Saturday, December 15, 2012

Crafty Fox Christmas Markets 2012

Showcasing 80 unique sellers, the Crafty Fox Christmas Market was held across all three floors of the Dogstar, in Brixton on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December 2012.  

Second Floor - Workshops
Starting from the top floor and working down.  The Crafty Fox workshop den was a haven of creativity.  Mr Wingate, The Stitch ClinicSuzi McLaughlin and Papercraft Princess oversaw the creativity and the results were very impressive. 

First Floor - Tea Rooms
The first floor featured a selection of hand-picked designer maker stalls while The Tea's Knees hosted their Tea Room, this time with live DJs.  On Saturday, Claire from Letter Lounge encouraged guests to put pen to paper, while on Sunday, craft writer and author of Material World, Perri Lewis ran a card making workshop. 

The Tea's Knees

Ground Floor - Market
The ground floor had the largest selection of stalls with DJs and a full bar as well as a surprisingly busy 'buggy park' - it seems Brixton is in the midst of a baby boom!

The amazing Miwary

Visitors to the market have been sharing their experiences online.  People of Print enjoyed screen printing with Mr Wingate and the selection of illustrators that were on show.  This is Your Kingdom described Crafty Fox as having 'an urban edge'.  Stacie Swift, an illustrator and seller at Crafty Fox blogged about her experience saying "footfall was amazing".  We posted some pictures from Saturday and Sunday on our Facebook page and Brixton Life captured the scenes on the Sunday with this short film.    

Make & Do with Perri Lewis -workshop

We would like to thank everyone that made The Crafty Fox market so much fun, whether a seller or customer, or member of the team. Thanks also to print sponsors, media partners Mollie Makes & The Simple Things and for the tote bags, as well as the amazing Dogstar staff who went the extra mile as always. 
Thanks also to Rodography and Martha Loves for all the photos from the event. It was a fun way to celebrate Dogstar's 17th birthday and to get into the Christmas spirit.

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Cindy of Hands on Family and Brixton's United80 on the decks

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Almost time for our Christmas Markets!

Join us at the Dogstar in Brixton this weekend and shop for unique, affordable gifts direct from the makers.  Enjoy tea and cakes by the Tea's Knees, workshops including screen printing and origami, plus DJ's all weekend long! 

Saturday Workshops

Letter writing with Letter Lounge (1-4pm)
Screenprinting with Mr Wingate (11am - 5pm)
Origami decorations: Suzi McLaughlin (11am - 5pm)
Card Making with Papercraft Princess (11am - 5pm)

Sunday Workshops

Make & Do with Perri Lewis (12 - 4pm)
Screenprinting with Mr Wingate (11am - 5pm)
Knit a beanie with Grannies Inc. (12 - 2pm)
Make a DNA Christmas Decoration with The Stitch Clinic (11am - 5pm)

We have a limited number of free totebags from Etsy for the early birds and will also be running a favorite stall competition.  Cast your vote to be in with a chance to win a selection of craft books, goodies from and a Crafty Fox print by Jimbobart.

Read more about our sellers here:
Saturday 8 December Stalls
Sunday 9 December Stalls

Mr Fox is looking forward to seeing you. 
Crafty Fox & MC Badger original illustration by Jimbobart
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