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« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2009 02:57:03 PM »

I agree it is a shame this thread is so quiet, there must be hundred of craftsters in London! I am in Hertfordshire (Bushey) but I can easily get into town and would love to meet up for any crafty business!

Hi Paula, I've just moved to Bushey! Is there much of a craft scene here?

I'd be interested in a London meet up too although I'm ridiculously busy trying to get unpacked and settled at the moment.

« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2009 11:16:51 AM »

Hi Mango! Welcome to Bushey! I have not come across any craft scene in Bushey (apart from the mad craft scene in my flat that is). We could start one though Wink I'm so excited to have another Craftster in my own little village! There used to be a stitch and bitch group at the borders starbucks down the road in Watford but that seems to have stopped before I ever managed to go there. Hope the unpacking is going well, have you moved far?

« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2009 04:41:22 AM »

Hey there all,

Just doing my part to keep this thread alive. 

I come from Canada and arrived here in September to teach English in Tower Hamlets (rough school-- kids bring screwdrivers to class NOT because they have things to fix). I haven't had a whole lot of time (or space) to craft in.  Totally missing it, and looking to get back into things. 

I live in Poplar and haven't found any shops around that carry the kinds of supplies I had to leave behind in Canada. . . beads, findings, pliers. . . and I am suffering withdrawls without some creative outlet!

Anyone have any word on knitting circles at cafes or anything to that end in this great sprawling city?  Are there any chain craft stores here that would be similar to what I'd be used to in North America? 

"I'm not concerned about all hell breaking loose, but that a part of hell will break loose... it'll be much harder to detect."--G. Carlin
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2009 09:03:50 AM »

Hi Styx

I have just stopped teaching so I can completely empathise with you, tower hamlets is certainly diving in at the deep end as well.

I don't know what the craft shops are like in Canada but if they are anything like the states then our closest equivalent is a shop called HobbyCraft - they are a chain and are pretty big - kind of like a Michael's in the states. There are bead shops in London, I know there is one in Covent Garden and it would be worth searching for stitch and bitch groups near you, there seem to be several in the city.

Welcome to the UK, if you ever decide to venture out to the HobbyCraft in Watford give me a shout and I will meet you for shopping and coffee!


Lady Sarah
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2009 05:06:45 AM »

Hi All

I'm New to crafster but I would love to join a craft group. I've been looking for one for ages in the London area. I live in the East London area of Forest Gate near Stratford and was wondering if there is one up and running yet?
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2009 01:26:18 AM »

<----not answering this time because whenever she does no one answers and she looks like a prat  Roll Eyes

only kidding, Hi Lady Sarah! Sorry, I don't know about your area but hopefully someone else will Smiley

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« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2009 02:52:57 AM »

There is a craft group that has just started up in the Beckenham area (South-East London) but it's based in a church so I don't know how many people would be willing to attend, despite the churchiness. Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2009 04:21:57 AM »

I can't believe I missed this thread for so long!

I'm Australian, but I've been in the UK for about 18 months now. I live in Essex (Chelmsford, but will be South Woodham Ferrers in a couple of weeks), but I work in London and commute in. I'll be moving into the city in a couple of months once we've saved some more money Smiley

« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2010 06:08:19 AM »

Hi all Smiley
First time post here, I am also relatively new to the joy of being crafty. (well in any kind of productive way :p)

Was any progress made in creating a London meet up? I am in serious need of guidance? Some kind of wine drinking/sharing of skills session would be super awesomeness!

I am a kiwi, but have been here 5 years (wow) so am pretty much a Londoner...
Aimee G
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2010 01:14:05 PM »


I live in Hemel and work in London, if you meet up on the crafty scene - could I possibly come please? xxx
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