Thursday, October 20, 2011

Crafty Fox Pop Up at Old Spitalfields - 5th November

*Please note: We are really sorry to announce that this event has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control :-( 

Crafty Fox are delighted to be taking part in the '4 Markets in One Day' event at the historic Old Spitalfields Market on Saturday 5th November from 11am - 5pm. We will be helping Spitalfields to launch their new Saturday trading - would you believe, they've only just been granted a liscence for Saturday trading despite being one of London's biggest attractions!

You will find Crafty Fox in the Main Market Square where we will be showcasing over 50 handpicked designer makers. You can find the list of traders here.

Why not start your Christmas shopping nice and early and beat the rush!

We will also have a full programme of workshops activities taking place throughout the day. The lovely Claire will be setting up her Letter Lounge from 11am - 12.30pm, proving visitors with an opportunity to take time out and pen a letter to a friend. At 12.30pm, the girls from Stuffed Nonsense will be taking over to teach us how to make some of their unique critters. Then, at 2pm you can make your very own crafty fox from Origami paper with Wil of From Chaos Comes Beauty. Finally at 3.30pm, Stuffed Nonsense will be returning to the Craft Den to teach us more tricks.

We are delighted to be sharing the space with Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair, Designers Makers and a selection of Spitalfields Regular Traders.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Renegade Comes to Town

On Saturday, we headed East to the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane to check out what the Renegade Craft Fair had to offer. Renegade is an American fair which began in 2003 - the London event was their first overseas venture and I have to say, we were extremely impressed.

The Truman Brewery is a great space and it provided the stall holders with plenty of room to spread out and showcase their work. Many of the sellers had travelled from the USA and other corners of Europe to take part which meant that the quality of the items for sale was particularly high. This definately brought a different flavour to the market and made for an interesting visit. I particuarly liked 'Faces and Places' by Daniel from the Drawing Machine. Daniel is Canadian and lives in Holland - he had heard about Renegade so decided it was a good opportunity for a trip to London. This seemed to be a familiar story amongst the stall holders.

Of course, it was great to see quite a few familiar faces as well. Good friend and creator of the Crafty Fox illustration, Jimbobart was there with his amazing hand-drawn plates and prints.

Another Crafty Foxer, Mary Kilvert was also there with her beautiful range of cards, cushions and mugs. I seemed to have snapped both James and Mary with their eyes closed...woops!

It was also great to see the work of some prominent UK designers who don't exhibit often at markets. Janine Basil had a very colourful stand with a wide range of hats and fascinators. The fantastic Julia Pott was also there along with her cast of creations including 'Moped Eric'.   I bought the T-shirt for The Boy a little while ago and he loves it! 

There were a variety of workshops on offer - 'Make a Woodland Creature' by The Make Lounge seemed to be particularly popular. Gotta love anything involving foxes!

There was a lot of buzz surrounding Renegade's visit to London and it certianly lived up to the hype - a very welcome addition to the London craft scene which I'm sure will become a regular feature.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Find out what we got up to at our recent Night Market....

We held our first Night Market on Thursday 1st September at The Dogstar in Brixton. The evening saw over 1000 people through the door who all enjoyed the combination of handmade goodies, crafty workshops, drinks and DJ's. Thank you to all who came and supported us. Check out our video below for a flavour of the event: