E17 Designers's Blog

Local shoppers deserve the loveliest thingsā€¦..

November 30th 2016

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….


Sunday 4th December 2.30-6pm

Waltham Forest Community Hub

18 Orford Road

E17 9NH


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!)



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.



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






Saturday 17th December  12-5pm

Mirth, Marvel and Maud

186 Hoe Street

E17 4QH




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.  


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E17 Designers’ Shop at Vestry House Museum


Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm

Vestry House Museum

Vestry Rd

E17 9NH



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!


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