October Makers’ Market at Brixton

Lots of Makerhood activity this week.

Photo by Andy Broomfield

On Thursday night we had another social at the Dogstar in Brixton, where I attempted to show people how to weave baskets from newspapers. This might have been a bit ambitious, given how long it takes to make the paper strips and how low the light was! Elena of Dreamy me Brixton  also got people sketching and making little books, while others knitted and chatted. A very good night.

I missed the first Make It Grow It Sell It event at Brixton last month because I was helping the Friends of Windmill Gardens at Feast on the Bridge. But the second one yesterday was great fun. I was on the Makerhood stall with Karen and Kristina, next to Carly of Picakes, one of the makers I interviewed for the Makerhood blog.

The atmosphere was very friendly, with bunting and live music, and I met some fellow felters as well as some more Makerhood makers, including Laura Ward, a photographer from Herne Hill. She’s posted some lovely photos of the day on her own blog – look out for an interview with her on the Makerhood blog soon.

I sold a lot more than at other sales I’ve done – which isn’t saying much! – so maybe the Christmas rush has started. In between, we even managed to make a sign out of foam, cardboard and brown paper, encouraging shoppers to buy local. The market organisers were so impressed they’ve asked us to make one for the market next month!

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