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BUST MAGAZINE CHRISTMAS CRAFTACULAR

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 27 – 12PM TO 6PM – AT YORK HALL

5-15 OLD FORD ROAD, BETHNAL GREEN, LONDON E2 9PJ

Featuring Tatty Devine Jazz Domino Holly, Rob Ryan and the chance to win a Janome sewing machine, the original hip craft fair returns with over 80 stalls of the hottest in handmade and a host of DIY activities – plus DJs, drinks and tasty treats.

“The BUST Craftacular is the best place to pick up your crafty Christmas presents” – Tatty Devine.

On Sunday November 27, New York-based women’s pop-culture magazine BUST brings its popular indie-shopping event back to historic York Hall.

Now in its third year and with a growing reputation for seeking out talented designer-makers, this November’s Craftacular attracted record numbers of applications, whittled down to a stellar line-up that includes household names such as Tatty Devine and Rob Ryan alongside fledgling businesses.

Alongside the handmade wares – from screen-printed T-shirts and illustrated Christmas cards to experimental millinery and even taxidermy – is a café from Bake and Crafthouse, a fully-stocked bar and a pop-up craft bookshop hosted by Made In The Shade, featuring signings and events from Jazz Domino Holly*, Carrie Maclennan*,State of Craft* and Tatty Devine, who will demonstrate how to make a tape-measure rosette.

Attendees can also try their luck at the Tatty DevineTombola, enter The Make Lounge Raffle for the chance to win a CXL301Janome sewing machine worth £299 andlearn new craft skills at the following workshops:

Craft a recycled paper present bow with The Create Place – 1pm-3pm.

Make a designer leather dog collar with Prescott & Mackay – 2pm-4pm.

Sew an Xmas card with Mr X Stitch – 3pm-5pm.

Fashion felt slippers with The Merry Bobbins – 4pm-6pm.

DJs: El Nino, The A-Maisonettes and Highgate Vampire.

Entrance is £2 on the door, with free goodie bags for the first 100.

For more information and vendors see:

http://www.bust.com/craftacular/About-London.html

*Jazz Domino Holly is the founder of the Shoreditch Sisters Women's Institute and the author of Queen of Crafts (Penguin); Carrie Maclennan runs the Made in the Shade Maisonette in Glasgow and is the author of The Busy Girl's Guide to Sewing (David Charles); State of Craft is a new how-to project book (Cicada) by BUST Craftacular organiser Victoria Woodcock.


About BUST Craftacular

Founded by Debbie Stoller, BUST’s co-publisher/editor-in-chief and author of the bestselling knitting book series Stitch ’n Bitch, and Laurie Henzel, BUST’s co-publisher and creative director, the BUST Holiday Craftacular began in Brooklyn six years ago. It now also takes place in LA and London. This is the sixth London Craftacular, organised by Victoria Woodcock, editor of State of Craft by Cicada Booksand Making Stuff and Making Stuff for Kids by Black Dog Publishing/Guardian Books, and Chloé Burrow, the co-author of The Merry Bobbins blog.

About BUST magazine

BUST is the groundbreaking, original women’s lifestyle magazine and website that is unique in its ability to connect with bright, cutting-edge, influential young women. With an attitude that is feisty, funny and proud to be female, BUST addresses a refreshing variety of young women’s interests, including celebrity interviews, music, fashion, art, crafting, sex and news. Hip, humorous and honest, BUST is a defiant celebration of all things female and a must-have read for discerning, educated and culturally aware women.

Note to editors

Hi-res images of previous events and product shots, and full list of participating vendors, are available on request. Contact Chloé at
craftacular-uk@bust.com or on 07947967911, or Victoria at victoria_woodcock@hotmail.com or on 07773335428. Debbie Stoller
is available for interview and can be reached at debbie@bust.com.