This year I’ve got together with three other local makers to spread the Christmas load.
Because so many fairs and markets at this time of year tend to be on the same days, we’ve decided to organise some group stalls and take it in turns to run them. This allows us to have a presence at more than one event on the same day, as well as lessening the workload. That’s the theory, anyway!🙂
The makers I’m teaming up with are:
Anna Jackson of Black Cactus London, who makes lushly gorgeous handprinted art and accessories
Kes Young of Heart in Art Workshops, who makes stylish and colourful mosaics, including door numbers and pots
Ben Willis, who makes beautiful furniture and other household wares using traditional green woodworking techniques and timber from sustainably managed woodlands
So here’s a list of events we’ll be appearing at before Christmas.
Sunday 27 November, 11am-4pm
South Eden Park Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3BP
Run by Kes
Saturday 3 December, 10am-4pm
Datchelor Place, London SE5 7AP
Run by me
Handmade Palace Christmas Craft Market
Saturday 10 December, 10am-5pm
The Alma, 95 Church Road, London SE19 2RN
Run by Anna and Kes
Sunday 18 December, 11am-4pm
The Rookery, Streatham Common, London SW16
Run by Ben
As well as these events, I’ll have a solo stall at Furzedown Community Network Christmas Market on Saturday 17 December, 4-7pm. Women of the Cloth will not be doing their usual stint at Sprout this year, so this gives regular visitors a chance to see my latest scarves and accessories!
Plus I’m taking part in the Diverse Makerhood Christmas Showcase, which runs from 14 November to 8 January. There’s a special preview on Sunday 13 November, 12-5pm, with 15% discount!
The other advantage of taking part in group stalls is that it allows me to go away on holiday.🙂
I’m off to Mexico tomorrow, partly for holiday and partly to attend the 10th International Shibori Symposium in Oaxaca. I’ve signed up for workshops with Michel Garcia, Ana Lisa Hedstrom and Jorie Johnson, so as you can imagine, I’m hugely excited!