Here is the full program, now live on The V&A's site http://www.vam.ac.uk/activ_events/events/friday_evenings/friday_late/events/april_2010/index.html - We cannot wait to see you there for some tea, cake and making...
Let Johnny Chrome and Silver of Time for Tea lead you to a world of polka dots and moonbeams with a selection of 50's cocktail music and jazz.
The Stitch Surgery
Collection Point: Grand Entrance
Collect a pack of goodies and transform them into a beautiful rosette brooch or patch.
If in doubt visit one of our Stitch Surgeries for some help and advice.
Material, needles and thread generously supplied by Coats Crafts.
The Tea & Make Garden Tea Party
John Madejski Garden and Café
Join your co-hosts, Tea & Make, for a truly original twist on the traditional Garden Tea Party.
With thanks to Coats Crafts.
The 1970's Atari style racing game just got a little crafty! Take part in Clare Thornton's fun interactive sewing contest, presented during IgFest 2008 (Festival Award for Best Use of Technology). Four contestants will race against the clock in a battle of who can cross the finishing line first, only - the race tracks are made from 2m long rolls of paper printed with many obstacles to avoid. The first to cross the finishing line wins a chocolate medal. The fastest Girl or Boy Racer of the night wins a special rosette and a Tea & Make craft pack.
Artist Zeena Shah will be creating an interactive quilting installation detailing our collective memory of the Tea & Make garden party - using the British quilting tradition to create a keepsake for the V&A. During the course of the evening she will create a patchwork quilt installation through workshops such as cross stitching, patchworking and appliqué, working onto various fabrics, and using these craft techniques to create individual patches.
A Monster for London
Tokyo has Godzilla, New York has King Kong and California has the 50 Foot Woman, but London is currently lacking any memorable oversized menace… Join Annabelle Hartmann and Kenn Munk as they explore mythical creatures to bring their own special twist on rural folklore to the V&A! Create your own paper-finger-puppet-monster by choosing from a range of body part rubber stamps and 'patching' together a scary menace Monster-makers will have the opportunity to pitch their creation against a choice of famous London landmarks, in a battle that is something between Rock-Paper-Scissors and Top Trumps.
Join artist Barbara Ryan as she creates an installation of threaded cross-stitch-style patterns. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from 200mm squared card with different configurations/sizes of laser cut holes. With their choice of coloured yarns participants will thread their design onto the card. The finished squares will then be added to a large hanging installation that will evolve over the course of the evening.
Gigantic Weaving Loom
Join textile artist Sara Tierney at our oversized loom, and have a go at weaving your own piece of magic.
DJ Doug Shipton
For your listening pleasure we present a bespoke guided tour of global folk treasures and lesser-spotted songbirds courtesy of Doug Shipton, renowned record hound, international DJ and co-founder of Finders Keepers Records.
Plus many more activities, including table-top craft boxes, a community notice board and an opportunity to share your handmade wares with the rest of the party. There will also be prizes for the best crafts created on the night.
With special thanks to the volunteers from Dulwich Quilters, Region 1 of the Quilters Guild.
All events are free and drop-in, unless stipulated otherwise.
Filming and photography will be taking place at this event.
Tea and Make: www.teaandmake.co.uk
Time for Tea: www.timefortea.org.uk
Coats Crafts: www.coatscrafts.co.uk
Clare Thornton: www.clare-thornton.blogspot.com
Zeena Shah: www.heartzeena.etsy.com
Annabelle Hartmann: www.zeit-geister.blogspot.com
Kenn Munk: www.kennmunk.com
Barbara Ryan: www.bfrmag.blogspot.com
Sara Tierney: www.sara-tierney.co.uk
Finders Keepers Records: www.finderskeepersrecords.com
Quilters Guild: www.quiltersguild.org.uk