly Dancing, Intro to Sign Language, DIY Zine Making, BDSM for Beginners, Pinhole Camera Photography, iPhone Photography, Music Production, and Shop Talk With Female Musicians

You’d be hard pressed to find such a diverse and expansive lineup of interactive programming anywhere else, especially at this price. Tickets for individual workshops are only $15. But if you want to workshop-hop all day long, a day pass is $40 and a weekend-long pass is $75. These passes also get you into all music performances and lectures from feminist luminaries including Lindy West, Amber Tamblyn, and Liz Winstead! So gather up your posse and prepare for a fantastic feminist weekend of good vibes and skill sharing at the BUST Craftacular!

Special thanks to our art supply vendor Artists and Craftsman Supply.

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