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Local shoppers deserve the loveliest things…..
Designers love to make things and, with the wealth of design talent we have in E17, that means very nice things indeed – from jewellery and ceramics to fashion and knitwear, from prints and stationery to soft furnishings and accessories.
But designers also need to sell things if they are to survive – and that’s where E17 Designers’ Markets comes in, creating happy, sociable shopping spaces where you can talk directly to makers and turn your (excellent) taste into pounds in their pockets.
So, make a date for E17 Designers’ Markets this festive season. With a range of different designers showing across all dates, we’ve everything you need to fill a Christmas stocking – and you’ll be supporting the creative community in your area.
All you need to know….
E17 DESIGNERS CHRISTMAS MARKET, WALTHAMSTOW VILLAGE
Sunday 4th December 2.30-6pm
Waltham Forest Community Hub
18 Orford Road
Back with our regular Christmas outing in the Village: gifts from a new selection of artists and makers, Suzie Cakes, music from DJ Dolores Rocket, playing tinsel tinglers and Christmas crooners to accompany your browsing!
Youngsters can ‘Choose, Paint, and Pay’ with Creative Biscuit– their pottery gift can be collected after firing at the South Woodford café, or delivered on request! Makes a great family gift. In the Kitchen, Suzie’s will be selling her famed Christmas puddings, made to a secret recipe handed down from her Irish great grandmother – no added sugar, wholemeal flour: fruity, rich and delicious. New for this year: mustard made from Wild Card Brewery beer – tasty!
£2 entry (children free) to the E17 Designers Christmas Market includes a ticket for the goody bag Prize Draw AND seasonal drink from Walthamstow founded Woodford & Warner. They are delighted to bring you the taste and smell of Christmas in a bottle! They will be serving their hot mulled punch for the family on the day and tasters of their Hibiscus flavoured Christmas gifts.
That’s a full afternoon worth mulling around for! We will be open till 6pm so you can come early or late, we’ll save something for you!
Extras Early birds: first 50 tickets get a taster of port and stilton from East London Cheese Board (pop over to Froth and Rind to buy more!)
SUPPORT THE PROJECT PERU CHRISTMAS CAKE RAFFLE
Want to feel good while you’re shopping? Why not help raise money for by supporting the Project Peru Christmas Cake Raffle 2016: ‘A fairer slice of the Christmas cake’ - buy a ticket today and be in with a chance to win a huge, beautiful and professionally made Christmas cake for all the family! They did so well last year thanks to our amazing customers, we invited them back to join us again this year.
EAST OF EDEN CHRISTMAS GIFT VOUCHERS PACKS
C’mon, treat yourself! Come and chat to East of Eden, who run yoga, mat Pilates and reformer Pilates for all levels in the heart of Walthamstow, and will be with us for today only. They will be selling their limited edition Christmas gift voucher packs and you can find out more about their various retreats and beginners courses starting in January.
Here’s the link for the list of the designers on show: http://www.e17designers.co.uk/index.php?page=23&e=120
E17 DESIGNERS CHRISTMAS MARKET, HOE STREET
Saturday 17th December 12-5pm
Mirth, Marvel and Maud
186 Hoe Street
Come for a Mirth Christmas: E17 Designers’ will be celebrating in the art deco surroundings, so buy gifts locally this year from a different range of designers with cracking prints, glamorous jewellery, D4Discus vintage style fashion, a range of accessories, ceramics and more, plus children’s film ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ brought to you by Stow Film Lounge. Oh, and a huge christmas tree! (More about bookings for films below*)
Here’s the link for the list of the designers on show
Walthamstow Village Window Gallery
Wednesday November 30 to Sunday December 4th
E17 Designers' Christmas Maker's Window; check out our mini showcase of designer/makers ahead of our Christmas dates, by walking past the The Walthamstow Village Window Gallery in Orford Road.
Viewing 24 hours
E17 Designers’ Shop at Vestry House Museum
Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm
Vestry House Museum
Checkout our section of makers, for some local gift shopping, and showing your support for a well loved local history museum: find ceramics, prints and accessories for sale, new in this month, ceramics on display from Nuppeppo Studios and Useful Pots!
Time Out here:
Ghost Pots workshop at All You Read is Love:
Back in the Village for our main Autumn Fair! Regulars and new designers are back in this popular Village venue: ceramics from Moss Stitch, fabulous cards from Vintage Playing Cards, jewellery from Fused and Fired, pterodactyls and other creature monsters, which are made of recycled clothing from Hester de Graag. Much, much more, event details here: http://tinyurl.com/gveuk84
Activities for children from Creative Biscuit, where you can where you can customise your own pottery to make your home an even prettier place. Choose, Paint, Pay and your pottery can be collected after firing at their South Woodford Creative Biscuit Ceramic Café or delivered on request!
£2 entry includes taster drink from Damn Cheeky Wines, entry in the Goody Bag prize draw plus crackly tunes from our favourite ‘spinster’, the one and only Auntie Maureen!
Explore the Centre: across the afternoon, free stages offer performances from dancers, musicians, spoken word artists, DJs and more. For those with kids, the fun starts early, with a special OpenFest edition of Framed Film Club at 10am and continuing with a family trail round the Centre.
Barbican Centre plays host to E17 Designers, all day from 12 noon till 7.30pm. Choose from a selection of high quality, hand-picked and handmade items, from art prints and illustrations, to soy candles, fashion wear, ceramics, accessories and more, made by talented designer-makers from in and around Walthamstow, E17
Saturday 10th September 10-4 Gnome House, E17:
Come join us to hear about this history of women activists in East London, and use their stories to create a mini protest banner. All ages and abilities welcome.
From Sylvia Pankhurst, to Women United Against Racism, East London has long been a hub of social activism. However, the stories about women are often sidelined or lost completely. In her Footsteps is a local heritage project that seeks to readdress the gender balance, by shining a light on these unsung female heros.
Come help us celebrate these incredible women, or some you may know yourself, by making a mini protest banner inspired by them.
Please note: this is not a sewing course. However, the template to follow will be very simple and our support workers will be on hand to help the less experienced.
For more information about the project visit www.herfootsteps.org.uk
Delighted to be back at Mirth, Marvel and Maud, our first Autumn Market of 2016. Mirth (aka the old EMD/Granada cinema) is taken over by E17 Designers' with fashion, art, gifts and cake! Make sure you make a date to visit us in these amazing art deco surroundings, with fabulous food on offer, seasonal cocktails and super staff! Stop, shop and socialise, you can be sure of finding a great gift from one of our unique makers.
Across the afternoon, freestages offer performances from dancers, musicians, spoken word artists, DJs and more. Discover the Barbican artists of tomorrow with showcases from the young performers they work with in east London. For those with kids, the fun starts early, with a special OpenFest edition of Framed Film Club at 10am and continuing with a family trail round the Centre.
Get involved and cultivate your own creativity: throughout the day, you can drop in for workshop sessions on dance, designer crafts, and even urban-growing on the Lakeside.
At the end of the day, book for one of the evening shows from Michael Clark Company, east London’s Just Jam or an immersive circus performance The Machine - with discounted tickets available to young people aged 14-25 through the Young Barbican scheme.
And of course, E17 Designers provides with an opporutunity to stop, shop and socialise all day from 12-7.30.We offer a selection of high quality, handpicked and handmade items of art prints and illustrations, soy candles, fashion, ceramics, accessories and more, from a group of talented makers all based in and around Walthamstow, E17. From the Walthamstow Garden Party and beyond…
In your diary?
The E17 Designers' marquee will be on the lawns in front of the William Morris Gallery, next to the Useful and Beautiful Marquee. We ask you to stop, shop and socialise with E17 Designers in our exclusive space, featuring thirty artists, designers and makers selling high quality products made with passion, over both days. We have fashion from regulars D4Discus, GLOW London, Moix, and new comers, Anami and Janine. Come and find inspirational home wares from Yanire Silva Delgado, Useful Pots and Moss Stitch, plus a wide range of jewellery from cute acrylics at Mirienna Design, to top-notch silver and gold from Malcolm Morris!
The free festival weekend returns to Lloyd Park, Walthamstow following 2015’s celebrations that saw over 32,000 visitors and
650 performers take part. Featuring a fantastic mix of international and local talent that showcases the communities and creativity of Waltham Forest. Acts confirmed for the Barbican Music Stage include Mo’Kalamity, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Emicida, Asian Dub Foundation. There’s also the Real Food Festival, theatre, film from Stow Lounge, comedy from Red Imp, circus with Layla Rosa, spoken word, DJ’s from Soul Picnic, a craft trail with Scribble and Smudge, and much more.
Available in the shop tomorrow, here's the list of participating designers:
Just updated some images for member Vintage Trousseau:
Eager to shop local? E17 Designers will feature in a concession at the Vestry House Museum, in time for the summer season! Jewellery, prints and accessories for sale, by local designer-makers. Open from mid-June, hours Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm.
Vestry House Museum
Vestry Rd, London E17 9NH
More details here:
NIce little mention on Chicmi.com!
We are very excited to announce that we have managed to book the new pop up bar Mirth Marvel and Maud for our Spring event, it's in the old cinema on Hoe Street; we hope it will be a great space for our market, and would love to welcome a bunch of new customers to come and check us out! Featuring makers who have been with us for ten years and a few newbies! Check out the link below for more info:
Environmental charity Hubbub are running a workshop this Sunday, on creating beautiful jewellery from old T-shirts
Camden Arts Centre, 3rd April 11am-12.30pm
May 7th 12-5 Spring Fair including Downtown for Fashion
July 16 and 17 Walthamstow Garden Party returns to Lloyd and Aveling Parks!
October 16th Autumn Designer Fair
Follow the link for more info about a major new art installation at the William Morris Gallery:
E17 Designers Craft Fair at the Vestry House Museum
Saturday 12 March 2016
11 – 4pm
Vestry House Museum
London E17 9NH
£1 donation on the door, supporting Vestry House Museum
‘Travel back to the 1940’s with a fabulous selection of local designer-makers, themed craft activities, a pop up tea shop serving seasonal local cakes from Crumbs Biscuits and Cakes. Be entertained by DJ Auntie Maureen playing her special collection of nostalgic sounds, all against the backdrop of the Museum’s atmospheric displays’
Come and see E17 Designers’ in their tenth year of making and selling in E17, in one of the venues they first used (and a favourite one), the Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow Village. E17 Designers will have a great selection of handmade gifts for sale: buy decorative and functional ceramics from Useful Pots and Yanire Silva, amazing silver and gold jewellery from Flowerie88, Fused & Fired and Malcolm Morris (top sellers at the recent E17 Designer’s Christmas shop!), vintage inspired beaded trinkets from Suzy’s Beads and Twinkle London. Fancy something crafty, that can be given as a gift or used every day? Try Fancy Em for cushions, Hilda Rocket for ‘Liberty’ print and felt accessories, Craftee Fox and Mika Bon Bon for printed textile bags and purses, Sue O’Hea for silk specialities and popular maker, Lovell, with her soy candles and soaps. Fashion lovers can buy new coats in bold block colours and easy to wear Spring tops and dresses from designer-makers D4Discus and GLOW London, who both design clothes inspired by earlier era’s, and use combinations of new and vintage fabrics.
Make time for activities from The Stow Roses (Walthamstow's Women’s Institute) who will be showing off their lovely handmade quilt and, for a donation, will be offering corsage making to those who stop by: raffle tickets will be on sale, helping to raise money for the Whipps Cross Neonatal Unit.
E17 Designers has been around since 2006, here are some nice things that people say who started with us...
Being a member of E17 Designers has been a real help in starting and growing my business. I had literally no experience of running a business and it offered a way of trying things out within a supportive framework. I got to have access to social media exposure, shared ideas and contacts with other small businesses and got to trade within a small craft market settingat E17 Designers popular local fairs. This meant I was also able to meet and chat with lots of customers and build strong local networks.
E17 Designers has been a great way to establish a loyal and local customer base as well as meeting wonderful local makers.'
Abigail Booth, Co-Director, Forest-and-Found
Read more here http://www.e17designers.co.uk/index.php?page=31&name=History
Saturday 12 March 11-4pm: Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road E17.
Craft Fair with E17 Designers' Market: a fabulous selection of local designer-makers, and travel back to the 1940’s with themed craft activities, a pop up tea shop serving seasonal local cakes all against the backdrop of the Museum’s atmospheric displays. Just confirmed: Auntie Maureen with vintage tunes all day! £1 donation to the Museum on the door.
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We had a great time at the shop - it was run by Carolyn, Seiko (D4Discus), Laura and Ingrid, who managed to keep it clean, reshuffle the window and designers' work and also sell a few gifts along the way! Many of the designer's popped in and did a shift and the reception from the public was excellent! Sales picked up in the last fortnight, so we hope that we brought a touch of the individual, hand made and truly one-off way of shopping to the E17 masses!
Special things for Christmas gifts in our one-off department store in The Mall. Rustic traditional stoneware ramekins from Useful Pots • Sweet tea-towels and coasters by illustrator Karin Akesson • Coats, dresses and more with a Japanese D4Discus • Upcycled appliqué fashion from Queenie and Ted• Ceramic, Beads, Gold and silver jewellery from designers such as Malcolm Morris, Lauren Grace, Alex Garnett and Healing Gems– and much, much more…super-soft handknits in alpaca yarnsfrom Ingrida and new felted lambswool stock in from Leena Charles.
Plus hand printed tea towels, cushions, and other interior accessories from Room39UK and Antonietta Torsiello. We also have a Secret Santa hamper full of gifts for £10 or less!
News for this month: http://eepurl.com/bHiMm1
From 19 November to 24 December at The Mall, Selborne Walk, Walthamstow, where E17 Designer Markets will be presenting an ever-changing selection of locally designed and made goodies.
E17 Designers' Christmas Shop at The Mall, Selborne Walk, E17 7JR
Tue - Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 11am-4pm; Christmas Eve 10am-2pm.
Closed Mondays apart from 21 December.
Turn a corner this Christmas in Walthamstow and you’re sure to find yourself tempted by E17 Designers Markets, offering shoppers every opportunity to browse and buy stylish, hand-crafted and affordable gifts from local designer-makers and artists!
On 27th November at the William Morris Gallery, former home of one of the world’s greatest designer-makers. E17 Designers Markets will be among the exhibitors at the Gallery’s Christmas Shopping Late, which will also include music, entertainment, festive nibbles and mulled wine, plus a children’s trail with prizes – in the beautiful surroundings of this award-winning museum
E17 Designers Market at the annual William Morris Gallery Christmas Shopping Late
The William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, London E17 4PP
Opening times: 6.30-10pm
Entry: £2 donation (proceeds go towards the Gallery’s free family programming)