August 24, 2013

Southbank Centre Village Fair

A couple of weeks ago Davina from The Making Home contacted us to ask if we would like to be involved in the Southbank Centre’s Village Fair this weekend. Unfortunately, we are both away from England at the moment but we are lucky enough to be taking part in a Virtual Craft stall! 12 craft bloggers will be sharing a tutorial each on our collective stall. Now this is not a typical stall… we are not sharing products with you but a tutorial each, so it is more of a skill store. PLEASE have a look at all of the tutorials shared below, there is a great selection of things to try!

Here is a little bit of information about the fair…

This weekend (24th and 25th August) the Southbank Centre is hosting a large scale quintessential Village Fair including stalls, traditional games and crafting.

The key theme of the fair is community and bringing people together to share their passions. This is explicit in a series of interactive talks titled the Craft Code Village, which explore the relationship between the craft community revival and the Internet. In response to this the Southbank Centre have invited Craft Bloggers from across the UK to create a collective Virtual stall on their blogs for the weekend of the fair. Crafters traditionally share their practice at market stalls and sell their goods as a way to generate income, whereas craft bloggers are more likely to share online and often share how to make their craft too. What happens when craft bloggers create a virtual stall?

Here is the outcome of the craft bloggers virtual stall: a Tutorial Stall sharing one link to each blogger’s favourite DIY tutorial on their site. It provides a chance for all 12 bloggers simultaneously to share each other’s practice to their readers and through doing so celebrate the very foundation of Craft Code Village.

collective stall copy

1 DIY Plastic Taxidermy by Pointless Pretty Things

2 DIY Dip dyed Shoes by Trends with Benefits

3 DIY Rubber Stamp Printed Handkerchief by Davina Drummond at The Making Home

4 Crochet pin cushion by Crafting Fingers

5 Woven ribbon lavender by Tales From Mountpleasant

6 Flower Fabric Badges by The New Craft Society

7 Felt Streamers by This is Wiss

8 Little Paper Book by Some I Made

9 Teacup Embroidery by Ailie Williams

10 Booboxes by Emily Quinton at the Start Up Wife

11 DIY Curve Bead Cord Bracelet by Claireabellemakes

12 Bunting Notebook by Papermash

We will definitely be trying some of these out, I especially want to give some Plastic Taxidermy a go! If you are in London this week, pop down to the Southbank Centre and let us know how it is.. I’m sure we will make the next one. Have a great bank holiday weekend!

H and R

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