Let's Make Some Joy!

Ooh it feels good to be in the blogging saddle again! There’s something about the turning of the weather that happens with the arrival of September that ignites start-itis and a desire to be reacquainted with all things creative at the start of those cooler months.

Perhaps a wee bit excited about last year’s festive make…

Perhaps a wee bit excited about last year’s festive make…

One of the things that I’ve always been disappointed by though, is that yarn-y shows and get togethers tend to taper off just when the weather really starts to get crispy, and when crunch time is starting to hit with pre-holiday making! I feel like this is when we need to be coming together more to support each other through what can be a pretty stressful time for many.

In spite of the stress though, I still feel like the lead up before the holidays is a wonderful time to reconnect with our craft and with the pleasure that making brings us. This is the inspiration for my first solo event, Make Joy - debuting on Sunday, 3rd November, 2019 - right here in central London.

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Make Joy is a one-day celebration of yarn and friendship and features a curated mini marketplace with 12 special guests, mostly from around London and a few from farther afield:

The event will take place at Baden-Powell House, 65 Queen’s Gate - just across the corner from the Natural History Museum and steps to great restaurants and cafes in South Kensington. The building also features a cafe and there will be seating and tables set up so that visitors can work on projects and catch up with friends new and old over a cuppa while they’re there. The building is also fully accessible.

Make Joy will run from 10am to 4pm on the day and advance tickets are now on sale for £8. Check back on the blog for more updates about each vendor, or sign up to the C&Q newsletter so you don’t miss out on any updates!