Members News

News from September 2012 (1)

September 27th 2012

Network and Knit

Posted by E17 Designers

There are too many of you to organise large networking events so why not come along to our informal Knit Club on the First Tuesdays and Third Wednesday of the month. It is organised by a small group of friends, so no pressure to join in!

Ye Old Rose and Crown, Hoe Street, E17, from 8pm in a usually not very well lit table at the back!

Bring a project and catch up- this members website gives you regular info (thanks for paying your annual fee!), but the social aspect of meeting in real time only happens at events, so this is an ideal opportunity to drop in when you can.


Tues 2 Oct

17 Oct

6 Nov

21 Nov

4 Dec

19 Dec


September 27th 2012

Facebook workshop in E17 for E17 Designers

Posted by E17 Designers

Date now confirmed as Sunday 14th October. I have emailed directly the designers who have booked. If you want to join in but haven't had time to get back to us, just email me directly so I can check with the trainer.

September 27th 2012

We Make London at Spitalfields Market

Posted by E17 Designers

 Old Spitalfields Market- About the We Make London area:

The We Make London area will be a section of 30-50 stalls all grouped together to create our own We Make London vibe within the market.

The We Make London Spitalfields Market dates are:

Saturday 6th October

Saturday 13th October

Sunday 14th October

Saturday 10th November

Sunday 11th November

Saturday 22nd December

Stall prices form October and November will be £70 for one Saturday, or a special price of £120 if you book the Saturday and Sunday (13th and 14th Oct and 10th and 11th November). Stall prices for December will be £85. It may be possible to offer a half stall at £35.(£42.50 Dec) Please email for details.

How to apply for a stall:

To apply for a stall for any of these dates please complete the following online form:


Any questions please email Mary at

September 27th 2012

Christmas events at Leytonstone Church

Posted by E17 Designers

Reminder to go to members downloads for an application form for the Chrismas events, or call Reverend Draper on 0208 - 257 2792
Go to members downloads for the pdf -you need to print it off and post it to the Reverend Draper: here are the details below:


The Art and Crafts Christmas Market in Leytonstone is now established as a very worthwhile and successful event.

 2012 Christmas Market on Saturday 1st December 2012.

The Market will be open from 10:30 am – 5 pm, the rent remains at £10 per stall, paid on the day, and we do expect all stallholders to staff their stalls for the whole time of the Market.

This year there will be only 63 Stalls (plus a waiting list) and we expect that we will be oversubscribed – so early applications are advisable!!

September 27th 2012


Posted by E17 Designers

In an ongoing bid to recognise and support new and emerging British design talent, Liberty hold regular open calls for all potential designers and creative talents to come forward with their ideas. From fashion to furniture, hats to handbags, craft to cushions and from ceramics to silverware Liberty is encourages anyone with a creative passion to bring in their designs for the panel to assess. The best designs will get the chance to have their products sold at Liberty. Register your interest for the 2012 event.

September 20th 2012

Facebook workshop in E17 for E17 Designers

Posted by E17 Designers

Updated availability for Tamara, please let me know by next Thursday 27th September:

In return for a designer goody bag (each designer attending can pop an item in the bag) she will provide a workshop for about 10-12 people at her house in E17. Bring a bottle and snacks. Suggested time 2-4pm

October 13  Sat

14 Sun

21 Sun

Names so far: Yanire, Ali, Sooze, Diane.



September 20th 2012

Craft Fairs around London: We Make London

Posted by E17 Designers

Currently they are not accepting group bookings for this event (10th November); you can download a form for yourslef from members downloads. If you apply (think it is very reasonable!) mention E17 Designers.  Will inform members if we have acces to group bookings for December

September 20th 2012

Oxjam stitch in

Posted by E17 Designers

We have a number of other Stitch-Is coming up, both at Significant Seams and in other locations in Walthamstow, and we would be grateful if you could share these with your friends/pop along to one or two if you haven't yet finished your jam jar cover.
Wednesdays 10 noon:
19 September, 26 September, 3 October,10 October - in the Significant Seams Hub in Wood Street Indoor Market
Wednesday 26 September, 7 - 8:30pm - Skills Share with Transition Walthamstow at the Hornbeam Cafe
Thursday 27 September, 4 October, 11 October, 9:30-11am (after the school run) at Arts & Crusts Cafe on Victoria Rd (Thanks Carol!)
Saturdays, 3 - 5pm:
15 September, 22 September, 29 September, 6 October - the Significant Seams Hub
We particularly hope you will join us at Apple Day on October 13 at Vestry House Museum, where there will be a culminating event and celebration for the GROW campaign. Apple Day is from 11 - 4

September 20th 2012

Craft Fairs around London

Posted by E17 Designers


Currently researching We Make London and Selvedge Fair for a cooperative space. Will keep you in the loop if we can secure this...doesn't stop you applying yourself! And do let us know if there are other events where you would like to share-we can share the info on the members news or you can blog it yourself, make sure you include a contact number/email address.  Although we send a link to news every one or two weeks, the members area is accessible anytime using your assigned email address and password.

September 13th 2012

new classes added to the schedule

Posted by Jennie Caminada

People kept asking me for a specific follow up class to the beginners class and I have responded by booking in soem very cool classes. Learn to use zips in this 3 hour class, and come away with a zippered purse, pencil case or whatever else tickles your fancy! Lots of people are petrified of zips, even experienced seamstresses, so this is an amazing opportunity to get to grips with zips before you have even had time to get worried about usign them!

Small, friendly and local classes, max 4 people in a class. £40 pp inc materials, consessions available.

September 13th 2012

E17 Designers at the E17 Art Trail

Posted by E17 Designers

Comments from our lovely customers, makes you feel good?

"everyone so pleasant helpful-lovely
"love the fairs
"always enjoy the market
"usual top quality - still fresh and unusual

September 13th 2012

Christmas booking-two fair dates

Posted by E17 Designers

Don't forget we are doing Friday 30th Nov 7-10 or Saturday 1st  Dec 2-6.

Please book and pay for your table as soon as you are sure. If you have a second choice, make it clear in the booking form, in the comments or special requirement section. If we can accomodate your second choice, you can pay nearer the time. Members booking will stay open until the end of October but we suggest booking and paying in advance to confirm your space....I think we filled up in advance last year.

September 13th 2012

Stratford Fair-Saturday, 6 October at Bryant Street Methodist Centre

Posted by E17 Designers

Get in touch with Jay direct (no jewellery!). Hope to link with her to do an event in E15 -will visit this one to see.

BOOKING DETAILS: The date has been set for Saturday, 6 October at Bryant Street Methodist Centre (in the main hall - indoors), Stratford, E15 4RU from 1pm to 4pm (set up starting at 12pm).
The stalls are free, entrance to the general public is free.  The event will be advertised throughout the community with flyers and posters in shop windows as well as through social media channels.  The only thing I ask in return from the stallholders is that they donate 20% (this is negotiable) of their proceeds from the day to the cause.

As well as stalls, there will be a café selling home baked treats and goodies, live entertainment and activities for the kids.  We also have some great prizes for the raffle including romantic dinners for two at Café Mondo and Dar Marrakech (local restaurants), comp tickets to a show at Stratford Theatre Royal, memberships for Stratford Picturehouse and other prizes donated by local independent businesses.

The charity chosen for the raffle is the Newham City Farm (via Community Links) which is run by volunteers and benefits the whole community and beyond from the very young to the old being both recreational and educational and also therapeutic to people with special needs! It is free to the public and they rely on donations to run the farm. Here is a link to their website for more info:

Please contact me, Jay ( or 07904 832 060), if you are interested and would like to book a stall (the hall will provide a table and chair).

September 13th 2012

REMINDER: Facebook basics workshop

Posted by E17 Designers


I have organised a Facebook basics workshop with Tamara (see website link below)

In return for a designer goody bag (each designer attending can pop an item in the bag) she will provide a workshop for about 10-12 people at her house in E17. Bring a bottle and snacks. Bargain.

She will discuss the basic "how to's" and "tips and tricks"-this will help everyone in the promotion of their work.

Provisional dates between 22nd October up to 17 Nov...


Please email me by the end of September if possible, and state a preference for days you CAN do:

Monday eve

Tuesday eve

Wednesday eve

Sat lunch

Sun lunch

September 6th 2012

Christmas booking opens Monday 10th September

Posted by E17 Designers


Booking for Christmas opens next Monday 10th September; as this is very popular, book and pay for your first choice. (If you wish to make a second choice, you are welcome to request a table and make a note that it is your SECOND CHOICE.  It all worked out last year and in fact the numbers were equal each day and due to the special offers, at least 75 people were recorded as having attended both events.

September 6th 2012

Open House Vintage Fair at the Castle/Tables all booked but one to visit

Posted by E17 Designers

Step Inside Love: Open House Vintage Fair at the Castle
22 September, 11am - 4.30pm
Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, Tottenham, N17 8NU
020 8808 8772; ;
Step inside our Vintage Fair & discover beautiful vintage & vintage-inspired clothes, collectables, furniture, jewellery, accessories, kitchenalia & gifts – from Victorian to the 1950s, 60s, 70s & 80s. Enjoy tea, cakes & sandwiches in our Vintage Cafe  (& take a guided tour of Bruce Castle too!).
Entrance on the door: £1.50 (accompanied kids go free).


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