Monday, December 13, 2010

Thank You to all who made The Crafty Fox Market such a success!

Saturday's Crafty Fox Market at the Dogstar saw over 1500 people through the doors throughout the day. We even had a visit from The Mayor of Lambeth! The response to all the beautiful handmade items was fantastic and many a Christmas present dilemma was easily solved. The DJ's kept us smiling and the bar staff kept the drinks flowing. Amity and Geoge from Etsy were on hand with funky Etsy tote bags for the early birds which were soon filled with crafty goodies. The free knitting workshop from the Community Knitting Club was also really popular. Thanks to all who contributed to making The Crafty Fox such a successful and fun day. Keep an eye on the blog for the full set of photos coming soon!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Free Knitting Workshop at The Crafty Fox Market this Saturday

Brixton's local stitch 'n bitch collective otherwise known as The Community Knitting Club will be running a FREE knitting workshop this Saturday at The Crafty Fox Market from 12 - 2pm. No experience is needed so why not plan your visit to the market around the workshop. If you've ever had a desire to pick up the needles, now is your chance!  You can impress your friends with your own handmade Christmas tree decoration - cool eh! 

12.00 - Community Knitting Club Introduction followed by Casting On (without the carry-on!)
12.30 - Know your Knit stitch
12.45 - Pretty Purl stitch
13.00 - Simply Stocking Stitch
13.15 - Casting Off
13.30 - Knit your own festive decorations! 

There will be a limited amount of needles and wool available for use during the workshop on a first come, first served basis. Experienced or beginner knitters, everyone is welcome! You can read more about the Community Kitting Club here

You can use Brixton Pounds at The Crafty Fox Market this Saturday! In case you haven't heard that Brixton has it's own currency, here's the official description......

"The Brixton Pound (B£) is money that sticks to Brixton. It’s designed to support Brixton businesses and encourage local trade and production. It’s a complementary currency, working alongside (not replacing) pounds sterling, for use by independent local shops and traders."

You can find out more about the Brixton Pound on their website.