Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas from The Crafty Fox

We were delighted to welcome over 3000 people to The Crafty Christmas Markets at the Dogstar, Brixton on 10th & 11th December. Thank you to all who made the effort to come - it was fantastic to see so many people buying handmade gifts and supporting local makers. You can find more photos on our facebook page but here is a small selection to provide a flavour of the weekend for those who couldn't make it. A massive thank you to our friends at The Dogstar, Etsy and who helped to make the event possible.

Keep your eye out for more events from Crafty Fox coming soon and Merry Christmas to all!

Both days saw a queue outside the Dogstar before opening. The first 50 through the doors got free goodie bags

We were super excited to be featured in the Guardian
Browsing the stalls on the first floor

The Tea's Knees show off their delicious wares
Jimbobart's hand drawn plates were very popular

Lots of action on the ground floor where the DJ's keep the vibe just right

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Lots to discover at The Crafty Fox Market

This weekend, visitors to The Crafty Fox Market at the Dogstar, Brixton, are in for a treat! We have a jam-packed schedule of activities and workshops alongside over 40 unique designer makers on each day. We will be using all three floors of the Dogstar so don't forget to climb the stairs to get the full Crafty Fox experience. Thank you to for supporting our workshop programme.

Ground Floor 
More than 20 Designer Maker stalls plus....

Seaside Sisters
Make Xmas decorations with the Seaside Sisters - learn how to make sweet pom poms from plastic bag yarn, mini pennants with iron-on transfers and fabric baubles (£2- £5). 

Crafty Fox DJ’s
Local DJ’s including Hwen Rascale and Hands on Music will be taking to the decks over the weekend to keep you entertained with a range of house, soul, funk and disco tunes. If you ask the DJ, they may even give you a free Crafty Fox CD!

First Floor 
A further 20 Designer Maker stalls plus....

We offer you a Classic Tea Blend grown by Tregothnan in Cornwall.  Tregothnan is the UK’s only tea producer.   We also have a vast selection of traditional cakes and cupcakes as well as the classic cream tea.  At The Crafty Fox Christmas Market we shall also be tempting you with some festive delights and introducing the king of savoury tea time treats - the Crumpet.  


Letter Lounge (Saturday Only)
A space where you can come along to write the letters you never have time for and enjoy a bit of a social. All you need to bring is the address of the person you're writing to, we'll have everything else ready for you, including free stamps!

Second Floor

Oh Sew Brixton
Sew a make-up bag workshop - £2
Oh Sew Brixton is a sewing school based in central Brixton.  We teach sewing and dressmaking – beginners welcome!  

Gift Wrapping with Frinton Press
Complimentary gift wrap service by Frinton Press who will also have a selection of their beautiful hand-printed papers available.

Bunting with Harriet (Sunday Only)
Harriet has everything you need to design your own bunting triangle which will be stitched together to make Crafty Fox community bunting. What are you waiting for – get creative! Free Activity

Sunday, December 4, 2011

New Talent: Katia Wengraf

We are delighted to have the very talented Katia Wengraf selling her beautiful hats at the Crafty Fox Market on Sunday 11th December.

"After studying millinery at the London College of Fashion I completed in internship with Piers Atkinson before launching my own label.
I love that hats demand something of the wearer as well as the viewer and I try and make peices which make you feel confident and playful. I've just brought out my second collection and have indulged my dorky dress up side this time.
I work on the door at Dogstar on the weekends so came to the last Crafty Fox Market. There were some amazing designers and makers and a fantastic atmosphere all day so I'm really pleased to be part of it this time round. "

Check out Katia's website to see more of her work or simply pay a visit to Crafty Fox at the Dogstar, Brixton, next weekend!