Sunday, 20 November 2011

To Market, To Market

What better way to get back into blogging than with a post for our good friends at Stour Space. There's only two Designer's Markets left before Christmas and just a couple days before you can grab some early presents this coming Saturday 26th.

But before we get into the crafty goodness and handmade goodies that will once again be available at the Space (as well as the plethora of designer makers now on-board) let's catch up on a few little changes over at Roach Road.

First things first, a bit of a face lift has taken place since last we visited...




Plus the edition of The Counter, an awarding winning cafe that has joined forces with Stour, serving up yumminess to all...


And one major change - Rebecca, Stour Space founder and director, went and got herself all married Up in Sweden (with a reception at a later date at Stour obviously!) so big congratulations to R xxx

Now on to the really good stuff - a sneak peek at what and whom you can expect to see at the end of the month...

Firstly, a designer/maker who's previously made an appearance on the TTA blog - 'Miwary' was evolved from Japanese crafts and English countryside shabby chic. Making accessories in East London, 'Miwary' has become so very Alice in Wonderland with fabric teacups, tiny felt boot brooches and sleeping baby bunnies...



As well as selling via etsy, markets and the online shop 'Miwary' also retail at 'Queenie & Ted' boutique on Columbia Road, who also just happen to be making an appearance at Stour this month with their own range of unique upcycled clothing. With fine art backgrounds, Linda Gray and Kally Laurence use vintage fabric, trimmings and buttons to create quirky fabric motifs from teapots to caravans and then work them into pre-loved garments...


If you prefer to do it yourself rather than have someone bring the craft for you then check out the goodies available from Emma Patterson. Normally heading up creative think tank 'Ickle M', the team behind 'craft+nana', Emma can be found selling finish it yourself Moss Terrariums and cute cake greetings cards...



For great little stocking fillers plus gorgeous handmade underwear (bookmark their Etsy page on your fella's laptop if you can't drag him to the market) check out Neeksie for sleep masks, heart hair clips and the aforementioned undergarments...


If you can't make it to the Designer's Market this month make sure to pop along on December 17th for festive goodies from the Stour Space collaborators or check out Stour Collective throughout the month for a showcase of work from over 40 of their in-house artists.

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