Workshops galore at the London BUST Craftacular

by Victoria Woodcock

York Hall in Bethnal Green is going to be literally bursting with crafty goodness on 4 June, when the London BUST Summer Craftacular rolls back into town. There will be over 70 awesome designer-makers selling their wares, and we’ve also put together a pretty amazing line-up of DIY workshops. Check out this little lot and get crafty next Sunday… 


Put pen to paper and learn the art of modern – and on trend – brush lettering with super stationery creator Betty Etiquette. 12-1pm: £5 book online HERE, and 1-2pm: £5 book HERE.



Learn to knit with Sincerely Louise, a maker of fabulous woolly faux taxidermy and knitting kits. Even complete beginners can make a phone cosy critter or fox headband – plus you get to keep the needles. All for £3! 12-2pm; DROP-IN. 


The Make Arcade Watermelon Pinata workshop

What could say summer party lounder than a mini watermelon pinata! Make one with added glitter and pom poms with The Make Arcade! 2-4PM, £5 DROP-IN. 



Concoct a deliciously scented and shine-inducing hair spritz with handmade haircare creator Hairy Jayne – who isn’t actually hairy at all! 2-3pm, £8 DROP-IN. 


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Join clothing recycling charity TRAID to make a herb- and spice-filled tea bag to repel pesky clothes-munching moths. Add a personal embroidered message, too. ALL DAY, DONATIONS WELCOME. (Image from Thoughts blog, which published a DIY tutorial for this project here.) 


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Get knotty and knitty with Riannon of I Make Knots and make yourself not one but TWO statement i-cord necklaces in a tempting range of fabric yarns.


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At this intensive all-day workshop by Bobbin & Bow you’ll make a beautiful, traditional Polish Pajaki chandelier using rye straw and tissue paper.
£75; Book online HERE

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