Showing off & getting crafty

March 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Posted in Events, Workshops | Leave a comment

This year sees our seaside and British holiday themed work popping up all over London and in Kent. We have three exhibitions planned, and are working with shops, cafés, pubs, festivals and arts venues to get folks sewing and printing.

Print Gocco machine in actionKeep an eye on our Events page and the Seaside Sisters calendar to catch up with everything we’re planning. We’d love to see you on our crafty voyage, here are some highlights.

Printed Wonders at Craft Central
June 14 – 19th, 2011

With bunting, bags, prints and stationery, this exhibition will showcase new Printed Wonders lines including Seaside and Wedding themed bunting banners and lucky motif wrapping paper. Xtina will be running ‘Craft It Yourself’ print workshops in the evenings and at the weekend for adults and children.

Seaside Sisters’ Souvenir Shop at Craft Central
August 16 – 21st, 2011

Deck chairs with Seaside Sisters bagsOur shop will be full of goodies upcycled from souvenir tea towels, tablecloths and wooden jigsaw puzzles, as well as bags purses and accessories made from retro, seaside-themed fabrics. We’ll also have a collection of sweet vintage British coastal souvenirs such as Blackpool tower snowdomes, Norfolk beer mugs and Cornish tea trays for sale. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain, we’ll be making 50s fabric souvenirs and running vintage-inspired pattern printing and sewing workshops.

During the summer, the Seaside Sisters exhibition will expand and tour to the LV21 lightship, Gillingham Pier, Kent.

a crafty pint, hand sewn beer mugCrafty Pint
Gillian and the Handmade in Tooting designer-makers have launched a series of craft afternoons. Held on the first Saturday of the month at the Tooting Tram and Social. The three-hour workshops cost just £15 and will range each month from jewellery, textiles, and bookmaking to mosaic, ceramics and fused glass.

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