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.
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.
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!