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May 30th 2013

WVRA Garden Party-great event!

Posted by E17 Designers

Garden Party: craft stall opportunity:

The Walthamstow Village Residents' Association (WVRA) is holding its annual summer garden party at the Vestry House Museum on Sunday 30th June.
25 craft tables available for reservation on a first come basis as follows:

The tables will be on the large grassy area in the front of the museum.
They can supply some tables at a cost of £10.
They won’t be able to supply any chairs
Feel free to bring your own canopy for protection if it's too hot (or rainy!).
You can set up from 11am (the garden party will begin at 12 and finish at 4pm).
Pitches will be allocated on the morning (no prior special requests please.)
Each table/space will be about 5 foot in length.
All craft-related stalls are welcome although as the WVRA will be selling cakes, food and drinks we are sorry but please do not use your craft table to sell cakes, food and drinks (although cake donations will be gratefully received!)
If you bring your own table it must be no bigger than 6’ x 2’and they will ask for a minimum donation of £5 towards the WVRA.
If you would like a table then please contact me no later than 22nd June at shameem@walthamstowvillage.netwith your name, contact number and very brief description of what will be sold.

May 25th 2013

E17 Vintage and Craft Fair for Crest

Posted by E17 Designers

May 24th 2013

Linda Green exhibting at newly opened Winns Gallery

Posted by E17 Designers

Linda Green will be exhibiting some paintings and ceramics at Winns Gallery in Lloyd Park
from 29th May (PM) - 9th June.  She is one of 3 artists showing work. 

I really hope you will be able to come to our Private View on the afternoon of Sat. 1st June
from 2-4pm.  The William Morris Gallery is open on that day from 10-5pm.

May 24th 2013

We Make London Pop up shop

Posted by E17 Designers


They are now taking applications to sell through their pop up boutique in June. 

Please complete the following online form:

For more information on the pop up boutique check out the website:

May 24th 2013

Stoneydown Folk Fete

Posted by E17 Designers

The Stoneydown Park Folk Festival takes place again on Sunday 30th June. Stoneydown is a small park, and we are looking for around ten craft stalls to be part of the day. Last year, although there were some showers in the morning we still had a very big turnout of people. People bring money to spend on the food and drink, and for the stalls it's probably best if you have items to sell that aren't too expensive.

We are a small group of volunteers, without large resources, so we need you to bring your own table (and if you have it, bring a gazebo, or something to cover your stall, in case of showers). We are asking for a ten pound donation from each stall towards our work, improving the park.  There will be a lot of publicity for the event, with five thousand leaflets, an advert in the E17 listings magazine and posters in local shops.

If you'd like a space for your stall, please contact

May 24th 2013

Community Fun Day Celebrates 75 Years of Education In The Local Communit

Posted by E17 Designers

Waltham Forest College will be hosting a Community Fun Day in Lloyd Park and we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to be part of it. The event is set to coincide with the College’s 75th anniversary celebrations and will include a series of fun activities for everyone to enjoy ranging from face painting, skateboarding, sampling cuisines from around the world, hair and beauty treatments, advice and guidance and much more.
The event will be held on Saturday 15 June 2013, 11am to 3pm,  Lloyd Park, Winns Avenue, Walthamstow E17 5JW
If you would like promote your own business, you can book a stand at a specially discounted rate of £15.00 (normal price starts from £60.00). Please note that spaces are limited and therefore bookings will be secured and confirmed on a first come first serve basis. We are also looking for volunteers to be stewards on the day, refreshments and lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you are interested.

May 24th 2013

'Mashed Potato' Exhibition at Inky Cuttlefish Studios

Posted by E17 Designers

 'Mashed Potato' Exhibition at Inky Cuttlefish Studios, celebrating food, drink and taste as a medium, subject matter and inspiration. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to find out more about artists taking part.

Our opening party will be on Saturday 1 June 5-11pm. The exhibition continues every weekend through June (2-30 June 11am-5pm).

We are also very excited to have artwork from Monoux College students created during workshops at Inky Cuttlefish.

You can pick up a festival guide from Inky Cuttlefish Studios between 11.30-1.30pm every Saturday and Sunday.

And finally, we have schedule two very special workshops that involve printing and food!

MASHED POTATO: Kids Workshop
Children's Potato Printing workshop at Inky Cuttlefish Print Studios
FREE: Saturday 8 June 3-5pm
Contact, 07753686331
Address: Inky Cuttlefish Studios, 5 Blackhorse Lane (through the archway), Walthamstow, E17 6DS

Adult's Screenprinting workhop at Inky Cuttlefish Print Studios learning the basics of screenprinting including exposing a screen and printing with foodstuff - perfect for teachers, parents, artists wanting to learn and play with food as a medium using our specialised printmaking equipment and studio.
Wed: 5th June 10am-3pm. Price £50 all inclusive
Learn how to prepare a screen and image, expose your screen and print your image on a screeprinting bed.

Inky Cuttlefish Studios

May 24th 2013

Tasty - Illustration With a Local Flavour, at E17 Art House Gallery

Posted by E17 Designers

VIBRANT FRUITS , Haikus by Seretta Durack ( Bo / Seretta)
Illustrated by Kirsten Schmidt
Please come to the first public event of my writing ..VIBRANT FRUITS , Haikus illustrated by Kirsten to be brave ...

You are invited to the Private View of TASTY - Illustration with
a Local Flavour, Thursday 6th June, 6.30-9.00pm
at E17 Art House Picture Framers and Gallery.
6-10 Church Hill E17 3RY

Mingle with cognoscenti, nibble on delectable cuisine from
La Ruana Colombian Restaurant, sip complementary fine wine and beer, and marvel at the wit and artistic flair of the illustrators …at TASTY!

Part of Appetite Food, Drink and Art Festival 2013
Do drop by and partake in the jollity

May 24th 2013

Urban Islamic Art Exhibition 2013 - 'The Faces of Islam within Waltham Forest'

Posted by E17 Designers

Urban Islamic Art Exhibition 2013 - 'The Faces of Islam within Waltham Forest': Organized by our own Sba Sheikh: Open to all to exhibit:

May 20th 2013

Prints & Patterns

Posted by Anja Sheriden


Prints & Patterns
6 June - 28 July
PV Thursday 6 June6.30-9.30pm
Penny Fielding Gallery and Interiors

Prints & Patterns is new exhibition of ongoing work from textile designer and illustrator Anja Jane. The exhibition will focus on her pattern making through screen-printed limited edition prints and silk scarves. Her decorative folk style takes inspiration from Polish/Norweigian roots and from the countries she visits on her travels.

Anja Jane is a print designer and illustrator based in London, UK. Her work focuses on the texture and pattern within flora and fauna of places she has visited. Anja studied printed textile design and fashion at Brighton University. Once graduating she worked for 4 years in studios in London and New York designing prints for fashion and Home.

Anja has been freelancing since 2008, creating commissions and prints for leading print studios and fashion designers. Her personal work is a combination of illustrative screen prints, scarves, printed iphone covers and homewares which sell on her websites, through agents, exhibitions and shops.

May 17th 2013

Wood Street Indoor Market-stalls at special day

Posted by E17 Designers

Stalls available for the  for the 'Love your High Street Event on Saturday June 15th at Wood Street Market: The stalls are £20.00 and can be shared.


May 9th 2013

E17 Designers Spring Market-Press features

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Press for this week:

May 9th 2013

New Life Charity Shop

Posted by E17 Designers

New Life Charity Shop at 135 Wood Street, is an incredible place of hidden treasures. A bespoke window display unit, designed and built by public works aims to highlight these treasures within old picture frames found in the shop. The display unit accommodated a workbench for a short period, to enable the design team to work in the shop window upcycling clothing and shoes.

The upcycled clothing collection – ‘A New Life’ will be unveiled, alongside the students’ works, at a fashion show on Saturday 23rd March 2013 at 12 noon in Wood Street Plaza, E17. The designers will be present to describe the project and the stories behind each item of clothing, and share upcycling tips.

Following the fashion show items can be purchased from New Life Charity shop itself. The proceeds of the sales will go to New Life Charity supporting children's education and welfare in third world countries.

Wood Street Plaza, E17
Saturday 18th May at 12 noon

Refreshments will be served.

May 9th 2013

Softer -textile exhibition

Posted by E17 Designers


a follow-up to the extremely popular SOFT exhibition of last year.
All artists, craftspeople, makers who work with fabric, yarn or thread
please submit up to 3 pieces of work Thursday 20th, Fri. 21st, Sat. 22nd JUNE  to The Mill
7 - 11 Coppermill Lane, E17 7HA
10 - 6pm daily

Fee £10 per piece (£5 unwaged) maximum fee £20 for 3 pieces (£10 unwaged)
Same price to submit 2 or 3 pieces !

The dates of the exhibition will be confirmed shortly.
Terms and Conditions will be available from The Mill - once the dates are fixed.
or email  and I will send them as soon as I can.

All 2D pieces must be able to hang on the wall - fixed to a baton , or with sewn rings,
or properly framed with D rings, absolutely NO clip frames. I have room for some 3D soft sculpture as before.

There will be a celebratory Meet the Artists  date tbc
I hope to have some workshops:-
 an introduction to Japanese style wrapped patchwork: Gilli Haqqani
 an embroidery session : Kate Rolison
If any of you would like to offer additional workshops please get in touch.

May 9th 2013

Electric Kitsch

Posted by E17 Designers

Electric Kitsch exciting new pop up shop in Leytonstone ..
interested in stocking with us ?. rent from £15 per week..
Interested in stocking with us ?

email :

May 7th 2013

'Spectrum Exhibition & Installation’

Posted by E17 Designers

Members of the public are invited to bring along unwanted items to be placed in colour-order to create a three-dimensional spectrum installation.  Each object should be of one colour only and can include discarded items and ’found objects’ such as broken toys and products, plastic pieces, bottles, pots, packaging, clothing, shoes etc., anything that is non-valuable. Items should be donated during the open hours of the exhibition (10am-4pm), and so the installation will grow bigger each day.
This event will also showcase the creative talents of emerging artists and fashion designers - adult learners who are studying at Waltham Forest College on the Higher National Certificate (HNC) and BTEC Foundation & NCFE Portfolio Preparation Art and Design programmes as well as those on the HNC/HND Fashion and Textiles course.

For more information please visit   Taking Place 23 - 26 may

May 2nd 2013

‘Love Your High Street’

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Seven fun ‘Love Your High Street’ events to celebrate and promote the local high streets!
LBWF will be having market stalls at all of these events and would like to invite as many local artists and creative traders as possible to be there to promote your wares. Please see the below table for the times, dates and locations. You will only be required to pay the usual license (unless you are there to provide a free promotional service in which case the license fee will be waived) and of course you will need PL insurance. You can pitch up in the morning and are not required to stay for the entire time. Any interested traders please just get in touch with the date you are interested in and together we can arrange the detail.
Saturday 8th June 10am-4pm

South Chingford


Bakers Arns

Sunday 9th June 10am-4pm
North Chingford

Saturday 15th June 10am-4pm
Holly Welsh
Project Lead- Love Your High Street
201 Sycamore House| Town Hall Complex| 0208 496 6817


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