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May Day Meet & Mend

Our next MeetUp falls on May 1st so in honour of Workers’ Day and in the spirit of renewal and revolution there will be a mending theme to this one.

If you’ve got a pile of mending but just don’t fancy staying at home with your sewing kit, well, you don’t have to! Bring some of it along and join us in  giving those old items a springtime revamp.

Of course if you are all caught up on your clothes repairs just bring whatever you’re working on (or just yourself!)

May Day 2012 Event Poster
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Ferbruary Crafty MeetUp

With the sad closure Tea Tree Tea we’ve been on the lookout for a new home for our monthly meetups where we have a blether while working on them projects that fit in our bag. Lots of ideas were thrown about, some fine cafes were visited and we think we’ve got a good one for you. And for those of you who plan ahead you should also know that we’ve moved our regular date to every first Tuesday of the month.

We welcome all makers, from those those trying to make a living off their passion to anyone with an interest in creative crafting. We simply want to provide a place to exchange ideas, knowledge and skills while consuming respectable amounts of local delicacies.

So, our next meetup will be on the 7th of February at Hula Juice Bar, a lovely cafe on West Bow serving yummy smoothies, Artisan Roast coffee and all-day lunch. We’ll be crafting and chatting away from 5:30 to 7:30 and we hope to see many of you there!

Monthly MeetUp Flyer

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Members’ Showcase Exhibition

Come and see what our members have been up to in their crafty making this year.

Our home for the week will be the Coburg House Gallery in Leith (15 Coburg Street, Edinburgh EH6 6ET). We’ll be open from 18 to 27 November, weekdays 12am-6pm and weekends 10am-5pm.

On Saturday 19th we’d like to invite you to meet some of the makers and have a chat with them over an afternoon glass of wine anytime from 3 to 5pm.

Among others the exhibition will feature work by Karolina Binczyk, Made by Jo, Carmenland, pegeggleg and Madeleine Shepherd.

Craft Reactor Showcase Exhibiton 2011

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Open Doors for the Stuffies’ Tea Party

I've come all the way from Carmenland and I'm ready for my afternoon tea!

On 24th and 25th September the Glasite Meeting House in Barony Street, Edinburgh will be open for you to have a nosey for the Doors Open Days. Craft Reactor had its launch tea party there last year and we’ve been invited back to stage a little pop up exhibition. So the stuffies that come from our studios are planning to have a tea party this weekend. Come along and meet Mr Rob Bot, the Pegglepals, the Hep Herd and the Monsters from Carmenland as they share treats from Twiggd and Plum & Pepper Studio. There’ll be music and cake, too – here’s a link to a map so you can find the party easily!

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Birthday Bash!

Birthday CakeThis time last year we were having a smashing time at our launch party, meeting many lovely crafters and chatting about all that excites us. So, this summmer, to celebrate conquering those first steps and completing a marvelous 1st year we thought we’d try it again. On this occassion we would like to invite all of you to join us on Tuesday, August 30th from 5:30 to 8pm at  Tea Tree Tea on Bread Street for our 1st Birthday Party.

Just bring along your inspiring ideas and we will ply you with birthday cake and craft supplies. Everyone should go home with their sweet tooth soothed and a little handmade gift!

See you all there!

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Edinburgh Printmakers Exhibition

It is time for the Edinburgh Printmakers collective exhibition for this festival which this year is held at Coburg House in Leith.

This exhibition brings to light emerging talent from the pool of professional artists that practice at Edinburgh Printmakers alongside works by more established local artists. It is a chance to see newly published works that reflect diverse influences and offer broad appeal. With something for everyone it surely won’t fail to enthuse and excite.

Our member Sharon Whyte will be there too with her fascinating prints of female magicians and extraordinary performing animals.

Preview is on Wednesday August 18th at 6pm and the exhibition will be open 10-6 daily until September 1st.

Edinburgh Printmakers August Exhibition Flyer

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