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Last night we hopped on down to Mrs Bear’s Make Do And Mend evening at the Flea-Pit on Columbia Road. The cute little cafe-bar set in a small Victorian warehouse made the perfect setting for a craft-a-thon with comfortable sofas and chairs from yesteryear. The venue regularly hosts a wide range of creative events to tickle almost anyone’s fancy.
To fit in with the night’s Forties theme, we decided to put a spin on our Wheel of Fortune and give it a Make or Mend makeover, inspired by our copy of the original 1943 booklet. The lucky ladies who gave it a whirl won either a kit to help them make something or mend something and were thrilled to walk away with a mini Lady Luck sewing kit each. We also created a haberdashery lucky dip for craft crazy hands to delve into.
After setting up our stand we were straight over to the Fabrications stall for some recycled rosette making with Barley Massey, the company’s top crafter! Using a nifty little tool called a flower loom, we began creating beautiful lace rosettes that we wore with pride for the rest of the evening! If you fancy making your own, head down to Fabrications on Broadway Market to get your hands on the brand new Rethink-Rubbish kits. The one stop shop, studio and gallery has it all!
After accessorising it up, we popped over to the Beyond Fabrics stall to fill our pockets with hot haberdashery goodies! The deer print ribbon and vintage fabrics were just too cute to resist! The guys offer courses and workshops, so check out their website to find out how to make the most of their gorgeous goods.
The girls from Stitch and Bitch London were on hand, armed with their knitting needles and live alteration demos were on offer all night long. No creative conundrum went unsolved!
The night ended on a real high with one of our lovely interns Amy winning a wonderful 1960’s sewing box in the Recessionista Raffle! Yippee!